Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Disease of Spiritual Despair? — The Seeker’s Dungeon

by Karuna of Living, Learning and Letting Go Reading Kripa Gressel’s contribution to The Seeker’s Dungeon’s On Living and Dying event yesterday reminded me of events in my life that occurred more than twenty years ago. August of 1994 brought with it something I dreaded: the symptoms heralding a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) relapse. […]

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Asian Wall Art

It is a well known fact that while Europe was busy finding and conquering new worlds, asia was looking more towards human existence and meaning. Asia is known to be a continent where people, cultures look inward to find inner peace and contentment. Many of these ideas and thoughts were put into art, thereby bringing to being Asian wall art.

Asian wall art has captured the hearts of those from every continent, bringing into light the complexity and creativity of the Asian mind. Things that man fails to express in words, man does so in art. Asian art, as they say it, embodies the very spirit of humanism. Asian wall art is looked mainly through eyes of Buddhism and Hinduism. Philosophies such as Zen and techniques such as Calligraphy have influenced much of these wall art works.

Foreign interest in Asian wall art has increased within the last century. As more and more individuals started to discover the hidden treasures of the Asian continent, interest in its art forms and cultures also grew. The Far East is known as the land of Exotica!

Let us take one example to consideration. One of the many Asian wall art to be seen in present time is found in Sigiriya, in Sri Lanka. Sigiriya has also be been names as one of the marvels of the world. Sigiriya or the Lions rock is home to beautiful wall art, which speaks immense talent and artistry, This Asian wall art is famous for its temple ladies who carry flowers for the intent of worshiping Lord Buddha.

Each Asian wall art speaks of a story, a legend or a thought which is hidden deep in the heart s that particular culture of religion.

Yet some of these artifacts are facing the dangers of being lost or fading away with time. Many of these Asian wall arts were draw many, many years ago. And with time taking its toll on them, they are slowly diminishing in color and visibility. Another reason for the diminishing Asian wall art is mans contribution. Tourism is one of the culprits.

There are methods being taken to restore these Asian wall arts to their original glory. Projects are underway, for example in Sri Lanka, to protect and recreate (without loosing its originality) faded wall art. By ensuring the protection of these Asian wall arts, we protect one of Asia’s identities. Art is message. Art is a means of communication that breaks all barriers of language and religion. Through Asian wall art, Asia speaks out to the world, telling of the wonders hidden within it and the stories that history forgot.

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Art Pyrography-Wood Burnt Wall Plague Handcrafted and Signed


The Handcrafted Art Pyrography-Wood Burnt Wall Plaque features a lovely picture is produced by burning every detail into a piece of birch veneer plywood. Then, the plaque is then hand-painted with watercolors to draw out all of the details of the beautiful scene and enhance the realism of the design.  The picture may also be left in its natural burnt state providing a more rustic leek.   An acrylic clear finish is added to bring out the natural grain of the wood and preserve the work of art for years to come.


With its wood burnt and painted or unpainted border, the Handcrafted Art Pyrography-Wood Burnt Wall Plaque is like a picture within a picture and instantly catches the eye when hung on a wall. The work of art bears the signature of the artist, L. Baber, at the bottom right corner of the image.

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Measuring 12 inches by 12 inches in size, the Handcrafted Art Pyrography-Wood Burnt Wall Plaque will make a charming addition to the wall of a living room, entry way, bedroom or den. The wall plaque is also a unique alternative to paintings, posters and prints for decorating vacation homes, cabins and offices.

Medieval Monday: Pleasure Gardens — Allison D. Reid

The last couple of posts have been about summer activities in the Middle Ages, from the hard labor of harvesting crops, to the diversions of games. There was another summer pleasure for those in the upper classes of medieval society; recreational gardens. Not every garden was planted strictly for food or herbs, nor even for […]

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1234. …a small gift of unexpected astonishment. ~Jeffrey Harrison — Sacred Touches

Tiger Lilies Like King David, they have drunk the wine of astonishment. Mouths open wide they lean toward me in this alley, swearing the world is good. that it is easy to live on fire, unnoticed, and do nothing but praise. ~Francine Marie Tolf I will sing the Lord’s praise, for He has been good […]

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