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    "Birth is not the beginning, 
    Death is not the end." 
    ~ Chuang Tzu, 400 B.C. 
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    "To take appearance for reality is a grievous sin and the cause of all calamities. You are the all-pervading, eternal and infinitely creative awareness — consciousness. All else is local and temporary. Don’t forget what you are."

    - Neem Karoli Baba

    ~ artwork by Benedigital
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    "We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves."


    - Abraham Maslow

    ~ artwork by :::Visions from the Source::: (Art by Abhi Thati)
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    "A lot of times we look at the whole world and think, 'it's so daunting, how can we change the whole world?' and you don't need to do that, what you need to do is change your world a little bit, and see if you can, through example, inspire others to do the same thing."

    - Michael Franti

    ~ artwork by Meditation by XD art
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    "Love starts when we push aside our ego and make room for someone else."

    - Rudolph Steiner

    ~ artwork by Francene Hart Visionary Artist
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    "In order to be on the positive path, one must be capable of doing one's own thinking. Doing ones own thinking, by a very specific process, involves looking beyond that which society would define as spiritual."

    - David Wilcock

    ~ artwork by Angi Sullins
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    “The desire to live life to its fullest, to acquire more knowledge, to abandon the economic treadmill, are all typical reactions to these experiences in altered states of consciousness. The previous fear of death is typically quelled. If the individual generally remains thereafter in the existential state of awareness, the deep internal feeling of eternity is quite profound and unshakable.”

    - Edgar Mitchell, The Way of the Explorer: An Apollo Astronaut's Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds

    ~ artwork by Hakan Hısım
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    “Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering its a feather bed.”

    – Terence McKenna

    ~ artwork by Gesah Gemilang
    http://gesah-ge.deviantart.com/
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    "Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment."

    - Thich Nhat Hanh

    ~ artwork by Kenlighten Art
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    "We live in a provocative, evolving time that promises to impact how we live together on the planet, how we continue as a species, and how we understand ourselves in relation to a larger universe... this is the time to remember how to live in ecstatic relationship with natural forces."

    - Llyn Roberts ~ Olympic Mountain EarthWisdom Circle

    ~ artwork by Miro Moric
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    "We are beginning to see the entire universe as a holographically interlinked network of energy and information, organically whole and self referential at all scales of its existence. We, and all things in the universe, are non-locally connected with each other and with all other things in ways that are unfettered by the hitherto known limitations of space and time."

    - Ervin Laszlo

    ~ artwork: 'The Beginning' by Louis Dyer - Visionary Artist
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    "Art is a means of connecting two worlds, the visible and the invisible, the physical and the spiritual. The area of our consciousness where culture has its roots lies in the uncontrolled mind of every individual: in the moment when it is given space to make a creative leap. Artists,scientists and spiritual masters alike have great respect for that particular faculty of our human potential. It is in the realization of each individual’s intuitive creativity that everybody would agree with the statement, everyone is an artist."
    - Louwrien Wijers

    ~ artwork: 'Axis Mundi' by Stuart griggs
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    artwork by David Shearer http://rek0.deviantart.com/
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    "The cannabis experience has greatly improved my appreciation for art, a subject which I had never much appreciated before. The understanding of the intent of the artist which I can achieve when high sometimes carries over to when I’m down. This is one of many human frontiers which cannabis has helped me traverse.

    A very similar improvement in my appreciation of music has occurred with cannabis. For the first time I have been able to hear the separate parts of a three-part harmony and the richness of the counterpoint. I have since discovered that professional musicians can quite easily keep many separate parts going simultaneously in their heads, but this was the first time for me. Again, the learning experience when high has at least to some extent carried over when I’m down. The enjoyment of food is amplified; tastes and aromas emerge that for some reason we ordinarily seem to be too busy to notice. I am able to give my full attention to the sensation. A potato will have a texture, a body, and taste like that of other potatoes, but much more so. Cannabis also enhances the enjoyment of sex – on the one hand it gives an exquisite sensitivity, but on the other hand it postpones orgasm: in part by distracting me with the profusion of image passing before my eyes. The actual duration of orgasm seems to lengthen greatly, but this may be the usual experience of time expansion which comes with cannabis smoking."

    - Carl Sagan

    ~ artwork by Lisete Alcalde
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    artwork by Derek Marzalek
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    "When human beings lose their connection to nature, to heaven and earth, then they do not know how to nurture their environment or how to rule their world - which is saying the same thing. Human beings destroy ecology at the same time that they destroy one another. From that perspective, healing our society goes hand-in-hand with healing our personal, elemental connection with the phenomenal world."

    - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

    ~artwork by Autumn Skye
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    “You are a divine being. You matter, you count. You come from realms of unimaginable power and light, and you will return to those realms.”

    – Terence McKenna

    ~ artwork: 'The Luminous Return' by Mugwort Designs
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    Bill Hicks
    “Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit . . . unnatural?”
    - Bill Hicks
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    Marijuana and Spirituality

    Kevin Nelson is 32 years old and works in the fields of Earth Education, wilderness leadership, environmentally responsible homebuilding, and ecological textiles. He lives in Washington state where he divides his free time between playing music and freelance writing. Using the herb as a catalyst for spiritual reflection, he remembers that at a moments notice, yet so frequently forgotten, we may be conscious of the “glorious beauty of the world.”

    "Describing why I smoke marijuana presents an interesting challenge, like trying to articulate the content of a slippery dream in the morning light. There is an ineffable quality to this noble plant that has captivated my mind throughout life as it has captivated hundreds of millions of minds for the past 12,000 years of human history. It reminds me of a line by Robin Williamson – “Whatever you think, it’s more than that.” Nevertheless, I’m game for an attempt at describing why this plant has proven to be so personally beneficial.

    Like most powerful experiences available to human beings, how we define our relationship to the experience is key to what we will get out of it. I had the great fortune of not trying cannabis for the first time until I was 18-years-old. My psyche had the opportunity to develop mostly unencumbered by chemical influences. My only experience with altered states prior to this time was with alcohol intoxication – a kind of numb, excitable giddiness that teenagers seem to find so appealing. Alcohol made me act less inhibited, somewhat reckless and, in retrospect, generally foolish. The high school I attended was influenced heavily by a focus on sports and fashion. In my final year there I began taking an interest in a group of friends with intellectual, questioning minds, with more fascinating and artistic interests than keg parties and pep rallies. Unsurprisingly, it turned out that many in this group smoked marijuana, albeit with a low-key discretion due to the generally negative attitudes about marijuana preval
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    "I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours."

    - Bob Dylan

    ~ artwork by Pyrogas Sipo http://pyrogas-sipo.deviantart.com/
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    "Fear says, ‘I want to keep you safe.’ Love says, ‘You are safe.’"


    - Ram Dass, Love Serve Remember

    ~ artwork by Eostar Kamala
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    Visionary Arts: What Vision?

    "The definition of Visionary Arts is evolving as the times are changing. In the last decade a new wave of visionary artists is flourishing and coming together as more platforms and initiatives are being created. The society for Art of Imagination for example started in 1997 and now their collective gathers almost 400 artists worldwide that describe themselves as fantastic, surrealists and visionary artists; and shows like Beinart and Chimeria attract thousands from many countries around.

    The Internet and its new tools for networking are also contributing to the emergence of a larger movement. Maybe because the present art world is not yet interested in representing these artists, we need to gather and build our culture to become more integrated and accepted among the mainstream art movements. one thing is sure though, when we see the personal and independent success of many of these artists, is that the interest is there.


    How do these artists and their visions contribute to humanity? What is our place in the society?

    We can say that pioneers of visionary arts were Bosch (late 15th century) and William Blake (late 18th century), artists that opened the visual doors to the universe of the human subconscious. Opening the doors to these realms is giving opportunities to human beings for deepening and understanding their lives by exploring the vast dimensions of the psyche.

    It is like if we lived up until then in a surface land with no capacity for understanding our deeper impulses, the roots of our behaviors, the collective unconscious, all of which is hidden and motivates us in our most horrific actions, to our most sacred inclinations.


    Scientist Louie Bernstein from the Montreal Planetarium tells us that we only perceive with our human senses 1000th of 1% of the whole spectrum of existing waves. So understanding this with a scientific base brings value and credentials to those that explore the subconscious world and other possible dimensions.

    There are many way
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    "I slept and dreamt that life was joy,

    I awoke and saw that life was service.

    I acted, and behold, service was joy."

    - Rabindranath Tagore

    ~ artwork by Seelenflug art
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    "In Indian philosophy, the main terms used by Hindus and Buddhists have dynamic connotations. The word Brahman is derived from the Sanskrit root brih – to grow- and thus suggests a reality which is dynamic and alive. In the words of S. Radhakrishnan, “The word Brahman means growth and is suggestive of life, motion, progress.” The Upanishads refer to Brahman as ‘this uniformed, immortal, moving’, thus associating it with motion even though it transcends all forms.’

    The Rig Veda uses another term to express the dynamic character of the universe, the term Rita. This word comes from the root ri- to move; its original meaning in the Rig Veda being ‘the course of all things’, ‘the order of nature’. The order of nature was conceived by the Vedic seers, not as a static divine law, but as a dynamic principle which is inherent in the universe. This idea is not unlike the Chinese conception of the Tao - ‘the Way’- as the way in which the Universe works, i.e. the order of Nature. Like the Vedic seers, the Chinese sages saw the world in terms of flow and change. Both concepts, Rita and Tao, were later brought down from their original cosmic level to the human and interpreted in a moral sense; Rita as the universal law which all gods and humans must obey and Tao as the right way of life."

    - Fritjof Capra, The Tao of Physics, p210

    ~ artwork by Android Jones
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    When there is daring, you dare to do something: you put forth your vision fearlessly. People have doubts about big vision because they don’t have a sense of gentleness in themselves first. So gentleness brings daring and a sense of fearlessness. Daring is appreciation of letting go in the fundamental sense. First you develop gentleness toward yourself; then you begin to develop daring, which is connected with how to express your gentleness to the world outside, how to proclaim your sanity. Your are not going crazy because you have seen the Great Eastern Sun, which is the symbol of expansive vision in the Shambhala world. Rather, because you have seen the Great Eastern Sun, you are very daring and at the same time very gentle and soft. The softer you become, the greater the message to the world becomes.

    - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

    ~ artist unknown
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    The Sacred Geometry At The Heart Of Creation

    "The universe exhibits a mysterious underlying order. It is interconnected at levels that are hidden from the most powerful scientific minds in existence today. Nothing is as it first appears. one of the prime examples of this is the Fibonacci numbers - a sequence that is built into all levels of creation. They crop up in many places and circumstances.

    The Fibonacci numbers were discovered by the 13th century Italian mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci and written about in his great work Liber Abaci. It is more accurate to say that he re-discovered them, because they were definitely known to the Ancient Greeks and Egyptians. The Greeks based most of their Art and Architecture upon the Fibonacci ratio, and Egyptians incorporated this ratio into the Pyramids.

    Fibonacci derived the number series to solve a mathematical problem related to the breeding speed of rabbits. The series itself is very easy to generate. These are the first few terms:

    1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233,.....

    Basically, the next term in the series is generated by adding the two preceding terms, e.g. 144 = 55+89.

    The Fibonacci ratio itself is also easily derived. Take any two adjacent terms of the series and divide the earlier term by the later. For example 2/3 = 0.666, 3/5 = 0.600, 5/8, 0.625, 8/13 = 0.615, 13/21 = 0.619, 21/34 = 0.617, 34/55 = 0.6182, 55/89 = 0.6180.....

