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“Magenta Angel”Light, Darkness, and Colorin Painting Therapy

The study of the Universal Laws of Nature, of Light, Color and Darkness, in relationship to painting therapy, has its foundation in the work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832), German Scientist, Geologist and Poet, and Dr. Rudolf Steiner (1861 – 1925), Austrian Scientist, Educator and Philosopher. Steiner founds a philosophical movement called Anthroposophy, which literally means wisdom of the human being.
We have to thank Ita Wegman (1876 – 1943), a Dutch woman and the first Anthroposophical Doctor, and Liane Collot d’Herbois (1907-1999), a Scottish/French Artist, for developing this method of painting therapy. Collot d’Herbois, who begins painting at age 16 and paints until nearly 92, has the seed ideas for this method when she is 25. Wegman and Collot d’Herbois further develop painting therapy between 1927 and 1943, until Wegman’s death.
Over the years many people came to Collot d’Herbois, and went with her influences. With each person she gave specific exercises, sometimes artistically oriented and sometimes therapeutically integrated. So there does exist a myriad of Collot d’Herbois exercises, each with a different slant or influence given by different people. Within the laws, one must penetrate the work and make it their own.
These exercises reside with teachers/therapists or students of teachers in different countries, mostly in the USA and Europe. Though there isn’t a place or person or compilation of all the exercises put together anywhere, YET, much is being done to further the work in the artistic realm with several artists teaching Collot d’Herbois’ artistic methods in veil painting around the world.
There is one school furthering the therapeutic work of Collot d’Herbois, the Emerald Foundation in Den Haag, The Netherlands, which is recognized by the Dutch Society for Art Therapy and the Medical Section of the First Class of the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland.
EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT:NEW INITIATIVE IN PAINTING THERAPY IN AMERICAPlease contact Pamela WhitmanOr Marielle Levin:Pamela Whitman+1.530.477.7794pamela@lightdarknessandcolor.org
Marielle Levin+1.303.698.0530marielle@lightdarknessandcolor.org
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UPCOMING SCHEDULE:TRANSFORMATION9/11/2010 All Souls Interfaith GatheringShelburne, VTFREE event featuring:Yoga, yoga dance, inspiring lectures of transforming,I will be doing Astrology readings, intro painting therapy, andOneness Blessings
SHELBURNE POND STUDIOSOPEN HOUSE – 16 October 2010Come join us: 13 Artists, food, wine tasting, music, and lots of ART!
5-7 November 2010Color OnenessWatercolor and meditation workshopAnthroposophy New York CityRegistration call:Phoebe Alexander 212.744.0257
VERMONT – PAINTING THERAPYOngoing Private client appointmentsin Shelburne VT.For more information call Martha Loving: 434.865.5330
Past events:12 June 2010Lecture – Developing Super-sensible Organs of Perception throughLight, Darkness, and Color for Device-less DowsingAmerican Dowsers Society ConventionVermontASD website: www.dowsers.org
May 2010Color OnenessAnthroposophy New York CityRegistration:Phoebe Alexander 212.744.0257
31 MAY 2009″Colors of Cancer” – intro workshopfollowed by classes 8-weeks June & JulyFor everyone touched by cancerEspecially for doctors, therapists and healthcare providers.EasternView Integrated MedicineSo. Burlington, VTSponsored by Dhatri Foundation
6 JUNE 2009″Open to Grace: The Divine Feminine Sophia”Watercolor and meditation workshopAnthroposophy New York City
5 – 10 AUGUST 2009″Light, Darkness, and Color in WATERcolorpainting: Developing Device-less Dowsing”Killington Grand Resort, Vermont
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCEwith Martha Loving:WINTER 2008Falls Church, VAGraham Elementary School
AUTUMN 2007THE NETHERLANDScontact via email:lovingcolor@earthlink.net
PAINTING THERAPYPAAM Doctors CourseSUMMER 2007Sunbridge CollegeSpring Valley, NY
March and May 2007Anthroposophy New York Citytwo painting workshops.
Current offiliated Waldorf schools:Lake Champlain Waldorf School Shelburne, VT and Orchard Valley School E. Montpelier, VT
“Spirit into Matter, Matter into Spirit” Veil paintings, photographs, prints, and STAR CHART TALISMANSARTWORKS by Martha Loving Orgain
Yami No Kata
Rene’s Book Cover – Victorious Spirit- detail
Solo Exhibition in New York City                                             Spring 2007Anthroposophy – NYC& The Rudolf Steiner Bookstore138 West 15th Street (btw. 6th & 7th) in ChelseaALWAYS call ahead – 212-242-8945To view virtual exhibition, sampling of the show, click hereAnthroposophy NYC

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