Xoterica 7: The Seretic

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The following information was generated by a generic naming website (site listed at the end of this).

Much of the report is applicable to who I am as a human (the details of which are on a need to know basis only), as an artist (Artemis Sere) and as a brand-runner (Seretic Studios). For a generic reporting site with numerology guidance (which I don't typically follow), it had some interesting insights. I've listed those details below.

An interesting note: an anagram of SERETIC is "SECRET I" or "I SECRET", which highlights the cloudy intersection between the artist and the human.

[ESOTERICA: Seretic Studios is the professional title of the unified states of the Art of Artemis Sere universe, originally created in 2007 in conjunction with the Artemis Sere brand/pseudonym.]

Meaning of SERETIC numerology analysis (7)

Meaning is related to the symbol of the spirit, absolute knowledge, analysis, research of the inner life and originality. But it also represents the loneliness, isolation and renunciation.

Seven is a mystical and magical number with strong mystical connotations. Considered as the lucky seven, in astrology Neptune relates to the planet and governs the sign of Pisces. Personalities related to these vibrations have a clear sense and an aptitude for spirituality. They search for the truth, especially in the psychological and spiritual domain. Having an objective and devotion for researching the unknown and to find answers to the mysteries of life.

A very sharp mind who prefers to work alone. You are an analytical thinker capable of a great mental concentration and profound theoretical insights. Usually the solitary type who lives by his own ideas and beliefs. As a result of this attitude, your partnerships are difficult or problematic, in particular marriages. The need for personal space is strong. Privacy violations can cause you great irritation and frustration. When all these conditions are fulfilled your life becomes balanced. This in return makes you more charming and attractive. Your powerful spirit and great knowledge make you attractive to others(especially of the opposite gender). But it also provides well-defined boundaries.

Although you are rather generous in social situations you often feel the need to return to solitude. Peace and the discreet intimacy of your own world are very important! They are vigorously defended. Intimacy protects your inner world and is very precious, because it feels good. Paradoxically, when this need for solitude is exaggerated it can lead to a situation of isolation and loneliness. That can condemn you to great dissatisfaction and a empty emotional life. A part of your personality always longs to have social and emotional contacts. If the isolation is taken to the extreme, sevens may become cynical and distrustful. Also try to control a tendency to selfishness and self-centeredness. Thinking of yourself as the center of the universe or as the only person that really matters is not healthy. Finding balance between alone time and social interactions takes experience, time and effort. Yet it truly is worth to strive for general balance in life. That way you won't close the doors for emotions and love for others.

Excessive isolation can result in a repressed spirit and a narrow mind. Becoming too isolated from the world and social contacts will create a poor and miserly outlook on life. Secretly people of this path may feel jealous of how easy it is for others to create and keep social ties. Often perceiving people as less inhibited than yourself, or more free to express themselves. There exists a risk of severely criticizing yourself for lacking charisma or leadership.

The constant challenge for SERETIC is to preserve independence without feeling isolated and ineffective. Have your own view of the world and at the same time maintain an opening towards others. This ways you can receive and fully express all feelings and sentiments offered by the surrounding world. With your ability to learn, analyze and seek answers to the important questions of life, you have an enormous potential for growth and success in life. Once experience is obtained you tend to have important background knowledge and wisdom to pass on. You can develop with success and satisfaction in the domains of science, religion, insurance, invention, companies and all that refers to research. When they reach maturity sevens often radiate wisdom. The fate of this person is characterized by his psychic powers and their strong intuition that serves as a guide in life.

Has an introverted personality, that needs much time to himself. It frequently has a contemplative tendency and is interested in meditation. You have a great imagination that leads you to be interested in insignificant things. This trend can sometimes affect your mental and physical health.

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Letter S Meaning For SERETIC

Possesses huge vitality with reserves to spare. Enabling it to realize or build large projects. Truly has the potential for completing ambitions big things. It triumphs over obstacles in its path and even attracts money. Love and generosity bring new interesting paths to follow. Such high energy will eventually draw near huge changes that can be good or bad. However anything can be overcome with a positive attitude.

Letter E Meaning For SERETIC

Radiates joy, good humor and great intuition. Seeks primarily freedom. Feels very attracted by spiritual experiences rather than material things. Strives towards a life that is active and intense. Equipped with conversational skills for long entertaining talks. Always acts intelligently by knowing its personality. In many occasions feels tensions building up when doing routine tasks.

