"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it."
James Turrell’s life’s work in progress, Roden Crater, where he is turning the 400,000-year-old, two-mile-wide natural cinder volcanic crater into a massive naked-eye observatory, is finally set to open next year.
With the support of the Dia Art Foundation and other donors, Roden Crater’s completion may come within a year. Few have seen its progress, some have been fortunate enough to visit the site with Turell’s guidance, while others have found their own way onto the property by trespassing. When Roden Crater opens, it will be an art pilgrimage of a lifetime. via