The celebration of Light without the crucifixion of life.
Medieval illumination in its time was a celebration of life and a celebration of Light, yet it also reflected a society that crucified life. Powerful church influences used illuminated manuscripts as a tool to control the minds of people through imagery and symbolism, designed to create fear and conformity. This process disempowered people, and the repurcussions are still felt today. My purpose in bringing this art form into the 21st century is to bring forth the Light of celebration without the shadow. I began to write my own material for the illuminations, based on messages that I received in meditation and that was when I began to see the potential of the message combined with the Medieval art. That fusion provided an opportunity that could assist people to change their lives. Ultimately, this art form is a spiritual path – an illuminated journey if you like. It is essentially a quest for redemption. This idea of redemption has been greatly misunderstood for a long time. It has nothing to do with relying on a “saviour” to redeem your sins so that you will not be judged and punished by a vengeful God. This is the shadow of redemption. True redemption is about taking responsibility for your own spiritual journey that will lead you back to the loving and compassionate Divine Source of all life.
My illuminations are gifts of Light, and provide an opportunity for healing. For aeons of time, there has been the idea that you have to conform to one set of beliefs to enter the kingdom of God. This bigotry and judgement were very much part of Medieval society. My purpose is to weave together the magic and beauty of this artform with the true message of redemption, to offer an opportunity for people to be healed from this negative energy that has scarred so many of us deep inside. I offer you the Light, without the shadow. My illuminations are a fusion of classical beauty and the ideas needed to help mankind come of age spiritually. They are a bridge linking energy from a bygone era with the vibrant and powerful energies of a new era, allowing humankind to resolve old issues and move forward into a newly emerging world of awakening consciousness.