    You will find that these ratios eventually converge to the 'magic' Fibonacci ratio of 0.618. This is also known as the Golden Ratio. It is prevalent throughout Nature, as well as in man-made creations. For example, the width of all standard picture frames are 0.618 of their length. Notes in music are related to each other by Fibonacci ratios.

    The ratio itself has some weird mathematical properties. If you square 0.618, i.e. multiply it by itself, you get 0.382: 0.6180.618 = 0.382.
    However, this is the SAME number you get by subtracting the Fibonacci ratio 0.618 from unity, i.e. 1 - 0.618 = 0.382

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    "Caught in the storm, battered by waves
    The ship of my life was blown off course
    By the winds of Selfishness

    My breath rises within me,
    the breath of the heart.
    The sweet breath.
    The sacred breath leads me in.

    Now the winds die down
    and the waters grow calm.
    I have found a haven for my heart,
    In the harbor of the Name"

    - Krishna Das

    ~ artwork by Totemical
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    "Today we find ourselves wandering disconsolately between two worlds — one dying and the other struggling to be born. on the one hand, the spiritual and intellectual certainties of the past no longer command our allegiance. on the other, the promises of a more integral worldview, a cosmology of tomorrow — one based on a deeper relationship with nature and with the larger cosmos — require of us a leap of faith few are as yet willing to take. With the future of the human spirit and the future of the planet hanging in the balance, we have no choice but to embrace courage, imagination, and our deepest inner resources."

    - Richard Tarnas

    ~ artwork by Mark Henson
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    "Please take the growing crisis very seriously and realize that the time for sacred action has come. Plunge deep into sacred practice so that you can connect with the eternal within you and remain calm and joyful and full of passionate compassion through all the shatterings to come."

    - Andrew Harvey- Author

    ~ artwork by Jessîca Perlstein
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    "Most of nature is inherently chaotic. It's not rigidly determined in the old sense. It's not rigidly predictable."
    - Rupert Sheldrake

    ~ artwork by Jamie Burton www.jamieburton.com/
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    ~ artwork by The Art of Sam Farrand
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    "Thou Art is me
    looking in the mirror,
    as I see the past and future intertwining
    as one reality bigger than Earth.
    In an instant,
    the fluid emotion of one Verse,
    Intensifies into the Light
    of a MultiVerse,
    and in this
    I exist as an Artist"

    - Danyel Seagan

    ~ artwork: 'The Journey of the Spirit' by Collin Elder - Fine Art
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    "In its phenomenal aspect, the cosmic one is intrinsically dynamic, and the apprehension of its dynamic nature is basic to all schools of Eastern mysticism."

    - Fritjof Capra

    ~ artist unknown
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    “Our true capital is our creativity.”
    - Joseph Beuys

    ~ artwork by Jake Kobrin Art & Design
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    "We can arrive at a point of view where the preservation of the individual activities is no longer inconsistent with our comprehension of the cosmic consciousness or our attainment to the transcendent and supracosmic."

    - Sri Aurobindo

    ~ unknown artist
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    "In order to develop love ~ universal love, cosmic love, whatever you would like to call it ~ one must accept the whole situation of life as it is, both the light and the dark, the good and the bad. one must open oneself to life, communicate with it."

    - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

    ~ artwork by Adam Fu www.facebook.com/adam.fu.790
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    “Culture is shared meaning in which everybody participates.”

    - David Bohm

    ~ artwork: 'Jubilation' by Hana Alisa Omer
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    "It’s important to have self-confidence. It’s even more important to have spiritual self-confidence. Spiritual confidence is that unique and palpable sense of absolute conviction that cannot be affected by external or internal fluctuations. It’s being absolutely sure. It’s knowing, before you know, that you know. It’s the highest gift and blessing that comes only from the deepest insight into the true nature of things. It can also be the most precious jewel that is freely transmitted from the awakened heart and mind of a true spiritual master to any and all who would receive it. Absolute conviction destroys existential doubt and frees the human soul.

    The Eastern traditions say that doubt is one of the biggest obstacles to the profound discovery of enlightened awareness. The sparkle of ecstatic conviction in the eyes of a saint expresses the liberating joy and fearlessness that are testimony to powerful spiritual self-confidence. Unfortunately, madmen, monsters, and megalomaniacs from the East and the West also gain their power from absolute self-confidence. But that’s not a confidence that comes from knowing that mystery which is ungraspable. More often than not, it’s a confidence that comes from fear, from overwhelming arrogance, from the puny ego, or from ethnocentric pride. It’s a confidence that comes from a desire for power and an aspiration to dominate. The kind of spiritual confidence I’m speaking about comes from a very different source and from a very different part of the self.

    Some people claim that absolute conviction of any kind is dangerous and should never be trusted. But the kinds of people who make those assertions are hypocrites. They are hypocrites because they stubbornly express an absolute conviction in their own perspective while simultaneously proclaiming to others the futility of such a position!

    Spiritual confidence is the heaviest anchor in the midst of the unending storm that is life and death. It is an unshakable confidence in the inherent rightness of being here — confidence
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    artwork ~ 'flim tree' by ~thandav on deviantART
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    Life is a magnificent manifestation where if we honour Sacred Mother Earth, rivers of love will flow freely. New levels of spiritual awareness are upon us and by recognizing their beauty we can inspire every aspect of our lives. Let your soul be an oasis of transformation that takes your life to the next level and fulfills your dreams. Rejoice in your awakening, the future is now and love is in every breath you take.

    - Micheal Teal

    ~ artwork by Shawn Hocking
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    "When all longings that are in the heart vanish, then a mortal becomes immortal and attains Brahman (infinite consciousness) here."

    - Katha Upanishad

    ~ artwork: 'Brahma-God of Creation' by Molee Art http://molee.deviantart.com/
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    "Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution."

    - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

    ~ artwork by Christopher Sheehan and Aurora Dendera
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    Creativity and What Blocks It
    "In the introduction, a call was made for a new surge of creativity in science. By now it will be clear that such a surge must extend into all areas of human activity if the actual challenge, which has finally revealed itself, is to be met. But does this mean that creativity must somehow be elicited from an organism that does not have in itself a natural potential for creativity? It is proposed that, on the contrary, human beings do indeed have such a potential. However as children grow older, this creativity appears to be blocked.

    Some insight into the nature of this block can be gained from the work of Desmond Morris, published in The Biology of Art. In one experiment chimpanzees were given canvas and paint and immediately began to apply themselves to make balanced patterns of color, somewhat reminicent of certain forms of modern art, such as abstract expressionism. The significant point about this experiment is that the animals became so interested in painting and it absorbed them so completely that they had comparatively little interest left for food, sex, or the other activities that normally hold them strongly. Additional experiments showed somewhat similar results for other primates. When very young children are given paints, their behavior is remarkably like that of the chimpanzees.

    This seems to indicate that creativity is a natural potential. Yet somehow, in most cases, the urge to create fades as the human being gets older. Or at best it continues in certain limited areas, such as science, music, or painting. Why should this happen?

    An extension of Morris's experiment involved rewarding the chimpanzees for producing their paintings. Very soon their work began to degenerate until they produced the bare minimum that would satisfy the experimenter. A similar behavior can be observed in young children as they become "self-conscious" of the kind of painting the believe they are "supposed" to do. This is generally indicated to them by subtle and implicit rewards, such as pra
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    "Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'

    - Edgar Allan Poe

    ~ artwork by Martina Hoffmann Art
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    “People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”

    - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

    ~ artwork by The Art of Sam Farrand
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    "Look. This is your world! You can't not look. There is no other world. This is your world; it is your feast. You inherited this; you inherited these eyeballs; you inherited this world of color. Look at the greatness of the whole thing. Look! Don't hesitate - look! Open your eyes. Don't blink, and look, look - look further."

    - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

    ~ artwork by Joey G http://capstoned.deviantart.com/
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    ~ artwork: 'Ascension' by Cody Seekins
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    “Reclaiming the sacred in our lives naturally brings us close once more to the wellsprings of poetry.”

    - Robert Bly
    ~ artwork: 'Seeds of Renewal' by Moon Mandala- Art by Jamie Kaminskas
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    "Call forth the sacredness of the earth now, the holiness of the living, breathing planet and breathe with the earth, blessing and being blessed as the light of the earth flows to you and as the light of your own heart flows to the beloved earth. There is a partnership, a communion between you and the land, between the land and you. This runs deep beneath the streets, deep beneath the buildings, deep throughout and beneath the seas. The earth is sacred. The earth is our mother; we must take care of her."

    - Sharon McErlane

    ~ artwork by Roman Villagrana SynchroMystic
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    Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
    - Barbara De Angelis PH.D.

    ~ artwork: 'The Shaman's Heart.' by Abba Yahudah
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    A Mind Awakening.
    "I am writing to you who reads this, no one else but YOU. I do not intend to force my opinions, beliefs, or my understandings on to anyone. I am not saying to follow what I describe, or even take it to be true. I don't care who reads this, but not in a way that is negative, I openly share my thoughts freely without sincere cause.

    Let's start by talking about your ego; (I am prodding at it on purpose) it limits your understanding of reality. It follows you everywhere, and believing you have an awakened mind, means that it follows YOU too. Mine is here with me now, and its cool. You and the ego can control your processor (brain) whenever you like. When both of you want control, it can become more difficult to compute information.

    By understanding that the ego is attachment, while actually putting it in to practice in your daily life; the act of letting go, will help you understand the difference between you and the ego. Take it to whatever level you like, as long as its at the level you feel works for you. So you don't have to give away a house, it could be your last piece of chocolate. Make it something you have attached yourself too, even the smallest thing, and let it go, even though you want it. Feel what happens.
    If you don't feel it, make it a bigger act.

    When your mind is busy attaching itself (as it does) to things real and imagined around you, the processor becomes more and more occupied with thought rather than computing and responding to experience. You may notice this process when you focus your attention on someone that is annoying you. You may ask yourself; why did they do that? Most commonly they may have a reason, or they don't know what it was they where doing. Their mind can be focussed on little things like; I need to make this point soon in the conversation, or that's my slice of pizza there, my dignity here, my box of fears over there, my happiness in my relationship there, etc etc. when the mind is this busy it can seem that a person is not "awake" however their processor
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    ~ artwork by Alterception
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    "I was completely astonished by the beauty of nature. Our eyes see just a small fraction of the light in the world."
    - Dr. Albert Hofmann
    ~ artwork by Shawn Hocking
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    "There can be no more intimate and elemental part of the individual than his or her own consciousness. At the deepest level, our consciousness is what we are - to the extent that if we are not sovereign over our own consciousness then we cannot in any meaningful sense be sovereign over anything else either."

    - Graham Hancock
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    "The universe itself is the primary sacred community. All human religion should be considered as participation in the religious aspect of the universe itself. It is false to say that humanity is the most excellent being in the universe. The most excellent being in the universe is the universe itself."

    - Thomas Berry
    ~ artwork by Pineal Paradise
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    "In shamanistic cultures, synchronicities are considered to be teachings as well as sign indicating where one should focus one’s attention, such correspondences demonstrate the usually hidden links between the individual psyche and the larger world. Synchronicities express themselves through chance meetings and natural events as well as in dreams and supernatural episodes – for instance, among the Secoya shamans, a dream of seeing yourself in the mirror suggests that you will soon encounter a jaguar in the rain forest. Shamans see such temporal conjunctions as essential aspects of reality, revealing its ultimately dreamlike and magical qualities."

