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The opening art pictured above is a painting by Freedoon Rassouli, titled PSYCHE. I wanted to find a work of art that is something more than an illustration for a website, a work that enacts the essence of Integral Spiritual Psychology. After much searching, I found the truly astounding work of Iranian artist Freydoon Rassouli. Here is a statement by him of his view of creation and art -- which exemplifies, perfectly, the work of Integral Spiritual Psychology.
"Creation is the product of synchronizing our energy with the universe. Once we experience the whole and recognize it, we become aware that we are nothing but the Divine Creative Force. I do not start a painting with sketches, I do not paint on location and I do not work from photos. Instead, many mornings, before the dawn, I climb a mountain to its peak. There , sitting in solitude, I observe rising of the sun. I watch plants open their leaves, buds tear up their dresses and the birds sing to the arrival of their creator. There is an interconnected serenity that allows all creatures to experience the divine unity. Having felt that creative energy, I rush to my studio, dip my brush into paint, and let it move freely on canvas. My paintings are inspirational for they allow the observer to experience infinite viewpoints and perceptions. They are not abstract for they represent what is actually more real than what our eyes are able to see. They allow the viewers to be inspired by taking their own perception beyond their senses and their surroundings. "Relationship" is the most important aspect of my work."