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Descent into Transcendence

 The Flammarion engraving is a wood engraving by an unknown artist that first appeared in Camille Flammarion's L'atmosphère: météorologie populaire (1888). The image depicts a man crawling under the edge of the sky, depicted as if it were a solid hemisphere, to look at the mysterious Empyrean beyond. The caption underneath the engraving (not shown here) translates to "A medieval missionary tells that he has found the point where heaven and Earth meet..." My NPR Ted Radio interview is up - you can find it here - It was an unexpected pleasure to chat with these folks. But still feels very surreal to me as many things do right now. I'm not sure if I am entering a new age with my creativity or if I've reached the beginning point of age-related mental decline. Is this my fated descent into madness? The one they tell you all artists are destined to have? Is it time to cu

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