A visit from Allyson Grey & Alex Grey to our home studios and gallery, Luminous Flux, on New Year’s Day, 2017. Alex elaborates on Friedrich Schelling’s Philosophy of Mythology:
First and above all, an explanation must do justice to the thing that is to be explained, must not devalue it, interpret it away, belittle it, or garble it, in order to make it easier to understand. The question is not “At what view of the phenomenon must we arrive in order to explain it in accordance with one or another philosophy?” but precisely the reverse: “What philosophy is requisite if we are to live up to the subject, be on a level with it?” The question is not how the phenomenon must be turned, twisted, narrowed, crippled so as to be explicable, at all costs, upon principles that we have once and for all resolved not to go beyond. The question is: To what point must we enlarge our thought so that it shall be in proportion to the phenomenon…?
Excerpt from Philosophy of Mythology
Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling (1775–1854)