    - Daniel Pinchbeck
    ~ artwork: 'Panthera Khorwa;' by Totemical
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    ~ artwork by Life Soul
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    "Modern physics then, pictures matter not at all as passive and inert, but being in a continuous dancing and vibrating motion whose rhythmic patterns are determined by the molecular, atomic and nuclear structures. This is also the way in which the Eastern mystics see the material world. They all emphasise that the universe has to be grasped dynamically, as it moves, vibrates and dances; that nature is not a static but dynamic equilibrium."

    - Fritjof Capra
    ~ artwork by Nico Psyart
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    "People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle."

    - Thich Nhat Hanh

    ~ artwork: "A Child's Dream" by keikei11 http://keikei11.deviantart.com/
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    "Synchronicities, epiphanies, peak, and mystical experiences are all cases in which creativity breaks through the barriers of the self and allows awareness to flood through the whole domain of consciousness. It is the human mind operating, for a moment, in its true order and moving through orders of increasing subtlety, reaching past the source of mind and matter into creativity itself."

    - F. David Peat
    ~ artwork: 'Reading Between the Lines" by Totemical
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    "Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play."

    - Heraclitus
    ~ artwork by Art of Heather Taylor
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    ~ artwork by Guillem Mari http://guillembe.deviantart.com/
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    ~ artwork by The Art of Sam Farrand
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    "Some people have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy."

    - Abraham Maslow
    ~ artwork: 'Suzie Q' by F Scott Hess
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    "Life is an opportunity given to satisfy the hunger and thirst of the soul."

    - Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan

    ~ artwork by Xavier Solano
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    "Photons come out of nowhere, they cannot be stored, they can barely be pinned down in time, and they have no home in space whatsoever. That is, light occupies no volume and has no mass. The similarity between a thought and a photon is very deep. Both are born in a region beyond space and time where nature controls all processes in that void which is full of creative intelligence."

    - Deepak Chopra
    ~ artwork by Simon Meola http://simonmeola.blogspot.com/
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    "…the mind is more powerful than any imaginable particle accelerator, more sensitive than any radio receiver or the largest optical telescope, more complete in its grasp of information than any computer: the human body- its organs, its voice, its powers of locomotion, and its imagination- is a more-than-sufficient means for the exploration of any place, time or energy level in the universe."

    - Terence McKenna

    ~ artwork: 'The Enlightenment' by Roy Villalobos http://roysurreal.deviantart.com/
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    "Nobody likes to let go of the ego- it is so precious to everyone. However, once you have attained a state of egolessness, the world won’t disappear, as you may think it will. The world will continue, but a change takes place within you. Something is uncovered. You start seeing everything with the wonder and innocence of a child."

    - Amma
    ~ artwork by Joshua S. Levin
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    "Chanting is no more holy than listening to the murmur of a stream, counting prayer beads no more sacred than simply breathing. . . . If you wish to attain oneness with the Tao, don't get caught up in spiritual superficialities."

    - Lao Tzu
    ~ artwork: 'Sun-Om' Kristen Grant
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    "The impermanence of all forms is the starting point of Buddhism. The Buddha taught that ‘all compounded things are impermanent’, and that all suffering in the world arises from our trying to cling to fixed forms - objects, people or ideas - instead of accepting the world as it moves and changes."

    - Fritjof Capra

    ~ artwork by Greg Hitt
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    "It would be a contradiction in terms to assume that the attainment of transcendent meaning consists in comprehending a notion. Transcendence can never be an object of possession or of comprehension. Yet man can relate himself and be engaged to it...Ultimate meaning is not grasped in the form of a timeless idea, acquired once and for all, securely preserved in conviction. It is not simply given. It comes upon us as an intimation that comes and goes. What is left behind is a memory, and a commitment to that memory. Our words do not describe it, our tools do not wield it. But sometimes it seems as if our very being were its description, its secret tool."

    - Abraham Joshua Heschel
    ~ artwork by Mugwort Designs
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    "The emergence and blossoming of understanding, love, and intelligence has nothing to do with any tradition, no matter how ancient or impressive--it has nothing to do with time. It happens on its own when a human being questions, wonders, inquires, listens, and looks without getting stuck in fear, pleasure, and pain. When self-concern is quiet, in abeyance, heaven and earth are open."

    - Toni Packer
    ~ unknown artist (if you know who the artist is, please let me know)
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    "The true beauty of the inner self is its spirit nurturing truth which breathes joy and happiness into our very soul. By living life in harmony and balance we awaken our inner universe and cultivate infinite love for all beings. The essence of being alive is to live an inspired life of higher self discovery that opens doorways to richness of spirit and inspires us to embrace the earth as a sacred womb of love."

    - Micheal Teal
    ~ artwork by Peter Westermann
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    "Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent I am, in point of fact, religious."

    - Albert Einstein
    ~ artwork by Adam Martinakis
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    "The earth's joy at engaging with one incarnate who sees with the vision of the Creator, is the joy of a lover rushing to meet her beloved. In many cases, your vision will be all that is required to inspire the appropriate substances."

    - Ken Carey
    ~ artwork by Geoglyphiks
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    “At those moments in human history where it’s time for our species to confront a new reality, whether it’s going from four foot to two foot, or it’s to make love face-to-face or whatever, there’s a certain breed of human beings in every gene pool who come along at that time and make us feel comfortable. They explain, they personalize, they popularize what’s really happening. Now you know who these people are. They are the artists, the musicians, the playwrights, the poets, the myth makers, the wizards, the jugglers, the story tellers, the crazed scientist, the mischievous physicist, you know who they are. In every epic of human history these people come along.”

    - Timothy Leary
    ~ artwork by The Art of Sam Farrand
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    artwork by Justin Bonnet http://justinbonnet.com/
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    “I believe that the World Wide Web is, as a matter of fact, the noogenesis of the noosphere of the future. This is it!”

    – Ralph Abraham
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    "Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness."

    - James Thurber

    ~ artwork by THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF LARRY CARLSON
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    "The scientist is activated by a wonder and awe before the mysterious comprehensibility of the universe which is yet finally beyond his grasp. In its profoundest depths it is inaccessible to man."

    - Albert Einstein
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    ~ artwork by Laura Diehl Illustration
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    We love and miss you Robert Nesta Marley ❤
    Rest In Peace ❤ 6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981
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    “And dream. I mean if this is about dreaming, what can each of us do to evoke the dream, a deeper dream, in another?”

    - artwork and quote by Amanda Sage
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    ~ artwork by Mr.Xerty
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    "Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent I am, in point of fact, religious."  
     
    - Albert Einstein  
    ~ artwork by Adam Martinakis  
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    "To take appearance for reality is a grievous sin and the cause of all calamities. You are the all-pervading, eternal and infinitely creative awareness — consciousness. All else is local and temporary. Don’t forget what you are."

    - Neem Karoli Baba

    ~ artwork by Benedigital
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    "We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves."


    - Abraham Maslow

    ~ artwork by :::Visions from the Source::: (Art by Abhi Thati)
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    "A lot of times we look at the whole world and think, 'it's so daunting, how can we change the whole world?' and you don't need to do that, what you need to do is change your world a little bit, and see if you can, through example, inspire others to do the same thing."

    - Michael Franti

    ~ artwork by Meditation by XD art
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    "Love starts when we push aside our ego and make room for someone else."

    - Rudolph Steiner

    ~ artwork by Francene Hart Visionary Artist
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    "In order to be on the positive path, one must be capable of doing one's own thinking. Doing ones own thinking, by a very specific process, involves looking beyond that which society would define as spiritual."

    - David Wilcock

    ~ artwork by Angi Sullins
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    “The desire to live life to its fullest, to acquire more knowledge, to abandon the economic treadmill, are all typical reactions to these experiences in altered states of consciousness. The previous fear of death is typically quelled. If the individual generally remains thereafter in the existential state of awareness, the deep internal feeling of eternity is quite profound and unshakable.”

    - Edgar Mitchell, The Way of the Explorer: An Apollo Astronaut's Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds

    ~ artwork by Hakan Hısım
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    “Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering its a feather bed.”

    – Terence McKenna

    ~ artwork by Gesah Gemilang
    http://gesah-ge.deviantart.com/
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    "Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment."

    - Thich Nhat Hanh

    ~ artwork by Kenlighten Art
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    "We live in a provocative, evolving time that promises to impact how we live together on the planet, how we continue as a species, and how we understand ourselves in relation to a larger universe... this is the time to remember how to live in ecstatic relationship with natural forces."

    - Llyn Roberts ~ Olympic Mountain EarthWisdom Circle

    ~ artwork by Miro Moric
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    "We are beginning to see the entire universe as a holographically interlinked network of energy and information, organically whole and self referential at all scales of its existence. We, and all things in the universe, are non-locally connected with each other and with all other things in ways that are unfettered by the hitherto known limitations of space and time."

    - Ervin Laszlo

    ~ artwork: 'The Beginning' by Louis Dyer - Visionary Artist
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    "Art is a means of connecting two worlds, the visible and the invisible, the physical and the spiritual. The area of our consciousness where culture has its roots lies in the uncontrolled mind of every individual: in the moment when it is given space to make a creative leap. Artists,scientists and spiritual masters alike have great respect for that particular faculty of our human potential. It is in the realization of each individual’s intuitive creativity that everybody would agree with the statement, everyone is an artist."
    - Louwrien Wijers

    ~ artwork: 'Axis Mundi' by Stuart griggs
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    artwork by David Shearer http://rek0.deviantart.com/
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    "The cannabis experience has greatly improved my appreciation for art, a subject which I had never much appreciated before. The understanding of the intent of the artist which I can achieve when high sometimes carries over to when I’m down. This is one of many human frontiers which cannabis has helped me traverse.

    A very similar improvement in my appreciation of music has occurred with cannabis. For the first time I have been able to hear the separate parts of a three-part harmony and the richness of the counterpoint. I have since discovered that professional musicians can quite easily keep many separate parts going simultaneously in their heads, but this was the first time for me. Again, the learning experience when high has at least to some extent carried over when I’m down. The enjoyment of food is amplified; tastes and aromas emerge that for some reason we ordinarily seem to be too busy to notice. I am able to give my full attention to the sensation. A potato will have a texture, a body, and taste like that of other potatoes, but much more so. Cannabis also enhances the enjoyment of sex – on the one hand it gives an exquisite sensitivity, but on the other hand it postpones orgasm: in part by distracting me with the profusion of image passing before my eyes. The actual duration of orgasm seems to lengthen greatly, but this may be the usual experience of time expansion which comes with cannabis smoking."

    - Carl Sagan

    ~ artwork by Lisete Alcalde
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    artwork by Derek Marzalek
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    "When human beings lose their connection to nature, to heaven and earth, then they do not know how to nurture their environment or how to rule their world - which is saying the same thing. Human beings destroy ecology at the same time that they destroy one another. From that perspective, healing our society goes hand-in-hand with healing our personal, elemental connection with the phenomenal world."

    - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

    ~artwork by Autumn Skye
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    “You are a divine being. You matter, you count. You come from realms of unimaginable power and light, and you will return to those realms.”

