Monochord of the Human Soul ( Abracadabra )
Photoshop collage based on the concept of the Monochord of the Human Soul, 17th century diagram by Robert Fludd , illustrating the concept of the ” Harmony of the Spheres ” . as pioneered by Pythagorus . This maps the maths of harmonic resonance & the octave, which he conceived of as corresponding to the resonance of the planetary spheres ascending from earth to heaven. The concept is the human soul is the microcosm to the macrocosm of the universe. The hand of ” God ” ,( with deliberate humourous Monty Pythonesque overtones ) representing pure awareness, reaches down to attune the human soul like a giant instrument. In their hand is an ancient key of magic, inscribed with the glyph Abracadabra ( which means ” i create as I speak “.) With a twist of surrealism, the hands playing the strings have 6 fingers, a reference to lucid dreaming practice , where if you look at your hand & it deforms you know you are dreaming & on the astral plane.
Inspired initially by the music of Shpongle ( Simon Posford ), who is the enigmatic jester figure ( taken from last album cover by Storm Thorgerson ) walking down the strings. The dice , showing the number 6, refer to the play on words ” pair of dice ” , & the inspiring album Codex 6.