Monday, June 18, 2012

At 1023 Albany Avenue in North Hartford, Connecticut, a large number of community activists have constructed a garden made of rocks transported and placed according to ancient African architectural methods. These 'technologies of the self' were most famously used in the pyramids of ancient Egypt. They require intensive physical, psychological and metaphysical preparation that takes weeks to learn and years to master. With these preparations in effect, an average human being can move a piece of stone that weighs several hundred pounds. The method of creating such superhuman qualities is relatively unknown in the West.