Poems That Almost Got Away by Richard C. Richards is a collection of poems written over fifty years of his life. He wrote them when something struck him, as he tried to bring some vague experience into focus. He wanted to record what was going on in his life. In some, he just wanted to get an experience down on paper. Richard explains “Many of the poems deal with death. That is a respectable topic for a philosopher, a poet or anyone else who wants to understand this crazy disease called life, and not simply to get through it with as little thought as possible. Death is a concern, but not a preoccupation. I meet death occasionally for lunch, but we only talk about trivial things. We’re not really good friends, but we tolerate each other.”
Richards’ poems let you see the world from the poet’s perspective to some extent. Can poetry do anything other than this? If it can, he says he does not know what that “anything other” is. Sometimes he jokes. Sometimes you cannot tell whether he is joking or not. Neither can he…sometimes. Welcome!
In Healing with Color – Experience the Essence of Twenty-One Taras, channeled by Tara Channel Katharina Notarianni, Tara brings you a collection of meditative journeys that focus on healing with color. Initially it is recommended to treat this as a 21-day process, whereby you experience one specific color each day following the guidance that is given. After the process has been completed, you can return to a specific color as you are called to do so depending on what you are experiencing in your life, letting the key words and affirmations guide you when you wish to focus upon a particular energy, a particular resonance, for the purpose of activating something specific within yourself. The intention is to have access to the full spectrum of color, to be balanced, to be healed completely so, on all levels of your being, so you can experience more and more of who you truly are.
“I have been fortunate enough to experience the beauty, insights and healing power of Tara for 20 years. I would highly recommend Healing with Color to anyone who is interested in spiritual transformation, and I would also highly recommend a personal reading with Tara.”
— Charles Horne
“Healing with Color presents an elegant support system from which we may navigate the world of duality with much greater ease and understanding. Tara continually infuses the reader with compassion and love, always an ally on this sometimes arduous journey of being human!”
— Marilyn Marlow, MarilynMarlowArtistry.com
“Tara and her channel, Katharina Notarianni, created an amazing work of art in Healing with Color. Tara in its 21 diverse expressions of color and light can help you, guide you, heal you when you open up and receive the words and more than that, the energy that flows through those words. As I am reading the words, it seems so much more than words – I feel surrounded and filled with energy, with light, this color light is healing in such a soothing wonderful way…I am excited to experience Tara in its many diverse expressions of color and light. It feels amazing and I love the energy that is in it, like being hugged.”
— Elisabeth Staudigl, Ph.D.
“Healing with Color is a moving, loving and joyous experience! I have been touched deeply and am not the same now as when I started! I am More. I am grateful for the opportunity to have received the richness of love and healing offered in this luscious work. It is a feast of sensual energy work in a few short pages. I feel a deeper intimacy with Tara, her love is powerful and tender. Katharina Notarianni and Tara gift us a powerful experience of sweet and tender change through love. Thank you, thank you, thank you! With love and joy.”
— Cathy Stubbs – Shaman, Certified light body healer, Reiki master, RN, Eagle Flight Healing LLC
“I am so happy and grateful to read the words of Tara in printed form where multitudes of people can learn and grow from her wisdom. It has been my privilege to ask Tara directly how I might view what was happening in my life in a way that gave it purpose and meaning and receive life changing information. Healing with Color cuts through to foundational problems and provides solutions with great ease. Each meditation is a powerful life affirming statement. Now as I read this book, in my mind I hear Tara’s welcoming voice and once again feel her love wrapping around me as she shares the deepest truths that can guide each of us as we move forward to unite all aspects of our selves. Thank you for the honor of reading Truth, Love and Beauty from the wisdom of Tara.”
— Dr. E. Reenah McGill, Healing Energy Center
Inspired by her life experiences and travels, Marilyn Marlow’s art has vitality and a quiet magic. Appropriately named “Serenity of Koutoulofari” this peaceful image, when viewed as a canvas print on a wall, has an uncanny ability to change as the lighting in the room changes.
About Marilyn’s creative process:
“The one creative thread that has maintained an uninterrupted continuity in my life is photography. It has always been my palette ever since I received my first Brownie camera at age six. Photography is a lifeline to all I am, how I witness and capture visions of the world. Long ago I realized that I could instantly record what I was seeing so fleetingly and rejoice in its relative permanence, to relive over and over at will. It’s magical expressions are the essence of what I wish to share with the world. It’s a way to share how I comprehend the world, to elicit emotions that welled up inside while capturing the beauty to behold. Many people have told me over the years, “You have a good eye.” I take that to mean that I see in ways in which they don’t. It’s another gift which I’ve been bestowed in this life, it’s always been with me. A companion amongst the crowds, my camera is my witness, it supports, embraces my spirit through its lens.” –Marilyn Marlow, Artist
Photographer and artist Marilyn Marlow recently launched her website (www.marilynmarlowartist.com) to make available her photos and paintings for purchase.
“I strive to endow my paintings with visual existence, vibrancy, and life. I want my subjects- whether people, places, or leaves- to speak loudly with voices that are clear and free. I do not want to copy nature but recreate it! If my paintings move people with passion, happiness, even melancholy or sadness, I am on the right path.” Monika Ruiz
Born in Colombia, Monika Ruiz began her art education at the age of fourteen. Her foundational studies focused on traditional art history, particularly figure drawing and still life. Her paintings recall the bright colors and evocative brush strokes of Fauvist and Post-Impressionist paintings, as well as the expansive and dreamlike quality of early Surrealist paintings.
In “Yin Yang,” two figures curl around the perimeter of camellia flower, becoming its outermost petals in a spiraling embrace.
“Holding the Sun” forgoes the figure and disrupts conventional horizons with rainbow-colored leaves crowding the foreground.
Whether explicitly narrative or abstract, Ruiz’s paintings evoke a sense of time’s passing and its affect on the natural world.
Past, Present, Future triptych by Monika Ruiz
Visit her online Art Gallery to see her works, purchase a reproduction, a painting or commission a Pet Portrait or a painting based in an experience that you have had, your family or something that you love. Storytelling makes up a big part in her art. She has created series and individual paintings based on stories of her friends and her own Fairy Tales like about a boy, Jay, and his dog, Boo, who travel the universe searching for wisdom and a companion for Boo.
If you would like to purchase a painting, have a question, make a comment, or would like to commission a work of art, please fill out the online form, or email Monika at email@example.com
Richard C. Richards, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, taught various philosophy courses at California State Polytechnic University,Pomona, for nearly forty odd years. Actually only half those years were odd. The other half were even. It is odd that even the even years were a bit odd. And the odd years were surprisingly even, though there were odd moments.
He taught courses in Philosophy of the Arts, Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Logic and Semantics, Ethics, Business and Professional Ethics, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Aristotle, Existentialism, and The Philosophy of Humor. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California Santa Barbara, and his graduate degrees at UCLA, where he specialized in medieval philosophy, especially the philosophies of William Ockham and John of Mirecourt.
He and his wife of thirty years, Marlene, are enjoying retirement with travel, operas, and concerts. He also hybridizes irises and has won national awards with his introductions of irises into the national iris trade.
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