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THE FRUIT OF PRACTICE

In SPIRITUAL ARTISANS by William Johnson0 Comments

Some of the visual elements in my work: The plumb bob is used in construction to ensure that structures are vertical. I use it more as a symbol for finding the right balance in one’s meditation and life. Are we aligned, for example, with what is true? Are we in line with how phenomena and the mind actually exist, and not how we think they exist? The archeological marker is often a standing for mindfulness.

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A FAITH-BASED PRACTICE OF ART

In SPIRITUAL ARTISANS by Joe Lamport0 Comments

A brilliant article on fusing creative art with contemplative or spiritual practice, with a poetic ode to Allan Bridge a.k.a. Mr. Apology. “I know many artists for whom the seed of inspiration was first nurtured by close association with a spiritual and artistic mentor. Quite simply, there’s no substitute for the knowledge that you can glean up close from watching an inspired artist at work in the flesh, breathing the same air and directly observing the creative process as it unfolds. It is a form of knowledge that unfolds in a wordless fashion much like the truth of the Flower Sermon.”

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A SHORT STORY OF A GOLDSMITH

In SPIRITUAL ARTISANS by Jette Skriver1 Comment

Soon my father found out that I had a flair for the handcraft and he took me to exhibitions and trade shows, taught me history of jewel art and always answered all my questions like ‘What is the name of this gemstone? Where does it come from? How did the Vikings make there jewelry? How do I draw a ring?’

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PAINTING SACRED IMAGES ON GLASS

In SPIRITUAL ARTISANS by Tsunma Jamyang Donma4 Comments

Early on in my studies I had encountered concepts and approaches to what is generally known of as Color Therapy. Theories and research that indicate that color itself could heal and does. I learned also that many of the minerals that are used in traditional healing and herbalism were the very minerals used to create the colors in the glass.

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SPACE TO REST

In SPIRITUAL ARTISANS by Kimberly Poppe2 Comments

You know your holy place. Your field, tree, chapel, cushion, cathedral, mat, temple or ocean wait for you. Go there often, without any agenda. And let your heart sing the lullabies of its longing to keep itself awake.
A Quiet Collision of Verse and Image by Deborah Anne Quibell & Kimberly Poppe.

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JOURNEY OF ASCENSION

In SPIRITUAL ARTISANS by Sunara Begum0 Comments

When creativity comes to us, knocks hard at our door, we can’t ignore it, we have to listen, we have to let go of what we are doing and submit in that precise moment, if not it will follow us, and continue to. We do not choose an idea, more often it chooses us and we have to manifest the idea, or be in pursuit of it.

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INTRODUCING COMPOSER MYSTIC DAVID HYKES

In SPIRITUAL ARTISANS by Tara Trinley Wangmo1 Comment

LEVEKUNST art of life is happy to introduce a music series about David Hykes and his work. Described by the New York Times as a composer-mystic, he is also a singer, meditation teacher, visual artist, cultural contemplative, and a recognized pioneer and respected teacher of musical spirituality and contemplative practice.

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TASHI MANNOX – MASTER OF CALLIGRAPHY

In SPIRITUAL ARTISANS by Tara Trinley Wangmo

Art plays a very important role in the practice of transformation, not only to inspire, but to present sacred imagery for visualisation meditation. The Tibetan Buddhist tradition in particular is rich in sacred art and a means to transcend and liberate, says Tashi Mannox in this interview.