Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Beauty of the Spider’s Spirit

“Years ago, I became committed to the art of pottery.  I had a vision of the perfect pot.  It haunted my imagination, even my dreams.    It was an utterly simple form; it had a beautiful shining, white glaze.  The … Continue reading

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Ancient Greek Images in Byzantine Art…video

for those who presume to think that any generation has any unique contribution to the history of mankind… Відео запис. Source: Античність очима візантійців: міфічні та історичні постаті й події Стародавньої Греції на мініатюрах візантійських рукописів (відео)

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Come to Know Christ by Gazing Upon Him

I have been reading “The Way Of Simplicity” by Esther de Wall.  This book is a historical treatment of the habits of Cistercian monks and how silent prayer came to be such an integral part of their practice.  Much of … Continue reading

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For Those of You Entering the Profession With a Lofty Spirit…

  I am about to share with you some of the advice of my new favorite author from the 15th century, Cennino d’Andrea Cennini.  For those of us who think ourselves so modern we will find that not much has … Continue reading

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There is a lot of romanticized nonsense written about the painting of icons in old Russia.  The fact is that it was a business and a very large business,  in spite of sometimes…

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The eye through which I see God…

“The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.” ― Meister Eckhart, Sermons of Meister Eckhart This is so … Continue reading

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I Play My Drum For You…

The drummer boy had no gift to bring the Christ child and so he gave the ability he had to play the drum. It is humbling to me to feel a kindred spirit with that little drummer boy as I … Continue reading

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