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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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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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What's Ritual Got to Do With It? How Rituals Create Sacred Space for Inner Work of Soul.

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What's Ritual Got to Do With It? How Rituals Create Sacred Space for Inner Work of Soul.

 author is a wheeling blur with drum singing & dancing in the Spirits Curators; Kristena West, Mary McCullogh & Tristy TaylorWhen we were preparing the space in the JFK University gallery for Deities exhibition, we had about 5 days to bring our intention to the gallery environment. That meant creating four Art Altars: East, South, West & North directions.  This exhibition was a group of ordinary people who had been "touched" by spirit.  We wanted to bring a "spiritual art show" partly in my reaction to a woman in San Francisco doing an enema with chickens on-stage during a Da-Da...

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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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Habitual Negative Thinking Creates Thought Forms = Addictions

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Habitual Negative Thinking Creates Thought Forms = Addictions

A great Picture of an Alchemical Egregore! the Thought Form that is built when we habitually think or do something. If we give it alot of energy, the Egregore becomes "Alive" and to continue living, discharges itself against the head in order for us to engage in the activity/thinking again. ILLUSTRATION PAWEL KUCZYNSKI Poke-the Man We all know our habitual negative thought forms; worry, dread, doubt, fear, anger, jealousy, self-hatred. It's the default place we go to, to try to handle the challenges and anxieties of  life. But these continued thoughts creates habitual thinking which in turn create adapting patterns...

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