Now Age aesthetics are not based a new system of beauty or on creating taste, but instead encouraging a new form of perceiving aesthetic and symbolic meaning within preexisting models. It is the act of seeking Beauty (Potential) through a rejection of Beauty (Actual). Of casting off the shell of the instrument (Ephemeral) in exchange for its Song (Eternal).
THE HYPARCTIC SONG The Hyparctic Song is the ultimate form of potentialized Beauty and lies at the core of all Now Age aesthetic orientations. Its qualities are eternal, infinite, formless, and overflowing. It doesn’t refer to any one song at all but instead a resonance, a point of reciprocal harmony between song and space, thought and action, feeling and gesture, essence and form. When essence and form are both in harmonic alignment with one another, they create a resonant relationship that activates the potentialized Beauty stored in each one in a mutual exchange of ecstasy. Any relationship between forms that recognizes this mutually ecstatic resonance between essences is an instrument of the Hyparctic Song. FORMS In Now Age aesthetics, there are no idols, icons, or deities, for that would be a veneration of the finite. While forms are necessary to construct our present reality, their aesthetic value is considered only for the extent to which they can serve as a vessel to channel the Hyparctic Song. STRUCTURES There are no churches, synagogues, or temples. Instead all actualized structures are viewed as potentialized sacred space for the Hyparctic Song to echo. MATERIALS Now Age aesthetics reject identification with materials, sounds or designs fixed in a specific moment in time dislocated from their current space. Any clinging to un- contextualized nostalgic or antiquated aesthetic ideals hinders the potential for a reciprocal dialogue with one’s present environment. Now Age aesthetics embrace materials and sounds that exist in a mutually engaged and reciprocal relationship with their environment. An example would be reflective materials that catch the light from their environment and reflect it back into their environment, thus creating a feedback loop and energetic exchange between material (tangible) and space (intangible) as well as a portal between the mundane (real) and the luminous (potential).