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Rudolf Steiner’s How to Know Higher Worlds: Creativity vs. Destruction choosing a Positive approach to Life.

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Rudolf Steiner’s How to Know Higher Worlds: Creativity vs. Destruction choosing a Positive approach to Life.

In our town Santa Barbara, we have recently lost a beloved local healer & hero through a dark deep tragedy of death and destruction. He was a renowned healer and considered a national treasure in his own country. This has been a blow to our community and the wider world. The question we are all asking is “why?” Why do we destroy that which promotes health & life? We all make these choices everyday, will we promote creativity & life or death & destruction? It is was harsh Easter week and I have turned back to my spiritual practice and...

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Today I Will Listen to the Hearts of Others Creativity Advice

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Today I Will Listen to the Hearts of Others Creativity Advice

When I was at junior college to study fine art, fashion design & commercial art I had work study grants. I was the art instructors assistant in art & design classes and commercial arts. I was supposed to “help” the students with their art projects. Since I was the youngest student there, just turned 18 and knew next to nothing, with some of the students being in their 50’s and older, I asked, ” How do I help them?” I was told to, ” listen to them and help them.” Yikes. But I learned very fast that for me, it...

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An Artist's Life; taking care of your Art Shrine

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An Artist's Life; taking care of your Art Shrine

an Artist’s Life; taking care of your ArtShrine March 10, 2016Edit I’ve been thinking a lot about people who make criticisms or corrections about the actions or emotions of others. They show & tell their disapproval, as if they have the inner marker of “appropriateness” to everyone else’s behavior. These people have unresolved power, authority and creative issues, that they constantly project outward onto others. If one points this out, there is effusive denial. Yet, the very thing they proclaim about others, is the very thing they cannot see in themselves. Or they say, don’t take it personally. Yeah. right. Giving...

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SpotLight Sex Priests & Power

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SpotLight Sex Priests & Power

I don’t have cable television so I typically see movies a year or so later. I do go to movies, although the sound is so loud I usually take ear plugs. Hence, I missed SpotLight the movie when it came out.  I just watched the movie on web television. I am so happy to identify that the Boston globe did this research and published on Ephiphany (hardly a coincidence) January 06, 2002. I was of course aware of the furor created as it escalated into a world phenomena. But like most people had no idea of the magnitude of the...

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Selling Art on eBAy: an Artist's Life

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Selling Art on eBAy: an Artist's Life

I graduated with a Master’s in Transformative Arts and Consciousness from JFK University Berkeley, in 2002. At that time I had been a life-long artist and had worked with medicine men and women learning traditional shamanic techniques for many years. The question that lived in my heart during years of training and still resides questioning is, “What makes Art sacred?” I went on to complete another year training in Goethean Studies at Rudolf Steiner college and came back home to Santa Barbara five years after I left. I had left a full-time counseling practice, running two groups a week for...

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