Back to L.A.

We escaped from the incessant “bingbingbingbingbing” and the stench of cigarettes throughout the casino and drove out to Red Rocks, a beautiful canyon just outside town. It was fantastic to get away from the casino, where the daylight never enters into the building, where despite the flashing lights there’s a perpetually gloomy cast to the halls of the building. Ultimately I thought it was better to walk around the building than to go inside.

Cameron and I made it back to the big city this evening at close to eleven thirty. It’s a four and a half hour drive from Vegas, so there was plenty of time for reflection. 

The conference was fascinating, dare I say life-changing. I learned a great deal about practical alchemy and the techniques used to do the distillation of herbs and other materials. The practical demonstrations  were wonderful. I had been hungry to understand the science part of the alchemical exploration, and I can see how this work makes sense.

I got no drawing done at all, but I did make a couple of realizations: skepticism is good, but open-mindedness is also important if you are to make any progress in understanding the mind of God; Creative work made in the pursuit of the mystical mind of God is the most productive, wonderful work.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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