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Hemera Foundation Fellowship for visual and performing artists and writers

The Hemera Foundation is a philanthropic organization dedicated to introducing secular contemplative views and practices into mainstream society, focusing on education, women and children, and the arts. The deadline is 04-01-2014.

Tending Space Fellowships are open to visual and performing artists and writers. Fellows will receive financial support for both contemplation and creation. Application is open to those who are deeply engaged with, and have a demonstrable commitment to, an art form and who also have an interest in beginning or deepening a spiritual practice. Compensation will be provided to 10 fellows for a residential meditation retreat, an art retreat or workshop, a meditation mentor, an art mentor and a stipend for a two-week work period where fellows can focus wholly on their art.

Funding: Tending Space Fellows will be supported by fellowships starting at $4,500 (the exact amount will be determined by the cost of each project not to exceed $8,300). Awards will be announced in May 2014. The Fellowship period will be June-December 2014.

More information at http://www.hemerafoundation.org or http://hemerafoundation.fluidreview.com. Email tsf_info@hemerafoundation.org.

Unicycle: The Book of Fictitious Symmetry and Non-Random Truth

Unicycle is the story of a book that unravels one of nature’s riddles with an alternative math.

by Paul Cornell du Houx

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The history of scientific evidence confirms that nature is fundamentally asymmetric; it is increasingly certain that no pure symmetry will ever be found, even by our most sophisticated machines. Travel the reasons for this absence and discover nature’s balance anew.

Explore the interconnected maze of consequences for civilization, religion, consciousness, and the soul. The plot takes a series of deductive steps from a single, narrow logical proof to unfold a new progressive rationalism, anchored in the nature of asymmetric change.

Equal opportunity is discovered in the very foundations of matter, as an ethic to guide technological power and improve quality of life. The mathematical steps are expressed with mythological tales, which gain a realism of their own through the deductions. Nature comes to life in fiction in innovative ways, along with the characters who piece together the narrative by a river in Maine. Read more