The artist of the future, better equipped than his colleague of today will achieve the realization of higher planes: planes, the beauty of which he will not only be able to contact, but actually to convey to others by means of his painting. Art, once the hand-maiden of religion, but in this materialistic age completely divorced from it, will again fulfill its highest function, that of inspiring reverence in the beholder. It will have worked out its karmic descent into the abyss and will once more be on its upward ascent towards the light. My brother Serapis will cooperate with me in training the artistic mind of the future and specialize in helping to make it more responsive to the influence of the higher types of Devas. Meditate upon him if you would know something of what is ahead in this new Era when, perhaps for the first time in the civilization of the West, the desire for truth as well as for beauty will alike inspire the heart of the artist. -- Through the Eyes of the Masters / David Anrias

 


 

As It Is by Margarita Riaikkenen
As It Is, by Margarita Riaikkenen, 2007, oil on linen, 51x46.

Margarita Riaikkenen (b. 1962, Moscow, Russia) started her spiritual studies and painting in 1989 after going through experiences and inner realisation. She was also inspired by the beauty and inner sense of people, flowers, and imagery of daily life, which were in stark contrast with crumbling Russian society. After immigrating to Melbourne, Australia in 1995, she continued honing her mastery over artistic media, continuously acquiring new knowledge and skills. In 2004 Margarita designed and illustrated her co-authored book "The Laws of Life", which later was published in Canada. She is a member of Australian Guild of Realist Artists and Pastel Society of Victoria (Australia). Margarita has participated in a range of exhibitions as an artist and organizer and received art awards. She continues to paint passionately, working mostly in oil and pastel, and producing portraiture, still life, symbolic pieces and scenes from everyday life.

To see more of Margarita's work visit www.riaikkenen.com

 


 

TRIUNE member, Elizabeth Shanta, wrote the following in response to the current global crisis of income inequality, ongoing wars, poverty, hunger and the like and mankind's seeming inability to successfully address and finally eradicate these problems.

THE ENGINE OF ECONOMY
by Elizabeth Shanta

The mode to produce
Built onto the ashes
Of previous ones,
Fortified by:
The illusions
Of scarcity
Consumerism and
Competition -

Shaken by ongoing wars
Crime
Absolute poverty and
Curbed human rights –
Brings to mind
The old axiom:
Know Thyself!
Not the form - the beyond!

Reflection
Of the Almighty
Awake!
How long can it take
To pull one’s own string:
How long can it take
To fathom ;
A shadow cannot create!

Creative art
Can only spring
From higher reality;
Leonardo, Shakespeare and Liszt
Employed imagination
To pierce the bubble
Of time -
Being god-like.

 


 

Avebury - ancient stone circles, at least as old as Stonehenge,and with a wonderful feeling and atmosphere sadly lacking at Stonehenge. A lady whose tomb is not too far from Avebury Rings explained to us that while Stonehenge was for the dead, Avebury was for the living and was a place where people came together from all over the then world,as she knew it, to celebrate harvest and generally meet and mingle. It is still a place where the living gather in celebration!

 

Avebury

by Sylvia Charlewood

Amongst these Stones
What rituals were made?
Did the Druids
really kill people here?
I don’t believe so!
I believe the people
came to feast the harvest here
from far a-field.
So these Stones stand,
and folk still visit
to see this place.
There is an atmosphere –
much like a church –
of prayerfulness
from all the folk
who’ve made petitions here,
sanctifying this great space
over long Ages:
amongst these stones
I can believe!

(c)SAC August.2014

 


 

Montsegur

by Sylvia Charlewood

It rose before us
as we journeyed on,
towering and green,
a refuge, safe, secure.
It still stands, grim:
stark and naked now,
crowned by no refuge.
Our climb was halted,
if we would or no,
by Nature's whim -
and came to stand again,
stopped on a rocky shelf,
a ruined terrace -
where we had once stood
in horizontal snow;
being where once we were,
treading again the path
that then we trod
down from the fortress dour
that was no more secure
for us, or anyone.
And in the driving snow -
all white,for innocence -
again we stood,in joy,
once more to be and live;
our sacred writings safe
our joyous souls still free -
gifted with immortality!

(c)SAC March 2004.

