Apotheosis

Calibrate – A PoêManifesto by Cat Catalyst, reading from the new collection: Apotheosis – Poems and Manifestos for a New Paradigm, originally broadcast as a livestream for the RCA Research Biennale 2021

APOTHEOSIS: POEMS AND MANIFESTOS FOR A NEW PARADIGM IS AVAILABLE FROM >> Amazon UK | Waterstones | Without Books – USA | Amazon FR | Donner – NL | Amazon IT | Tanum – Oslow | takealot – South Africa | Amazon JPN | Booktopia – AUS <<

Apotheosis is an epistolary novel in verse consisting of both real and fictional auto-ethnographic memories, serving as a methodology for thought-optimisation via the shared-space of the word and also as an infrastructure to challenge binary-thinking. The aim of Apotheosis is to extend an invitation to reaffirm Nature as the real economy, where the currency is life and all life is revered as sacred. All that is needed to effect beneficent change in the world is a minor shift in the human psyche, whereupon a deeper respect for all life can be forged simply and effortlessly by aligning with one’s inner sovereign-equality. Are we really dying? Or is this an opportunity to be reborn? What Apotheosis can offer is a way forwards, through the portal of a world in crisis towards a New Paradigm, that is totally supportive and also sustainable. 

For when we consistently engage with our all-loving ‘I Am’ presence, we automatically generate new neurological-pathways that are in alignment with our sovereign identity, overwriting old outdated internal dialogues that no-longer serve. These new neurological pathways assist with cultivating a more compassionate internal-narrative that enables one to respond in a more loving and forgiving way to any old memories and experiences from the past that may have caused anxiety, and releases them. This expands our emotional parameters of self-worth, self-love, what we allow ourselves to receive and how we interact, not just with other people but also with the environment. As we begin to understand that we are all co-creators of our own realities, and that everything happens for our highest good, we start to hold space for others to acknowledge their own Sovereignty-equality as well. 

“For those of us who have become jaded regarding the often static-state of modern poetry this is a joy to discover a voice with such fearless clarity. Part 21st century troubadour and part artistic chameleon, Cat Catalyst has created a hypnotic poetic vision that is quite literally a spiritual call to arms. Most of Cat Catalyst’s work is connected directly to the state of humanity at this particular time in history, as well as how we do, or do not relate to one another. Cat Catalyst’s poetry isn’t merely a social critique, it is also a formula for self-understanding that is quite expansive socially. As a multimedia artist, poet and performance artist, Cat Catalyst’s method of delivery is deliberate, and she pulls no punches with the message she is sending to her reader. A mistress of words and images, her work captivated and inspired me, over time what I witnessed was the very open and on-going evolution of an artist as a work of art itself. This is a very brave act for any creative person; to candidly display the machinations of the creative process through each piece of art they share”. — Val Russell, Managing Editor, Tuck Magazine.

NB: The first twelve copies of the first edition of Apotheosis sold via Amazon UK in January and February, contained an erratum on page 41 in the text of Ablutions of Humanity (written in 2001). To see if you have one please refer to the example (left). If you do I strongly suggest holding onto it as there are only twelve of these in existence and they are incredibly rare.