What define us?



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We are defined by what we miss, by what we haven t got by our negatives and shadows.

As light is defined by darkness, matter is defined by void, so life is defined by death. If darkness wouldn’t exist the meaning of light could be pure energy with no color and shadow variations, if the universe was void based no matter could define it, no words could be written and no readers would read those words.

The basic inner fear from death is but an emotional instinctive alarm to be aware to watch for this precious life continuance, two questions arose from this notion:

Life continuance for what?

And why to be afraid from death?

I will  start with the second question, there are no human beings on this planet that were soldiers in the first world war, there won’t exist any living human being that lives now in 200 years’ time, so death is a natural process as being born as being able to walk and speak, there is nothing to be afraid, it is much more frightening to live forever, so now I can refer to the first question, life couldn’t and shouldn’t be an endless process, the one direction journey of the physical body from conception, birth, growth, maturity and death is what defines the urge to live, the need to speak out to be special to leave a mark and live by this mark the entire life.

When dealing with stars and galaxies we are in totally different time-space dimension, in stars time we hardly exist like a one hour living butterfly, that in this short hour he has got he shines with the most colorful wings in an inspiring calm glide. an hour before he was in a cocoon now the hour ends his harmonious colorful body would melt in the ground unnoticed.

Physically it is the same description for any human being what differs us from all other living creatures is our minds, our ability to dwell, ruminate, contemplate about our origin and mission. This is the true meaning of the human journey to explore what would be its best performance in the short time he appears on this planet with the machinery he have got and with the understanding that there is not a second chance.

We are defined by our questions and answers and if there are more questions than answers it means we are still alive


Have magic in your life


Ted Barr



Ants and human purpose


Imagine you are an ant, what do you see? What do you smell? What drives you? Is there inspiration in your ant life?

From an ant perspective, human beings are super giants. The ant – human proportion is like the Empire state building – human proportion. it’s impossible to refer to a living creature the size of the Empire state building because our faculties are attuned to deal with the ordinary human scale.

The longevity of ants depends on function, male live few weeks, the workers live about 2 years and the queen can live more than 20 years. So for a male ant life is a very short term journey, but do the male ant realize it? Probably for the male ant it lives long and prosperous life because all male ants are in the same life boat.

Ants are one of the most ancient planetary species they exist more than 100 million years and evolve constantly till nowadays they represent one of the most intricate social colonies with high communication skills based on pheromones sharing.

If you have read my articles before you should know by now that ants are not my main interest, human beings are and what I am trying to demonstrate in this short article is that our world is narrow and limited much more than the ant world, I say much more because in the human case there is the awareness and consciousness that makes this understanding critical for real life evaluation.

The human span of life is about 29000 days or about 80 planetary orbits around the Sun or about 1000 moon orbits around planet Earth or 0.000023 of the solar system orbit around the center of the Milky Way galaxy. In galactic terms our physical bodies don’t exist or if exists they are unnoticed as the male ant short life span. The male ant is not aware of it as most of human beings are not aware of the limited time span they have on this planet. What differs us from ants is the possibility to ponder about our lives and the choices we have got within our life system to ignore this disturbing question and treat our bodies as the sole marvel of creation.

As ants live in societies so human do as ants have specific rule on this planet so human do, as ants have so limited time to fulfill their mission so human do.

The physical human scale can last for 80 years but its energetic field that can be classified as spirit lives forever and with it the notion that there is a reason for human beings to live on this planet, this reason has to do with a human global energetic radiation that is a feed to this planet, this aim can’t be achieved only by individuals, but by an ant based harmonious society in which individuals share their authentic spirits for personal and planetary development.

 Have magic in your life

Ted Barr, November 2012

Number 5

Number 5

The number 5 resembles in almost all ancient religions the human being. Thinking about it is rational, there are 5 fingers in each hand and 5 fingers in each foot, why 5 we could live with 3 fingers or with 7 but any human on this planet that is not artificially mutated have 5 fingers. There are 5  main exits for the human body, head, two hands, two legs. There are 5 senses; there are 5 holes in the human face, 2 nostrils, two ears, and the mouth.

The human body is a processing machine, its produce is physical as, excrement, urine, sweat and tears and energetic outcome as thoughts, dreams, telepathy and feelings.

In a series of Kirillian photos it was evident that all human edge points emanate energy, the most interesting review is that the energy from each finger is different, by frequency and thus by color, all the transmitted human energy is merged into a balloon shaped energetic field that is referred to as Aura which is the out result of all the energetic activity of every human being.

The first to reveal itself to us is the human Aura thus we can feel immediate rejection or attraction to a person before we know him or her it’s the Auras encounter at play, it is an energetically based conversation, information exchange that can form feelings that are translated into actions. What we usually see is the out result not the deeper motive or ignition that caused this action to manifest.

The fact is that the majority of planet Earth population is living in a very difficult surrounding most of our planet population is living unhappy sometimes miserable life, it’s not only the poorest Catadores in Rio de Janeiro, it’s the emotionally detached people of New York, Stockholm,  Wien and almost every modern city that encapsulates millions of human organisms in small cubic cells for the rest of their lives, the only aim of all those laboratory creatures is to survive.

