The above image is a painting my mother, Katelyn, did this morning. She's been a visual artist, writer, and spiritually-centered person nearly all her life. I've been very fortunate to have a parent who not only has supported me in countless ways, but also is a fellow traveler in both the arts and in the spiritual life.
She has started a new blog, and intends to expand the reach of her artwork and writing with it. If you are interested in the visual arts, or in someone who writes about both art and spirituality, then please check it out.
Here's a little teaser paragraph for you all:
I found it interesting in light of the image I saw this morning, when I was fully awake is that hypnagogia can be induced with a Dreamachine, which uses a pulsing frequency of light close to alpha waves to create this effect. Descriptions of exceptionally vivid and elaborate hypnagogic visuals can be found in the work of Marie-Jean-Léon, Marquis d’Hervey de Saint Denys, (5 May 1822–2 November 1892, Paris), who was French and one of the earliest oneirologists (specialists in the study of dreams). He was studying his own dreams and discovered a process we now call lucid dreaming, where the dreamer is perfectly aware that they are dreaming and can change the dream.