Whittlesea, Ian

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“The 200 photographs in Trataka record the gradual disappearance of a candle’s physical form and the subtly changing mood of a passing day. Wax is consumed by fire and a solid object converted to light and heat. Finally, a last trace of white smoke rises as the candle gutters and dies.

Trataka is a yogic practice of concentration honed through staring at the center of a candle flame. It is said to still the mind, stimulate the pineal gland, open the third eye and promote psychic abilities.

This book may be used as an aid to daily meditation, a flick book for the impatient or as a memento mori.”

A time lapse in 200 full-page and full-colour photographs

Soft cover, 22 x 15 cm, 202 not numbered pages, London 2020

ISBN: 978-1-912458-10-3