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Santiago Ramón y Cajal  (1852- 1934)

Neurons of the myenteric plexus

Spanish painter, physician and the father of modern neuroscience.  With a microscope and simple tools from his art studio, Cajal drew the first known renderings of the nervous system.

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Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Untitled, 1990, acrylic paint on canvas

Aboriginal elder and lifelong custodian of indigenous women’s Dreaming sites.  Ancestral journeys, spirits, animals and people within a matrix of native plant seeds and dissolved time ('everywhen').

Social dreaming is an embodied opportunity to activate the collective unconscious through the sharing of dreams and associations in a supported space. Using meditation to access a state of reverie, the matrix weaves dream imagery and free associations into a rich tapestry of connections. Previously hidden meanings and unspoken truths buried within our shared cultural ecosystem emerge. A novel mode of engaging, the matrix cultivates a sense of unity and opens channels onto creativity and deep connection.

ma·trix (n.) /ˈmātriks/  An environment within or from which something else originates, develops, or takes form. Derived from Latin ‘mater’ mother, 'matrix' womb.

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