Spider Medicine: The Magic Elixir of Storytelling

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“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” ~ Pablo Picasso

Spider, as a metaphor for human creativity, is the ultimate artist. With her eight legs she wields pen, brush, camera, chisel, eraser, canvas, chalk, protractor.

She weaves all types of art media into a cosmic vehicle of meta-myth: a story that both comprises and transcends space, time, place, and the human condition.

Spider medicine brings us the vital and necessary experience of transformation. It gives us a perceptual makeover, a bigger perspective. Something to pour ourselves into. Something to grow into. A reason to expand our tiny boundary into a great horizon. It’s a crossing over into extasis, a path toward apotheosis.

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Gary Z McGee
Gary Z McGee
Gary 'Z' McGee, a former Navy Intelligence Specialist turned philosopher, is the author of Birthday Suit of God and The Looking Glass Man. His works are inspired by the great philosophers of the ages and his wide awake view of the modern world.
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