I hope you enjoy listening to the “Jab Teri Dhun Main Raha Karte They” by Gaudi & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan while reading this blog post.
Yes, I have known about it for a while, but my interest arose when I realized it was about some principles.
“What are the principles?” I asked my friend who has been practicing it for a while.
“That she could not tell, but they were about art and life and taught oral on the courses.” That was all I got out of her.
She also told me that she used those principles in her daily life, which aroused my curiosity even more, but it did not help. She would not tell me what those principles were. If I wanted to learn them, I had to take “Vedic art courses.” I, who had not painted in many years.
I used to draw a lot when I was a little girl. Dance, theatre, and drawing were part of my creative expression, and they were my source of fun. At the same time, I dreamt of becoming a writer but did not have the self-discipline to sit down and dedicate time to making stories. So, no, I did not become a writer, but I started using my writing skills in other ways, but my painting skills? I lost it entering the grown-up world.
Then, during the demanding winter of 2021, my joy of writing disappeared, and so did my enthusiasm to create. And then, in my lack of inspiration, I started playing with colors and found some satisfaction in it. That again led me to take an introductory course in Vedic Art, and I got access to some of the principles and a new way of looking at…….(sorry, I cannot say more, because then I must reveal the principles) with entirely new eyes. Fun and playful. More than that, I cannot tell. But for sure, I see now how those principles can be used in everyday life and help seeing life in a new way, more creative way. I have attached some information about Vedic Art and some of my paintings that I have been conjuring up lately.
“Vedic Art was founded by the Swedish artist Curt Källman (1938-2010). The seed of Vedic Art was sown many years ago when Curt began his inner journey to find a less demanding and free way to express himself on canvas. An important part of the method is “The Seventeen Vedic Principles of Art and Life”. Curt Källman learned the names of the principles in 1974 from the renowned Indian meditation teacher Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918-2008). The word “Vedic” is derived from the Indian Sanskrit word “Veda,” which means knowledge or wisdom. The primary view of Vedic Art is that we all have tremendous creative power and ability in ourselves from birth. Painting is an essential tool for unfolding these inner resources to be used concretely in life and Art. The only way to access the content of the Vedic Art course and the seventeen principles is to attend a Vedic Art course held by a Vedic Art teacher. The method requires no prior knowledge. The seventeen principles are the heart of the Vedic art method. The principles come from an unknown oral tradition in Indian Vedic philosophy. In 1974, Curt Källman learned the principles and used them as a source of inspiration to develop the Vedic Art method. The creative exercises in the introductory course “open inner vision” and follow the seventeen principles. They are designed or adapted to focus on artistic freedom, the creative process, and human life. Artistic freedom, the creative process, the integrity and the connection between the creative process, energy and personal development are all part of the essence of Vedic Art.” As they write on vedicart.com