Letter R Meaning For SERETIC

Powerful dynamism that wants to evolve. Tends to idealize love, family and friendship. Has a philosophy to be supportive. In groups relies on everything and everyone to communicate the best way possible. Having a positive vision and a great inner spirit draws near followers who provide the balance needed to move forward. Not really a follower of rules. Has enough wisdom to know what it wants. Can be extravagant. Always wins the respect of others.

Letter T Meaning For SERETIC

Likes to organize and structure things. Has a dominant aura that can lead to conflicts when overcome by emotions. So it needs to know the limits of his strength. Very tidy and dominant as a leader. Sees clearly how things should be. Additionally wants to share knowledge and love. Radiates kindness, tolerance and an aura of patience.

Letter I Meaning For SERETIC

Shows a big concern for humanities welfare. Feels no desire for power in general. Simultaneously is able to take advantage of new experiences in order to gather more wisdom. Psychological understanding for problem solving is exceptionally advanced. Good artistic abilities for seeing new perspectives. Always switching between being a teacher and a student. Very altruistic with a sense of enthusiasm and generosity.

Letter C Meaning For SERETIC

The letter C gets it's force and energy from joy, feelings and intuition. Those attributes always want to go to various directions in order to share their own knowledge. Changes and travel may occur often, even though change can be scary at first. Materially it has very clever tendencies, that can help greatly when communicating with others. Tends to deal with too many things at the same time. This way almost always something will be left unfinished.



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Xoterica 6: The Lost

Xoterica 6: The Lost

"On the night of October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, leaving 58 people dead and 546 injured. Between 10:05 and 10:15 p.m. PDT, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, fired hundreds of rifle rounds from his suite on the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel. About an hour after Paddock fired his last shot into the crowd, he was found dead in his room from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His motive is unknown.

The incident is the deadliest mass-shooting committed by an individual in the United States. The shooting reignited the debate about gun laws in the U.S. with attention focused on bump fire stocks, which Paddock used to allow his semi-automatic rifles to fire at a rate similar to that of a fully automatic weapon." (wikipedia)

I wrote the following during a trip to Las Vegas in 2011. Coincidentally, I stayed at the Mandalay Bay, the same location where the shooting took place. While I'm not a country music fan, my heart goes out to those poor victims of the tragedy. I don't know if I'd ever feel at home in Los Vegas. It is too plastic, too material, too glitzy and too splashy for me. Beyond the dazzle, it is the land of the lost.

we laugh
we drink
we merry
and cry
we fall
we crawl
we crash
and rise
we launder
our failures
with misfortune,
bankrupt memories
and glittery

is bitter shelter
in this land of the lost
yet we flock here
regardless of cost,
to cinder and suffer
of thirst never
on entitlements
and embarrassments
and pleasures of the

we lose
amongst the
tables and
lines, recall
this plastic place
in better times
built by gods
long since gone
tall tombs which glisten
and burn in the blistering
sun, and when all
hope is finally done,
lives rolled up
and the last wheel spun,
when the leech has drank
more than its share,
left us with little
blood to compare
we laugh
we drink
we merry
and cry
we become
the lost,
without sky

[ESOTERICA: lost vegas, published in 2011 in my original blog and used in my second book, “Xenomorphine”.]


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Xoterica 5: The Apex

Xoterica 5: The Apex

“In every passionate pursuit, the pursuit counts more than the object pursued.” (Lee)

I often wonder if Sisyphus stopped to enjoy the view from the top of the mountain. After an eternity of pushing the boulder uphill, he would make it to the top, a wiry and weary prisoner to someone else’s wrath, see the wicked landscape of Hades from the tallest heights, and be comforted by his sentence. I suspect that sometimes he tipped the boulder himself, sending it in an angry, violent descent back into the dark, vile depths below.

Lower than the damned dwellers, deeper than the cursed and fallen shadows, the collected plaque in the bottom of the ecosystem of life.

A base and hopeless beginning. There, where the mountain of guilt meets the canyon of woe, he finds the strength to climb again, even if he doesn’t want to. An endless ascent to a view of unfavorable oblivion.

He squares his shoulders in the hellish gloom, rights himself soundly beneath the well-rounded behemoth, and budges the boulder up, slowly, repetitiously, forcefully, until the dust has been completely kicked from its resting surfaces and momentum carries it

up, ever up, for eternity,

until the inevitable apex is reached, and descent is a necessary response

to happiness.

[ESOTERICA: the topography of happiness, published in 2012 in my original blog and used in my second book, "Xenomorphine".]


Xoterica 5: The Apex