Art is a spiritual path
awaken the creative force and connect with the divine source of creativity
access inner wisdom and intuition about life issues, including both personal and community concerns
find a path to meaning that includes honoring, celebrating, and giving thanks
explore the images and symbols of traditions such as Catholicism, Judaism, shamanism, and Goddess worship
join in spiritual community with others who are following the path of art
discover that artmaking can help us live our ideals and be of service in the world
Detailed examples from the author's own practice of art, plus the stories and images of several other people, are presented to illustrate how art becomes a spiritual path in action. At the author's virtual studio, www.patballen.com, readers can post their images and writings, communicate with the author, and subscribe to an electronic newsletter. The site also contains an archive of the images in this book in full color.
The primal role of art in awakening and liberating the soul of humanity
- Presents a seven-stage journey of transformation moving from the darkened soul to the light of spiritual illumination
- Provides a meditation practice to experience the spiritual energy embedded within art
- Includes ar
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,"