Acrylic on canvas. Initiated composition Easter weekend 2011. Commenced painting on the 14th of August 2011 and completed the piece on the 24th of March 2013.

I am the flame that burns in every heart of man, and in the core of every star. I am Life, and the giver of Life, yet therefore is the knowledge of me the knowledge of death.

Liber AL ch. II, v. 6

I am uplifted in thine heart; and the kisses of the stars rain hard upon thy body.

Liber AL ch. II, v. 62

24th of April 2011, heralds The Easter Bump Hunt, and a compelled entanglement instigated by the initiation of Communion. ‘The Easter Bump Hunt,’ was a race between two independent experiments at the LHC, Atlas and CMS, to track down the elusive Higgs particle after tell-tale signs of its footprint were believed to have been detected by team Atlas.

…the unfragmentary non-atomic fact of my universality.

Liber AL ch. I, v. 26

Vision of man like shadow or ghost hurrying to distant place, and between me and ghost rain is falling. He is carrying important message.

The Amalantrah Working, Aleister Crowley

One year later: April 2012, following December’s tantalizing glimpses the power had been turned up on the LHC and between the months of April and June more data was gathered than in the whole of 2011. The power-up ran exactly concurrent to my working around the clock on Communion, v 3.0 and a balancing of the scales.

4th of July: Announcement of the discovery of a Higgs-like boson, aka the ‘God Particle’ as prophesied in Liber AL.

Then saith the prophet and slave of the beauteous one: Who am I, and what shall be the sign? So she answered him, bending down, a lambent flame of blue, all-touching, all penetrant, her lovely hands upon the black earth, & her lithe body arched for love, and her soft feet not hurting the little flowers: Thou knowest! And the sign shall be my ecstasy, the consciousness of the continuity of existence, the unfragmentary non-atomic fact of my universality.

Liber AL ch. I, v. 26

Communion by Josh Iceton