    – Terence McKenna

    ~ artwork: 'The Luminous Return' by Mugwort Designs
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    Bill Hicks
    “Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit . . . unnatural?”
    - Bill Hicks
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    Marijuana and Spirituality

    Kevin Nelson is 32 years old and works in the fields of Earth Education, wilderness leadership, environmentally responsible homebuilding, and ecological textiles. He lives in Washington state where he divides his free time between playing music and freelance writing. Using the herb as a catalyst for spiritual reflection, he remembers that at a moments notice, yet so frequently forgotten, we may be conscious of the “glorious beauty of the world.”

    "Describing why I smoke marijuana presents an interesting challenge, like trying to articulate the content of a slippery dream in the morning light. There is an ineffable quality to this noble plant that has captivated my mind throughout life as it has captivated hundreds of millions of minds for the past 12,000 years of human history. It reminds me of a line by Robin Williamson – “Whatever you think, it’s more than that.” Nevertheless, I’m game for an attempt at describing why this plant has proven to be so personally beneficial.

    Like most powerful experiences available to human beings, how we define our relationship to the experience is key to what we will get out of it. I had the great fortune of not trying cannabis for the first time until I was 18-years-old. My psyche had the opportunity to develop mostly unencumbered by chemical influences. My only experience with altered states prior to this time was with alcohol intoxication – a kind of numb, excitable giddiness that teenagers seem to find so appealing. Alcohol made me act less inhibited, somewhat reckless and, in retrospect, generally foolish. The high school I attended was influenced heavily by a focus on sports and fashion. In my final year there I began taking an interest in a group of friends with intellectual, questioning minds, with more fascinating and artistic interests than keg parties and pep rallies. Unsurprisingly, it turned out that many in this group smoked marijuana, albeit with a low-key discretion due to the generally negative attitudes about marijuana preval
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    "I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours."

    - Bob Dylan

    ~ artwork by Pyrogas Sipo http://pyrogas-sipo.deviantart.com/
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    "Fear says, ‘I want to keep you safe.’ Love says, ‘You are safe.’"


    - Ram Dass, Love Serve Remember

    ~ artwork by Eostar Kamala
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    Visionary Arts: What Vision?

    "The definition of Visionary Arts is evolving as the times are changing. In the last decade a new wave of visionary artists is flourishing and coming together as more platforms and initiatives are being created. The society for Art of Imagination for example started in 1997 and now their collective gathers almost 400 artists worldwide that describe themselves as fantastic, surrealists and visionary artists; and shows like Beinart and Chimeria attract thousands from many countries around.

    The Internet and its new tools for networking are also contributing to the emergence of a larger movement. Maybe because the present art world is not yet interested in representing these artists, we need to gather and build our culture to become more integrated and accepted among the mainstream art movements. one thing is sure though, when we see the personal and independent success of many of these artists, is that the interest is there.


    How do these artists and their visions contribute to humanity? What is our place in the society?

    We can say that pioneers of visionary arts were Bosch (late 15th century) and William Blake (late 18th century), artists that opened the visual doors to the universe of the human subconscious. Opening the doors to these realms is giving opportunities to human beings for deepening and understanding their lives by exploring the vast dimensions of the psyche.

    It is like if we lived up until then in a surface land with no capacity for understanding our deeper impulses, the roots of our behaviors, the collective unconscious, all of which is hidden and motivates us in our most horrific actions, to our most sacred inclinations.


    Scientist Louie Bernstein from the Montreal Planetarium tells us that we only perceive with our human senses 1000th of 1% of the whole spectrum of existing waves. So understanding this with a scientific base brings value and credentials to those that explore the subconscious world and other possible dimensions.

    There are many way
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    "I slept and dreamt that life was joy,

    I awoke and saw that life was service.

    I acted, and behold, service was joy."

    - Rabindranath Tagore

    ~ artwork by Seelenflug art
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    "In Indian philosophy, the main terms used by Hindus and Buddhists have dynamic connotations. The word Brahman is derived from the Sanskrit root brih – to grow- and thus suggests a reality which is dynamic and alive. In the words of S. Radhakrishnan, “The word Brahman means growth and is suggestive of life, motion, progress.” The Upanishads refer to Brahman as ‘this uniformed, immortal, moving’, thus associating it with motion even though it transcends all forms.’

    The Rig Veda uses another term to express the dynamic character of the universe, the term Rita. This word comes from the root ri- to move; its original meaning in the Rig Veda being ‘the course of all things’, ‘the order of nature’. The order of nature was conceived by the Vedic seers, not as a static divine law, but as a dynamic principle which is inherent in the universe. This idea is not unlike the Chinese conception of the Tao - ‘the Way’- as the way in which the Universe works, i.e. the order of Nature. Like the Vedic seers, the Chinese sages saw the world in terms of flow and change. Both concepts, Rita and Tao, were later brought down from their original cosmic level to the human and interpreted in a moral sense; Rita as the universal law which all gods and humans must obey and Tao as the right way of life."

    - Fritjof Capra, The Tao of Physics, p210

    ~ artwork by Android Jones
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    When there is daring, you dare to do something: you put forth your vision fearlessly. People have doubts about big vision because they don’t have a sense of gentleness in themselves first. So gentleness brings daring and a sense of fearlessness. Daring is appreciation of letting go in the fundamental sense. First you develop gentleness toward yourself; then you begin to develop daring, which is connected with how to express your gentleness to the world outside, how to proclaim your sanity. Your are not going crazy because you have seen the Great Eastern Sun, which is the symbol of expansive vision in the Shambhala world. Rather, because you have seen the Great Eastern Sun, you are very daring and at the same time very gentle and soft. The softer you become, the greater the message to the world becomes.

    - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

    ~ artist unknown
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    The Sacred Geometry At The Heart Of Creation

    "The universe exhibits a mysterious underlying order. It is interconnected at levels that are hidden from the most powerful scientific minds in existence today. Nothing is as it first appears. one of the prime examples of this is the Fibonacci numbers - a sequence that is built into all levels of creation. They crop up in many places and circumstances.

    The Fibonacci numbers were discovered by the 13th century Italian mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci and written about in his great work Liber Abaci. It is more accurate to say that he re-discovered them, because they were definitely known to the Ancient Greeks and Egyptians. The Greeks based most of their Art and Architecture upon the Fibonacci ratio, and Egyptians incorporated this ratio into the Pyramids.

    Fibonacci derived the number series to solve a mathematical problem related to the breeding speed of rabbits. The series itself is very easy to generate. These are the first few terms:

    1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233,.....

    Basically, the next term in the series is generated by adding the two preceding terms, e.g. 144 = 55+89.

    The Fibonacci ratio itself is also easily derived. Take any two adjacent terms of the series and divide the earlier term by the later. For example 2/3 = 0.666, 3/5 = 0.600, 5/8, 0.625, 8/13 = 0.615, 13/21 = 0.619, 21/34 = 0.617, 34/55 = 0.6182, 55/89 = 0.6180.....

    You will find that these ratios eventually converge to the 'magic' Fibonacci ratio of 0.618. This is also known as the Golden Ratio. It is prevalent throughout Nature, as well as in man-made creations. For example, the width of all standard picture frames are 0.618 of their length. Notes in music are related to each other by Fibonacci ratios.

    The ratio itself has some weird mathematical properties. If you square 0.618, i.e. multiply it by itself, you get 0.382: 0.6180.618 = 0.382.
    However, this is the SAME number you get by subtracting the Fibonacci ratio 0.618 from unity, i.e. 1 - 0.618 = 0.382

    If yo
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    "Caught in the storm, battered by waves
    The ship of my life was blown off course
    By the winds of Selfishness

    My breath rises within me,
    the breath of the heart.
    The sweet breath.
    The sacred breath leads me in.

    Now the winds die down
    and the waters grow calm.
    I have found a haven for my heart,
    In the harbor of the Name"

    - Krishna Das

    ~ artwork by Totemical
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    "Today we find ourselves wandering disconsolately between two worlds — one dying and the other struggling to be born. on the one hand, the spiritual and intellectual certainties of the past no longer command our allegiance. on the other, the promises of a more integral worldview, a cosmology of tomorrow — one based on a deeper relationship with nature and with the larger cosmos — require of us a leap of faith few are as yet willing to take. With the future of the human spirit and the future of the planet hanging in the balance, we have no choice but to embrace courage, imagination, and our deepest inner resources."

    - Richard Tarnas

    ~ artwork by Mark Henson
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    "Please take the growing crisis very seriously and realize that the time for sacred action has come. Plunge deep into sacred practice so that you can connect with the eternal within you and remain calm and joyful and full of passionate compassion through all the shatterings to come."

    - Andrew Harvey- Author

    ~ artwork by Jessîca Perlstein
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    "Most of nature is inherently chaotic. It's not rigidly determined in the old sense. It's not rigidly predictable."
    - Rupert Sheldrake

    ~ artwork by Jamie Burton www.jamieburton.com/
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    ~ artwork by The Art of Sam Farrand
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    "Thou Art is me
    looking in the mirror,
    as I see the past and future intertwining
    as one reality bigger than Earth.
    In an instant,
    the fluid emotion of one Verse,
    Intensifies into the Light
    of a MultiVerse,
    and in this
    I exist as an Artist"

    - Danyel Seagan

    ~ artwork: 'The Journey of the Spirit' by Collin Elder - Fine Art
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    "In its phenomenal aspect, the cosmic one is intrinsically dynamic, and the apprehension of its dynamic nature is basic to all schools of Eastern mysticism."

    - Fritjof Capra

    ~ artist unknown
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    “Our true capital is our creativity.”
    - Joseph Beuys

    ~ artwork by Jake Kobrin Art & Design
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    "We can arrive at a point of view where the preservation of the individual activities is no longer inconsistent with our comprehension of the cosmic consciousness or our attainment to the transcendent and supracosmic."

    - Sri Aurobindo

    ~ unknown artist
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    "In order to develop love ~ universal love, cosmic love, whatever you would like to call it ~ one must accept the whole situation of life as it is, both the light and the dark, the good and the bad. one must open oneself to life, communicate with it."

    - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

    ~ artwork by Adam Fu www.facebook.com/adam.fu.790
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    “Culture is shared meaning in which everybody participates.”

    - David Bohm

    ~ artwork: 'Jubilation' by Hana Alisa Omer
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    "It’s important to have self-confidence. It’s even more important to have spiritual self-confidence. Spiritual confidence is that unique and palpable sense of absolute conviction that cannot be affected by external or internal fluctuations. It’s being absolutely sure. It’s knowing, before you know, that you know. It’s the highest gift and blessing that comes only from the deepest insight into the true nature of things. It can also be the most precious jewel that is freely transmitted from the awakened heart and mind of a true spiritual master to any and all who would receive it. Absolute conviction destroys existential doubt and frees the human soul.

    The Eastern traditions say that doubt is one of the biggest obstacles to the profound discovery of enlightened awareness. The sparkle of ecstatic conviction in the eyes of a saint expresses the liberating joy and fearlessness that are testimony to powerful spiritual self-confidence. Unfortunately, madmen, monsters, and megalomaniacs from the East and the West also gain their power from absolute self-confidence. But that’s not a confidence that comes from knowing that mystery which is ungraspable. More often than not, it’s a confidence that comes from fear, from overwhelming arrogance, from the puny ego, or from ethnocentric pride. It’s a confidence that comes from a desire for power and an aspiration to dominate. The kind of spiritual confidence I’m speaking about comes from a very different source and from a very different part of the self.

    Some people claim that absolute conviction of any kind is dangerous and should never be trusted. But the kinds of people who make those assertions are hypocrites. They are hypocrites because they stubbornly express an absolute conviction in their own perspective while simultaneously proclaiming to others the futility of such a position!

