As of June 26, 2009, this discussion is undergoing a renaissance with new participants being invited to join.
This discussion is a place to share your personal experience of how art (whether creating art or experiencing art as audience) affected, is related to, your consciousness and spirituality.
While theoretical ideas may be included, I am most interested in hearing personal stories from you regarding your relationship with art as a means to consciousness and spirituality. In the 41 pages presently existing, members have posted links to research, music, and videos as well - which have enriched the dialogue.
Please note - one member transgressed a boundary on RG and was temporarily banned - which caused his postings to disappear. Also, by 2012, several members quit RG and all of their posts disaappeared.
These losses are unfortunate. So, as you read through what is posted - you'll notice some holes, large or small, in the flow that was created by posts being deleted.
Oh, well! The discussion goes on!
Your contributions may be as long as you want, even essays or articles (but you might need to paste in longer passages in pieces as there seems to be a limit to what each post can hold). If you have much to say, I suggest creating a separate document - and then paste the text into a comment box. That way, you're less likely to lose an important communication created in the flow of passion.
Also, please add your own works of art, whether poetry, music, film, visual art, or whatever.
Your personal definitions of consciousness and spirituality establishes what you share, and the definitions may be as fuzzy and gray as you want. Likewise for the definition of art. Parapsychological/paranormal phenomena are welcome, too.
In the arts, the issue of consciousness and spirituality generally receives little attention. So, this is a frontier worthy of exploration.
Thanks for joining me on this journey. Let's go!
Greetings and felicitations! I am back.
More to follow soon!