EARTH SPEAKS

Praxis Mundi​

A collaborative psycho-magical act of healing and

metaphoric redistribution of power along the 0º Meridian

Jane Glenzinska & Karmit Evenzur 

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Exploring the liminal spaces where Earth meets Sky, East meets West, the mundane meets the sacred and where the land crumbles into the sea, Praxis Mundi is the emerging story of a box of Selenite crystals collected at Longitude 0.04 on the South coast of England and sent southwards along the Greenwich Meridian (0 degree longitude).  

 

Praxis Mundi is a conceptual and collaborative work that hopes to become a collection of on-line texts, imagery and sound, as the journey of the box is traced, and the energy of the selenite is concentrated and dissipated along the meridian, its synapses and networks, in a flow, in a dance of its own, as it is received by different people in different countries. 

 

This project hopes to creatively enrich what we know about the 0º meridian line with stories collected as the box travels along its path, which we hope will reach the crossing with the Equator, in the vicinity of Ghana, as an offering and historical reparation.

 

Read more about the background of the project here. 

 

The box of Selenite was collected by Jane Glenzinska on the South coast of England, (read about it here).

It was then sent to the first 'crystal collaborator' in Spain. From there it will travel South, to other collaborators along the Meridian.  Those who play host to the ever evolving contents of the box are invited to spend time contemplating the crystals’ connection with the meridian in their vicinity;  to make a local contribution to the contents and use them in symbolic installations and healing rituals before sending them southwards along the line.

You can download the box instructions here, and if you want to receive the box, or know someone who may be interested contact us to let us know. 

 

Click on the photos in the collaborators' gallery to get a glimpse of the journey so far: 

     Jane Glenzinska
Brighton
Peacehaven
Newhaven



 
Friars Bay
Friars Bay

Peacehaven

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Falcon
Falcon

Mid winter dawn

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Meridian Gifts
Meridian Gifts

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Friars Bay
Friars Bay

Peacehaven

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As an immigrant to the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Jane has always been struck by the abundance of history and mystery in the landscape along England’s South Coast.  In recent years, one of the mundane routines of single motherhood left her waiting around for an hour twice a week, in a small coastal village called Peacehaven.  Any visions of a harmonious heartland evoked by its name are in stark contrast to the reality of the place so that it was somewhere she had only ever been while driving through.  Now forced to spend time there, she was walking along the tops of the iconic chalk cliffs when she noticed a monument marking the final spot where the Greenwich Meridian passes through Britain.  Where the meridian stops is where our story begins.

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Emilio Gallego
Requena
Almassora

 
39.4913591ºN    1.0879580ºE   Requena, Valencia
39.4913591ºN 1.0879580ºE Requena, Valencia

Receiving the box, Emilio is inspired to add to it a few stones and artefacts from his own collection

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...A meteorite from the Sahara desert that his uncle received in Laayoune, Jacinto de Compostela quartz from Requena and a selenite from Castillo de Chirel, are among the stones that are added to the collection

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Ready to send
Ready to send

The box now repacked to send onwards to the next collaborator

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39.4913591ºN    1.0879580ºE   Requena, Valencia
39.4913591ºN 1.0879580ºE Requena, Valencia

Receiving the box, Emilio is inspired to add to it a few stones and artefacts from his own collection

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"Stones are partners with which we build the epistemological structures that may topple upon us. They are ancient allies in knowledge making.

...The philsopher Michel Serres argues that stone is the foundation of story at every archeological layer of human history..."

Jeremy Jerome Cohen / Stone