The Mirrors of Mysteries

Video-art project. Images and music inspired from the Ancient Mysteries.

After many years of studying the symmetry and it’s properties, I finally decided to make use of it. I used light and shadow, considering both as indelible elements that could depict the myth both symbolically and actually. When I finally discovered the work method to get the desired results, I began an intensive work of synthesis. I started composing music and synchronizing it with image.
The idea was based on creating a generally, symmetrical pattern, where beginning and end would coincide. So every time a cycle ends, a completely new one begins, which is always determined by the observer/listener’s point of focus, both visually and auditory. Thus each work in the mirrors of the Mysteries is created with the idea of moving perpetually through time, exactly like the idea of ancient Mysteries that will never cease to exist and move the human imagination. Possible symbolisms that may be presented are completely random and have absolutely nothing to do with the essence that the art-work hopes to address: To act like a magic mirror, revealing to everyone the entrance to the world of fantasy.

All videos and musical compositions are created by Achilles Nasios in 2022.

  • Mamma Quilla - (Click to navigate to the video)

    Mamma Quilla was the Inca moon goddess. She was the patron of calendars and feasts, as she was thought to be responsible for the passage of time and the seasons.

  • Anunnaki - (Click to navigate to the video)

    In the 19th century archaeologists exploring the ancient ruins of Nineveh discovered 22,000 clay tablets which are directly connected to the Anunnaki. The ancient Sumerians claim that they obtained their knowledge of past events from the teachings and writings of the Anunnaki (“Those Who from Heaven to Earth Came”). According to the Ancient Alien theory, the Anunnaki genetically altered primitive mankind and created a labor force which allowed them to mine gold faster.

  • Hierophant - (Click to navigate to the video)

    Hierophant was the title of the chief priest at the Eleusinian Mysteries. Symbolized also all things that was righteous and sacred on the manifest side. As such, he was the channel of grace belonging to the world of institution as distinct from that of Nature, and he was the leader of salvation for the human race at large.

  • Aditya - (Click to navigate to the video)

Several thousand years ago, before the dawn of historical times, in a remote region of the Himalayas lived a group of remarkable individuals whose existence is shrouded in mystery. The Rishis. These beings are considered ancient sages that possessed divine knowledge. They where seers, they had the gift of inner vision and could see the past, present, and future. Aditya was one of the 4 Rishis.

  • Sibyl - (Click to navigate to the video)

    Sibyl were prophetesses or oracles in Ancient Greece. The sibyls prophesied at holy sites. At first, there appears to have been only a single Sibyl. “The Sibyl, with frenzied mouth uttering things not to be laughed at, unadorned and unperfumed, yet reaches to a thousand years with her voice by aid of the god.” Heraklitus

  • Qhipu - (Click to navigate to the video)

    The word “Qhipu” comes from the Quechuan word for knot, and is used for both singular and plural forms of the noun. Some Qhipu have as many as 2,000 strings attached to the main cord. Each string may have several knots, the type and location of which convey different types of information.

  • Persephone - (Click to navigate to the video)

    The soul of man -often called Psyche, and in the Eleusinian Mysteries symbolized by Persephone- is essentially a spiritual thing. Its true home is in the higher worlds, where, free from the bondage of material form and material concepts, it is said to be truly alive and self-expressive. The human, or physical, nature of man, according to this doctrine, is a tomb, a quagmire, a false and impermanent thing, the source of all sorrow and suffering. Plato describes the body as the sepulcher of the soul; and by this he means not only the human form but also the human nature.

  • Punt - (Click to navigate to the video)

    Punt was an ancient kingdom . The “Land of the God” . A trading partner of Ancient Egypt, it was known for producing and exporting gold, aromatic resins, blackwood, ebony, ivory and wild animals.