This unique series of paintings takes the viewer on a graphic, visionary journey through the physical, metaphysical, and spiritual anatomy of the self. From anatomically correct rendering of the body systems, Grey moves to the spiritual/energetic systems with such images as "Universal Mind Lattice," envisioning the sacred and esoteric symbolism of the body and the forces that define its living field of energy. Includes essays on the significance of Grey's work by Ken Wilber, the eminent transpersonal psychologist, and by the noted New York art critic, Carlo McCormick.
A considerable number of maps relating to round the world trips made by Heavenly Emperors in spaceships in an extremely ancient age are just a few of the things to be found among the Takeuchi Documents that have only recently come to light after being secretly buried underground and guarded for over 1500 years by sixty seven generations of superintendent priests in the Koso Kotai Jingu shrine in Japan.
Heal yourself and your community with this proven 12-week program that uses the arts to awaken your innate healing abilities. From musicians in hospitals to quilts on the National Mall—art is already healing people all over the world. It is helping veterans recover, improving the quality of life for cancer patients, and bringing communities together to improve their neighborhoods. Now it’s your turn. Through art projects, including visual arts, dance, writing, and music, along with spiritual practices and guided imagery, Healing with the Arts gives you the tools to address what you need to heal in your life—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. An acclaimed twelve-week program lauded by hospitals and caretakers from around the world, Healing with the Arts gives you the ability to heal your family and your friends, as well as communities where you’ve always wanted to make a difference. Internationally known leaders in the arts in medicine movement, Michael Samuels, MD, and Mary Rockwood Lane, RN, PhD, show you how to use creativity and self-expression to pave the artist’s path to healing.
Heal yourself and your community with this proven 12-week program that uses the arts to awaken your innate healing abilities. Acclaimed by hospitals and caretakers from around the world, Healing with the Arts brings a tried and true program out of the medical field and into your home and neighborhood. Improve your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health in just 12 weeks. Whether you are ill, suffering from emotional trauma, or looking to unite your community, the arts become the conduit to restore your wellness and thrive in life. Dr. Michael Samuels and Dr. Mary Rockwood Lane created and developed this unique and powerful process to help anyone heal. Through innovative art projects—from the visual arts, movement and dance, writing, and music—along with spiritual practices and guided imagery, readers learn to get in touch with their inner muse and inner healer. Based on years of research and experience in the medical community, Healing with the Arts sets the stage for a more meaningful and healthier existence.
Ofrika's Song is a number of short stories and poems written by Ize Ofrika. This actor, artist, and revolutionary has revealed himself once again in manuscript form. You will be captivated by his unique form of verb usage and questioning of reality.The revolution starts here.
The capacity of art--both visual and verbal--to stimulate creativity and personal growth is the theme of this challenging collection from an internationally known artist. Grey combines poems, artwork, and thoughtful declarations that fuse imagination, creativity, and spirituality.
Even in the most hectic, most busy, most never-sleeping city in the world, comfort for the heart, mind, and soul is only a step away. And here's your quick-and-easy guide to finding it. Spiritual Places In and Around New York City is your roadmap to the myriad spaces and places around the boroughs that soothe the psyche and gladden the spirit. as well as a few extraordinarily peaceful destinations worth venturing over the city line for.From restful gardens to quiet galleries to restaurants that feed both our corporeal and incorporeal bodies, and more, Emily Squires and Len Belzer share those locations-some almost secret, others surprisingly public-that help them maintain their sanity amid the frenetic pace of the city. In brief sketches of these spiritual respites, they reveal the insights they've come to while visiting each, and convey a palpable sense of the wise and serene essence each imparts upon us.Newly updated, with even more calming locales for you to explore and enjoy, this is a must-have for harried New Yorkers and curious visitors alike.EMILY SQUIRES is a television director and writer, with a Writer's Guild Award, a Cine Golden Eagle, and six Emmys for directing Sesame Street. In recent years she has gravitated toward spiritual subjects with an interfaith series for cable television, and documentaries on Hiroshima, the Dalai Lama, and artist/ philosopher Frederick Franck.LEN BELZER is a Columbia University graduate, veteran of the U.S. Air Force Intelligence Service, former journalist, and writer, producer, and host of his own nationally syndicated radioshow, The Comedy Hour. He has been a student of spirituality and consciousness for more than 25 years.
