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Towards a More Complete Understanding is a collection of philosophical essays by Rendina. It is not a book about any particular subject, but rather how they are interrelated to form a more complete picture. Each essay covers a different subject area as part of a forward looking and holistic worldview. It ultimately stresses not to be concerned with structures themselves, but with the fluidity of their infinite manifestations in the world and life itself. The author uses it as a sourcebook for his projects.
Cosmologies is an expanded version of an earlier essay by Rendina further developing his ideas about the nature of our universe. It includes new illustrations of his conceptions of light, gravity, and matter as they relate to one another. In his model of the universe, space is made of energy, and time is conceptualized as the energy contained in the speed of light within light and other particles, both taking place over an empty background of dimensions with no physical properties through which physical events may play out and being comprised of energy nodes.
The Rooms is an interdisciplinary work containing dialogue and notes for movement, visual aspects, and music. Each room is an individual performance or installation that can be openly realized in a variety of ways, having been influenced by the symbolism of the house dream and Carl Jung's writings regarding archetypes and dreams. Scenes and characters are based on archetypes from Constellations, The Tarot, Kabbalah, The I Ching, Buddhism, Hinduism, and the correspondences between them. The scenes are organized by using the archetypes as keys to provide an overall structure for which characters appear in different scenes or rooms, their meanings and purpose, and a progression towards the realizations they must come to.
Codex and Mysterium is a collection of hand drawn diagrams and designs, the diagrams drawing from various forms of mysticism and applied across a number of subjects, and the designs using primarily circles and spheres alone in ecological solutions to transportation and architecture, and in new means of displaying information and playing sound.
Other Ways of Being is a collection of 100 poems each describing a different state of being as they relate to our common experiences, and as we often experience more than one state of being at the same time. It is an ontological treatment of various topics related to the perception and understanding of surface knowledge versus those of inner sight and the mystical as a basis for morality and ethics, having resulted from the states of being.
Minor Arcana contains the words for many songs written by Rendina throughout his 20s and can be thought of as a counterpart to his Major Arcana tarot card instrumentals and non-vocal music.
Other Ways of Listening is a collection of musical scores by Marshall Rendina and surveys many styles of music and aesthetics from his beginnings to his late 20s.
Chromatic Saturnalia is a collection of drawings and paintings from the artist's 20s.
Transparent Recitals is a collection of photographs from 2001 to 2016.