    Spiritual confidence is the heaviest anchor in the midst of the unending storm that is life and death. It is an unshakable confidence in the inherent rightness of being here — confidence
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    artwork ~ 'flim tree' by ~thandav on deviantART
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    Life is a magnificent manifestation where if we honour Sacred Mother Earth, rivers of love will flow freely. New levels of spiritual awareness are upon us and by recognizing their beauty we can inspire every aspect of our lives. Let your soul be an oasis of transformation that takes your life to the next level and fulfills your dreams. Rejoice in your awakening, the future is now and love is in every breath you take.

    - Micheal Teal

    ~ artwork by Shawn Hocking
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    "When all longings that are in the heart vanish, then a mortal becomes immortal and attains Brahman (infinite consciousness) here."

    - Katha Upanishad

    ~ artwork: 'Brahma-God of Creation' by Molee Art http://molee.deviantart.com/
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    "Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution."

    - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

    ~ artwork by Christopher Sheehan and Aurora Dendera
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    Creativity and What Blocks It
    "In the introduction, a call was made for a new surge of creativity in science. By now it will be clear that such a surge must extend into all areas of human activity if the actual challenge, which has finally revealed itself, is to be met. But does this mean that creativity must somehow be elicited from an organism that does not have in itself a natural potential for creativity? It is proposed that, on the contrary, human beings do indeed have such a potential. However as children grow older, this creativity appears to be blocked.

    Some insight into the nature of this block can be gained from the work of Desmond Morris, published in The Biology of Art. In one experiment chimpanzees were given canvas and paint and immediately began to apply themselves to make balanced patterns of color, somewhat reminicent of certain forms of modern art, such as abstract expressionism. The significant point about this experiment is that the animals became so interested in painting and it absorbed them so completely that they had comparatively little interest left for food, sex, or the other activities that normally hold them strongly. Additional experiments showed somewhat similar results for other primates. When very young children are given paints, their behavior is remarkably like that of the chimpanzees.

    This seems to indicate that creativity is a natural potential. Yet somehow, in most cases, the urge to create fades as the human being gets older. Or at best it continues in certain limited areas, such as science, music, or painting. Why should this happen?

    An extension of Morris's experiment involved rewarding the chimpanzees for producing their paintings. Very soon their work began to degenerate until they produced the bare minimum that would satisfy the experimenter. A similar behavior can be observed in young children as they become "self-conscious" of the kind of painting the believe they are "supposed" to do. This is generally indicated to them by subtle and implicit rewards, such as pra
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    "Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'

    - Edgar Allan Poe

    ~ artwork by Martina Hoffmann Art
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    “People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”

    - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

    ~ artwork by The Art of Sam Farrand
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    "Look. This is your world! You can't not look. There is no other world. This is your world; it is your feast. You inherited this; you inherited these eyeballs; you inherited this world of color. Look at the greatness of the whole thing. Look! Don't hesitate - look! Open your eyes. Don't blink, and look, look - look further."

    - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

    ~ artwork by Joey G http://capstoned.deviantart.com/
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    ~ artwork: 'Ascension' by Cody Seekins
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    “Reclaiming the sacred in our lives naturally brings us close once more to the wellsprings of poetry.”

    - Robert Bly
    ~ artwork: 'Seeds of Renewal' by Moon Mandala- Art by Jamie Kaminskas
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    "Call forth the sacredness of the earth now, the holiness of the living, breathing planet and breathe with the earth, blessing and being blessed as the light of the earth flows to you and as the light of your own heart flows to the beloved earth. There is a partnership, a communion between you and the land, between the land and you. This runs deep beneath the streets, deep beneath the buildings, deep throughout and beneath the seas. The earth is sacred. The earth is our mother; we must take care of her."

    - Sharon McErlane

    ~ artwork by Roman Villagrana SynchroMystic
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    Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
    - Barbara De Angelis PH.D.

    ~ artwork: 'The Shaman's Heart.' by Abba Yahudah
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    A Mind Awakening.
    "I am writing to you who reads this, no one else but YOU. I do not intend to force my opinions, beliefs, or my understandings on to anyone. I am not saying to follow what I describe, or even take it to be true. I don't care who reads this, but not in a way that is negative, I openly share my thoughts freely without sincere cause.

    Let's start by talking about your ego; (I am prodding at it on purpose) it limits your understanding of reality. It follows you everywhere, and believing you have an awakened mind, means that it follows YOU too. Mine is here with me now, and its cool. You and the ego can control your processor (brain) whenever you like. When both of you want control, it can become more difficult to compute information.

    By understanding that the ego is attachment, while actually putting it in to practice in your daily life; the act of letting go, will help you understand the difference between you and the ego. Take it to whatever level you like, as long as its at the level you feel works for you. So you don't have to give away a house, it could be your last piece of chocolate. Make it something you have attached yourself too, even the smallest thing, and let it go, even though you want it. Feel what happens.
    If you don't feel it, make it a bigger act.

    When your mind is busy attaching itself (as it does) to things real and imagined around you, the processor becomes more and more occupied with thought rather than computing and responding to experience. You may notice this process when you focus your attention on someone that is annoying you. You may ask yourself; why did they do that? Most commonly they may have a reason, or they don't know what it was they where doing. Their mind can be focussed on little things like; I need to make this point soon in the conversation, or that's my slice of pizza there, my dignity here, my box of fears over there, my happiness in my relationship there, etc etc. when the mind is this busy it can seem that a person is not "awake" however their processor
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    ~ artwork by Alterception
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    "I was completely astonished by the beauty of nature. Our eyes see just a small fraction of the light in the world."
    - Dr. Albert Hofmann
    ~ artwork by Shawn Hocking
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    "There can be no more intimate and elemental part of the individual than his or her own consciousness. At the deepest level, our consciousness is what we are - to the extent that if we are not sovereign over our own consciousness then we cannot in any meaningful sense be sovereign over anything else either."

    - Graham Hancock
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    "The universe itself is the primary sacred community. All human religion should be considered as participation in the religious aspect of the universe itself. It is false to say that humanity is the most excellent being in the universe. The most excellent being in the universe is the universe itself."

    - Thomas Berry
    ~ artwork by Pineal Paradise
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    "In shamanistic cultures, synchronicities are considered to be teachings as well as sign indicating where one should focus one’s attention, such correspondences demonstrate the usually hidden links between the individual psyche and the larger world. Synchronicities express themselves through chance meetings and natural events as well as in dreams and supernatural episodes – for instance, among the Secoya shamans, a dream of seeing yourself in the mirror suggests that you will soon encounter a jaguar in the rain forest. Shamans see such temporal conjunctions as essential aspects of reality, revealing its ultimately dreamlike and magical qualities."

    - Daniel Pinchbeck
    ~ artwork: 'Panthera Khorwa;' by Totemical
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    ~ artwork by Life Soul
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    "Modern physics then, pictures matter not at all as passive and inert, but being in a continuous dancing and vibrating motion whose rhythmic patterns are determined by the molecular, atomic and nuclear structures. This is also the way in which the Eastern mystics see the material world. They all emphasise that the universe has to be grasped dynamically, as it moves, vibrates and dances; that nature is not a static but dynamic equilibrium."

    - Fritjof Capra
    ~ artwork by Nico Psyart
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    "People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle."

    - Thich Nhat Hanh

    ~ artwork: "A Child's Dream" by keikei11 http://keikei11.deviantart.com/
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    "Synchronicities, epiphanies, peak, and mystical experiences are all cases in which creativity breaks through the barriers of the self and allows awareness to flood through the whole domain of consciousness. It is the human mind operating, for a moment, in its true order and moving through orders of increasing subtlety, reaching past the source of mind and matter into creativity itself."

    - F. David Peat
    ~ artwork: 'Reading Between the Lines" by Totemical
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    "Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play."

    - Heraclitus
    ~ artwork by Art of Heather Taylor
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    ~ artwork by Guillem Mari http://guillembe.deviantart.com/
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    ~ artwork by The Art of Sam Farrand
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    "Some people have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy."

    - Abraham Maslow
    ~ artwork: 'Suzie Q' by F Scott Hess
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    "Life is an opportunity given to satisfy the hunger and thirst of the soul."

    - Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan

    ~ artwork by Xavier Solano
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    "Photons come out of nowhere, they cannot be stored, they can barely be pinned down in time, and they have no home in space whatsoever. That is, light occupies no volume and has no mass. The similarity between a thought and a photon is very deep. Both are born in a region beyond space and time where nature controls all processes in that void which is full of creative intelligence."

    - Deepak Chopra
    ~ artwork by Simon Meola http://simonmeola.blogspot.com/
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    "…the mind is more powerful than any imaginable particle accelerator, more sensitive than any radio receiver or the largest optical telescope, more complete in its grasp of information than any computer: the human body- its organs, its voice, its powers of locomotion, and its imagination- is a more-than-sufficient means for the exploration of any place, time or energy level in the universe."

    - Terence McKenna

    ~ artwork: 'The Enlightenment' by Roy Villalobos http://roysurreal.deviantart.com/
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    "Nobody likes to let go of the ego- it is so precious to everyone. However, once you have attained a state of egolessness, the world won’t disappear, as you may think it will. The world will continue, but a change takes place within you. Something is uncovered. You start seeing everything with the wonder and innocence of a child."

    - Amma
    ~ artwork by Joshua S. Levin
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    "Chanting is no more holy than listening to the murmur of a stream, counting prayer beads no more sacred than simply breathing. . . . If you wish to attain oneness with the Tao, don't get caught up in spiritual superficialities."

    - Lao Tzu
    ~ artwork: 'Sun-Om' Kristen Grant
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    "The impermanence of all forms is the starting point of Buddhism. The Buddha taught that ‘all compounded things are impermanent’, and that all suffering in the world arises from our trying to cling to fixed forms - objects, people or ideas - instead of accepting the world as it moves and changes."

    - Fritjof Capra

    ~ artwork by Greg Hitt
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    "It would be a contradiction in terms to assume that the attainment of transcendent meaning consists in comprehending a notion. Transcendence can never be an object of possession or of comprehension. Yet man can relate himself and be engaged to it...Ultimate meaning is not grasped in the form of a timeless idea, acquired once and for all, securely preserved in conviction. It is not simply given. It comes upon us as an intimation that comes and goes. What is left behind is a memory, and a commitment to that memory. Our words do not describe it, our tools do not wield it. But sometimes it seems as if our very being were its description, its secret tool."

    - Abraham Joshua Heschel
    ~ artwork by Mugwort Designs
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    "The emergence and blossoming of understanding, love, and intelligence has nothing to do with any tradition, no matter how ancient or impressive--it has nothing to do with time. It happens on its own when a human being questions, wonders, inquires, listens, and looks without getting stuck in fear, pleasure, and pain. When self-concern is quiet, in abeyance, heaven and earth are open."

    - Toni Packer
    ~ unknown artist (if you know who the artist is, please let me know)
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    "The true beauty of the inner self is its spirit nurturing truth which breathes joy and happiness into our very soul. By living life in harmony and balance we awaken our inner universe and cultivate infinite love for all beings. The essence of being alive is to live an inspired life of higher self discovery that opens doorways to richness of spirit and inspires us to embrace the earth as a sacred womb of love."

    - Micheal Teal
    ~ artwork by Peter Westermann
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    "Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent I am, in point of fact, religious."