 

 

 


 

Centre for Pure Sound

British TRIUNE member Dean Carter was a highly regarded singer/songwriter and guitarist from the late1980's to the late 1990's, with four official, critically acclaimed album releases. He opened as supporting act to artists as diverse as Jeff Buckley and Ozric Tentacles, playing everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to the Royal Festival Hall Foyer Events Series. Due to illness, Dean discontinued his professional musical career; but while learning to heal himself, he began a spiritual path via Pure Sound therapy.
Dean is also a poet and is currently negotiating with publishers on three book projects:
1) Limitless Undying Love, the Beatles and the Perennial Philosophy
2) The Cosmic Scale, The Esoteric Science of Sound
3) Interdimensional Planetary Awakening: Orbs (EL-AEONS, EARTH ENERGIES and other plasma phenomena

 

 

The Centre For Pure Sound is conceived as a multi-denominational not-for-profit ‘virtual ashram’ dedicated to research into and practical application of the use of pure sounds—sounds that do not produce overtones—for personal and planetary healing, meditation and ascension, incorporating all aspects of the world’s wisdom traditions that relate to these modalities, e.g. overtoning and Tibetan bowls, and newer techniques and tools that have been made available to humanity at this time of crisis and/or opportunity for evolution, e.g. crystal bowls.

 

It has no membership fees or structure, is an ‘invisible school’ and wants to stay that way, but welcomes unofficial links with all individuals and groups working with true integrity and healing intent (rather than an eye for ‘success’ in a corrupt market-place) in the field of healing sound and/or music, and indeed all individuals and groups working under the above ‘illumined obedience to the Higher Will’ in whatever way towards global peace, healing, evolution, spiritual renewal, ecological sustainability, respect for all life forms—the ‘New Jerusalem’.

 

We do not believe that any one ethnic group or culture has all the answers, but that all the world’s wisdom traditions reflect ultimately a shared pool of deeper knowledge known as ‘the Perennial Philosophy’ which lie at the core of their apparent disparate and separate forms. We also believe in a movement back towards this unity of vision and a reconciliation and rapprochement of what have become splintered aspects of knowledge: thus THE CENTRE FOR PURE SOUND incorporates as a sub-heading of its mission a move towards a ‘New Pythagoreanism’ where the disparate branches of sound, mathematics, sacred geometry, gematria, language, physics, music, harmony, medicine, healing, poetry, architecture, literature, the visual arts, and so on, are re-united and found to be in at-one-ment.

 

For details of soundbaths, talks, overtoning workshops, 1-1 healing sessions, space-clearing, ceremonies, etc visit THE CENTRE FOR PURE SOUND at www.centreforpuresound.org, or write to: ahiahel@live.com

 

Diamond

by Dean Carter

fountain of flashing stellar fire
brought down to earth-diamond
casually tossing spears of light
that sink down delicately into the mind
like wind borne embers glowing
like blossom gently snowing
if over you we squabble
reduce you into baubles
it's because, carbon cousin, we long so for
your effortless enduring radiance
radiant enduringness
from blizzards of pearls in spring
to each treeful of emeralds waving
it becomes increasingly clear
that a master's hand is at work here
and if the poor die still
on the steps of the cathedral
and if within christ's flesh is bought and sold
yet still we long for the miracle
that turns each wound into a jewel
and our blood to liquid gold

 

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Artist Statement by Tasha Halpert

 

Garden IceAs a writer and columnist, I choose my subjects from my life, using everyday incidences as examples in an attempt to convey what I hope will be an entertaining as well as helpful point of view. As a photographer, I look for harmonious combinations of shapes, interesting lighting effects and the perfect moment to click the shutter. As in my writing, my choice of subjects is intuitive, serendipitously chosen at random when time and opportunity come together.

 

My photos, like my writing are eclectic and reflective of my personal style, presenting a kind of self portrait. This style has evolved over time as I have worked to use what is essentially a representational tool to convey the abstract within what I see. I am fascinated by reflections, shadows and light. As I look through the viewfinder I frame what seems the essence of what is seen and then click the shutter. None of my photos are retouched or augmented in any way. Happy circumstance has dictated the outcome as well as the attempt.

