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The Theosophical Society in America and its imprint Quest Books are excited to announce the launch of “Soul of Light: Works of Illumination,” a new art exhibit in the Olcott Gallery located inside the Theosophical Society in America’s national headquarters in Wheaton, Ill.  The exhibit will feature 12 stunning works of visionary art by Portuguese artist Joma Sipe. Beautiful and inspiring, each piece in the collection is intended as a tool for meditation and is drawn from the wisdom of the world’s great mystical traditions.


Sipe considers his artwork as sacred geometry that unites this temporal world with higher planes. He begins each painting by drawing lines across a blank canvas with a silver or gold ink pen until it is filled. He then energizes certain points with crystals, a process that infuses the work with spiritual intensity. Finally, he adds light and soft-color computer effects to achieve an ethereal quality.  The resulting artwork is as inspiring as it is beautiful.


The exhibit will kick off with an artist reception on Friday, January 25th from 6 – 8 p.m.  Artist Joma Sipe will discuss his artwork and inspiration via Skype from Portugal, and will also participate in a Q&A with the audience.  Light refreshments will be served, and guests can enjoy live music from the melodic rock band Into the Real. Additionally, there will be a business card raffle awarding a winner one of the 12 pieces of art on display.


The reception will also feature the launch of the accompanying book “Soul of Light: Works of Illumination,” which presents over 100 of Joma Sipe’s original works of art in nine collections with such themes as sacred cathedrals, the Tree of Life, the chakras, the zodiac, mandalas and A Course in Miracles.


This event is free and open to the public. All the artwork featured in the exhibit will be available for sale, as will copies of the book. Each book purchased at the event will include a special bookmark designed and signed by the author.


Please contact Jessica Salasek at jsalasek@theosophical.org or 630.665.0130 x358 for more information.


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The Theosophical Society is dedicated to promoting the unity of humanity; to foster religious and racial understanding by encouraging the study of religion, philosophy and science; and to further the discovery of the spiritual aspect of life and of human beings. The Society stands for a complete freedom of individual search and belief, while promoting in its members a willingness to examine any concept and belief with an open mind, and a respect for other people’s understanding. www.theosophical.org


Quest Books is dedicated to publishing works compatible with the aims of the parent organization. Since 1965, Quest has sold over 4 million books by leading cultural thinkers on such increasingly popular subjects as transpersonal psychology, comparative religion, deep ecology, spiritual growth, the development of creativity, and alternative health practices. www.questbooks.net


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