Editor´s Note from Karen Adler: Sile Molloy is a fellow Transpersonal Art Therapist here in Australia. I met Sile last year when she very kindly offered to help me with the orgainisation of a film festival during Mental Health Month. Sile's motivation for becoming an art therapist was running art classes for children and recognising that their work together could be used to help children deal with difficulties in their lives and help with their ongoing wellbeing. This youtube clip is a beautiful piece of visual storytelling which outlines Sile's journey to becoming an art therapist.
Arts & Art Therapy
by Karen Adler, ATH Asst. Editor of Arts & Art Therapy,
Diploma Transpersonal Art Therapy, Grad Dip Material Anthropology
“[God] is before all else the Great Creator, the Great Artist. Art is perhaps the most godlike of human activities. For out of the apparent chaos of life the artist evolves order, symmetry, grace, movement, as out of the void God evolved the worlds spinning rhythmically in space.’’
Editor's Note from Karen Adler: I have a great deal of admiration and respect for people who have survived addictions and mental illness and embarked upon their recovery journey. STIGMA is an Ohio-based multimedia exhibition designed to challenge the misconceptions of mental health and substance abuse disorders and features works by artists from around the world, myself included. I heard about the exhibition last year via a Facebook group called Sydney Recovery. I approached the exhibition orgainiser, Kyle Schalow, about writing an introduction for the exhibition catalogue from the perspective of both an art therapist and a curator. This piece of writing is the result.
Arts & Art Therapy
by Tallulah Lyons, MEd
Dreams bring constant reminders that our journey is all about affirming life and being in deep relationship with a transcendent source. Dreamers who are in daily dialogue with their dreams speak of recurring symbols that serve as little navigation lights for traveling into the depths of sacred mystery...
by David Starlight,
ATH Co-Editor of Sacred Living
“Rare is birth as a human being. Hard is the life of mortals. Do not let slip this opportunity.” ~ Dhammapada
The soul is involved in a process of alchemy, to allow us to see ourselves as expanded beings with limitless power. In the mind, we plant seeds for the creation of our future flowering from fourth-dimension into three-dimensional material reality...
Editor's Note from David Starlight: We are not here to play small. It is by being co-creating Gods and Goddesses that we become our wonderful destiny. The following are key understandings to liberate us from limitation, and open ourselves to the magical world of possibility that can begin with a feeling, a thought, an intention that opens up a doorway into the creative forces of the universe. In the journey of the soul, there are seven keys to awakening.
by Pamela K Nelson
I just did a connection with two dogs out West that made me realize the shift in what I’m doing as an animal communicator...
Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: This life alone leaves us with many mysteries - mysteries as to the history of rescue dogs are amplified when we consider previous lives as well. A shamanic journey may help to solve these mysteries, even for our four-legged friends.
Animals & Pets
by Natalie Jovanic
When I was a child, my favorite hero was Scaramouche, the hero in a movie that played during the French revolution. The last scene showed him driving away in a coach just married to a beautiful noblewoman while people cheer to him...
Editor's Note from Natalie Jovanic: This article describes the hero's archetypes and the elements of a hero's journey during a healing and personal growth process.
by Mary Saracino, BA
In the house on Bayard Street piles of bony fear hide in dusty corners. Behind the ghostly outline of a couch a young soul, nose to knotty-pine paneling,waits to be retrieved...
Editor´s Note from Nancy Burnett: Mary writes after realizing true healing. She captures the essence of renewed hope, coming joy, and new life. She inspires anyone seeking health in mind, body, and soul to move toward help. Mary's poem is a prelude to discovering her story shared in Voices of the Soft-bellied Warrior, a memoir of her journey through healing a rare voice disorder.
by Alexandra Folz
My 11 year old daughter and I decided to publish our personal letters to one another after discussing their potential benefit to readers...
Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: Alaxandra Folz takes us on a seven year journey with her daughters food allergies/sensistivities. They finally reached the end goal when her daughter turned 11 years old and they finally got their answers they had been searching for. Grab a kleenex, the dialogue that follows between this mom and daughters letters to each other is profound!
"Your three year old self knew. You knew it was hard to focus, sit still and follow directions. Something inside drove you ten steps ahead and told you to leap outta bounds." ~ Alexandra Folz.
Family & Parenting
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