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Isolate verb /ˈaɪ.sə.leɪt/

  • To separate something from other things with which it is connected or mixed. ‘A high wall isolated the house from the rest of the village.’

  • To keep a person or animal separate from other people or animals by putting them in a different place. ‘He was isolated from all the others.’

  • To put a person, country, or organization in a situation where they are seen as being separate. ‘This policy will isolate minority groups.’

Illusion noun /ɪˈluː.ʒən/

  • An idea or belief that is not true. have no illusion about ‘He had no illusions about his talents as a singer.’

  • Something that is not really what it seems to be. ‘A large mirror in a room can create the illusion of space.’


I kept hearing during this period of lockdown caused by a belief in a virus that people feel alone and/or isolated, and here I mean both those who live alone and those who live together with their partners or families. There are two aspects here: the first refers to the belief that something in this world can harm or affect us, and the second refers to the idea of isolation and the fact that people feel alone, both aspects coming from the fact that people don't know what they are.

Regarding the first aspect, if we remember what we really are, the Sons of God at one with all our brothers and every aspect of creation, and the fact that this world of dreams does not exist in reality, it is just a dream in which we are all part, it should be relatively easy to understand and accept that nothing can affect us except our thoughts. Nothing external to our mind, no virus, no wind, no storm, nothing can hurt or injure us in any way. There is no cause beyond ourselves that can reach down and bring oppression, no one but ourselves affects us; there is nothing in the world that has the power to make us ill, sad, weak, or frail because there is no world. Yet it is not this aspect that I would like to discuss, but rather the second one, addressing those beliefs in isolation.

Now, if you ever feel alone, if you feel isolated, always remember that this world is but a dream, your body is a dream, everything you see with your eyes, you taste, you feel, you hear is but a dream and you are the dreamer of the world of dreams. No other cause it has, nor ever will. Isolation is not a fact it is but an illusion that is not generated by the apparent social distancing, but rather by the dream you live in, by the illusion of separation from our source, from what we really are.


While feeling isolated, you, as dreamer of a dream, are not awake, but do not know you sleep, and all that you see are illusions of yourself. There can be no salvation in the dream as you are dreaming it; you see yourself as vulnerable, frail and easily destroyed, and at the mercy of countless attackers more powerful than you. Identity in dreams is meaningless because the dreamer and the dream are one. You will identify with what you think will make you safe, and whatever it may be, you will believe that it is one with you. You who share a dream must be the dream you share, because by sharing, a cause is produced.

In sleep, you are alone, and your awareness is narrowed to yourself. And that is why the nightmares come. You dream of isolation because you see the world with the eyes, you see your own projection. You do not see your brothers, and in the darkness, you cannot look upon the light you gave them; thus, you deny yourself everything simply by dissociating yourself from everything. You see an illusion of isolation, maintained by fear of the same loneliness that is its illusion.

When you look through not with your eyes at the world of your making, it must at least occur to you that you have retreated into madness; you see what is not there and hear what doesn't make a sound. Your expressions of emotions are the opposite of what emotions are. You communicate with no one, and you are as isolated from reality as if you were alone in the entire universe. In your madness, you overlook reality entirely and see only your own split mind wherever you look, you see only separation. If a brother calls you, you do not hear because you are too preoccupied with your own voice, mentally caught up in listening to only your egotistical delusional thoughts, and too absorbed in the image you see while looking upon yourself alone.

Refusing to change your mind will not prove that the separation has not occurred. The dreamer who doubts the reality of his dream while he is still dreaming is not really healing his split mind. You dream of a separated ego and believe in a world that rests upon it. This is very real to you. You cannot undo it by not changing your mind about it.

The dream is yours, and it feels real, but you have the ability to accept other dreams as well. However, in order for the dream's content to alter, you must acknowledge that you are the one who had the unsatisfactory dreams. You are only the cause of this effect, and the cause cannot be affected by the effect, which does not have the power to cause.

There is a way to find certainty right here and now. Decline to be a part of your scary dreams, regardless of their form, because then you will lose your identity in them. You find yourself by not accepting them as your causes and giving yourself effects. You stand apart from them, but not apart from the dreamer, and thus you separate the dreamer from his dream and join one but let the other go. The dream is only an illusion in the mind, with which you could unite, but never with the dream because it is the dream that you fear and not the mind. You see them the same, because you think you are just a dream, and you cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is just an illusion in you.


Just like you, your brother thinks he is a dream. Don't share his illusion of himself, because your identity depends on his reality. Think of him rather as a mind in which illusions still linger, but as a mind that is your brother to you, for he is not a brother made of what he dreams of. His reality is your brother, as yours is to him, your mind and his are united in brotherhood where no gap exists. His body and his dreams but seem to make a little gap where yours have joined with his.


If you join your brother's dreams, it means not meeting him, because his dreams would separate from you. Therefore, set him free only by your claim on brotherhood, and not on dreams of fear. Through your faith, let him recognise who he is, without supporting his illusions, for if you do, you will have faith in yours. With faith in yours, he will not be released, and you are held captive to his dreams. And dreams of fear will haunt the small gap, inhabited but by the illusions you have sustained in your brother's mind.


You can be certain that if you do your part, he will do his, for he will join you where you stand. Don't call him to meet you in the gap between you, or you have to believe that it is both your reality and his. You cannot do his part, but that's what you do when you become a passive figure in his dreams instead of being the dreamer of your own. You share your brother’s confusion, and you are confused, because, in the gap, there is no stable self. What is the same appears different, because what is the same appears to be unlike. His dreams are yours only if you let them be. But if you took your own away, he would be freed from them and from his own as well. Your dreams are witnesses to his, and his are witnesses to the truth of yours. However, if you see that there is no truth in yours, his dreams will go, and he will understand what made the dream was but a mistake, for you have been mistaken when you thought you lived apart from God, a separate entity that moved in isolation, detached, and housed within a frail body. Now you can no longer maintain the illusion of isolation for now you are not alone anymore.


Photographs, Giclée Printed on Hahnemühle Torchon Paper
Matt coating · 285 gsm · 100% α-cellulose

The present abstract series of photographs has been created with fragments of brutalist architecture buildings such as:

  • The Royal National Theatre (1976), on London's South Bank of the Thames, which is a Grade II listed building and one of the most notable examples of Brutalist design in the United Kingdom. Architect: Sir Denys Louis Lasdun

  • The Hayward Gallery (1968), an art gallery within the Southbank Centre in central London and part of an area of major arts venues on the South Bank of the River Thames. Architects: Hubert Bennett & Jack Whittle. The initial concept was designed, with the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, as an addition to the Southbank Centre arts complex by team leader Norman Engleback, assisted by John Attenborough, Ron Herron and Warren Chalk.

  • The Queen Elizabeth Hall (1967) is a music venue on the South Bank in London, that hosts daily classical, jazz, and avant-garde music and dance performances. Architects: Higgs and Hill. The Queen Elizabeth Hall (QEH) is part of the Southbank Centre arts complex along with the larger Royal Festival Hall (RFH) and an art gallery, the Hayward Gallery.

  • The Lecture Centre at Brunel University, Uxbridge was designed in the Brutalist style of architecture by John Heywood of Richard Sheppard, Robson and Partners and built between 1965-1967. It gained notoriety as a location in Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film A Clockwork Orange. In 2011 it was awarded Grade II listed status for being of special architectural and historical interest.

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