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Colombia: A Spiritual Adventure Part Three

While planning our trip, exploring the Indigenous culture in Colombia was of interest to us.  Since David’s ancestors are Indians (we don’t know which tribe) it was fascinating to learn that they were goldsmiths– we wanted to know more.  I am also intensely interested in experiencing the Indigenous cultures of the world and finding out more of the spiritual teachings of…

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Colombia: A Spiritual Adventure – Part Four

We made our way through Tayrona Park, which is on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. The hike was lush and mostly uphill towards the Pueblito– home to a small group of Kogi Indians.   As we proceeded with this leg of the trip– about 3 – 4 hours hike– I began asking our Wiwa Indian guide (named Lorenzo) about some…

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Colombia: A Spiritual Adventure – Part Five

As we continued to hike, I thought of the part of the Oneness exhibit proposal which lays out plans for a ‘Sanskrit Fire Temple and Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Space.’   I asked Lorenzo if they used fire in any of their rituals.  He explained that after the passing of a beloved member of the tribe, they light a fire–…

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Craneway Crafts Festival

As the opening day of The Craneway Crafts Fair is approaching fast, metalsmith and artist Aimee Golant is utilizing her talents to promote ‘Art for Prayer and Peace: A Bridge to Oneness.’ This special broach pin symbolizes the efforts artist and metalsmith Aimee Golant is making to build a bridge of empathy, understand and peace to our troubled world. Digital…

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The Aesthetic Sense: Goods for the Soul

It’s not every day that an artist finds a gallery that is such a terrific fit with the goals and ideals of your work. The Aesthetic Sense: Goods for the Soul— is a retail source for good: “world peace and understanding through shopping.” I feel so honored that Karen and Jay have chosen to highlight my artwork in their beautiful…

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Taking Action Since The Election

Taking action helps me feel better during a time when I feel powerless. My mom and I– with the help of many of you– have compiled a list of things we can all do in the short term to make a difference. As new things arise we’ll update the list. 1.) Under a Trump administration, Planned Parenthood will loose Federal…

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Safety Pins to Support the Oppressed

As a granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, a woman, and citizen of the United States, I am appalled by the recent presidential election of Donald J. Trump and all that he stands for. I have read about the rise of his supporters physically and emotionally abusing those who are oppressed in this country. This includes, perceived immigrants, minorities, the disabled, Muslims,…

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