Artist Spotlight — Michael J. Green

We’ve had the pleasure of working with Michael for many years to craft the Celtic Blessings line of gifts and calendars as well as his Illuminated Rumi series. His attention to detail and passion for his art shines through in each of his beautiful works. ~Amber Lotus

Celtic Blessings

Images by Micheal J. Green featured in our Celtic Blessings 2106 wall calendar. Click for more info.

A Word from the Artist
For the first time in human history, we have the entire spread of our species’ cultural achievements easily available. But at the same time we find ourselves curiously rootless – almost weightless – suspended in the strange dream of accelerated time that is our postmodern age. Perhaps it’s a moment of great opportunity, a possibility to reshape – even redefine – ourselves, to re-anchor our souls in those timeless mythologies, tales, and truths where we meet and recognize one another as old, if forgotten, friends.

We are witness today to the emergence of an ancient spiritual vitality into modern affairs. Call it the river of sanity. It comes from the deepest wellsprings of our humanity and moves us into harmony with the natural world and ourselves. It does not contradict scientific thought, but the river offers a profoundly wider way of engaging reality. It is caught rather than taught.

Two great wellsprings of our civilization are the Celtic tradition and the legacy of Christ. And the work here, as it is everywhere in a time of discord, is to bridge, heal, and connect. Let the heart lead; let art follow.

About the Artist
A countercultural revolutionary, author Michael Green has made an eclectic life the foundation of an artistic career. Born in New York in 1943, he received his BA from New York University. He attended film school there before going on to study at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. He joined the legendary Castalia Foundation, worked on germinal light shows with Timothy Leary, and, in the summer of 1967, moved with the group to an area of protected land (essentially a reservation) to experience communal living. Later, Green moved to Pennsylvania to study with the venerable Sufi master Bawa Muhaiyaddeen.

Along the way, he has cobbled together a unique career as a wandering monk, artist, and craftsman. He has also been a sign painter, landscaper, and television art director. Now he is an illustrator, artist, and writer. He has more than 2.5 million copies of his illustrated books currently in print, including The History of the Dragonstooth, A Hobbit’s Journal, The Illuminated Rumi, and One Song: A New Illuminated Rumi.

For more information, please visit his website.

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Celtic Blessings by Michael J. Green

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