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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Dear God, creator of women in your own image…,

for those of us who have seen the Divine feminine maligned, hidden and unacknowledged…. This beautiful litany  was written by Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister…only an excerpt is printed below. Dear God, creator of women in your own image,  born of … Continue reading

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Nothing New Under the Sun…Yet

It is well known in the field of literature that the same few themes recur in the human drama of life regardless of the time in which the people live. Good versus evil, sibling rivalry, unrequited love, the hero’s journey … Continue reading

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In any form of creativity you are giving away a part of yourself

“In any form of creativity, self-expression, or art, you’re giving away a little part of yourself. You’re confessing and owning up to 
insecurities, desires, ideas embarrassingly ambitious, ideas embarrassingly normal. You’re owning up to being a real person. Who wants … Continue reading

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