Anna Murray: the power of patterns with The New Constellations Project

For millennia, across cultures and continents, we have looked to the stars to navigate when we are lost. Celestial bodies have exerted a magnetic pull over our lives and imaginations.

Constellations connect and reveal patterns between individual stars, bringing them together into forms that become symbolic of bigger, mythic stories – stories more powerful than the pull of any one star on its own.

Cofounder Anna was invited to take part in an audio encounter keeping a recording device with her over a 2 month period during 2020. Listen to her reflections on life, spirals, connection and re-membering... 

Anna sees and thinks in patterns. As a child, she carried around a notebook and recorded things that changed and how things were related to each other. She explores what it is like to live guided by patterns – of the moon, of day and night, of the seasons. How to open ourselves up to the flow of the never-ending spirals we find in nature; in seeds, on the down-like hair of a baby’s head and in galactic formations. Having created PATTERNITY, she tries to live and work according to her own cycles, as a woman, a night-owl and someone who finds grounding and meaning in the annual cycles of the earth.

"A shared awareness and understanding of pattern will positively shape the future. It’s firstly that we become more aware and we start to see with this, this “new” (in inverted commas) way of looking and seeing, and really appreciating and noticing the interconnectedness, and really seeing that visually. But also it’s this way of being, and this next layer which comes through an awareness, which is understanding, which is much more around how we can start to live through pattern and how can we start to live in a way that is interconnected, which then feeds into say, habit change, society, systems change, politics. You know, it goes into health, it goes into so many different areas when we start to feed through the awareness and the visualization of pattern into the implementation and change in our lives and in our wider lives in our culture"
Anna Murray

Made by Jo Barratt. Conceived by Jo Barratt and Gemma Mortensen, with Iris Andrews and Lily Piachaud.

Music is made for New Constellations by Art School Girlfriend.