[ by Charles Cameron — some examples of deep dreams, mechanical and spiritual ]
In the upper panel, a claim made for the Deep Dream Generator:
In the lower panel, an image of the chakras or lotuses in the subtle body, through which the kundalini serpent rises from deep sleep to full spiritual awakening.
The “sixth level” in the chakra system would be the Ajna chakra:
The Ajna chakra is positioned in the brain, directly behind the eyebrow center. Its activation site is at the eyebrow region, in the position of the ‘third eye.’
Here’s what Google’s Deep Dream Generator comes up with:
Here’s an early statue of Arya Lokeshvara from the Potala Palace, dating to the 7th century and described as the Potala’s most sacred statue:
This is a detail from Hieronymus Bosch, The Temptation of St Anthony:
From one of the marvellous array of manuscripts of the Beatus commentary on Revelation:
Here’s a deep dream in words, from Hermann Hesse..
Another, from Shakespeare:
A secular deep dream..
and a deep dream — as surreal as all the rest, yet capturing “no more than” simple reality — in a photo posted today by Bill Benzon:
Roll over, Beethoven: