Miracles & Co.

April 10th, 2006 by john

Levitation by Joan Fontcuberta

An exhibition at the Zabriskie Gallery of photographs by Joan Fontcuberta.

“Isolated by perpetual fog and the labyrinthine islands of Lake Saimaa, Valhamönde is a small monastic community that is interdenominational and ecumenist. It is a place where monks from all walks of religions come to master miracles, from the “classics” like levitation and weeping blood to the newest postmodernist ones, like dolphin-surfing. Run by the Esoteric Society of Karelia, Valhamönde in the last millennium has produced “awakenings” in such notable students as Rasputin and L. Ron Hubbard.”