No matter what a person’s situational context may be, everyone can
discover new, enlivening, and soul-stirring experiences for personal happiness,
inspirational energy, and spiritual fulfillment. For art lovers, there is an entire chapter
devoted to spiritual experiences through art.
The e-book, paperback, and
hardcover are available on all of the usual outlets like Amazon, B & N,
etc. The print versions also can be
ordered from any bookstore. As usual,
wherever readers are in the world, Alexandra will send an inscribed bookplate
to paste into the front of the book.
Also, with the holidays coming up, this unique book will make a thoughtful,
life-enhancing (and fun) present for many on your gift list. If you send her
the names of your recipients—Alexandra@ART-21.org-- she’ll send bookplates to
paste into each book, so it will be personalized. Since your request may go
into Spam, please put SC & SS in the subject line.
This tightly packed but eminently well-articulated guidebook is full of
new, original, and unique ideas for highly personal, deeply spiritual happiness
that will appeal to both religious and nonreligious individuals. Basing its premises in values—and everyone
has values--it offers broad avenues and
private pathways to achieve a variety of sustained, empowering, exalted, and
expansive “Soul Celebration” experiences that are singular to every individual
because each person’s value system is exclusively theirs alone. In addition, it offers smaller, simpler
“Spiritual Snacks” to provide instantly available, delectable bits of spiritual
nourishment and inspirational energy for those wishing to “spur-of-the-moment” experience
the wondrous joys of being alive and active in today’s whirlwind world.
Our essential self-created or accepted value center defines our distinctive personhood.
This interior core can be activated by external stimuli into experiences of
sustained secular spiritual bliss, which become celebrations of our one-and-only individualized Self. How? By
connecting to and uniting—becoming “One”—with three “other” here-on-earth
entities that can stimulate our value center both emotionally and physically:
nature, art, and romantically beloved humans. These three, and only these
three, open gateways that can provide the highest renewal to the essence—the
soul—of Selfhood in a secular manner.
can become a spiritual experience rather than cause for an umbrella. By
learning how to approach the wonders of the physical universe selectively and
in a focused manner, we can experience a “merging” with chosen aspects of
nature and come away with a gloriously fulfilled sense of having participated
in eternity. A museum stroll, a novel,
and music may turn into empowering experiences that nourish the soul because
art at its best expresses ideas that make manifest—in an external, material
form—the artists’ internal values; if those values match our own, we may feel
elevated to the point of true exultation and experience the art spiritually as
well as aesthetically. Romantic love with its sexual component can become
the ultimate secular spiritual experience because the most desirable and
cherished human being is a living embodiment of our top, supreme values—and
that makes this mind-body union the most sacred of all. Plus, happily, aside from these three
primaries, families and friends are two secondary subcategories where delightful
and rewarding spiritual-like experiences can be shared.
Here is a link to the book on Amazon:
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