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FACADES, an exhibition of photographic works by German artist ©Markus Brunetti.

  • Orvieto, Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta
  • Dresden, Frauenkirche
  • Piazzola sul Brenta Cathedral
  • Angoulême, Cathédrale Saint-Pierre
  • Amiens, Cathédrale Notre-Dame
  • The Church of Santa Marinha
  • Jerez de la Frontera - Cartuja de Santa María de la Defensión
  • Valera Igreja Paroquial
  • Ottobeuren St. Alexander und Theodor
  • Leon Cathedral, in the Picardy region of France

Dylan Furst
Bellingham, Washington
Canon EOS 6D

Tell us about the moment that you decide you wanted to pursue photography as your profession and what are you looking forward to over the next year as your photographic journey develops?

I never actually thought about pursuing it as a profession until It pretty much became my profession. It was always something I enjoyed doing in my spare time, I’m a big believer in keeping a balance between work and doing what you love. I never looked for paid assignments but I kept getting offers. I now eat, sleep, and breathe photography and I’m loving every minute of it. 

I have a couple photographic trips planned for this year, but mainly I’m most excited to keep exploring my backyard in the Pacific Northwest. There’s something new to see here every day. 

Tumblr: @furstyphoto


OF ELEPHANTS AND EMERALDS ROYAL TREATMENT - photography: Matthew Williams - text: Maca Huneeus - CNTraveler March 2014

  • “Everyone and everything in India dresses in brights, including the main attraction at the annual Pushkar Camel Fair.”

Jared Atkins
Seattle, WA
Canon 5D Mark II

Can you give any advice on location hunting for landscape photography?

I typically start out by browsing through my Instagram and Tumblr feeds. Once I find a place that looks interesting I’ll start to dig a little deeper by searching through images based on that location. If it looks like a place that I think is worth checking out I’ll start planning how to get there.

Tumblr: @jaredatkinsphoto
Flickr: @jaredatkinsphotography
Instagram: @jaredatkins_


BUILDING GREEN: blending traditional craft and cutting-edge technique, David Hornblow’s house in Bali is contracted almost entirely of bamboo - photography: Stephen Johnson - text: Aaron Peasley - styling: Michael Reynolds - AD May 2017

  • On the lowest level of the four-story master suite, homeowner David Hornblow dozes in an oculus chair by Ibuku.
Quasi-Astral Spaces

What is a Quasi-astral space?
It is a space that is not directly in the astral but connects to it. 

Why and what for?
 A space such as this can be helpful in a person’s path if they desire to try out astral travel or astral projection. By having this space, it can allow a degree of control over the area before jumping into full-fledged astral work and spaces. There is also a degree of higher security with quasi-astral spaces, but with anything it does not mean it is fully secure.

A More In-Depth Explanation

Think of it similarly to a personal astral space where you create it in the astral, but different. Usually these spaces have a connection to an energetic system in the physical. These spaces tend to have a larger investment of personal energy donated to their creation, and usually form to fit the needs of the person. Many quasi-astral spaces are comparable to a mind or heart space.*

*These are spaces created by the individual, most commonly found in tulpamancy

With that being said, being involved in tulpamancy or being a system is not required to have a quasi-astral space. It is only used as an example to illustrate the point. 

Continuing on with the mind and heart space example, they have a connection to energy centers in the body. With that connection between the two, a formation of a quasi-astral can be further developed. These quasi-astral spaces can overlay with the energy center and perform a specific function in that particular space. 

It can also follow the 12 point energy system, as those each correlate to a different symbolic meaning. Creating a quasi-astral space in the other energy points is to do so at your own discretion. Mind and heart spaces are the two most commonly known versions of quasi-astral spaces. 

Keep in mind that it is important to eliminate any psychological or other health issues before assuming it is spiritual. Eliminate any mundane causes beforehand.

Creation of a Quasi-Astral Space

These spaces can be designed just like an astral space would be, but with less time. The astral is similar to the physical world as it can take time for things to change and for things to grow. This is not completely the case in a quasi-astral space as rules can be bent. Though, beware of imagination as well and use discernment. Just because it is more malleable does not mean it will always bend to your will.

In a quasi-astral space, time usually does not move as it would in the astral, unless that is a function of your space. The creation of the space can be up to you but not always, certain spaces may be pre-made for you. All though they can be manipulated to your desire but with a few rule limitations.

If a person decides to go a heart or mind space route, they may find different things in each of the spaces. Functions will vary in each of them. If you decide to change something up in a space and it does not budge, it is more than likely something you cannot change. There is a degree of permanence in quasi-astral spaces unlike the full-fledged astral. If you leave and come back, not much may change.

Be sure to check that the space has a type of door or entrance. You will more than likely have a spawn point and not enter in through the “visitor” entrance. If your space has an entrance to the larger astral, be sure that you can lock it so no one comes it. You should be able to manipulate the door to lock, or wholly will it away if you do not want a door. This is a safety measure if you do not want others coming in.

 A tip: Track changes in the quasi-astral space if you encounter any and make a note of it to see if it is like that the next time you visit.

How to access a quasi-astral space?

Accessing these spaces can be done in a variety of different ways. Here are just a few that can help: Meditation, Astral Travel, Looking-inwards (the act of peering in on your astral space then traveling to it), and Astral projection. Please note that it is never required to leave the body as these spaces can connect to the body’s energy center, so it’s more you going “in” than out. Whatever method you decide to pick is up to you, there is no wrong way.

A quick note on safety:

As these spaces can form and overlay on top of energy systems linked to a person’s body, there can be an issue of safety. These spaces generally do not allow spirits or other entities to directly interact with the energy system. Still there is a possibility of safety and health, please practice safely. As with all personal astral spaces, quasi or not, security can be breached so protections are still wise to have. Create whatever protections you would like to keep your space safe if you leave it open. 

If you decide to interact with spirits or companions in these spaces, or even try this out. Please practice active discernment. Also, please be sure to eliminate mundane causes before resorting to spiritual conclusions. In general, depending on the function of the quasi-astral space, it should be for personal use before diving completely into the astral. It is a step in-between.

When using quasi-astral spaces please practice safely, use discernment and do not skimp on reading or protection. This is merely introductory to the subject.