    - Albert Einstein
    ~ artwork by Adam Martinakis
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    "The earth's joy at engaging with one incarnate who sees with the vision of the Creator, is the joy of a lover rushing to meet her beloved. In many cases, your vision will be all that is required to inspire the appropriate substances."

    - Ken Carey
    ~ artwork by Geoglyphiks
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    “At those moments in human history where it’s time for our species to confront a new reality, whether it’s going from four foot to two foot, or it’s to make love face-to-face or whatever, there’s a certain breed of human beings in every gene pool who come along at that time and make us feel comfortable. They explain, they personalize, they popularize what’s really happening. Now you know who these people are. They are the artists, the musicians, the playwrights, the poets, the myth makers, the wizards, the jugglers, the story tellers, the crazed scientist, the mischievous physicist, you know who they are. In every epic of human history these people come along.”

    - Timothy Leary
    ~ artwork by The Art of Sam Farrand
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    artwork by Justin Bonnet http://justinbonnet.com/
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    “I believe that the World Wide Web is, as a matter of fact, the noogenesis of the noosphere of the future. This is it!”

    – Ralph Abraham
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    "Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness."

    - James Thurber

    ~ artwork by THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF LARRY CARLSON
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    "The scientist is activated by a wonder and awe before the mysterious comprehensibility of the universe which is yet finally beyond his grasp. In its profoundest depths it is inaccessible to man."

    - Albert Einstein
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    ~ artwork by Laura Diehl Illustration
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    We love and miss you Robert Nesta Marley ❤
    Rest In Peace ❤ 6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981
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    “And dream. I mean if this is about dreaming, what can each of us do to evoke the dream, a deeper dream, in another?”

    - artwork and quote by Amanda Sage
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    ~ artwork by Mr.Xerty
  • 난, 왜이리 색깔들에 열광하는지, 시각화기능이 너무 좋은가보다, 아님 익숙해서 그런가
    좋은것을 느낄때의 반응은 육체의 꽃이피는것처럼 환해지는 이 느낌이 좋다.^^
    A Mind Awakening. 
    "I am writing to you who reads this, no one else but YOU. I do not intend to force my opinions, beliefs, or my understandings on to anyone. I am not saying to follow what I describe, or even take it to be true. I don't care who reads this, but not in a way that is negative, I openly share my thoughts freely without sincere cause. 
     
    Let's start by talking about your ego; (I am prodding at it on purpose) it limits your understanding of reality. It follows you everywhere, and believing you have an awakened mind, means that it follows YOU too. Mine is here with me now, and its cool. You and the ego can control your processor (brain) whenever you like. When both of you want control, it can become more difficult to compute information. 
     
    By understanding that the ego is attachment, while actually putting it in to practice in your daily life; the act of letting go, will help you understand the difference between you and the ego. Take it to whatever level you like, as long as its at the level you feel works for you. So you don't have to give away a house, it could be your last piece of chocolate. Make it something you have attached yourself too, even the smallest thing, and let it go, even though you want it. Feel what happens. 
    If you don't feel it, make it a bigger act. 
     
    When your mind is busy attaching itself (as it does) to things real and imagined around you, the processor becomes more and more occupied with thought rather than computing and responding to experience. You may notice this process when you focus your attention on someone that is annoying you. You may ask yourself; why did they do that? Most commonly they may have a reason, or they don't know what it was they where doing. Their mind can be focussed on little things like; I need to make this point soon in the conversation, or that's my slice of pizza there, my dignity here, my box of fears over there, my happiness in my relationship there, etc etc. when the mind is this busy it can seem that a person is not "awake" however their processor is as busy as the awakened mind. 
     
    Simply by seeming, or being more "awake" than another person can bring the ego in to even the most spiritual of discussions. From my own experience there where moments of complete clarity and crazy relisations so strongly felt that I felt enlightened. (Ego present). However there seem to be an infinite number of subtle phases in which you can become more conscious, gain greater control of reality as it happens, and control your mind in whichever direction you choose. 
     
    There isn't a straight forward and forever present non-awake to becoming more awake phase. If you read and understand what I am saying here, you are conscious, you are awake. You can always and forever become more conscious, and more awake. 
     
    In my own opinion there are a number of things you can contemplate in your own mind, however you will find the best results while actually practicing and experiencing for yourself, and in your own way. The points bellow are concepts I have practiced in order to become more aware in my mind, life, and my perception of reality at various points throughout the experience of my mind awakening. 
     
    I have practiced these concepts in imagination, reality, and under the influence of psychedelics. I would highly recommend practicing these concepts in the right moments positively, and in the right set and setting while taking mind altering substances. 
     
    Become aware of awareness. 
    Ask yourself who is observing? What am I? The thing that is being observed, the observer, or the experience? Is it all? Practice this and concepts like this during meditation, and at the same time you deal with everything else that happens in your life. 
     
    Deal with complete truth no matter how good or bad it is. 
    Dealing with truth is dealing with reality. Imagining a nicer or worse scenario than what did, is, or will exist takes up a lot of processing power. You don't have to force others to act in this way, its only an exercise to help YOU take greater control of your own processor. 
     
    Accept 
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    "To take appearance for reality is a grievous sin and the cause of all calamities. You are the all-pervading, eternal and infinitely creative awareness — consciousness. All else is local and temporary. Don’t forget what you are."

    - Neem Karoli Baba

    ~ artwork by Benedigital
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    "We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves."


    - Abraham Maslow

    ~ artwork by :::Visions from the Source::: (Art by Abhi Thati)
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    "A lot of times we look at the whole world and think, 'it's so daunting, how can we change the whole world?' and you don't need to do that, what you need to do is change your world a little bit, and see if you can, through example, inspire others to do the same thing."

    - Michael Franti

    ~ artwork by Meditation by XD art
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    "Love starts when we push aside our ego and make room for someone else."

    - Rudolph Steiner

    ~ artwork by Francene Hart Visionary Artist
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    "In order to be on the positive path, one must be capable of doing one's own thinking. Doing ones own thinking, by a very specific process, involves looking beyond that which society would define as spiritual."

    - David Wilcock

    ~ artwork by Angi Sullins
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    “The desire to live life to its fullest, to acquire more knowledge, to abandon the economic treadmill, are all typical reactions to these experiences in altered states of consciousness. The previous fear of death is typically quelled. If the individual generally remains thereafter in the existential state of awareness, the deep internal feeling of eternity is quite profound and unshakable.”

    - Edgar Mitchell, The Way of the Explorer: An Apollo Astronaut's Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds

    ~ artwork by Hakan Hısım
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    “Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering its a feather bed.”

    – Terence McKenna

    ~ artwork by Gesah Gemilang
    http://gesah-ge.deviantart.com/
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    "Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment."

    - Thich Nhat Hanh

    ~ artwork by Kenlighten Art
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    "We live in a provocative, evolving time that promises to impact how we live together on the planet, how we continue as a species, and how we understand ourselves in relation to a larger universe... this is the time to remember how to live in ecstatic relationship with natural forces."

    - Llyn Roberts ~ Olympic Mountain EarthWisdom Circle

    ~ artwork by Miro Moric
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    "We are beginning to see the entire universe as a holographically interlinked network of energy and information, organically whole and self referential at all scales of its existence. We, and all things in the universe, are non-locally connected with each other and with all other things in ways that are unfettered by the hitherto known limitations of space and time."

    - Ervin Laszlo

    ~ artwork: 'The Beginning' by Louis Dyer - Visionary Artist
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    "Art is a means of connecting two worlds, the visible and the invisible, the physical and the spiritual. The area of our consciousness where culture has its roots lies in the uncontrolled mind of every individual: in the moment when it is given space to make a creative leap. Artists,scientists and spiritual masters alike have great respect for that particular faculty of our human potential. It is in the realization of each individual’s intuitive creativity that everybody would agree with the statement, everyone is an artist."
    - Louwrien Wijers

    ~ artwork: 'Axis Mundi' by Stuart griggs
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    artwork by David Shearer http://rek0.deviantart.com/
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    "The cannabis experience has greatly improved my appreciation for art, a subject which I had never much appreciated before. The understanding of the intent of the artist which I can achieve when high sometimes carries over to when I’m down. This is one of many human frontiers which cannabis has helped me traverse.

    A very similar improvement in my appreciation of music has occurred with cannabis. For the first time I have been able to hear the separate parts of a three-part harmony and the richness of the counterpoint. I have since discovered that professional musicians can quite easily keep many separate parts going simultaneously in their heads, but this was the first time for me. Again, the learning experience when high has at least to some extent carried over when I’m down. The enjoyment of food is amplified; tastes and aromas emerge that for some reason we ordinarily seem to be too busy to notice. I am able to give my full attention to the sensation. A potato will have a texture, a body, and taste like that of other potatoes, but much more so. Cannabis also enhances the enjoyment of sex – on the one hand it gives an exquisite sensitivity, but on the other hand it postpones orgasm: in part by distracting me with the profusion of image passing before my eyes. The actual duration of orgasm seems to lengthen greatly, but this may be the usual experience of time expansion which comes with cannabis smoking."

    - Carl Sagan

    ~ artwork by Lisete Alcalde
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    artwork by Derek Marzalek
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    "When human beings lose their connection to nature, to heaven and earth, then they do not know how to nurture their environment or how to rule their world - which is saying the same thing. Human beings destroy ecology at the same time that they destroy one another. From that perspective, healing our society goes hand-in-hand with healing our personal, elemental connection with the phenomenal world."

    - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

    ~artwork by Autumn Skye
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    “You are a divine being. You matter, you count. You come from realms of unimaginable power and light, and you will return to those realms.”

    – Terence McKenna

    ~ artwork: 'The Luminous Return' by Mugwort Designs
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    Bill Hicks
    “Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit . . . unnatural?”
    - Bill Hicks
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    Marijuana and Spirituality

    Kevin Nelson is 32 years old and works in the fields of Earth Education, wilderness leadership, environmentally responsible homebuilding, and ecological textiles. He lives in Washington state where he divides his free time between playing music and freelance writing. Using the herb as a catalyst for spiritual reflection, he remembers that at a moments notice, yet so frequently forgotten, we may be conscious of the “glorious beauty of the world.”

    "Describing why I smoke marijuana presents an interesting challenge, like trying to articulate the content of a slippery dream in the morning light. There is an ineffable quality to this noble plant that has captivated my mind throughout life as it has captivated hundreds of millions of minds for the past 12,000 years of human history. It reminds me of a line by Robin Williamson – “Whatever you think, it’s more than that.” Nevertheless, I’m game for an attempt at describing why this plant has proven to be so personally beneficial.

    Like most powerful experiences available to human beings, how we define our relationship to the experience is key to what we will get out of it. I had the great fortune of not trying cannabis for the first time until I was 18-years-old. My psyche had the opportunity to develop mostly unencumbered by chemical influences. My only experience with altered states prior to this time was with alcohol intoxication – a kind of numb, excitable giddiness that teenagers seem to find so appealing. Alcohol made me act less inhibited, somewhat reckless and, in retrospect, generally foolish. The high school I attended was influenced heavily by a focus on sports and fashion. In my final year there I began taking an interest in a group of friends with intellectual, questioning minds, with more fascinating and artistic interests than keg parties and pep rallies. Unsurprisingly, it turned out that many in this group smoked marijuana, albeit with a low-key discretion due to the generally negative attitudes about marijuana preval
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    "I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours."

