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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 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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Reflections Of A Golden I

Four decades ago when I lived in New York, green and ripe right out of college, the haven I called my own was housed in a cigar box. Home then was a one-room studio, a hotplate and a hand basin served as a kitchen. Having spent my day filing invoices for a company on the Lower Eastside, I’d come home, flip open the lid of… Read More

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Part 4, All I Want For Xmas: The Reading

Holy Day Christmas Eve It may be just the two of us celebrating the holidays in our home this year, but Srajan and I are grateful that we have a table, and have food to serve on our plates.         No, we’re not carving a Xmas turkey or serving hot cranberry sauce with all the trimmings. We’re cooking a sweet potato, parsnip, squash,… Read More

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Intimacy: SoulCollage® Barometer

Intimacy: Your SoulCollage® Barometer Intimacy. Hmmm? How does it relate to SoulCollage®? Whenever we refer to intimacy, we refer to being intimate in relationship to somebody else. Yet to a card how is this possible? Regarding SoulCollage®, the intimacy refers to the “I” that I must get to know. Fundamentally it is through an image that we connect with our source of self. This… Read More

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Part 3, All I Want For Christmas

Part 3 All I Want For Xmas: Name Your Cards, Ask What They Mean It’s another winter’s night and you’re in for the evening. As sunset dips and night falls, a drizzle wets the windowpane and fogs the view. You light a candle, nestle into your easy chair while an aromatic hot chocolate brews in your cup. Recipe for Hot Chocolate on a Cold… Read More

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All I Want For Xmas Part 2

          Crafting Your SoulCollage® Card Portfolio                Once a pastry chef always a pastry eater. I can’t teach you how to create a five-tiered chocolate Opera, but at least I can introduce you to some of my favorite Christmas treats. So to kick-off our first Christmas in Ireland, and before you settle into constructing a portfolio for your Xmas deck, here’s how you conjure a batch of… Read More

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Look Who’s Sleeping In My Bed…

  Yes it’s true. I sleep with my deck. At times I sleep with one card. But usually the whole deck. Why? I love the company of my cards. To gaze on their faces is to accept every part of myself. Each card, whether Light or Shadow offers me the freedom to acknowledge my being who I am. It’s a tender sentiment that arises… Read More

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All I Want For Xmas

        A Time of Holy Day Joy with Amirrorself.com All I Want For Xmas Is My SoulCollage® Deck, and All the Extra Goodies to Create It! Part 1 I love the Pre-Raphaelites. Painters like Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ford Maddox Brown, Julia Margaret Cameron, Edward Burne-Jones, and others whose names are a mouthful to pronounce yet their images etched in our memories… Read More

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Trashing Mother Earth

Trashing Mother Earth. “I am the One who weeps because your ignorance is killing me.” Council Suit   I never thought of myself as a political person until it became apparent that politics is a way of life. There’s no way around it. If you prefer hemp to polyester politics is involved. If you prefer soy milk to cow’s milk, leather as opposed to… Read More

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