Survive for what?

So what’s the connection of all this to number 5?

The number 5 resembles the natural human rhythm. The truly happy people I know are those that live more naturally, if the number 5 appears in such a significant way  we should listen to what it indicates.

May be the proper way for human beings to live on this 5 pace is to divide the time to 5 days a week and 5 months and 5 years cycles. And most of all to pay more attention to their electrical life which is much more important than the physical because the physical body is designed to last about 100 years but the spirit, as believed in all religions remains forever/

Have magic in your life

Ted Barr. NYC, November 2011

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made in Okelbo Sweden

Moments to be remembered


Moments to be remembered

Most our moments pass untraced. We remember only special events, the more we remember means the more extraordinary events we experienced. Lucky is the one that can cherish as many good moments.

From this understanding stems the question. Why is life treated in such a casual way, why is it that people live like they will stay here forever, why life, the force of life in human being doesn’t t send  alert signals that would awaken the urge to create some meaningful moments before we depart from our bodies.

Human beings are the only creatures on planet Earth that act against their nature, that have been given the privilege of rational choices that were given the opportunity of spiritual development, higher levels of self-understanding, means to enquire about their origin, planets, stars and universal events, and with all those given capabilities it seems that most of the choices are in the wrong direction.

I don t consider myself to be an authority that can determine what is the right direction, but by observing life for more than 50 years it’s clear to me what are the moments I will remember, what are the events in my life that are engraved in my path and won’t ever be forgotten. Most of those moments have to do with giving.

During an art workshop I gave in San Miguel De Allende in Mexico, one of the participating students asked me if I’m not afraid to give this technique I developed away and shouldn’t I be bothered that other artists would imitate my art, I said to her that I was never in my life sorry for the things I gave but I often regretted the things I didn’t give.

The entire ancient world was about giving and sharing, people that lived in the same tribe shared all their possessions, food ceremonies together.

In the modern world it’s all about taking, from each other, from ourselves from society from the planet. In an ancient tribe all inhabitants knew each other; in a condominium apartment in NYC most probably won’t know the name of their next door neighbor.

Times pass quickly, moments flow in an everlasting one direction sea of destiny where physical bodies are not accepted.

So why not have a radical change in your attitude towards your life.

Wake up and live.

Create as many meaningful moments because what passes today won’t return tomorrow, from the 30000 days we got every day counts, every moment. When we’ll leave our physical bodies we leave behind all that is attached to the physical we’ll continue to exist only in those people that we managed to truly share, touch or emotionally connect.

Have magic in your life

Ted Barr, Dallas TX. November 2011

Glass work

made in Okelbo Sweden by Ted Barr

Thoughts about the universe creation



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The common scientific theory about the universe creation is the BIG BANG which indicates that infinite matter or energy started from a singular point and from this infinitesimal area all the known matter in the universe emerged. This is one of the most embarrassing theories in astrophysical science. Imagine that all the matter in your room is condensed into a tennis ball, and then all the matter in your 6 stores building is condensed into a ping pong ball, now the matter of all people in your country , animals, buildings, trees, soil everything is condensed into a button, and now that all matter on planet Earth is condensed into a needle hole and then all the matter of the solar system and all galaxy matter (one galaxy contains 100 billion stars and there are 100 billion galaxies in the universe, something is a bit distorted here. It might be that we as human beings are not capable to dwell into those fantastic scales, because if this theory is true the first dot of matter should have weighted billions of billions of billions of tons.

When I think about the very first moment of creation I think just about a trigger that changes matter into energy, the mutual transformation between matter and energy is well known and is the basic foundation for the quantum  and string theories, so I can imagine a huge tube that absorbs dormant matter from one side and transforms it to energy from the other side, like a giant round pile that starts to swivel the matter it is consisted of. I don t think we will ever get closer to the question from where was the matter from the first place. The thought of matter in motion is totally different than matter that stands still, only from moving matter creation can exist, only from generating energy the transformation matter-energy  can occur and only when there is movement in matter that is caused by energy time begins. So it might be that the first step of the universe was a total annihilation of matter and anti matter then the transformation of little amount of matter into energy that annihilates more of the anti matter and causes more matter-energy transformation till the point that the energy could transcend through this tube in a huge blast that started our known universe, the matter was not concentrated in a minuscule area but rather changed form from dormant stand still matter into energy that turned into matter once it passed the transforming tube.

This is not a theory based on scientific evidence but rather free thoughts about what seems to be more rational than the existing theory. I believe the BIG BANG theory should be examined thoroughly before considered the one and only possibility of our universe birth.

Another thought is about birth and death, those actions are time related, if there s no time nothing is born and if there s no movement in time nothing dies, so the universe in its first seconds emerged  from existing matter with no date label. The BIG BANG theory sets the universe beginning as 13.7 billion years  ago while its clear that time in the beginning of the universe creation was totally different then today

Ted barr