More on Mirrors

The Mirror Meditation Project

The Mirror Meditation Project Level 1 Foundational Training is Here. And it’s free! “I love mirrors. They let one pass through the surface of things.” ~Claude Chabrol Mirror meditation makes use of the mirror as a meditation aid to increase one’s concentration, open one’s perception, and deepen one’s meditative state. The first and only training […]

Mirrors in Magic

Mirrors have a historical starring role in magic shows. Illusionists use them to create their spellbinding, entertaining deceptions, making things like an elephant disappear or levitate. Of course, all but the more basic of tricks are carefully guarded secrets. What fun is a magic trick if you already know how it is done? Don’t worry. […]

The Sun King & His Hall of Mirrors

The French king, Louie the XIV unveiled for us the immensely beautiful Hall of Mirrors (also known as the Galerie des Glaces) in his palace at Versailles in 1684. This hallway was a tribute to light, decorated with 17 grand windows opposite 17  mirrored arches with dazzling chandeliers dripping from the ceiling and gleaming silver […]

Mirrors and Traditions

The ways in which mirrors have been used throughout the centuries are fascinating. Surely, their importance in various world-wide traditions points to something quite archetypal regarding our reflection. Did our ancestors understand something we have forgotten? There are, of course, myriad superstitions regarding mirrors around the globe as well, but I’ll save those up for […]

Shisha Embroidery

Did you know? Shisha embroidery is the craft of sewing tiny mirroring objects to fabric. It originated in 17th century India (supposedly with the wife of Shah Jehan who built the Taj Mahal in her honor) eventually spreading throughout Asia and the Middle East. Interestingly, Native Americans are also known to have used mirrors to […]

More on Osho & Mirror Meditation

When we look into the mirror during mirror meditation, what do we see? Spiritual teacher, Mooji, has an awesome youtube meditation in which he has you visualize yourself standing on a scale removing everything that is not natural to you. In other words, you remove your clothes, your dental fillings, and your nail polish, and […]

Meet Artist & Lighting Designer Jill Mulholland

“Color and light are the strongest elicitors of beauty.” I love how I met artist and lighting designer, Jill Mulholland. I had gone to a Temazcal or Mexican sweatlodge in Albuquerque. The woman running it just happened to be talking about a woman she knew who had done some research on how mirrors were used […]

Mirrors in Art

There are some seriously beautiful installations out there that feature mirrors. Check out these “mindmelting” amazing mirrors in art. These images are not to be missed!! http://www.buzzfeed.com/kevintang/mind-melting-artworks-made-with-mirrors#t7qhwl http://beautifuldecay.com/2013/11/29/dan-graham-four-artists-use-mirrors-artwork/ Daniel Rozen, mirror artist  http://www.smoothware.com/danny/ Mirror Cubes http://twistedsifter.com/2013/12/light-bending-cube-of-one-way-mirrors-numen-for-use/ Here also is a fabulous blog post, How Mirrors Changed Art, from Thinking About Art that talks about some […]

Mirrors in Poetry

Mirrors frequently appear in poetry. Here is a selection of poems featuring the mirror that seem to capture the mysterious and compelling qualities inherent in reflection. Rumi has also used mirror symbolism in his poems.   Lady at a Mirror by Rainer Maria Rilke As in sleeping-drink spices softly she loosens in the liquid-clear mirror […]

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