"The true source of religion ", a design for an installation by Tjebbe van Tijen and Fred Gales. for the Berliner Festspiele exhibition in the year 2000 called "Seven Hills - Images and Signs of the 21st Century" (The project has not been realized because of insufficient financial resources).   Theme: The Oceanic Feeling: "A feeling as of something limitless unbounded -as it were oceanic a sensation of eternity" Sigmund Freud summarizing a passage from a letter written to him by the French writer Roamin Rolland.  Lay down in a hammock, from which rivers of white light flow, and dream away, rocking to and fro in an ocean of sound.  Touch the loom of god and see how heaven and earth are woven together by patterns of light.  Feel the traces in the sand, temporal signs of eternity; step from stone to stone on a path leading to sacred and scientific insight.  Hit the drum and call the messenger, let him show you the sixteen ways of the shaman.  Put a petrified object on a magic mirror revealing different parts of the mythosphere.  The magic mirror is situated on a raised platform above the sand. In the middle of this platform is an eight sided frame around a 'magic mirror' that can display images.   Around the mirror ten stones and other petrified objects are laying that can be taken in the hand and put on the mirror.   Take up a sea shell or a cellular phone and listen to creation myths, ancient and modern  On the felt carpet are also laying big sea shells through which the user can listen to specific narrated creation myths linked to each of the ten objects. A short flashing of light from the inside of one of the shells will indicate that one has to pick up the shell for listening.   The narrated stories last from one minute to a few minutes and are accompanied by related background sounds and music.   When another stone or object is put on the mirror while a story has not yet finished, that story will be interrupted and the new chosen story will start.  The text is spoken in two languages (German and English) a small colour code on the shells indicates which shell to chose.  Try to unravel the outdated messages in knotted cords and guess the opened ended questions in unconnected wires and cables.    Enter the yurt, a network of woven wood, recite the barcode mantras, connect to myriads of belief on the World Wide Web;     Unroll the scrolls, be inniated in the sources of shamanistic knowledge.  When one of the ten objects is getting close to the mirror (that is in fact a small LCD monitor) it will display first a picture of the landscape from which this object comes and than zoom in on the object itself and proceed with a microscopic image of the inside of the chosen object.