One of the greatest catastrophes to befall humanity occurred when it lost its belief in beauty! What makes this catastrophe so great is the fact that almost no one seems to notice. Art, the one great avenue of culture that could elevate the quality of life, that could help develop and refine the feeling side of our nature, has degenerated into entertainment, fashion, novelty and worse. Art has lost even the idea of beauty. (..) Perhaps the time is ripe for a radically new art movement, one that will affirm beauty as the golden mean between the evolution of consciousness and the creative manifestation of that evolution in form.
Heart and mind, which are the two archetypal aspects of the consciousness principle, must evolve in harmony together. The problem is the mind has been given all the emphasis, in contemporary culture, while the feeling side of the consciousness is all but ignored. This imbalance is largely due to our present education system, which develops the concrete mind but leaves the education of the feeling nature to the entertainment industry. Thus instead of elevating and fine tuning our feeling consciousness, that it might be directed toward a higher quality of life, we allow this essentially sacred nature to be debased to the point where we can no longer recognize the harm it is causing. We are creating a race of intellectual giants, who are at the same time, emotional cripples. A dangerous combination!... Read More