A while back the website was hacked and littered with some spam content on sub pages. Thankfully to the efforts and diligence of Free Range Cloud, much of the website was relocated, secured and preserved. There were a few minor issues regarding galleries and downloadable uploads (poems and music scores), of which will be addressed… Continue reading Site Maintenance and Re-haul
Added a new section with some music compositions over the years from when I took an interest in music composing in my mid 20’s. Hope to add more music as my creativity grows. Available for free download here: https://mikhailbusch.com/index.php/music/
Season’s Well wishes to everyone this year, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May all your loved ones be safe and in good health during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Condolences to those whom have passed, may their memory and love shine in all of us. Taking a break over the holidays. The website will updated… Continue reading Season’s Well Wishes and things to come.
Added other media, watercolors and photography, because to see, depict the vision, that is the beauty of the universe. They are as the elements, fluid, and beyond. So I paint it out, heart.
This Master’s thesis shall attempt to reconcile the notion of the spiritual with that of the aesthetic by focusing on the influence of 16th century German mystic Jakob Böhme, with the 19th century cultural movement of German Romanticism. Böhme’s mysticism outlined a spiritual paradigm that fused alchemy with Christianity wherein the properties of nature are inherently led by a spiritual desire towards unity with God. It is through the process of spiritual desire that unity unveils itself. Consequently, Böhme’s mysticism influenced later generations of spiritual thought, including German Romanticism. Within Romanticism, Friedrich von Hardenberg, know by his pen name Novalis, developed a philosophy and aesthetic theory that expanded away from the philosophical ideas of the Enlightenment. This new philosophy focused on the subjective experience and how revelation of the self was to be experienced through creative introspection, as a consequence of encountering and interacting with the other. Novalis‘ philosophy incorpterated religious motifs and spirituality to assert that it was through creative striving that spiritual revelation was to be achieved from within oneself. Caspar David Friedrich was a Romantic landscape painter whose work focused on the notion of humanity in the face of nature. Friedrich often painted landscapes as an allegory for Christian values and religious inquiry that becomes an existential introspection through nature. Through comparative analysis I shall demonstrate how the ideas and works of Novalis and Caspar David Friedrich correlate with the spiritual mysticism of Böhme that represent the greater discourse that is spirituality itself.
The website is coming along, working on a few additions. Stay tuned for more updates.