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St. John's Tide; How about Making Devotional Art?

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St. John's Tide; How about Making Devotional Art?

This is a spiritual rebirth, an opening up to allow something higher, purer, holy, light, life and power to enter one, not from below, but from above. I try to imagine being Jesus meeting the Christ in his innermost being, just try to imagine that...was it a mighty revolution, a sweet conference, a divine conjunctio? Or was is a beloved heart wrenching goodbye? Those are questions I think about during the month of June most especially as I was born a sun baby a few days after St. John's day.

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Painting with Christ & Mary in the Garden; Spiritual Experiences of Artists

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Painting with Christ & Mary in the Garden; Spiritual Experiences of Artists

"At the time I was painting the picture I felt sorry that I had agreed to sell it. When the picture was finished I stood it up against the door of the balcony and sat down on a sofa at the opposite wall.

Then it seemed to me that Christ's eyes and also His hands were moving. The flowers in the garden became alive. They had turned into human beings who surrounded Christ. Then I saw Christ sway from one side to the other.  Oh, how He spoke! But I only perceived one word, 'Gethsemane.' Lightning struck, and Christ disappeared in a light blue robe.

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Kaspar Hauser the Hidden Prince Artist of Life

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Kaspar Hauser the Hidden Prince Artist of Life

 Kaspar appeared on this day May 26th in 1828   Kaspar Hauser was born on September 29, Michaelmas day in the year 1812 in Karlsruhe. Like Raphael,  who was born and died on Good Friday, we have another spiritual signature in the birth of Kaspar.  "Who am I? Where do I come from? Where is my Father? Where is my Mother?" these questions from Kaspar form the riddles of his mysterious biography. Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg on May 26, 1828 was barely able to talk or walk. The boy had been held captive in...

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Those Who Want to Paint Christ Have to Live with Him. Fra Angelico

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Those Who Want to Paint Christ Have to Live with Him.  Fra Angelico

"Those who want to paint Christ have to live with Him." Fra Angelico (1387-1455) Head of Jesus Christ Artist: Fra Angelico & Self Portait We have an online Facebook Group if you want to learn how to make devotional art: Working with Deities; Making Sacred Art as Healing Meditation Workshop

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How Can We Find the Christ? A Converstation of the Heart & Making Art

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How Can We Find the Christ? A Converstation of the Heart & Making Art

At Berkeley in the Transformative Arts & Consciousness MA program (2000-2002) I had two years to focus on art making. I decided to start a meditative, contemplative study of sacred texts, the gospels, and cross-cultural traditions focusing on the sacred deities of various religions and making sacred art. My studies led me to the Christian mysteries, and the question, “How can we know the Christ?” This is the question that for thousands of years souls have been longing to answer. We can read, study, meditate, and send up prayers and these ways of being have proven effective. We may have...

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