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Article by Scott Petullo & Stephen Petullo
Too often, there are reports of people claiming to have been
glorified historical figures in past lives.
It’s a frequent misconception, perhaps encouraged in part by
somewhat unscrupulous psychics who tell clients how important
they were in their past lives. When people are regressed and
see their own past lives, it’s common to perceive experiences as
being both rich and poor, male and female, powerful and powerless,
productive and unproductive, and so on. If people perceive
themselves as a famous historic figure such as Cleopatra,
Joan of Arc, one of the Disciples of Jesus, or even as Jesus
himself, there are four possible explanations for this:
1. The person really was the historic figure in a past life.
2. The person is identifying with personality patterns
associated with the historic individual to such an extent that
the person believes he or she was that individual.
3. The person’s ego is adding to the session. For example,
perhaps he or she perceives through regression the ancient
civilization of Egypt and a woman who looked like Cleopatra,
or they may have been associated with Cleopatra, but the
regressed person wasn’t actually Cleopatra.
4. The person is somehow connecting to the energy or
consciousness that was once part of the historic figure.
Regarding those who consider people who believe in reincarnation
and past lives to be escapists and cowards, it actually takes
more courage to accept and live within the ideals of reincarnation
and karma because it means you have to take responsibility for
everything you do, say, intend, and feel for all that happens to
you. There is no such thing as a victim, you can’t blame anyone for
anything, and you “get away with” nothing.
Furthermore, physical death may be the end of our body, but
we are far more than just a body. Our soul consists of energy
or life force. Science has proven that energy never dies and
can’t be destroyed; it just takes a different form.
Past life regression can be used for entertainment purposes,
but more importantly, even if you don’t believe in past lives,
it can be a very useful and therapeutic tool.
Finally, it doesn’t really matter if the theories of reincarnation
and karma are valid or not, but if we all acted as if they were,
our world would be a much better place.
Somerville, MA (PRWEB) April 8, 2005
Imagine: a new way to appreciate all of the Star Wars movieseven the almost universally-detested Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones! Movie-goers may have their fingers crossed that Lucass final installment this Spring is a return to form, but Matthew Bortolin, author of the Dharma of Star Wars (April 2005) will be happy whatever the outcomeand he thinks that we should be, too.
A full fledged, Jedi robe-wearing Star Wars fanatic, Bortolin has made peace with the inconsistency of the franchise, and in fact, boldly defends every episode! His book, The Dharma of Star Wars, asks the sorts of question that even the most casual fans might wonder about: Is Yoda supposed to be some kind of Zen Master? What would it be like to train as a Jedi? Why is it that the story of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader feels so epic, so universal? In the answering, Bortolin reveals surprising and satisfying depths of all of the Star Wars films, even those that critics and fans found disappointing. Bortolins enthusiasm and unique point of view will be a hit with anyone, from old-schoolers whose kids came of age during the first wave of Star Wars-mania, to the young fans of today.
Bortolin has begun to do press in advance of The Dharma of Star Wars arrival in stores mid-April just in time for fans to re-familiarize themselves with the arc of the entire Star Wars saga!
To learn more about this fun new take on Star Wars, visit the books web-page at http://www.dharmaofstarwars.com, or contact Rod Meade Sperry at 617776-7416, ext 29.
Title: The Dharma of Star Wars * AUTHOR: Matthew Bortolin
Price: $ 14.95 * SIZE: 6×9, 224 pages
Publication: April 2005
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Article by Injete Chesoni
To paraphrase the great poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “How can I say I love thee let me count the ways.” There are many ways to express our love and the simplest of all is to say, “I love you.” However, special occasions like Valentines Day call for more flowery language. This article showcases some of the most famous love poems of all time and my favorite romantic Valentines Day quotes. Should you find yourself tongue-tied and at a loss for words, feel free to use these quotes the next time you need to express your love. At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. ~ Plato
Shakespeare Love Quotes and Valentines QuotesI decided to start the article with the most famous love poet of all time Shakespeare. These are three of my favorite Shakespeare quotes and Valentines Day quotes.
Doubt thou the stars are fire;Doubt that the sun doth move;Doubt truth to be a liar;But never doubt I love.- William Shakespeare
So long as I can breathe or I can seeso long lives your love which gives life to me.- William Shakespeare
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.- William Shakespeare
Romantic Valentines Love Quotes1. I’ve fallen in love many times… always with you. – Author Unknown2. Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine! – Thomas Hood3. Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning. – Author Unknown4. You know when you have found your prince because you not only have a smile on your face but in your heart as well. – Author Unknown5. If I know what love is, it is because of you. – Herman Hesse6. To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven. – Karen Sunde7. Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. – Aristotle8. Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart. – Kay Knudsen9. Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart. – Author Unknown10. Love me and the world is mine. – David Reed11. When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew. – Arrigo Boito12. Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart. – Author Unknown13. The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along. – Rumi14. Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear. – John Lennon15. True love stories never have endings. – Richard Bach
How Do I Love TheeFamous Love Poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the waysI love thee to the depth and breadth and heightMy soul can reach, when feeling out of sight.For the ends of Being and ideal GraceI love thee to the level of everyday’sMost quiet need, by sun and candlelight.I love thee freely, as men strive for rightI love thee purely, as they turn from praiseI love thee with the passion put to useIn my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.I love thee with a love I seemed to loseWith my lost saints, –I love thee with the breath,Smiles, tears, of all my life! — and, if God choose,I shall but love thee better after death.
