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Come see the psychomanteum's stare as we witness the complexities within the subconscious nature of gravity, dominance, and true self-realization.

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THE CONCEPT:

There are aspects of the human psyche which are more accurately and more lastingly communicated by means of subconscious induction. This, in essence, is a science of symbolism pioneered by the likes of Carl Jung, Aleister Crowley, H.C. Agrippa, and innumerable others. The undiscovered nature of our forgotten psychic aspects speak in a language of symbols. Dreams, visions, clairvoyance; these are all instances of subconscious communication that the conscious mind— due to its inherent subjectivity— ignores...or more accurately, does not understand. These are the areas of the mind which demand further exploration to reach a greater understanding of both, ourselves, and how our consciousness may be applied to the world around us.

The Hermit’s Glass Box is a film which is a direct translation of these concepts, constructed for and applied to an artistic medium. It documents the influence and effect of dominating forces as they lead our characters down a visualized path of subconscious revelation. We will watch the subconscious processes of self-definition unfold in tangible, personified form; an allegory of feminine majesty, we hope to further develop the artistic expression of the feminine sphere with crystalline beauty and sophistication. Artistically rendered, we will reach into the subconscious mind at the core emotional level, and reveal it in its purity and its complex beauty to any who wish to examine the symbols. Our goals include submitting this film to many festivals, national and international tours which will feature WOMB performing the soundtrack live in conjunction with the film's screening, and offering Q&A sessions to discuss the sociocultural significance of the concepts behind this project.

THE PRODUCTION STORY:

The Hermit's Glass Box was created by the musical performance group WOMB, localized in Philadelphia, PA. WOMB was created in 2007, with the intention of being a multifaceted,
cross-medium art group which sought to incorporate film, music, dramatic performance, and fine art together, and in doing so, unite many artists across many areas of the city to establish a movement of cooperative, artist-driven, culturally significant performances which appealed to diversely interested audiences seeking something which stimulated their senses to a more complex degree. The Hermit's Glass Box is yet another step in further developing the success of this important artistic movement, as we will be touring with the completed film and performing the soundtrack live as the film is screening. This blend of live musical performance and film will hopefully serve to enrich the perception of all who enter its sphere of influence.

The film is currently in pre-production, and our first day of shooting is tentatively scheduled for January 7, 2011. The priapic force of the Goat will surely serve the production well in its pursuit of pure creation!

Successful funding will go towards many areas of the production including:

- Actors wages
- Editing suite rental
- Soundtrack production and mixing
- Self-distribution costs including DVD and CD production, printing, online distribution for the film, and soundtrack and seed money for a national (and international) tour of the film with live soundtrack performances by WOMB.

*Trailer with music coming very soon!

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    Free access forever to screenings/live soundtrack performances of The Hermit's Glass Box in your area, everything listed above (except the live performances), AND I will hand deliver these items to you (within 100 miles of Philadelphia, PA) and when I come I will bring a gorgeous bottle of Drusian Prosecco, Nutella, and fresh baked baguettes which we will enjoy while watching the DVD of The Hermit's Glass Box together.

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    Everything listed above (including the free access to all screenings/live performances) and I will personally come to your home (within 100 miles of Philadelphia, PA), hand deliver your items as well as a bottle of beautiful Chilean Carmenere, drink and eat with you while we discuss embarrassing stories from my childhood, and then before leaving, I will clean all of the bathrooms in your home until they meet my pristine standards (and my standards are high). You can take pictures of me cleaning if you'd like to.

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    What can we say...should you be so benevolent as to support our experiment to this extent you will receive everything listed above (not including the wine, baguettes, and the bathrooms), and I, Steven D'Eva (a ten-year professional chef who has worked under Jose Garces, just to name one), will conceptualize a tasting menu, come to your home (as long as it's within 150 miles of Philadelphia, PA), prepare and serve an 8 course menu degustation to you and up to 5 other people (I'll even bring the food!). I will leave your kitchen cleaner than when I arrive and with a bouquet of beautiful flowers and herbs sitting in a vase, making the kitchen smell wonderful.

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