    - Bob Dylan

    ~ artwork by Pyrogas Sipo http://pyrogas-sipo.deviantart.com/
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    "Fear says, ‘I want to keep you safe.’ Love says, ‘You are safe.’"


    - Ram Dass, Love Serve Remember

    ~ artwork by Eostar Kamala
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    Visionary Arts: What Vision?

    "The definition of Visionary Arts is evolving as the times are changing. In the last decade a new wave of visionary artists is flourishing and coming together as more platforms and initiatives are being created. The society for Art of Imagination for example started in 1997 and now their collective gathers almost 400 artists worldwide that describe themselves as fantastic, surrealists and visionary artists; and shows like Beinart and Chimeria attract thousands from many countries around.

    The Internet and its new tools for networking are also contributing to the emergence of a larger movement. Maybe because the present art world is not yet interested in representing these artists, we need to gather and build our culture to become more integrated and accepted among the mainstream art movements. one thing is sure though, when we see the personal and independent success of many of these artists, is that the interest is there.


    How do these artists and their visions contribute to humanity? What is our place in the society?

    We can say that pioneers of visionary arts were Bosch (late 15th century) and William Blake (late 18th century), artists that opened the visual doors to the universe of the human subconscious. Opening the doors to these realms is giving opportunities to human beings for deepening and understanding their lives by exploring the vast dimensions of the psyche.

    It is like if we lived up until then in a surface land with no capacity for understanding our deeper impulses, the roots of our behaviors, the collective unconscious, all of which is hidden and motivates us in our most horrific actions, to our most sacred inclinations.


    Scientist Louie Bernstein from the Montreal Planetarium tells us that we only perceive with our human senses 1000th of 1% of the whole spectrum of existing waves. So understanding this with a scientific base brings value and credentials to those that explore the subconscious world and other possible dimensions.

    There are many way
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    "I slept and dreamt that life was joy,

    I awoke and saw that life was service.

    I acted, and behold, service was joy."

    - Rabindranath Tagore

    ~ artwork by Seelenflug art
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    "In Indian philosophy, the main terms used by Hindus and Buddhists have dynamic connotations. The word Brahman is derived from the Sanskrit root brih – to grow- and thus suggests a reality which is dynamic and alive. In the words of S. Radhakrishnan, “The word Brahman means growth and is suggestive of life, motion, progress.” The Upanishads refer to Brahman as ‘this uniformed, immortal, moving’, thus associating it with motion even though it transcends all forms.’

    The Rig Veda uses another term to express the dynamic character of the universe, the term Rita. This word comes from the root ri- to move; its original meaning in the Rig Veda being ‘the course of all things’, ‘the order of nature’. The order of nature was conceived by the Vedic seers, not as a static divine law, but as a dynamic principle which is inherent in the universe. This idea is not unlike the Chinese conception of the Tao - ‘the Way’- as the way in which the Universe works, i.e. the order of Nature. Like the Vedic seers, the Chinese sages saw the world in terms of flow and change. Both concepts, Rita and Tao, were later brought down from their original cosmic level to the human and interpreted in a moral sense; Rita as the universal law which all gods and humans must obey and Tao as the right way of life."

    - Fritjof Capra, The Tao of Physics, p210

    ~ artwork by Android Jones
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    When there is daring, you dare to do something: you put forth your vision fearlessly. People have doubts about big vision because they don’t have a sense of gentleness in themselves first. So gentleness brings daring and a sense of fearlessness. Daring is appreciation of letting go in the fundamental sense. First you develop gentleness toward yourself; then you begin to develop daring, which is connected with how to express your gentleness to the world outside, how to proclaim your sanity. Your are not going crazy because you have seen the Great Eastern Sun, which is the symbol of expansive vision in the Shambhala world. Rather, because you have seen the Great Eastern Sun, you are very daring and at the same time very gentle and soft. The softer you become, the greater the message to the world becomes.

    - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

    ~ artist unknown
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    The Sacred Geometry At The Heart Of Creation

    "The universe exhibits a mysterious underlying order. It is interconnected at levels that are hidden from the most powerful scientific minds in existence today. Nothing is as it first appears. one of the prime examples of this is the Fibonacci numbers - a sequence that is built into all levels of creation. They crop up in many places and circumstances.

    The Fibonacci numbers were discovered by the 13th century Italian mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci and written about in his great work Liber Abaci. It is more accurate to say that he re-discovered them, because they were definitely known to the Ancient Greeks and Egyptians. The Greeks based most of their Art and Architecture upon the Fibonacci ratio, and Egyptians incorporated this ratio into the Pyramids.

    Fibonacci derived the number series to solve a mathematical problem related to the breeding speed of rabbits. The series itself is very easy to generate. These are the first few terms:

    1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233,.....

    Basically, the next term in the series is generated by adding the two preceding terms, e.g. 144 = 55+89.

    The Fibonacci ratio itself is also easily derived. Take any two adjacent terms of the series and divide the earlier term by the later. For example 2/3 = 0.666, 3/5 = 0.600, 5/8, 0.625, 8/13 = 0.615, 13/21 = 0.619, 21/34 = 0.617, 34/55 = 0.6182, 55/89 = 0.6180.....

    You will find that these ratios eventually converge to the 'magic' Fibonacci ratio of 0.618. This is also known as the Golden Ratio. It is prevalent throughout Nature, as well as in man-made creations. For example, the width of all standard picture frames are 0.618 of their length. Notes in music are related to each other by Fibonacci ratios.

    The ratio itself has some weird mathematical properties. If you square 0.618, i.e. multiply it by itself, you get 0.382: 0.6180.618 = 0.382.
    However, this is the SAME number you get by subtracting the Fibonacci ratio 0.618 from unity, i.e. 1 - 0.618 = 0.382

    If yo
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    "Caught in the storm, battered by waves
    The ship of my life was blown off course
    By the winds of Selfishness

    My breath rises within me,
    the breath of the heart.
    The sweet breath.
    The sacred breath leads me in.

    Now the winds die down
    and the waters grow calm.
    I have found a haven for my heart,
    In the harbor of the Name"

    - Krishna Das

    ~ artwork by Totemical
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    "Today we find ourselves wandering disconsolately between two worlds — one dying and the other struggling to be born. on the one hand, the spiritual and intellectual certainties of the past no longer command our allegiance. on the other, the promises of a more integral worldview, a cosmology of tomorrow — one based on a deeper relationship with nature and with the larger cosmos — require of us a leap of faith few are as yet willing to take. With the future of the human spirit and the future of the planet hanging in the balance, we have no choice but to embrace courage, imagination, and our deepest inner resources."

    - Richard Tarnas

    ~ artwork by Mark Henson
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    "Please take the growing crisis very seriously and realize that the time for sacred action has come. Plunge deep into sacred practice so that you can connect with the eternal within you and remain calm and joyful and full of passionate compassion through all the shatterings to come."

    - Andrew Harvey- Author

    ~ artwork by Jessîca Perlstein
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    "Most of nature is inherently chaotic. It's not rigidly determined in the old sense. It's not rigidly predictable."
    - Rupert Sheldrake

    ~ artwork by Jamie Burton www.jamieburton.com/
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    ~ artwork by The Art of Sam Farrand
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    "Thou Art is me
    looking in the mirror,
    as I see the past and future intertwining
    as one reality bigger than Earth.
    In an instant,
    the fluid emotion of one Verse,
    Intensifies into the Light
    of a MultiVerse,
    and in this
    I exist as an Artist"

    - Danyel Seagan

    ~ artwork: 'The Journey of the Spirit' by Collin Elder - Fine Art
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    "In its phenomenal aspect, the cosmic one is intrinsically dynamic, and the apprehension of its dynamic nature is basic to all schools of Eastern mysticism."

    - Fritjof Capra

    ~ artist unknown
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    “Our true capital is our creativity.”
    - Joseph Beuys

    ~ artwork by Jake Kobrin Art & Design
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    "We can arrive at a point of view where the preservation of the individual activities is no longer inconsistent with our comprehension of the cosmic consciousness or our attainment to the transcendent and supracosmic."

    - Sri Aurobindo

    ~ unknown artist
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    "In order to develop love ~ universal love, cosmic love, whatever you would like to call it ~ one must accept the whole situation of life as it is, both the light and the dark, the good and the bad. one must open oneself to life, communicate with it."

    - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

    ~ artwork by Adam Fu www.facebook.com/adam.fu.790
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    “Culture is shared meaning in which everybody participates.”

    - David Bohm

    ~ artwork: 'Jubilation' by Hana Alisa Omer
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    "It’s important to have self-confidence. It’s even more important to have spiritual self-confidence. Spiritual confidence is that unique and palpable sense of absolute conviction that cannot be affected by external or internal fluctuations. It’s being absolutely sure. It’s knowing, before you know, that you know. It’s the highest gift and blessing that comes only from the deepest insight into the true nature of things. It can also be the most precious jewel that is freely transmitted from the awakened heart and mind of a true spiritual master to any and all who would receive it. Absolute conviction destroys existential doubt and frees the human soul.

    The Eastern traditions say that doubt is one of the biggest obstacles to the profound discovery of enlightened awareness. The sparkle of ecstatic conviction in the eyes of a saint expresses the liberating joy and fearlessness that are testimony to powerful spiritual self-confidence. Unfortunately, madmen, monsters, and megalomaniacs from the East and the West also gain their power from absolute self-confidence. But that’s not a confidence that comes from knowing that mystery which is ungraspable. More often than not, it’s a confidence that comes from fear, from overwhelming arrogance, from the puny ego, or from ethnocentric pride. It’s a confidence that comes from a desire for power and an aspiration to dominate. The kind of spiritual confidence I’m speaking about comes from a very different source and from a very different part of the self.

    Some people claim that absolute conviction of any kind is dangerous and should never be trusted. But the kinds of people who make those assertions are hypocrites. They are hypocrites because they stubbornly express an absolute conviction in their own perspective while simultaneously proclaiming to others the futility of such a position!

    Spiritual confidence is the heaviest anchor in the midst of the unending storm that is life and death. It is an unshakable confidence in the inherent rightness of being here — confidence
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    Life is a magnificent manifestation where if we honour Sacred Mother Earth, rivers of love will flow freely. New levels of spiritual awareness are upon us and by recognizing their beauty we can inspire every aspect of our lives. Let your soul be an oasis of transformation that takes your life to the next level and fulfills your dreams. Rejoice in your awakening, the future is now and love is in every breath you take.

    - Micheal Teal

    ~ artwork by Shawn Hocking
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    "When all longings that are in the heart vanish, then a mortal becomes immortal and attains Brahman (infinite consciousness) here."

    - Katha Upanishad

    ~ artwork: 'Brahma-God of Creation' by Molee Art http://molee.deviantart.com/
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    "Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution."

    - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

    ~ artwork by Christopher Sheehan and Aurora Dendera
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    Creativity and What Blocks It
    "In the introduction, a call was made for a new surge of creativity in science. By now it will be clear that such a surge must extend into all areas of human activity if the actual challenge, which has finally revealed itself, is to be met. But does this mean that creativity must somehow be elicited from an organism that does not have in itself a natural potential for creativity? It is proposed that, on the contrary, human beings do indeed have such a potential. However as children grow older, this creativity appears to be blocked.

