kathleenkarlsenMy passion is to understand the process of self-transcendence, which I believe is the basis for the uplifting of all of society. This site is the result of a lifelong exploration of consciousness, creativity, spirituality, body-mind interactions, supernormal abilities and other extraordinary phenomena. I am particularly interested in practical applications of this research in human health, wellness, and longevity.

I have been looking for extraordinary things, people, places, and experiences ever since I can remember. My goal is to discover, develop and promote solutions that create greater harmony, prosperity and vitality for individuals and humanity as a whole. The process of transformation through conscious change is the theme that pulls together my diverse interests and expertise. More info at About.

New Artwork

The firebird is at the heart of many fairy tales and legends. In one legend, a young girl is reputed to create the most beautiful embroidery imaginable. An evil sorcerer comes to visit her after transforming himself into an attractive young man. He claims that he will make her a queen if she will come with him, but she refuses to leave her beloved village. Enraged, he transforms himself into a black falcon and her into a colorful firebird. he picks her up in his talons and flies away, but she dies, allowing her feathers to fall to the village below. The magical feathers glow in gorgeous colors, showing themselves only to those who love beauty and create beauty.

I think of the firebird as closely related to angels, dragons and phoenixes. It is symbolic of resurrection through self-transformation and the creation of exquisite beauty through overcoming hardship and tragedy. The firebird flies upward, going heavenward in spite of all obstacles. In addition, the firebird is lit from within, casting darkness aside and trailing glory for all to see. The firebird is able to heal the sick and blind by it’s chants. For me, this is the core of all art and music: to uplift and heal the viewer or the listener. That is the goal and the aim of my art and my life. See full post on The Firebird.