Vision Magazine – Current Issue
One’s teenage years are often times of enquiry, exploration and the consideration of life’s big questions.
In his book “Leading the Arts back to the Divine” Saint Bonaventure, a Franciscan scholar who lived almost 800 years ago synthesised the Augustinian concept of man’s journey to God, claiming that light is the catalysing agent …
“the clearest image of the activity of God which any art or religion can boast of” Some years ago on a visit to India I noticed a large bronze/brass statue of a dancer in my hotel. The daily fresh flowers at its feet were clearly a mark of reverence and it seemed to exude calm. [...]
In philosophic terms, this was the equivalent of being given a twelve day broadside from a battleship; the current masters discoursing on the old masters in the field of ontology….
The blessing of mindfulness, and living in the now, is that it supports both my physical and mental wellbeing, it re-energises, it encourages pausing and breathing and it adds to my calmness and composure.
An interview with Karen Crompton, teacher at Ficino School. ‘Where the Hand goes, the Eye follows Where the Eye goes, the Mind follows Where the Mind goes, the Heart follows Where the Heart is, there I am’ This quote from Nandikeswara’s two thousand year old treatise on the dance, the Abhinaya Darpana , forms the [...]
Although he is known by many attributes, Ganesha’s elephant head makes him easy to identify. He is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the god of intellect and wisdom.
“This might interest you” was the comment as a friend handed over a book. The attention was caught immediately by the illustration on the cover of a beautiful chocolate and cream cat followed by the title “The Dalai Lama’s Cat”. Curiosity aroused – as with a cat, one just had to have a quick look, [...]
The Transcendentalists were a movement of writers and philosophers, who were loosely bound together by adherence to an idealistic system of thought based on a belief in the essential unity of all creation, the innate goodness of humanity and the supremacy of insight over logic and experience for the revelation of the deepest truths.