    Some insight into the nature of this block can be gained from the work of Desmond Morris, published in The Biology of Art. In one experiment chimpanzees were given canvas and paint and immediately began to apply themselves to make balanced patterns of color, somewhat reminicent of certain forms of modern art, such as abstract expressionism. The significant point about this experiment is that the animals became so interested in painting and it absorbed them so completely that they had comparatively little interest left for food, sex, or the other activities that normally hold them strongly. Additional experiments showed somewhat similar results for other primates. When very young children are given paints, their behavior is remarkably like that of the chimpanzees.

    This seems to indicate that creativity is a natural potential. Yet somehow, in most cases, the urge to create fades as the human being gets older. Or at best it continues in certain limited areas, such as science, music, or painting. Why should this happen?

    An extension of Morris's experiment involved rewarding the chimpanzees for producing their paintings. Very soon their work began to degenerate until they produced the bare minimum that would satisfy the experimenter. A similar behavior can be observed in young children as they become "self-conscious" of the kind of painting the believe they are "supposed" to do. This is generally indicated to them by subtle and implicit rewards, such as pra
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    "Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'

    - Edgar Allan Poe

    ~ artwork by Martina Hoffmann Art
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    “People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”

    - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

    ~ artwork by The Art of Sam Farrand
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    "Look. This is your world! You can't not look. There is no other world. This is your world; it is your feast. You inherited this; you inherited these eyeballs; you inherited this world of color. Look at the greatness of the whole thing. Look! Don't hesitate - look! Open your eyes. Don't blink, and look, look - look further."

    - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

    ~ artwork by Joey G http://capstoned.deviantart.com/
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    ~ artwork: 'Ascension' by Cody Seekins
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    “Reclaiming the sacred in our lives naturally brings us close once more to the wellsprings of poetry.”

    - Robert Bly
    ~ artwork: 'Seeds of Renewal' by Moon Mandala- Art by Jamie Kaminskas
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    "Call forth the sacredness of the earth now, the holiness of the living, breathing planet and breathe with the earth, blessing and being blessed as the light of the earth flows to you and as the light of your own heart flows to the beloved earth. There is a partnership, a communion between you and the land, between the land and you. This runs deep beneath the streets, deep beneath the buildings, deep throughout and beneath the seas. The earth is sacred. The earth is our mother; we must take care of her."

    - Sharon McErlane

    ~ artwork by Roman Villagrana SynchroMystic
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    Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
    - Barbara De Angelis PH.D.

    ~ artwork: 'The Shaman's Heart.' by Abba Yahudah
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    A Mind Awakening.
    "I am writing to you who reads this, no one else but YOU. I do not intend to force my opinions, beliefs, or my understandings on to anyone. I am not saying to follow what I describe, or even take it to be true. I don't care who reads this, but not in a way that is negative, I openly share my thoughts freely without sincere cause.

    Let's start by talking about your ego; (I am prodding at it on purpose) it limits your understanding of reality. It follows you everywhere, and believing you have an awakened mind, means that it follows YOU too. Mine is here with me now, and its cool. You and the ego can control your processor (brain) whenever you like. When both of you want control, it can become more difficult to compute information.

    By understanding that the ego is attachment, while actually putting it in to practice in your daily life; the act of letting go, will help you understand the difference between you and the ego. Take it to whatever level you like, as long as its at the level you feel works for you. So you don't have to give away a house, it could be your last piece of chocolate. Make it something you have attached yourself too, even the smallest thing, and let it go, even though you want it. Feel what happens.
    If you don't feel it, make it a bigger act.

    When your mind is busy attaching itself (as it does) to things real and imagined around you, the processor becomes more and more occupied with thought rather than computing and responding to experience. You may notice this process when you focus your attention on someone that is annoying you. You may ask yourself; why did they do that? Most commonly they may have a reason, or they don't know what it was they where doing. Their mind can be focussed on little things like; I need to make this point soon in the conversation, or that's my slice of pizza there, my dignity here, my box of fears over there, my happiness in my relationship there, etc etc. when the mind is this busy it can seem that a person is not "awake" however their processor
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    ~ artwork by Alterception
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    "I was completely astonished by the beauty of nature. Our eyes see just a small fraction of the light in the world."
    - Dr. Albert Hofmann
    ~ artwork by Shawn Hocking
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    "There can be no more intimate and elemental part of the individual than his or her own consciousness. At the deepest level, our consciousness is what we are - to the extent that if we are not sovereign over our own consciousness then we cannot in any meaningful sense be sovereign over anything else either."

    - Graham Hancock
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    "The universe itself is the primary sacred community. All human religion should be considered as participation in the religious aspect of the universe itself. It is false to say that humanity is the most excellent being in the universe. The most excellent being in the universe is the universe itself."

    - Thomas Berry
    ~ artwork by Pineal Paradise
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    "In shamanistic cultures, synchronicities are considered to be teachings as well as sign indicating where one should focus one’s attention, such correspondences demonstrate the usually hidden links between the individual psyche and the larger world. Synchronicities express themselves through chance meetings and natural events as well as in dreams and supernatural episodes – for instance, among the Secoya shamans, a dream of seeing yourself in the mirror suggests that you will soon encounter a jaguar in the rain forest. Shamans see such temporal conjunctions as essential aspects of reality, revealing its ultimately dreamlike and magical qualities."

    - Daniel Pinchbeck
    ~ artwork: 'Panthera Khorwa;' by Totemical
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    ~ artwork by Life Soul
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    "Modern physics then, pictures matter not at all as passive and inert, but being in a continuous dancing and vibrating motion whose rhythmic patterns are determined by the molecular, atomic and nuclear structures. This is also the way in which the Eastern mystics see the material world. They all emphasise that the universe has to be grasped dynamically, as it moves, vibrates and dances; that nature is not a static but dynamic equilibrium."

    - Fritjof Capra
    ~ artwork by Nico Psyart
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    "People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle."

    - Thich Nhat Hanh

    ~ artwork: "A Child's Dream" by keikei11 http://keikei11.deviantart.com/
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    "Synchronicities, epiphanies, peak, and mystical experiences are all cases in which creativity breaks through the barriers of the self and allows awareness to flood through the whole domain of consciousness. It is the human mind operating, for a moment, in its true order and moving through orders of increasing subtlety, reaching past the source of mind and matter into creativity itself."

    - F. David Peat
    ~ artwork: 'Reading Between the Lines" by Totemical
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    "Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play."

    - Heraclitus
    ~ artwork by Art of Heather Taylor
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    ~ artwork by Guillem Mari http://guillembe.deviantart.com/
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    ~ artwork by The Art of Sam Farrand
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    "Some people have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy."

    - Abraham Maslow
    ~ artwork: 'Suzie Q' by F Scott Hess
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    "Life is an opportunity given to satisfy the hunger and thirst of the soul."

    - Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan

    ~ artwork by Xavier Solano
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    "Photons come out of nowhere, they cannot be stored, they can barely be pinned down in time, and they have no home in space whatsoever. That is, light occupies no volume and has no mass. The similarity between a thought and a photon is very deep. Both are born in a region beyond space and time where nature controls all processes in that void which is full of creative intelligence."

    - Deepak Chopra
    ~ artwork by Simon Meola http://simonmeola.blogspot.com/
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    "…the mind is more powerful than any imaginable particle accelerator, more sensitive than any radio receiver or the largest optical telescope, more complete in its grasp of information than any computer: the human body- its organs, its voice, its powers of locomotion, and its imagination- is a more-than-sufficient means for the exploration of any place, time or energy level in the universe."

    - Terence McKenna

    ~ artwork: 'The Enlightenment' by Roy Villalobos http://roysurreal.deviantart.com/
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    "Nobody likes to let go of the ego- it is so precious to everyone. However, once you have attained a state of egolessness, the world won’t disappear, as you may think it will. The world will continue, but a change takes place within you. Something is uncovered. You start seeing everything with the wonder and innocence of a child."

    - Amma
    ~ artwork by Joshua S. Levin
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    "Chanting is no more holy than listening to the murmur of a stream, counting prayer beads no more sacred than simply breathing. . . . If you wish to attain oneness with the Tao, don't get caught up in spiritual superficialities."

    - Lao Tzu
    ~ artwork: 'Sun-Om' Kristen Grant
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    "The impermanence of all forms is the starting point of Buddhism. The Buddha taught that ‘all compounded things are impermanent’, and that all suffering in the world arises from our trying to cling to fixed forms - objects, people or ideas - instead of accepting the world as it moves and changes."

    - Fritjof Capra

    ~ artwork by Greg Hitt
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    "It would be a contradiction in terms to assume that the attainment of transcendent meaning consists in comprehending a notion. Transcendence can never be an object of possession or of comprehension. Yet man can relate himself and be engaged to it...Ultimate meaning is not grasped in the form of a timeless idea, acquired once and for all, securely preserved in conviction. It is not simply given. It comes upon us as an intimation that comes and goes. What is left behind is a memory, and a commitment to that memory. Our words do not describe it, our tools do not wield it. But sometimes it seems as if our very being were its description, its secret tool."

    - Abraham Joshua Heschel
    ~ artwork by Mugwort Designs
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    "The emergence and blossoming of understanding, love, and intelligence has nothing to do with any tradition, no matter how ancient or impressive--it has nothing to do with time. It happens on its own when a human being questions, wonders, inquires, listens, and looks without getting stuck in fear, pleasure, and pain. When self-concern is quiet, in abeyance, heaven and earth are open."

    - Toni Packer
    ~ unknown artist (if you know who the artist is, please let me know)
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    "The true beauty of the inner self is its spirit nurturing truth which breathes joy and happiness into our very soul. By living life in harmony and balance we awaken our inner universe and cultivate infinite love for all beings. The essence of being alive is to live an inspired life of higher self discovery that opens doorways to richness of spirit and inspires us to embrace the earth as a sacred womb of love."

    - Micheal Teal
    ~ artwork by Peter Westermann
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    "Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent I am, in point of fact, religious."

    - Albert Einstein
    ~ artwork by Adam Martinakis
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    "The earth's joy at engaging with one incarnate who sees with the vision of the Creator, is the joy of a lover rushing to meet her beloved. In many cases, your vision will be all that is required to inspire the appropriate substances."

    - Ken Carey
    ~ artwork by Geoglyphiks
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    “At those moments in human history where it’s time for our species to confront a new reality, whether it’s going from four foot to two foot, or it’s to make love face-to-face or whatever, there’s a certain breed of human beings in every gene pool who come along at that time and make us feel comfortable. They explain, they personalize, they popularize what’s really happening. Now you know who these people are. They are the artists, the musicians, the playwrights, the poets, the myth makers, the wizards, the jugglers, the story tellers, the crazed scientist, the mischievous physicist, you know who they are. In every epic of human history these people come along.”

    - Timothy Leary
    ~ artwork by The Art of Sam Farrand
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    artwork by Justin Bonnet http://justinbonnet.com/
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    “I believe that the World Wide Web is, as a matter of fact, the noogenesis of the noosphere of the future. This is it!”

    – Ralph Abraham
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    "Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness."

    - James Thurber

    ~ artwork by THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF LARRY CARLSON
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    "The scientist is activated by a wonder and awe before the mysterious comprehensibility of the universe which is yet finally beyond his grasp. In its profoundest depths it is inaccessible to man."

    - Albert Einstein
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    ~ artwork by Laura Diehl Illustration
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    We love and miss you Robert Nesta Marley ❤
    Rest In Peace ❤ 6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981
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    “And dream. I mean if this is about dreaming, what can each of us do to evoke the dream, a deeper dream, in another?”

    - artwork and quote by Amanda Sage
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    ~ artwork by Mr.Xerty


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