The Descent of Sophia

The Descent of Sophia - St. Victor Diaries

The Descent of Sophia This painting is a mirror of the ancient Jewish myth of the soul journey known as The Descent of Sophia (the Goddess of Wisdom). As the story goes, Sophia is a perfect spiritual being at bliss in the cosmos representing the soul. But she does not recognize the beauty of her […]

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Raised by Wolves

Raised-By-Wolves - St. Victor Diaries

Raised by Wolves The mistake we most often make in considering the great debate is that it’s between science and religion – it is not. The great debate is between science of the 21st century and science of the 2nd century.Religions rose in response to observation and those same observations formed the science of the […]

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Chaos - St. Victor Diaries

Chaos Is it possible to think of that word in a positive light or does the prevailing “wisdom” summon images of despair, tragedy or evil? Try this on for size – chaos is simply the instigator of evolution from an established “order” to a higher level of “order”. To do so, the established order must […]

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The Journey

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The Journey “Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won and all the fears you have overcome” Helen Keller once said, “although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming […]

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The Archer

The Archer - St. Victor Diaries

The Archer A couple years ago I was contacted by a bright young woman who was getting her new business off the ground and wanted to talk about commissioning a painting of herself as a warrior/archer on a battlefield with her vanquished foes lying around her, symbolic of her quest and well earned victory. While […]

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When Pigs Fly

When Pigs Fly - St. Victor Diaries

When Pigs Fly Alice begs the question, “How far down the rabbit hole are you willing to go?”Every now and then a simple yet radical idea shakes the very foundations of knowledge. The startling discovery that the world was not flat challenged and ultimately changed the way people perceived themselves and their relationships with the […]

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Lady Gaia

Lady Gaia - St. Victor Diaries

Lady Gaia Lady Gaia is the physical manifestation of our living planet. She is Mother Earth.Lady Gaia’s striped gloves cover the hands of creation. The black and white stripes represent the forces of dark and light, ying and yang, chaos and order which work together to manifest the metamorphism from simple organism to enlightened being […]

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The Wallflower


The Wallflower Rooted in the cornerNameless flower upon the wallAn unremarkable featureamidst the gardener’s ball. Where wildflowers boldly danceShowing off their bloomsBeckoning the gardenersenticing eager grooms The limelight which they seekIs the light from which she hidesRooted in the cornerAmongst the paper she resides Fragrant sweet bouquets have no place for her to fitHer petals veiled by darknessOf the […]

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