Depicting beings of pure consciousness is different in one key aspect from depicting usual objects. A representation of lightning doesn't give shocks. A true evocation of an energy being… actually calls it there. And when that happens it can be jaw dropping.
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Red Nest by Spiritual Artist Tarun Cherian
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What is shamanistic art? Shamanistic Art is a form of spiritual art. That takes us back to the elder gods. These are not Gods of the modern era. Painted like chocolate boxes. Sweet things for sweet times. But they are pieces that invoke Gods from elder times. Real Gods that work in difficult times. Gods that take the broken, the lost, the discarded and find within them something wondrous.

One of the finest examples of shamanistic art is the nest of nails. It is a piece you can meditate on, that can unleash your deeper being. Go ahead, look at it. You see an egg in a nest of nails. The egg is fragile, the nest protective, yet cruel. When the egg breaks and the fledgling emeges it enters a world that is safe and dangerous... Safety can be dangerous, the restrictive can keep one safe... To claim freedom one has to fight the circle of love... But does the discussion happen at an intellectual level? No, the Nest of Nails grips one at a primal level, at an energetic level. And can catapult one beyond the normal... Consider what two spiritualists experienced when they opened themselves up to the power of The Nest of Nails...

Says Seema N who meditated on The Nest of Nails: "...made me feel like the ground beneath me was breaking, and the infinite was within me..."

Says Tony who meditated on The Nest of Nails: "...I was catapulted into the universe... I saw stars galaxies turning around me..."

Would you like to experience it for yourself? Fill your mind with the Nest of Nails image. You are at the centre, the egg, curled up, a figure in a womb position, you are surrounded by gigantic nails or lines of plasma. They may seem cold and cruel, but after awhile their force is unleashed, you chant 'Umrahoo' a dynamic whirlpool of force swirls around. It will catapult you deeper.

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Ladder by Spiritual Artist Tarun Cherian

The Ladder of Nails, a prototype done in the early 1990's, of an art show in the making. Words pin down, words liberate...


The image above is from The Book of Nails, a prototype done in the early 1990's, of an art show in the making. Words pin down, words liberate...

Luminous field by Spiritual Artist Tarun Cherian



  "Twig on the road. Dried leaf. Stone carved by rain. Bone left by dog. Seed whorled. Nail. Sharp. Rusting. In the smallest is the calligraphy of the all. Hold it cherish it, use it as nest for the Goddess. The lost one. The deep one. The sleeping one. The burning one.