Art is a Spirit Gateway. You can travel through it and it can travel through you.
 

Art connects you with the spirit of things.  It captures that energy on a page.

 

 

In ancient China, Taoist Shamen would put spirit healing energy into drawings they did for their patients.  Their calligraphy held different types of healing energy.   It was a healing prescription that you never took to the chemist.  The prescription itself was the medicine.  It might have been a talisman of protection, release or transformation depending on what you needed.  

 These ancient Taoist Talismans were written to serve various purposes such as revitalising the heart, purifing the mind, or clearing the lungs ~ from Laszlo Legeza's  Tao Magic: The secret language of diagrams and calligraphy  1975. Thames & Hudson - a book that changed the direction of my life.

These ancient Taoist Talismans were written to serve various purposes such as revitalising the heart, purifing the mind, or clearing the lungs ~ from Laszlo Legeza's Tao Magic: The secret language of diagrams and calligraphy 1975. Thames & Hudson - a book that changed the direction of my life.

 

This was how I first knew my Chi Master, Master Yang.  He made one of these amazing drawings for me to wear on my body and another to place on my wall.  I could feel the smooth, warm, healing chi radiating out of the paper - sometimes smelling of herbs and flowers, bringing about balance, harmony and happiness inside my body and outside in my chi field.

How does this happen?  I love doing creative projects that explore this question- how energy enters into the things we make and lets us know we are part of something much larger, something much more mysterious & magical.


 

You can read about some of my recent art experiments here, on Steemit.   

https://steemit.com/life/@artofchi/3-jewel-paintings


 

...and see some of things I've made on my Vida Shop

https://shopvida.com/collections/margot

 The 'Jewel' Collection

The 'Jewel' Collection