SUMMER OF LOVE LIEBESBANKWEG: Missing James Franco 3.0 on the Lover's Trail

FIND ME...LOVER'S TRAIL!

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The ring is the heart of the legendary Liebesbankweg of Hahnenklee-Bockswiese in the Harz Mountains.

The first stop initiates you into the absence...


The initiation entrance into the hierosgamos which society can only experience as lack...


...to find the solid centre: the soulmate materialization into matter!

How does this happen? You have to embody the cycle to understand the tension of the binaries...


The Royal Couple represents the alchemical opposition of the masculine (Sol) and feminine (Luna).

Having come this far on the mountain, you find...


...the healing spring!

After refreshing yourself with the mountain pure water, you walk further up the mountain through the pine forest until you come to a clearing with a view...

...and a telescope beside the Lover's Bench split into...


...the gender opposites united with your READYMADE OBJECT, an authentic Playboy Bunny shoe!


The signature Lover's Bench is the site of the Hochzeit...

...where visitors participate in the key ritual...


...leaving padlocks inscribed with their initials.

At the height of the trail, you arrive at hut and a table with four heart seats inviting a carving of your desire...

The trail follows a stream..


You rest on the Rose Bench, and contemplate how the underground stream carried Eros through the centuries.

Futher on the trail beside the lake, where you may spot a fitness rower, the arm gesture providing a clue as to Rose/Eros as...


..the unifiying space between Doppelgängers.

You have arrived at the Third...


...as the filius philosophorum, the creative experiment that began with "Summer of Love" in vinyl!

Returning into the woods, you arrive at the ultimate contemplation spot!


Diamonds, made from carbon, are forever and two are better than one!

Contemplating on the Diamond Bench brings the seeker to a discovery of the sustainability of the love cycle: from the birth of the seed of Eros, the cremation diamond from ashes at the heart of the engagement...


FIND ME ... the enigmatic ring at the center of mjf 3.0...

...your doctor's office with its dreaded memories of sickness transformed into Nagi Jewelers with movie star icons flashing riches from the windows and feeding your fantasies as you waited for the bus.

...renewed again and again. As it happens, the embodiment of the ring cycle brings you to the ritual site of Kniepps-Ruh...

...which turns up some Franco magic.


The symbol of the spiral can be, as the sticker says, found in the book!

The magic is incorporated into the Royal Bench.


The second draft of "Missing James Franco 3.0: Nine Days at the Berlinale" with the royal symbol of the spectre.

Dr. Lisa Paul Streitfeld is a Kulturindustrie theorist and philosopher based in Berlin. "Missing James Franco 3.0: Nine Days at the Berlinale" is being published this year by Atropos Press. The "Missing James Franco 3.0" project is sponsored by AMS Pictures.

All Liebesbankweg photos by LPS. For the MJF collages, LONITÉ™ diamond copyright photo used with permission.