NOW AGE AESTHETICS

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).

MATERIALS SHOULD ENGAGE WITH THE REALM OF LIGHT AND SHADOW

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