Smoke and Mirrors: A Symbol
Through the physical work of sericulture practice, the experience of manipulating living organisms to produce a silk filament before metamorphoses as well as the spiritual expression of ritual in time, this alchemic vessel interpret and overlap energies of labor and action. Transformative energies are not instantaneous: The open vessel is capable of containing material, time, as well as a synthesis of polarities. Consciousness and understanding can transform our means of interaction with that which is seen as well as felt. Similar processes take place in respect to our interior life through the exercises of inner distillation and mirroring the object.