If you fell down a flight of stairs and really got hurt, physically, something else (non-physical) might also happen. You might see a great White Light. You might hear what they call a “hypnagogic” sound. Imagine the rumbling of an earthquake. Imagine the cacophony of a symphony tuning up. Imagine a million different voices speaking at once. Now combine those sounds. Okay, you’re close. Weave them all together by increasing the sound of your own internal frequency, your tinnitus, that high-pitched ringing that’s always there and you never noticed it before, but now the volume is really turned up. All together, now, that’s it.
Physically, you’d be different too, truth be told. You might even feel the kind of white hot pain that really cracks you open. You might find yourself feeling lighter but also extra sensitive to electricity, Wifi, even other people. Mentally, you might even dislodge from the body, disassociate from your “normal” state of mind. Something strange might happen to you, even if you’d never believed in this kind of stuff before, and suddenly you OPEN yourself to another aspect of consciousness. Yes, that might happen too.
You might find yourself waking the next morning (and the morning after that, and the morning after that…) with “downloads” of strange and fantastical information: concepts about different levels of consciousness, the meaning of existence, quantum physics and harmonics, geometric patterns, the natural world, the words of mystics you’d never read before, immaterial phenomena, death, and the cosmos. You might find yourself suddenly endlessly curious, if you weren’t already so. Here’s the weird part: people might start looking at you differently in the grocery store. Like they really need to tell you something about their mother, something they’ve really got to get off their chest. They might feel better just by sitting near you.
It could happen. It could happen to you, too.
Working with synesthesia, Tokeli's musical background compliments her experiential action painting to her own compositions. Each abstract painting in the exhibition is accompanied by a musical composition, a poetic story and a philosophical or metaphysical writing. She has also published one exhibition/art book on art and consciousness.
Tokeli has a an extensive background in the arts--music, theatre, film, painting and sculpture, as well as a theatre major and philosophy minor from UCSD (undergrad) and Tufts University (Masters). She also teaches meditation and metaphysics in small groups, and works as a consciousness speaker/trainer.
Gallery 21, San Diego Spanish Village Art Center
Solo Exhibition: "Inner Sojourn"
August- Sept 2019
EAP Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery: "Members Only" Group Show, Pork Chops and Violette
EAP Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery:
“Telling Stories” Group show, Altered Books
Brooks Theatre Art Solo Exhibition
Poway Center for the Performing Arts, San Diego CA SOLO EXHIBIT "Inner Sojourn" Selected works.
Poway Center for the Performing Arts, San Diego, CA. DUO Exhibit.
Women in Art online Exhibition 2018
San Diego Thumbprint Group Exhibition La Jolla 2018