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SoulCollage® and the Misunderstood Shadow

  SoulCollage® and the Misunderstood Shadow   Many SoulCollage® participants fill their decks with beautiful, happy images, which are true of them, but hesitate when it comes to making a Shadow card that fosters change, transformation, and offers healing. During a recent workshop a client, J. M. takes me aside and asks if after class we can talk about a particular card he has… Read More

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The Bonfire: A Tribute to Kunikida Doppo

The Bonfire, by Kunikida Doppo (1871-1908) Many years ago, I read Kunikida Doppo’s short story, The Bonfire, and fell in love with his writing. Written like haiku, in length it is a slice of poetic verse; a story dense with unforgettable imagery. I found this translation online, listed as a work in Public Domain. After reading this version, once again I was inspired by… Read More

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Make It Relevant: Make It SoulCollage®

  SoulCollage® Make It Relevant   Someone I loved once gave me a box of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift. Mary Oliver   Pain. We all experience it. No one gets away without it in life if we want to evolve spiritually. Pain, and seeing others in pain ripens the heart for lessons in compassionate humility…. Read More

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Reflections of A Golden I : Lent

  Lent: Make It Relevant This is a time of year when our Inner Monk cries out for attention. It is the season of hibernation, of contemplation and reflection. A time to consider retreat and rest from the activities of the world. We give ourselves space from the desert we’ve been living, so we can turn and find nourishment in the cell of our… Read More

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Pauses: A Book of Hours, Flipbook

Pauses: A Book of Hours, Flipbook   In the Middle Ages, little prayer books like this were lavishly illustrated, leather bound, sacred, and secretly kept from public view. One attended to God in the quiet cell of one’s heart; paying respect and pausing to contemplate and meditate on the seven canonical hours: Vigils, Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers with Compline, throughout the… Read More

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On A Digital SoulCollage® Vision Quest

    A Digital SoulCollage® Vision Quest   When Seena Frost conceived of SoulCollage® as a hands-on process the age of digital image-making was at its infancy, or in some circles unheard of. Even so, an image is an image, and in comparison when going digital, is the end result the same? Positive images whether collaged, drawn, painted, quilted, photographed, or digitally composed, stimulate… Read More

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A Fairy Tale Flipbook

  A Fairy Tale Original story and photo montages by Ivette Ebaen.   Below the Flipbook click on the central opposing arrows to enlarge and view feature.    

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Book Art: SHANTIDEVA, Ten Stanzas

Ten Stanzas from Shantideva’s Full Acceptance of the Awakening Mind Text translation by Stephen Batchelor. Photo montages created by Ivette Ebaen.          

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A Shadow Kind Of Valentine

“Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, Something helpless that wants our love.”                                                                                       Rainier Maria Rilke, Letters To A Young Poet Valentine, the priest, became a saint after he was beheaded on February 14th, when Third Century Rome, ruled by Emperor Claudius forbade soldiers to marry yet Valentine married them anyway. Whether or not the tale is true that Valentine… Read More

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Of Galway, Rice, & Haiku

A Recipe For Haiku  On a frosty Saturday morning, Galway wakes to the bustle of traffic and the food market vendors setting up shop.       cider in glass jars… listening to men speaking in tongues Tourists and residents parade the sidewalks while canoe-ers canoe the rapids of Galway’s canal. river run, down-stream the paddle of blue and orange By 11:30 am street… Read More

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