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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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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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Making Art on a Black Surface: from Leonardo da Vinci's Notebooks

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Making Art on a Black Surface: from Leonardo da Vinci's Notebooks

Art: Kristena West M.A. 2005 “A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”  Leonardo da Vinci When I make art/sketches every day for my online art store, I love working on black charcoal paper. Black fills in the background so you don't have to work so hard, it helps whatever you do.  When I teachWomenSpirit classes, I give the students black craft paper,  it's in-expensive and has a "tooth" so media grabs at it. When I told the (adult) women that the paper was...

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It's OK to Follow Your Bliss & Save Your Own Life

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It's OK to Follow Your Bliss & Save Your Own Life

Artwork: Kristena West M.A. The Journey   One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice-- though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. "Mend my life!" each voice cried. But you didn't stop. You knew what you had to do, though the wind pried with its stiff fingers at the very foundations, though their melancholy was terrible. It was already late enough, and a wild night, and the road full of fallen branches and stones. But little by...

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