Synkroniciti welcomes back poet Jack M. Freedman, aka Jacob Moses, this time as a photographer and the creator of our marvelous cover. “Cauldron” won the cover art contest for “Ritual” by combining the mundane with the sacred as fire evokes mythology. A glowing ember resembles a figure dancing or fighting, bravely leaping into the air. Inside the issue, the bright purple and orange of “Cauldron” is masterfully balanced and contrasted by the foggy grey-green hues of “Aquarius.” Here we see murkily through glass while the elements of a metaphysical practice lie clearly visible on our side: colorful points and vessels, a canning jar and a beautifully textured wooden box. Ritual gives us something to focus on when the numinous seems inscrutable. How we respond to ritual and to art depends on our imagination and willingness to see the extraordinary in daily life. We each see something different because our internal lives are unique.
Experience these poetic images in Synkroniciti’s “Ritual” issue, Vol. 4, No. 1, available now. Subscribe or purchase the individual issue here.
Jack M. Freedman is a poet and spoken word artist from Staten Island, NY. Publications featuring his work span the globe. Countries where poems found homes include USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, The Netherlands, Ukraine, Nigeria, South Africa, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Singapore, and Thailand. Under the pseudonym Jacob R. Moses, he penned the full length poetry book, Grimoire (iiPublishing, 2021).
Check out his website for poetry and more: https://poetryofjacobmoses.com/.