offerings text ivan neumann monument book remains of the future text joseph karoly

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"WHAT DO YOU SEE? WONDERFUL THINGS "
(Quote by Howard Carter during the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamen)


HE BROKE A SMALL HOLE THROUGH THE OUTER WALL OF THE BURIAL CHAMBER AND MOVED A CANDLE TOWARDS THE OPENING. HE LOOKED INSIDE. HIS COLLEAGUES GATHERED ROUND. "WHAT DO YOU SEE?" AFTER A PAUSE OF SPEECHLESS AMAZEMENT, CARTER WHISPERED "WONDERFUL THINGS!" *.....


...THE MONUMENT SEX DEATH OFFERINGS. TIME THAT WAS, IS AND WILL BE. THE BALANCING OF LIFE AND DEATH, LEAD AND BEESWAX, ORGANIC/INORGANIC. THE BASIS OF HUMAN EXISTENCE, FAITH IN LIFE AND THE INEVITABILITY OF EXTINCTION. THE NEED TO BELIEVE IN THE "NEXT WORLD", THE MEANING OF WHY THIS BRIEF MOMENT IS, AND WHAT EXISTS AFTER IT. THE SPANNING OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPACE AND TIME, BEING BEFORE CHRIST AND AFTER CHRIST. TIME AND DISTANCE ARE IMMATERIAL. THE NEED TO REPLY TO THE SIMPLE QUESTION OF WHATIS "OUT THERE", WHAT EXISTS "AFTERWARDS" AND HOW TO KNOW IT.


SEX DEATH OFFERINGS;
THE MOST PRECIOUS, THE DEAREST, THE MOST PROTECTED.... THE PLACING OF OFFERINGS AN ALTARS FOR MERCY, FOR A FEELING OF ABSOLUTION...


THE PEAK OF A MOUNTAIN, A HEADLAND JUTTING INTO THE OCEAN, AN ISLAND, A PYRAMID, A TEMPLE, A CHURCH, A SANCTUARY, A ROTUNDA, A HOLY PLACE AND THE HEAD PRIEST, THE KEEPER OF THE OFFERINGS, A MEDIATOR BETWEEN US AND WHAT IS "OUT THERE"...


THE PRIEST WATCHES OVER AND RECEIVES, BEARING SECRET KNOWLEDGE. HE KNOWS WHERE AND WHEN THE "BLESSED" MOMENT COMES TO PLEASE THE GODS. HE KNOWS WHERE THE LIGHT AND INFINITY ARE. HE KNOWS HOW TO EARN THE FAVOUR OF THE GODS. "THE KEEPER OF THE OFFERINGS
". HE IS IN PERFECT UNISON WITH THE GODS. HE RECORS EVERYTHING IN THE CHRONICLE, CREATING AN ETERNAL DOCUMENT. THE WRITTEN WORD, A SIGN. THE RECORDING OF DEEDS, THE PRESENCE OF SOUND. SOUND IS EVER TRANSIEND, AND HAS ETERNAL EXPECTATIONS. THE SIGN HAS ENDURING QUALITIES AND WILLBE EXPLAINED AND READ, DISTORTED AND REINTERPRETED... SOUND FLOWS, AND THE OFFERINGS IN THEIR PROTECTED SPACE MOVE NEARER AND NEARER TOWARDS THE LIGHT. "WHAT DO YOU SEE? WONDERFUL THINGS!"