Exploring Easter Island – Ahu Tongariki & Rano Raraku

Ahu Tongariki - Rapa Nui - June 2015.

Ahu Tongariki – Rapa Nui. June 2015. By Jean-Jacques. Gypsycafe.org

Exploring Easter Island – Highlights of Day 4
Photographs by Jean-Jacques Morin
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Exploring Easter Island – Caves, Countryside & Moai

Ahu Akivi - Rapa Nui - June 2015

Ahu Akivi – Rapa Nui – June 2015

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Exploring Easter Island – Highlights of Day 3
Photographs by Jean-Jacques Morin
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Exploring Easter Island – Day 1

Ahu Vai – Tahai Sunset. Rapa Nui. June 2015.

Ahu Vai – Tahai Sunset. Rapa Nui. June 2015.

I found myself booking this flight to Rapa Nui about two months after my arrival in South America. I had already booked the Santiago leg and was playing with the idea of trying to make it out to Easter Island as well. I was naturally drawn to it, but I wasn’t sure whether it would be doable or affordable so soon after my arrival in the region, so I didn’t take the time to look into it further at that stage. I checked again a couple of weeks later and things fell into place, my auto-pilot kicked in, I booked the flight and several weeks later, here I was about to land on Rapa Nui…

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Photographs and text by Jean-Jacques Morin.

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Santiago Street Art de Chile

Santiago Street Art, Chile, June 2015.

Santiago Street Art (1), Chile, June 2015.

Santiago de Chile Street Art. Photography by Jean-Jacques Morin.

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Building the New World Within (8) – From Circles to Spirals

Berlin Wall, Germany. Photographed by Jean-Jacques M. © 1998 -2015. All Rights Reserved

Berlin Wall, Germany. Photographed by Jean-Jacques M. © 1998 -2015. All Rights Reserved

“Transcending the shadow (Jungian archetype) means neither suppressing it, nor living from it, nor being intrigued or fascinated by it. Once you have travelled through your own shadow you have created the space and time to reflect upon it in order to step out of it and live mostly outside of it and be able to observe it (in order to “keep it in check”). The same goes for the ego.

In that sense we have then become “lighter”, less shadow orientated. This is what enlightenment means in a practically achievable sense. You can live your life (much) freer from your shadow. Completely falling back into it or being enticed and intrigued by it becomes much less common or likely.”

By Jean-Jacques Morin

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Free your MIND

Open your mind, free your mind

Open your mind, free your mind

Outside at ‘Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo’, situated in Uruguay’s oldest prison. Montevideo, Uruguay, March 2015.  Photographed by Jean-Jacques Morin with Pentax K50 DSLR.

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Fried Grey Matter

Fried Grey Matter

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Photographed by Jean-Jacques M.
Cordón, Montevideo, Uruguay, 12.04.2015
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Excerpt:

“In the present day we consume 5 to 10 times as much electronically-delivered content as 10 or 15 years ago, and much of it low quality. This situation is unprecedented in the history of humanity, yet we have no real mechanisms in place for managing it. Of course, logically-speaking, just as each and every person is responsible for their own eating habits, they are also responsible for how they consume media and entertainment. Human beings need space for self-development and with our free time being taken up by a plethora of distractions, self-development languishes. This might explain the infantile and immature actions we witness by “grown-ups” on the internet, a very recent phenomenon.

Similar to how the overconsumption of unhealthy food can contaminate one’s physical body, the same happens with the psyche with excessive and compulsive consumption of tabloid news, mindless entertainment and narcissism-inducing celebrity and social media, as well as compulsive social networking. It’s just that the effects are invisible to the naked eye as opposed to food, but binge-consumption of anything will eventually lead to negative effects one way or the other.”

Quoted from the (updated) column, Building the New World Within – Part 7, by Jean-jacques M. © 2015. All Rights Reserved. Read the full article.


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