“I Read Blake and Feel the Spirit”
Of all the paintings and poetry I have ever examined, Blake’s have by far the highest Life Energy, because of his devotion to the realm of the Spirit. As Catherine, his wife, said of him: “I have very little of Mr. Blake’s company; for he is always in Paradise.”
He was an emissary of the Spirit World. Read More »
“The Spirits All Around Us”
A wise man, well acquainted with the Spirit World, reminds me of how, when a sunbeam enters a room, we suddenly see thousands of floating dust particles we had never seen there before. Well, they are nothing, he avers, compared to all the spirits around us that we would see when enlightened. Read More »
“Aspiration Is an Instinct”
I have said that, at least to me, Aspiration is an instinct. I believe that it is “an inborn pattern of behavior that is characteristic of a species.”* And that it is “a powerful motivation or impulse.” And that it is “an innate capability.”
And that it is “impelled from within” – from the Soul. Read More »
“Three Chinese Gongshi”
In the room where I paint there are three Chinese gongshi, scholars’ rocks, as a tribute and a remembrance to my Chinese painting guides, members of the literati, the scholar-painters. It is as if I am triangulated by the Energy emanating from the rocks, from them as the rocks.
When I was in Japan, I searched for the equivalent of a Japanese scholar’s rock and found in a junkstore in Kyoto a cut-off section of an old tree root. Read More »
“I Bear Within Me a Spirit”
From the moment of conception to that of death, I bear within me a spirit from the Spirit World that evolves through every experience I have in my life. I exist here on earth for the spirit in this, its present particular incarnation.
I am as its mother. Within me, it grows – by me, through me. Read More »