How I got the vision for The Magic Garden (In Jacob's own words)
In 1995 - 11 years after my initiation crisis - my quest culminated in an extraordinarily powerful and profound experience and vision.
What triggered the experience was that I could not afford the money to buy the property where I wanted to live, and where I desired to build my own home. No bank would agree to help me and I was forced to search for a solution somewhere else. After much thought, I decided to conduct a shamanistic ritual and ask The Great Spirit for help and advice.
During this powerful shamanic ritual, which included help from so-called plant allies, I suddenly found myself in a spacecraft catapulted out among the stars, galaxies, flying in and out of black and white holes.
There I was contacted by a spirit guide, who presented himself as Goan-Quzook. The being transmitted detailed information about how to build The Magic Garden and Axis Mundi Studio, as a place which connects the various levels of reality; a microcosm, a cosmic space station, a modern temple, a modern Grail castle full of symbols, adventure, magic and symbolism - where artistic, spiritual and creative energies and impulses are gathered in one place.
To make the vision come true I immediately started to plant trees in accordance with the architectural drawings I had received from the spirit guide.
Some months after this ritual I succeeded in buying the property for 888.888,88 DDK on the exact date of my 11 years anniversary day for my initiatory crisis. The number 11 is a key number to the whole concept and my entire life.
The vision of The Magic Garden is very complex, multidimensional, ingenious and original. Essentially The Magic Garden is a multidimensional artistic concept manifesting the emerging paradigm - an entirely new and holistic world view.
The essence of the vision
The vision aims to express the entire Universe on all levels. According to the Hindu tradition, the way the universe functions is called Lila. Lila's literal translation is play. It points to the idea that the Universal Mind plays a multidimensional complex consciousness game with itself. A game of hide and seek.
The vision is aiming to transcend and include the totality of human experiences throughout evolution, as we know it. The vision is based upon and have a foundation in Transpersonal Psychology. The vision includes the wide spectrum of various sciences and approaches from quantum physics to oriental mysticism.
The vision is an artistic and practically expression of the cartography of the psyche. Through a multitude of symbols and artistic expressions The Magic Garden is in all its complexity a mythological landscape. According to the pioneer of deep understanding of mythology, Joseph Campbell, mythology is the penultimate truth. The final truth can’t be expressed. It can only be experienced.
The ultimate vision of The Magic Garden is that it is a modern initiation place, a sanctuary, a grail castle which functions as a portal to give seekers a direct experience of the spiritual dimensions.
So everything in The Magic Garden is penetrated with ideas, philosophy, symbolism, experiences and all are puzzle pieces in a magnificent mandala manifesting the cosmic game. And all puzzle pieces are interconnected and woven into each other.
Four pillars - four elements
In its most basic form, the vision consists of four “pillars”. The four pillars can be interpreted and seen as the four corners end elements found in the medicine wheel.
Land of the Nocturnal Butterfly is the transforming fire, the direct experience of the adventure of self-discovery I undertook. The Magic Garden is based on this journey and these direct powerful experiences originating from non-ordinary states of consciousness. As everything in The Magic Garden is in constant evolution, so is Land of the Nocturnal Butterfly, and my own adventure of self-discovery is an ongoing process.
The Magic Garden is the physical place where the vision is grounded. It is the very foundation for what is absolutely necessary for the crystallisation of the vision. Without this sanctuary - without a physical temple - this would not be possible.
Music is the lifeblood that flows like water in all the veins, energy channels, trees, plants and so forth in The Magic Garden. The LilaRose Odyssey is an ingenious music cosmology. Through 11 albums and 123 music tracks it connects all aspect of TMG. All various locations and symbols, sculptures, building constructions are connected with a specific music track in the cosmology.
Axis Mundi and Axis Mundi Studio is the vehicle, the spacecraft that lift you high up in the air, up to all the various spheres, and out (or more precisely) into, all the galaxies of inner space.
You can explore the four pillars on this website.
Here's Jacob presenting his vision: