Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Interesting Reads : Art and Healing

The American Heritage Dictionary define 'Art' as: Human effort to imitate, supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature.

And if we ask, what is the 'work of nature'? The nature is the playground of the Divine, the Artwork of the Divine and it is the countless manifestation of the Divine. No wonder when people get involved with Art, their souls are nourished. When people engage in a creative process like Art or Painting, they basically manifest the same role as the Divine. And since human being are made to resemble God on earth, to be the image of God; so creative art works magic for human being.

Here are some interesting reading on Art and its connection with our soul, healing capacity.

:: Scientists are coming around to the idea that art can heal. But don't listen to them: Just talk to a cancer patient who is finally smiling again. read more ...

Believers with varied theories attest to the healing power of art, the language that speaks to the mind and body for the renewal of life. full story here ...

Art heals best by having only itself, not healing, as its goal. read more ...

Some lectures from Sufi Inayat Khan relating to Art and human nature.
:: The Essence of Art
:: Divinity of Art
:: Art and Religion

Keyword: Meaning of Art, Soul, Art and Healing, Healing, Artwork
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