EXHIBITION REVIEW: Out of the Ethers

MADELAINE SHELLABY Yes! You can experience healing when you stand in front of a work of art. Stand in front of one of the paintings by P.C.Turczyn on exhibit recently at the New York Open Center. Look into her botanical mandalas and become aware of a renewed sense of balance and harmony. Colorful, active, radiant, … Continue reading


“Original art done with a healing intention is transformative. It can shape shift the hospital environment; it changes the energy.” ~Annette Ridenour   Annette Ridenour is the president of Aesthetics Inc., an art consultancy firm specializing in the creation of art programs for hospitals. Her bio from the Aesthetics website describes her as “a pioneer … Continue reading

“Embraced by the Light”

  In her classic book, Betty J. Eadie describes visiting a garden during her Near Death Experience: “The flowers, for example, are so vivid and luminescent with color that they don’t seem to be solid. Because of each plant’s intense aura of light, it is difficult to define where the plant’s surface starts and stops. … Continue reading


  “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with great gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us” ~Albert Schweitzer The painting shown above was inspired by the principle of resonance.  As spheres of light, we overlap, … Continue reading


Here on Planet Earth, we will be experiencing a very rare astrological event on June 5th, 2012: a Venus transit of the Sun.  With eye-protective gear, one would be able to see Venus as a small, black dot crossing the disc of the Sun, much like an eclipse.  An archetype of the Divine Feminine, Venus … Continue reading


“Infinite Vitality,” available as limited edition, museum quality prints.  See the Gallery page for details. I have a favorite passage from “The Secret Life of Plants” by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird, regarding William A. Tiller, chief of the Materials Science Department at Stanford University: “Tiller speculated that the radiation or energy coming out of … Continue reading