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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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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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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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Longing for Mystery; How Spiritual Experiences Change Your Life

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Longing for Mystery; How Spiritual Experiences Change Your Life

Yearning for Spiritual Renewal - excerpt from Alchemy the Magical Arts of the Union of Soul© Kristena West        "As souls, we long for mystery. We long for something to take us out of our lives, change us, shape us, intend us toward something better, something great, toward light, heat, passion, potency and purpose. Although we may desire this adventure into spirit, many of us fight off these experiences, as our egos consider them too threatening. Joseph Campbell, when speaking of the lure and danger of surrendering into the unconscious, says that these visions and dreams are dangerous. They are...

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Dreams Synchronicities Presentiments Precognition Waking Dreams of the Future

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Dreams Synchronicities Presentiments Precognition Waking Dreams of the Future

Synchronicity is when a sequence of apparently unrelated events that link to a theme or subject seem to take on a life of their own in your world. Everyone experiences synchroniticity at one time or another. Typically we don't slow down enough to work with the images or theme arising. But if we do pay attention, synchronicities can lead us to adventures, renewal, the next step, revelations, healing, crisis, or right-livelihood.     Synchronicity is a concept, first explained by psychoanallyst Carl Jung, which holds that events are "meaningful coincidences" if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to...

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