 

I am drawn to photograph natural objects in natural settings, with an eye to delineating the abstract within the actual. The art that is all around me for my eye to see seems a marvelous subject to frame with my camera. I also find that when I look through the lens of my own eye with a view toward finding beauty and harmony I am much more open to perceiving it on an everyday basis. 

 

I have been taking pictures since I was a small child with my first square brownie black and white camera. While I have not formally studied photography, I have taken many thousands of pictures, and perhaps these have been my teachers. For me there is great joy in going forth with my camera to seek new opportunities for the expression of my eclectic eye. 

 

Lately I have been experimenting with collage and mixed media. These have been in the form of electric switch plates, which I call Practical Art. My two latest pieces are a response to the themed members show. With them I have tried to carry out the theme while embodying my feelings about women in our Western culture, adding another dimension to my art. Thus I am extending my reach beyond my camera lens in an effort to become more interactive with my subject matter. As I am inspired, I hope to continue in this vein of creativity.

 

A past member of the Grafton Cultural Council of Arts Worcester, and member and past co-vice president of the BVAA, with my husband Stephen I also co-founded the Annual Grafton Fine Arts and Music Festival. With these experiences I have gained a greater appreciation of the opportunities an artist can have to exhibit and seek to help other artists gain this opportunity.

 

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Below are some poems from David Hauestein, and please be sure to visit David's web page at www.shellpoint.net/listening

 

Catch A Wave
by David Hauenstein

What you see when into any ocean you gaze
Is water of course, lots of it tiding onto the beach
And a certain sameness in which it seems to behave
With those waves moving together just out of reach.

What a metaphor are all these white capped faves
As they move all together toward a certain goal
Each wave representing Romeos, Juliets and Daves
Each separate person guided by its own single soul.

Is this the opportunity that All That Is to each of us gave
So we would stop beating each other into nothingness?
So we could all embrace Universal Love as the new craze,
Allowing us all to flow together into the lasting Oneness.

 

Oneness
by David Hauenstein

Outside his and her open window I did spot the Osprey's nest
High atop a pole where mother with baby Ospreys did rest.
But some birds trade positions while finding and bringing food
To their ready and waiting and loudly chirping newborn brood.

Female or male, it matters not the bringer of the food's gender
For in the proper time will feathered chicks rise in splendor.
Of gender names being unbalanced, we can see evidence ample
So this nest of bird parents cooperating is a moving example.

Male and female means that one comes first; the other we just add
And the suggestion that from man did woman come does seem sad.
With the words humans or humanity, man again raises the upper hand
And why use the word person that ends in the male son, we demand.

Thank goodness, we still have some other words like people and folks
That allow a different way of speaking at which the foregoing pokes.
Start by referring to the usual gender grouping (he and she) as (she and he)
That could become habitual as in referring to the other first and then to me.

Then move naturally to speaking with sharing terms such as all of us together
So each of us can seek our goal, each living in a way worthy of lasting forever.
We can find joy in the serving of others, acting in concert and in community
Thus moving away from separateness and ever closer to the Oneness of eternity

 

Fear/hate
by David Hauenstein

React to one’s hate with more hate;
Hate fills both hearts to over flowing,
Respond to hate with love and wait;
Hate’s not for my heart’s knowing.

Nothing to fear but fear itself;
Replace fear with the courage of love,
Nothing to hate but hate itself;
Replace hate with love we need plenty of.

 

Let us come together as a single "I"
by David Hauenstein

I close my eyes and focus on my breathing
I feel the breath of my life
I give no mind to passing thoughts
I feel stillness and silence enveloping my mind
I feel peace opening my mind
I feel peace softening my heart
I seek a peaceful, tender heart
I am a peaceful soul
I aim to radiate peace to every person I meet
I am a peaceful soul
I radiate peace to the world
I feel gentle waves of peace bathing my mind
I am a peaceful soul
I keep my mind light and free from worry
I am a peaceful soul
I realize my true nature is peace
I see peace of mind as my true nature
I am a peaceful soul
I am a being of light and peace, shining like a star
I direct waves of peace and light from my mind as from a lighthouse
I am a peaceful soul
I feel love and peace for my soul and for all souls
I am a peaceful, loving soul