Presents the latest psychoanalytic "theories" and their relevance for religious studies. The author, a clinical psychologist and professor of religion, builds on more recent theories in which the self is constued as a matrix of interalized relationships, investigates ways in which religious beliefs, practices, and experiences reflect the structure of the relational self.
The Kuna Indians of Panama, probably best known for molas, their colorful appliqué blouses, also have a rich literary tradition of oral stories and performances. One of the largest indigenous groups in the South American tropics, the majority of them (about 70,000) reside in Kuna Yala, a string of island and mainland villages stretching along the Caribbean coast. It is here that Joel Sherzer lived among them, photographing and recording their verbal performances, which he feels are representative of the beauty, complexity, and diversity of the oral literary traditions of the indigenous peoples of Latin America. This book is organized into three types of texts: humorous and moralistic stories; myths and magical chants; and women's songs. While quite different from one another, they share features characteristic of Kuna literature as a whole, including appreciation of their environment and a remarkable knowledge of their plants and animals; a belief in spirits as an important component of their world in curing, magic, and aesthetics; and, especially, great humor and a sense of play. Vividly illustrated by a Kuna artist and accompanied by photographs that lend a sense of being present at the performances, the texts provide readers with a unique aesthetic perspective on this rich culture while preserving an endangered and valuable indigenous oral tradition.
In most societies, poetry was once a thing for the indulgence of the elite minds alone. Cloaked in rigorous and bogus words which alienated most of the rest of society. But the beauty of the depth, rhythm, and mystery of poetry should be for all to appreciate. Poetry has a way of churning our souls with simple words whose meaning sets us rightly on a path of deep awareness. In Bird's Eye, the young poet Sally Williams passionately weaves a bridge between classical poetry and contemporary poetry (spoken word) in a way that makes it easy for all to savour yet preserve the essence of poetry itself. She captures the emotions of the dark side of our existence, gives voice to a compelling perception of our daily living and then opens our minds to see a utopia that does not need tomorrow to begin.
This book grew, in part, out of an undergraduate course Dr. Levy taught at the San Francisco Art Institute. Finding that students were still subscribing to the 19th-century bohemian myth that to have a vision, one had to, in the words of Rimbaud, "systematically derange" one's senses, he attempted to expose them to an alternative myth that is more positive -- a myth rooted in the grounded practice of shamanic techniques.
This is an inspirational book about art's power to bring about personal catharsis and spiritual awakening. Alex Grey's reflections combine his extensive knowledge of art history and his own first-hand experiences in creating art on the boundaries of consciousness. Included are practical techniques and exercises that can be used to explore the spiritual dimension of art. Challenging and thought-provoking, The Mission of Art will be enjoyed by everyone who has ever contemplated the deeper purpose of artistic expression.
Joel and Michelle Levey have taught thousands of people around the globe to live in greater harmony and balance. Field-tested and refined over many years, the Leveys' unique approach to stress-mastery and personal development offers step-by-step guidance for developing personal strengths, enhancing the quality of life, and making a real contribution to the world. The Fine Arts of Relaxation, Concentration and Meditation offers a treasury of their most useful teachings: Waking up throughout the day--finding your meditation practice and sticking to it. Balancing breath, brain, and mind-mastering stress--enhancing performance in every arena of your life. Creative intelligence--the dynamic synergy of active and quiet mind skills. Mastery, mystery, and meditation--awakening to your true nature. Inspired Work--relaxation, concentration, and meditation on the job. A vital blend of profoundly practical skills, advice, instruction, and encouragement makes Fine Arts a complete course for awakening more fully to your highest potentials in each moment of your life.