Compared to the artist I’m going to aura-read for you today, our last one was practically boring. Remember this guy? Odd Nerdrum. Aura Reading of a Kitch Painter.
Well today I’ll do energetic literacy research on a certain performance artist nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLE at her Comments 78-85. Here’s how Marina Abramovi? was described at our contest about What Could Possibly Make This Person Tick?
Marina Abramovi? was born in Serbia in 1946. She grew up under the Tito dictatorship. She described her upbringing as “military-style control.” Her mother would wake Marina up in the middle of the night to do military training.
Later Marina Abramovi? went to art school where she got involved in performance art. This included:
- Cutting a big star in her belly
- Throwing herself into walls
- Whipping herself.
At one of her performances Marina Abramovi? met a man who became her partner. Together they did performance pieces together for several years. How did that relationship end? Both of them walked the Great Wall of China, starting at two opposite ends. After separately walking 2,500 km, they met in the middle and said “Goodbye.”
Drooling with excitement yet, Blog-Buddies? Let’s explore Marina Abramovi? with some energetic literacy.
And what if you would like to do energetic literacy research on your own? Scroll down to the end of today’s article for nuts and bolts.
I’d recommend you do that before reading my aura research, so you won’t be influenced by it. Your perceptions are equally important for learning about the multi-faceted diamond that is ANY human soul.
Aura Reading the Root Chakra Databank for Presence in the Room
3 miles. In her presence Marina Abramovi? embodies the sense of battlefield. She stands in the world as a survivor of cruelty and hatred. Partly this presence is a habit, cemented in by loads of what is called “STUFF” in RES (Rosetree Energy Spirituality).
Along with this, what is the beautiful aspiration? Marina Abramovi? strives to keep holding a certain kind of faith, loving peace even while she is fully aware of divisiveness.
Noble and, again, beautiful!
Aura Reading the Belly Chakra Databank for Creativity
3 miles. Creativity is a battle. Love is a battle. Life is a battle.
For Marina Abramovi?, the purpose of her creativity is to celebrate this reality.
It matters to her that the ugliness of life is embraced (not enjoyed but not flinched from, either).
Aura Reading the Solar Plexus Chakra Databank for Sharing Power
4 inches. Expressing love of God through martyrdom.
Meekly giving her power away is Marina Abramovi?’s preferred way to “share” power.
That’s the energetic dynamic at the subconscious level where the “business end” of a chakra databank is read. By the time her conscious mind creates a story about this dynamic, the language and concepts might be quite different.
Aura Reading the Heart Chakra Databank for Emotional Self-Awareness
1/8 inch. Shutdown.
At the time of this photo, Marina Abramovi? experiences layer upon layer of denial — not only blocking the experience of her personal emotions but pretty much obliterating the memory that once upon a time she had emotions.
This quality of suffering, calmly endured, makes me think of someone who is in shock.
Blog-Buddies, note my turn of phrase “makes me think of.” Fact is, in this lifetime I have never read the aura of somebody who was, literally, in shock (like a soldier right after a battle).
And no, folks, please don’t send me photos to make up for this deficiency in my experience. Such pictures are right in front of me daily, on the kitchen table, when I read the day’s Washington Post.
I turn away from those photos, however. It serves no purpose, IMO, to even LOOK at such photographs. Helps nobody!
However, I would do just about anything to teach my students or help my clients. And I did promise to supply readings to every single entry in that contest. And thus you find me today, reading a pretty darned gruesome aura belonging to someone who means so well.
Haha. Joke’s on me.
Aura Reading the Third Eye Chakra Databank for Connection to Spiritual Source
1/2 inch. Nearly shut down.
Rather than experiencing a connection to the Divine, Marina Abramovi? believes in ethics.
It’s worth celebrating, the beautifully heartfelt (although teensy) showing at this chakra databank. This frees her up to serve her highest ideals in ways that emphasize human suffering, which is the deepest reality for Marina Abramovi? at the time of this photograph.
Hey, I’d rather read this any time compared to the same chakra databank worn by the rich ‘n famous Rev. Rick Warren. You know, the pastor.
Aura Reading the High Heart Chakra Databank for Soul Thrill (Expressing Her Soul)
1 inch. Marina Abramovi? doesn’t put herself or her happiness first. She lives for duty. For art, as well.
Unlike Odd Nerdrum, she isn’t playing at art. She lives for it, and to some extent dies for it — probably on a daily basis.
Seems to me, Marina Abramovi?’s commitment is beautiful. It really glows up that stumpy little bit of soul thrill that displays in her aura at the time of this photograph.
Sigh! Blog-Buddy ISABELLE asked in her nomination if Marina Abramovi? might have moved into Enlightenment. Not by a long shot.
Based on what I have read today, Marina Abramovi? is a serious artist, though. Like many an artist (whether a painter or musician or writer or performance artist, etc.), she lives for her art, and gives it everything that she’s got.
I am so impressed by the congruence between Marina Abramovi?’s aura and the kind of performance art that she creates.
Does this art speak to me? Not the least little bit.
In her contest entry ISABELLE also asked about staring into a stranger’s eyes for a prolonged period, which is one type of “performance art” that Marina Abramovi? has done. This sort of staring can have a profound effect; this is not something I would recommend doing lightly.
Frankly, I wouldn’t recommend doing it at all.
Offhand I cannot think of a constructive purpose it would serve.
But that’s me, now. Blog-Buddies, back when I was a teenager, I displayed only one poster-like object on the wall of my bedroom. It was the centerfold of a book someone had given me about Pablo Picasso. Picture two huge pages, each showing one of Pablo Picasso’s eyes.
This I taped it to the ceiling above my bed. Partly it kept me company. Lots of insomnia back then. (Laughing.)
Plus I yearned with all my heart to be an artist some day. A writer-type artist.
Favorite book? “A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man.”
Favorite music? Puccini’s opera, “La Boheme.”
You get the idea. I was a typically something-besotted teenager. And like Marina Abramovi? I wanted to be an artist.
Pretty ridiculous, in my case: My spending hours in empty communion with the great painter as if I would catch a wink from his muse? Not that I even liked his paintings that much. But Pablo’s eyes were the only ones available. Haha.
Not for the only time, I was a fool for love.
Here at Earth School, aren’t most of us sometimes fools for love? We do our very best, strive towards our highest ideals, and pick ourselves back up after we have fallen short.
Personally I can’t relate to Marina Abramovi?’s performance art, but I sure love her for giving it absolutely everything she has. And I love that ISABELLE, too, for taking seriously such extreme behavior, being willing to seek the best in people always. Such a pure heart!
Nuts and bolts about today’s aura reading
Which photograph am I using as a basis for today’s aura reading?
- This one, this aura photograph of Marina Abramovi?. The article with this picture appeared in the New York Times.
- Yes, to an aura reader with Stage Three Energetic Literacy, every photo is an aura photo.
What if you want to read Marina Abramovi?’s aura on your own?
- I’d recommend the “Reading Auras from Photos” technique in Read People Deeper (Start on Page 35 if you’re reading the paperback rather than the eBook.)
- Or substitute a Skilled Empath Merge, using the “Magic Picture” technique in Become the Most Important Person in the Room (Start on Page 201, if you’re reading the paperback rather than the eBook).
- Many of my students who want to use their lifelong talent for reading auras prefer to start with the 100+ techniques in my how-to, Aura Reading Through All Your Senses.
One way or another, it’s fascinating to use energetic literacy skills to learn about any artist of your choice.