A few words from Digby…
Julie and I have spent over 25 years together, practising meditation and self-awareness and on a worldly level, self-sufficiency, with poly-tunnels, a few chickens and the like. This was firstly to supplement the income we received working as alternative therapists/healers on a donation basis, but soon because of the sense of well being it brought working with the land and eating our own, much tastier food. Also, living this Way allowed me the freedom to paint for days at a time.
It was whilst living in an isolated cottage sat deep within five acres of land in the middle of the woods that I started glimpsing Faeries, often as balls of light drifting around the flowers, though occasionally coming right through the walls into our rooms. Once or twice I saw perfect miniature limbs within these nebulous lights, and the rest was added by my artist’s imagination.
My Faery Art was well received at festivals in the UK, and now it seems, all around the world, though this Collection has only one or two of the originals in it, the rest are new and closer to what I’ve been attempting to capture of the Faery World feeling. They have been greatly improved by Julie’s photographic work, helping to create the atmospheric backgrounds, having passed many an hour walking the Island looking for moss covered branches in dappled light and shade.
I’ve spent most of my 65 years chasing Self Awareness, spending a year with Sai Baba in India, following months in the Himalayas of Nepal, and many years studying Advaita in the works of Papaji, Nisargadatta, and Ramana Maharshi. This led me to sitting quietly at the bottom of our garden, getting to know the Satguru within me, rather than looking for a God outside of me. Occasionally now I find myself playing the role of teacher for others, though I’m still nought but a fool to mySelf.
The Fantasy/Spiritual Art Collection reflects my journey of Self discovery, incorporating some of those esoteric symbols used in religious icons, though no such knowledge is necessary to appreciate them. A few lines hinting at the underlying meanings are given on the back of each card for those seeking something more than just the image itself.
Some of these pieces are taken from my “Cosmic Comic”, a film still in progress, showing how God, Brahman, Consciousness, Light, the quantum world and cosmology are essentially the same. The film maps out the subtle energy field that underlies all manifestation, describing a cuboid metaphysical Matrix, discovered by such as Plato and Pythagorus, and inside of which our Cosmos appears. Hopefully entertaining and enlightening too, it attempts to ‘describe the indescribable’ experience of a magical journey within you, by painting pictures in your mind’s eye.
My book, an esoteric fantasy is now available through iBooks. and the link is available in the menu MY BOOKS.
Thank you for taking time out to read this bio and I do hope you enjoy the Artwork on our site, and perhaps find some inspiration in the words too.
Sai Ram, Digby
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