I Carry Your Heart With MeFamous Love Poem by E.E. Cummings
i carry your heart with me (i carry it inmy heart) i am never without it (anywherei go you go, my dear; and whatever is doneby only me is your doing, my darling)i fearno fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i wantno world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meantand whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows(here is the root of the root and the bud of the budand the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which growshigher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
To My Dear and Loving HusbandHusband Love Poem by Anne Bradstreet
If ever two were one, then surely we.If ever man were lov’d by wife, then thee;If ever wife was happy in a man,Compare with me ye women if you can.I prize thy love more then whole Mines of gold,Or all the riches that the East doth hold.My love is such that Rivers cannot quench,Nor ought but love from thee, give recompence.Thy love is such I can no way repay,The heavens reward thee manifold I pray.Then while we live, in love let’s so persever,That when we live no more, we may live ever.
Red Red RoseFamous Love Poem by Robert Burns
O my Luve’s like a red, red roseThat’s newly sprung in June;O my Luve’s like the melodieThat’s sweetly played in tune.
As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,So deep in luve am I;And I will luve thee still, my dear,Till a’ the seas gang dry:
Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;I will luve thee still, my dear,While the sands o’ life shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only Luve,And fare thee weel awhile!And I will come again, my Luve,Tho’ it ware ten thousand mile.
Come live with me and be my loveFamous love poem by Christopher Marlowe
Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove That valleys, groves, hills, and fields, Woods or steepy mountain yields.
And we will sit upon the rocks, Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks, By shallow rivers to whose falls Melodious birds sing madrigals.
And I will make thee beds of roses And a thousand fragrant posies, A cap of flowers, and a kirtle Embroidered all with leaves of myrtle;
A gown made of the finest wool Which from our pretty lambs we pull; Fair lined slippers for the cold, With buckles of the purest gold;
A belt of straw and ivy buds, With coral clasps and amber studs: And if these pleasures may thee move, Come live with me and be my love.
The shepherds’ swains shall dance and sing For thy delight each May morning: If these delights thy mind may move, Then live with me and be my love.
These are just a few of my favorite poems and quotes. If you enjoyed them as much as I did you can read more famous love poems and quotes here.
Injete Chesoni is an incurable romantic, artist, poet and writer who enjoys writing about love. Visit her blog to view her unique artwork and read her love poems and stories. You can buy art gifts and cards featuring her poetry and artwork at her online store.
Naples, FL (PRWEB) April 28, 2006
Andrew Wyeth finally breaks his silence – talking at length about his famous Helga paintings in an exclusive interview with Thomas Hoving, art scholar and former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The interview is being published in a new monograph, “Wyeth on Helga,” available now from the Naples Museum of Art.
Since they were first shown at Washington’s National Gallery of Art two decades ago, “The Helga Pictures” have been the subject of considerable interest, debate and gossip. But Wyeth himself has never talked at length on the subject – with one exception. In 2002, Wyeth sat down with Thomas Hoving and discussed the origins and evolution of the Helga series. In the spring of 2006, Hoving agreed to allow the Naples Museum of Art to publish this interview for the first time, as a companion to the exhibition “Andrew Wyeth & Family.”
Secretly created over a 15-year period, the 240 works that make up “The Helga Pictures” provide an intimate, unprecedented look at a major American artist exploring a single subject, Wyeth’s Pennsylvania neighbor Helga Testorf.
In this candid interview, Wyeth reveals how he met Helga, how the series – and his relationship with Helga – grew and the fact that he never intended to show these works publicly. “My intention was to keep ‘em hidden away until I died,” he says. “Then they could be revealed.”
“Wyeth on Helga” is an important addition to the literature on Andrew Wyeth and to the literature on American art.
For more information about this historic, limited-edition monograph, please call Myra Janco Daniels at (239) 597-1111.
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Throughout history, artists have used paintings of flowers to express emotion. From full, vibrant flowers that express joy and optimism to the wilted single flower that hints at sorrow, flowers are a great subject to put on the canvas. The type of flower, its stage of life, the number of them in the picture, the surrounding scenery and many other factors can deeply impact the mood of the painting.
