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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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Painting the Buddha: Breath, Dip the Brush and Look at your Buddha Reflection

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Painting the Buddha: Breath, Dip the Brush and Look at your Buddha Reflection

                                                               Rainbow Buddha Artwork: Kristena West No matter what you do, dream work, artwork, music, crafts, you will make a reflection of your soul. So painting a Buddha is really painting the Buddha-in-you-Becoming. Like projective dreamwork, expressive arts therapy, working with images in a collage, photography, we are always re-creating our selves. An authentic Buddhist mandala is a long process with highly disciplined painter. The cotton seeds are blessed and given to the nuns to plant, nurture, sprout, water, blossom pick and harvest all with prayers. The nuns give the woven fabric to the monks who then start the process...

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