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The Gifts of Dream during a Life Crisis; Help from the Other Side

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The Gifts of Dream during a Life Crisis; Help from the Other Side

Working with your dreams will give you daily information, messages, warnings, and health guidelines. Dreams will show you your false face or shadow self. Dreams will give you a safe arena in which you can identify, confront, and battle your enemies, be they abusers, addictions, or your shadow nature.

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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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Having a "THING" about Crowns... Prescience of Destiny

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Having a "THING" about Crowns... Prescience of Destiny

I had a "THING" about crowns when I was about this age. I had a brown glass pill bottle that I kept secreted in my nightstand drawer.  I collected all kinds of tiny jeweled crowns from decorative buttons to costume jewelry, brooches, earrings, everything crowns. I felt it was imperative that I had these on hand. They gave me great joy and filled me with awe, wonder and mystery. (If I had had a crown like the one pictured above, I would have swooned in rapture)   I grew up and some 35+ years later, in 2000, when I arrived...

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Archetypal Dreams The Sacred Twins Creation Heros; meeting the Deities

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Archetypal Dreams The Sacred Twins Creation Heros; meeting the Deities

When an Archetype enters your life, change is the new normal. They bring raw uncontrolled forces, upheaval, powerful kinetic somatic shifts, and sometimes a 180 degree turn about in what we think we know. This can collapse our world view, our consolidated and carefully constructed reality. It's good for us, but not pleasant typically, to go through a deconstruction or dismemberment to a newly "remembered" life. Carl Jung brought forward for western culture the idea of Archetypes as a psychological tool for analysis. Jung himself underwent a dismemberment in  his own life, while being a counselor of others. By the...

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Devotional Art An Artist's Life Contemplation & Meditation

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Devotional Art An Artist's Life Contemplation & Meditation

Making devotional art creates a dialogue from silent holy place deep inside of us to the spiritual worlds or deity. Creating a devotional icon opens the space to the divine ground of the World, as a question, prayer or commitment in the on-going conversation of the heart.This Mary altar piece is made from found objects found at thrift stores in the Bay area. It seemed like every thrift-store,  there were Mary and Christ figurines, and as I cannot leave a doll behind, I also found I could not leave these behind. So became a collection of divine deities. I was...

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