SOME FILM LISTS
THE DIAGONAL PATH
THE STAGE IS IN YOUR MIND
TO CHECK THE SURFACE WITH BAREFEET, ABOUT THE SERIES OF "WALKING IN THE JUNGLE"
HARRY PYE'S POSTCARD FROM LONDON
LIVE AGAIN IN PEACE
SPEECH TO THE INVESTORS
AT THE FOUNDING MEETING OF THE ANTI-ENVIRONMENTALIST PARTY
The world is moving towards spirituality; the new age is coming. In place of the current patriarchy, women are ready to take the oars. Likewise, Epifanio No 6 places more importance than usually on women, without becoming a feminist-special.
In the current number, we have many female artists: an expressionist London-based paintress Chantal Joffe, a Japanese photographeen Kanako Sasaki, and an Estonian in Berlin Flo Kasearu. Men are represented by a long-standing contributor to Epifanio, an artist who recently opened his début show in London – Harry Pye, and an artist-writer Jasper Joffe. Mihkel Kleis gives an overview of the most intriguing all-girl-bands in the world. And even though he seems indifferent whether a group is made up of women or men, I think the difference exists in energetics.
A Mexican woman Sukhdev Kaur emphasises the relevance of the diagonal design, both in spiritual and physical context. Eve Arpo writes about the Body Lounge – a dance performance where the audience is on center stage. Leena Torim shares her knowledge on Soomaa’s folk tales and their systematising. There is a long zen-poem on various human types by Mehis Heinsaar, who is known more as an author of short stories and a novel. Lauri Sommer looks for the common ground in Japanese and Estonian cultures in his essay. Andri Luup is critical of the rigidly conformist world we encounter every day.
Epifanio aims to be a stamp-free and unbiased publication. From school we know that people have developed from apes. Rudolph Steiner, however, honestly believes that an ape has evolved from a human. He writes thus:
“Ensuing evolution occurred due to the fact that some humans achieved the next level of development while others did not. First, those who were without spirit had to be sacrificed. The genetic mixing would have thrown the more developed beings back on a lower rung. Therefore, all of them who could receive spirit were separated. As a result, the others kept falling downward, to the same level with animals. Thus, the human-like animals were created. Man left, so to say, some of his brothers behind in order to climb higher. Apes are the degenerated humans from the past era. Since man has never been less perfect than now, apes have never been more perfect.”
August Künnapu / editor
Drawing: August Künnapu