Stations of the Cross.

I like to delve into the depths of human psyche its unfolding path and have just stumbled on the Fourteen Stations of the Cross. I’m relating it to journeys travelled and eternal stories of life. Struggling to be with the story at the heart of it, which is an unbearable, bloody and miserable mystery.  Especially as the stations end with the tomb. In my life, how often have I carried a cross and then been nailed to it?

In my meanderings I found one contemporary artist who painted all 14. They show the pain in red and the movement of the cross in black. With a rolled stone at the end. I want to up load them – I hope that is ok, as I’d recommend going to Jen Nortons websites. Also I’m curios if the set has been sold? It seems like a bargain for any church. I suggest building a church just to house them.

The Stations Of The Cross by Jen Norton

Size: 12 x12 x 1.5″ ea
Medium: Acrylic on wood

“In the series, the colors have meanings – black cross changes size/position, depending on drama; red indicates pain points, blue and white are spirit and divinity. The 14 stations will be sold as a set. The 15th image, The Resurrection, can be purchased separately.”

Price: Please call for details
The Sacred Art Gallery Phone: 480-946-1003


1. Jesus is Condemned to Death — Unjust Accusation
2. Jesus Carries His Cross — Burden and Struggle
3. Jesus Falls the First Time — Weakness and Resilience
4. Jesus Meets His Mother — Compassion and Sorrow
5. Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus Carry the Cross — Unexpected Assistance
6. Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus — Compassion and Devotion
7. Jesus Falls the Second Time — Perseverance and Endurance
8. Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem — Empathy and Consolation
9. Jesus Falls the Third Time — Exhaustion and Determination
10. Jesus is Stripped of His Garments — Humiliation and Vulnerability
11. Jesus is Nailed to the Cross — Suffering and Sacrifice
12. Jesus Dies on the Cross — Redemption and Forgiveness
13. Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross — Grief and Mourning
14. Jesus is Laid in the Tomb. — Silence and expectation

And here are Jen Nortons 14 Paintings

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Learning to catch hunches

Hunches are like dreams, they disappear before you can catch them.  In a podcast someone said it was because we dream with a different chemical system.  Ah…  how I prefer to keep it all psychological  and dramatic.  The hunches have associated beings.  They come from beings hovering around, and through some form of safety seeking we don’t see them.  Or, of course, the creature might be shy or insecure and stay in the wings of the well trodden paths of daily life.

Marc Chagall (1887–1985) just lived among all his creatures and angels by the look of it , ( I know nothing about his actual life.). He seemed to grasp something about the crucification.

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Across Brooklyn


Bill Manhire

This is the street where they still make coffins:
the little workshops, side by side.
I pass them with my daughter on our walk to the river.

Are we seeking the bridge itself,
or the famous, much-reported view?

A few planks and nails lie around
and each of the entrances seems to darken.
Far back, out of sight, someone is whistling.

Yes, I suppose we do walk a little faster.
There is a faint noise of hammering, too.


Got me thinking about New York. Here are some of my sketches from 2007


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Journal Writing

I’m active in Obsidian. My journal is in Obsidian. everything goes there – it is one glorious mess of tags and wikilinks. I love it. Most of what I write is related to getting stuff done. But occasionally write posts that might well go public, on art, philosophy, psychodrama, and glimpses of my life.

Anyway, there is a plugin to WordPress – that might help me write here a lot more “here” is WordPress, with Obsidian as an editor and PKM.

OK, testing!

Five minutes later

I have a draft in WordPress

I feel like celebrating as I pus the Publish button!

Collecting flowers

I have made many images of flowers, grasses and bush. I make these on my iPad. Before that it was on a Toshiba M300 which I still miss. Some of the collection here is from A project that covered a year from 2006 to 2007. Im sure I’ll find a few that have never been on the internet. And I’m still making them. The first one is yesterday’s effort, grass not a flower.


Not a flower exactly but I live in a paddock

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This is the 100 year anniversary of Sociometry!


The year 1933 may have been the official, but the year 1923 was the conceptual origin of sociometry ; it was the publication date of my book Das Stegreiftheater which contained the seeds of many of the ideas which later brought sociometry to fame .


J. L.Moreno, 1978 edition, “Who Shall Survive?” p xiv






The past, the moment of birth, or falling in love, is present here and now

Just as every cause is a part of its effect and every effect a part of its cause, every underlying structure partakes of the peripheral and vice versa.
                                                                                             (Moreno 1941)

Paradoxically the big picture may be evident early on in couple therapy, even in the initial text, email or phone contact. There is a connection between visible and obvious level and the hidden “sociometric matrix” that is revealed upon investigation. The beginning of things is evident at the end, and the end is present at the beginning. That is a dialectical and holistic approach to the couple’s life and to the therapy itself. Continue reading “The past, the moment of birth, or falling in love, is present here and now”