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DEATH IN VENICE


Joseph Campbell mythic bookshelf on amazon, THe Trilogy of Remembrance, The Wondrous Apothecary, Suspense, mystery, art, collaboration, apothecary, alchemist, allegory, symbolism, authoritarianism, Blitz, creativity, dictatorship, free speech, friendship, holograph, holographic art, love, medical experiments, passion, philosophic, spiritual, trust, vision, painting, conceptual art

#ThomasMann #DeathinVenice #literature #mythicthemes #art #JosephCampbellFoundation   HAVE YOU EVER DISCOVERED an entirely unknown part of yourself? Something so surprising that you are shocked beyond belief? And what if it is an irrational passionate longing of which you can tell no one? If so, you have experienced the essence of Death in Venice by Thomas […]

Chagall ~ Art as a Joyous Fantasy


Chagall ~ Gallery Hopping     Off to see the paintings of MARC CHAGALL. His life seems a joyous fantasy expressed in his paintings and stained glass. Chagall said—that he lived and created with one foot dipped in the waters of the subconscious and the other on terra firma in this reality. With such talk […]

SPIRITUALITY ~ in the ARTS


We hear lots of talk about spirituality but what is it—really? Probably everyone has some definition—so here is mine just for me. Of course, it’s yours if you like it. Spirituality is that search for something I can rarely see. But somehow I’m convinced that a hint of something meaningful lies beneath, beyond or behind […]

Prayers to the Muse


: muse, inspiration, art, creativity, mythology, spirituality, literature, Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, Chardin, Book of Urizen, William Blake, the God particle, Higgs Boson, Chaos.

An immense, entirely blank canvas stretches before the artist. Looking away, he busies himself with setting out his paints and brushes. Although he will not admit it, terror strikes his heart when he looks up at that vast, empty white space. “What in god’s name will I paint?” He hunts for his charcoal and puts […]

Spirituality ~The Photographs of Ansel Adams


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WHAT IS SPIRITUALITY? What does spirituality mean to you? We often speak of it as if we had a shared understanding. But I suspect we all have our own individual notions. After all, what could be more personal than a sense of spirituality? Here’s my idea. I sense that “something” very tantalizing lies just beyond […]