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NOVALIS a new Sun Rises Hymns to the Night

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NOVALIS  a new Sun Rises Hymns to the Night

Though in conversation he delighted most to unfold the deeps of the soul, and spoke as inspired of the regions of invisible worlds, yet he was mirthful as a child; would jest in artless gaiety, and heartily concede to the jestings of his company. Without vanity, without learned haughtiness, far from any affectation and hypocrisy, he was a genuine, true man, the purest and loftiest embodiment of a high immortal spirit.

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Good Friday John the Beloved's Easter Mood In Christo Morimur

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Good Friday John the Beloved's Easter Mood In Christo Morimur

The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis The Last Address given by Rudolf Steiner The truth is, my dear friends, this earthly personality of Raphael was completely yielded up and was only present through what Lazarus-John gave to this soul to be poured out into colour and line for all mankind. Such was the life of this being. And it was so, that this Raphael life could only be, as it were, absolved in another life of thirty years — in Novalis. And so we see Raphael die young, Novalis die young — one being, who came forth from Elijah-John,...

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Meditation, Contemplation & Painting with Spiritual Worlds; an Artist's Life

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Meditation, Contemplation & Painting with Spiritual Worlds; an Artist's Life

  “The starting point for a new life of art can come only by direct stimulation from the spiritual world. We must become artists, not by developing symbolism or allegory, but by rising, through spiritual knowledge, more and more into the spiritual world.” Rudolf Steiner "Thus the anthroposophical world-conception is capable of giving a strong impetus to cognition as well as to religious experience. In the case of cognition it stresses the fact that one must travel a road of purification before passing the gate to the spiritual world. On the other hand, it stresses the truth that religious life...

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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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Crossing the Bridge Between the Worlds & Meeting the Greater Guardian of the Threshold

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Crossing the Bridge Between the Worlds & Meeting the Greater Guardian of the Threshold

In Rudolf Steiner's book, "How to Know Higher Worlds" he leads us chapter by chapter,  like the Bhagavadgita does, to the heights of the cosmic worlds. He brings us to the crossing point, the Great Bridge Between the Worlds, the Gjallar Bridge, where every individual must stand and confront the Great Guardian. These final chapters in the book are why I became a member of the anthroposophical society, later in life, after growing up with parents who studied Steiner. The Guardian of the Threshold Kristena West Duo aqua-oils 3' x4' ( I am very honored to share that my work...

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