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The True Artist

 

“Anyone can claim to be an artist, of course. The true artist, however, is one who is able to enter inwardly into relationship with the divine world and to maintain this connection. Be they painters, sculptors, architects, dancers, musicians or poets, it is only this link with the divine world that can introduce into their creative work this element of the eternal that gives a work of art its worth.

Before they set to work, artists must collect themselves, meditate and ask heaven for its blessings if they wish to become true creators, for only heaven can bring them this light which illuminates the imagination. For their efforts to rise in themselves, to project themselves into higher realms, they are given the revelation of true beauty, as well as the ability to express and transmit it. If, when he is inspired, man is able to create masterpieces, it is because his whole being is impregnated with this spiritual light he has received. Only the spirit within him is capable of producing creations that are immortal.”Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov