Thursday, August 6, 2009
Ugly Shyla is the embodies the dark side of the Moon. When the Moon card appears in a Tarot reading, we are encouraged to to explore the dark landscapes of the Unconscious...the watery realm of dreams and nightmares. With Pisces as its ruling sign, the Moon is all about visions and illusions, madness and genius. It is important to explore this realm with a sober perspective so we don't become hysterical or delusional. After all, nothing is as it seems in the Underworld. We must confront our greatest fears in the depths and unmask the monsters and demons to see them for what they really are. As important as the descent of the soul into darkness is, so is the return from the depths. If not, the core of the personality remains swallowed up by the sea of the night, and the process of self-developement has failed. Gazing into the depths is the feminine path to truth. The greatest danger here is withdrawl from the world or even mental derangement. However, if we listen to the voice of the Goddess of the Moon, the opportunity to become acquainted with our intuition is available. Then we can bring great creativity, powerful magic and visions and up from the depths.
Ugly Shyla is an intuitive artist who conjures images from the Underworld. She invites us to explore the horrors of the collective unconscious through her art and modeling. Her primary focus is her morbid fine art dolls but she uses other mediums as well. You can also find her deconstructed clothing and handmade jewelry in her Etsy shop! And yes, she's a witch...she practices good ol' fashioned Louisiana Voodoo.
"This is the waning moon, the moon of witchcraft and abominable deeds. Such light as there may be deadlier than darkness, and the silence is wounded by the howling of wild beasts. This is the threshold of life; this is the threshold of death. All is doubtful, all is mysterious, all is intoxicating. Not the benign, solar intoxication of Dionysus, but the dreadful madness of pernicious drugs; this is drunkeness of sense, after the mind has been abolished by the venom of this Moon. She is the poisoned darkness which is the condition of the rebirth of light" ~Aleister Crowley~