Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Spiritual Science

While perusing the internet, I came across a couple of interesting things online. The first is something called a Past Walk, but it's actually a movable mat labyrinth. But I was thinking that the labyrinth could symbolize the path of science, faith, and knowledge. Here's the link


The next thing I came across is something called Spiritual Science. http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org. The link is too the foundation if you want to check it out yourselves. It's mostly about ESP, but it got me thinking about finding art alternatives, so I did some research and came up with two. The first is the human body made divine.


The second is an interesting piece of art from Princeton. It screams Spiritual Science to me


The last thing I found was something called a Mandala. Mandala is the Sanskrit word for "Sacred Circle." You may have also heard mandala referred
to as: spirit map, oneness, wholeness, container of essence, all that is, spiritual place of enlightenment, mirror, soul-light within, making the invisible visible, circles for healing. Or simply, a circle with a center point of focus from which one works outward. For thousands of years in most cultures and religions, mandalas have been used as a form of visual prayer. Native American and Tibetan sand paintings, Gothic Rose windows and Hindu yantras are examples of mandalas used as circles for meditation, protection and healing. In today's modern society, mandalas allow children and adults alike to project sacred intentions toward world peace and inner peace. Cancer patients use the mandala process to access the power of healing through artwork and meditation.

Here's the link for the website I was looking at. http://www.artbodyandsoul.com/workshops/mandala/mandala.html

I apologize for the long entry

--Tim :)

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