There are many artists who were able to use flowers in their artwork to successfully convey their thoughts and feelings. Even people who do not consider themselves to be “into art” have heard of these famous painters and many are even familiar with certain pieces.
Vincent Van Gogh is a name that just about everyone knows. He has several famous works, several of which centered on flowers. “Sunflowers” (originally named in French “Tournesols”) is perhaps his most work on flowers. These flowers were the subject of two series of still life paintings. The earlier series (1887) portrays the flowers lying on the ground and the second series (1888) shows them in bouquets in a vase. No Van Gogh exhibit would ever willingly exclude Sunflowers from display.
“Irises” is another Van Gogh work, painted during the last year of his life and while he resided at an asylum. He referred to the work as “the lightning conductor for my illness” believing that he could keep his sanity if he continued to paint. The oil painting “Almond Blossom” is another of his later works.
Edgar Degas is also a name you may recognize. This French artist is credited as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he preferred to be called a realist. While more than half of his work includes dancers and he is also known for several female nudes, Degas also has flower paintings on his resume. Woman with Chrysanthemums is among the best known. Like his other work, it is emotionally charged and points to the human isolation.
Chrysanthemums have shown up on the canvases of several artists as well. Vase of Chrysanthemums by Pierre-August Renoir and Vase of Chrysanthemums by Claude Monet are among the favorites for those seeking to decorate their homes with reprints. “Chrysanthemums” by Paul Cezanne is also a popular reprint that would be a nice addition to any home.
Monet is also known for his series on Water Lilies. Water Lilies were a subject for Monet throughout his life. Early lilies were completed in 1906, while still more lilies were created into the late 1920s. The series also includes paintings entitled “Water Lilies, ” “Water-Lily Pond, ” and “Water-Lily and Weeping Willow” as well as others.
Many artists have been compelled to include at least one, if not several, depiction of flowers in their work. Perhaps it is because of how fully they can capture and convey emotions. These few mentioned here are just a small selection of a huge genre of art. Other paintings of flowers include Cezanne’s “Bouquet in a Blue Vase” and “Bouquet in Rococo Style, ” and Renoir’s “Bouquet” and “Roses.” If you are looking for nice reprints, also consider Johann Baptist Drechsler, an Austrian painter whose work in the late 1700s into early 1800s includes many pictures of flowers.
Al Smitty is a writer who loves to discuss many topics ranging from botanical arts to American football. Thanks for reading!
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Article by George Baxter
Born in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania in 1917, Andrew Newell Wyeth is famous as a realist painter and portrait artist of the 20th century. He is the son of the famous artist and illustrator Newell Convers Wyeth, and the youngest in the seven member family. His eldest daughter Henriette Wyeth Hurd is also an artist.
Due to his physical weakness in childhood, Andrew’s parents decided to teach him at home and gave him tuition on every subject including art. Andrew showed his passion for painting portraits on canvas and drawing at an early age and his artistic skills were nourished by his father N.C. Wyeth through proper guidance. Andrew mastered figure study and creation of portraits in watercolour and also learned egg tempera from his brother-in-law Peter Hurd.
Wyeth’s career was launched in 1937, with his solo exhibition at Macbeth Gallery in New York. The exhibition was a success and all his canvases found takers.
In 1940, he married Besty James and had two sons Nicholas and James, both of whom later became associated with arts. His father’s accidental death in 1945 was an emotional event in his life which influenced his career in a big way. It was after his father’s death that Andrew’s art saw a more mature style with more realistic renderings on canvas and more symbolic objects incorporated in drawings.
Andrew’s style involves experimenting subjects in pencil or loosely brushed watercolour before being executed to finished painting on the canvas. Being a realist portraitist, his favourite subjects include the land and inhabitants of his hometown Chadds Ford. Andrew’s neighbours Anna and Karl Kuerner influenced him so much that both of them along with Kuerner’s farm remained one of his most important portrait subjects for years. ‘Christina’s World’ is one of Wyeth’s famous paintings portraying crippled Christina Olsen hankering for her home.
Andrew’s first solo museum exhibition was in 1951 at Farnsworth Art Museum. Today, his collection of portraits can be seen in almost all major American museums including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the National Gallery of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A large collection of his art can also be found in Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania and the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland.
As a portraitist, Andrew Wyeth received a number of honours and awards which include the 2007 National Medal of Arts. The first recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President John F. Kennedy in 1963, Wyeth was also the first American artist to be elected to the Royal Academy of Britain. In 1987 he received a D.F.A. from Bates College. In 1988, Wyeth was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, which is the highest civilian honour given by the United States legislature.
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George Baxter is a retired art teacher who takes great interest in learning and teaching traditional art skills and techniques specifically in relation to oil painting, abstract art and fine arts.