Art and Alchemy

If you had to invent a god of art, you could scarcely do better than the Greeks did in creating Hephaistos. It’s easy to identify with his story. He is Hera, the Queen of Heaven’s attempt at procreation without Zeus. Seeing a baby disabled, his feet facing the wrong way, she casts him out of … Continue reading Art and Alchemy


The Pursuit of Paradise.

In almost my most favourite book, The Mark and The Void by Paul Murray, a Greek waitress hands a customer some baklava and says: “In Greek we say nostimo. Which means, hmmm, something you want to come back to. You know, like nostalgia, the pain to want to return home… That’s Greece, you cannot even … Continue reading The Pursuit of Paradise.