Monday, September 01, 2014

Soften the Glare of Mystical Illumination with High Performance Third Eye Sunglasses

3rd eye sunglasses

The idea to create sunglasses with a lens for the third eye came to me in 2002 during a visionary experience in the Amazon jungle. Here's the story as recounted in a 2009 entry on the (now-nearly-defunct) CHOOSE DETERMINISM blog:

In 2002 I traveled to the Peruvian rainforest to meet with an “ayahuascero” – a shaman who works in particular with ayahuasca, a very powerful vision-enhancing elixir. For me, the plant medicine provided a range of extremely intense experiences, mostly involving the procreative properties of sound. During one particular “journey”, I traveled to another planet where Jesus was debarking from a spacecraft wearing a white sparkly Elvis costume. He was also wearing sunglasses with an extra lens for the third eye. I said, “Nice glasses!” and Jesus replied, “Alyce, these are for you.”

I began collecting sets of interesting-looking sunglasses immediately thereafter in anticipation of this project, but it took until 2008 to actually get around to assembling the initial pair. Since then I have made and exhibited several sets of third eye sunglasses, all one-of-a-kind, cobbled together from glasses found at dollar stores and thrift shops.

Here's a set I created for a show at Klemens Gasser and Tanja Grunert Gallery in NYC in 2013:

The other day it came to my attention that Prince is about to release an album titled Plectrum Electrum with his band 3rd Eye Girl – on the cover he is wearing a set of third eye sunglasses. While I'm tickled to see Prince in a pair of third eye sunglasses, I can't help but wonder if Jesus offered this idea to Prince in a vision too? 

Really, that artists arrive at similar ideas comes as no surprise to me, especially in light of my strong belief in the power of the satellite dish hat:

Every brain is like a satellite dish, each one attuned to a unique frequency, emitted by the Cosmic Infinity, where all that Is to Be Created, All that Can Be Created, EXISTS, woven into the energy particles of the universe, ready to be absorbed, translated, assimilated, manifested, by bodies that hear that feel the Harmony of the Spheres. Be tuned in. Reality is your oyster.

If you are interested in owning a pair of Third Eye Sunglasses, I have just made three pairs available in the September Philosoprop Pop-Up Shop. Each pair is unique and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.