Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising: Joining the Intergalactic Community

This site is dedicated to the transformational power of healing images, mandalas, visionary art, and sacred geometry. Its purpose is to help remind us of the soul’s magnificence and our own divine identity as love.

These pages also acknowledge those who have experienced a Spiritual Emergency: an initiation, ordeal,  breakdown, a profound loss of identity or a  rapid, sudden, overwhelming and disorienting state of psychological transformation whose trajectory leads to healing and a more expanded awareness of the unity of all life.

Increasingly there are many in our culture  who have been “unhinged” from conventional reality or who find themselves psychologically “repositioned” outside the tiny box of our cultural conditioning. Perhaps they have come to see that feeling, intuition and the darker emotions have an equal contribution to make with  reason and logic and that there must be a divine loving order behind the chaos now facing us. For others, there is a strong feeling that the scientific paradigm that tells us we are accidents of nature without purpose or meaning is no longer adequate to explain who we are and why we are  here. For still others, there is a sense that our religions that so often insist upon right belief as opposed to right practice have become impotent to help us navigate  the crisis that we face collectively. The old stories of the myth of the Fall and the doctrine of original sin simply don’t work anymore. Instinctively this causes us to turn our search inwardly to find new stories that will revitalize and renew us, our culture and our relationship to the divine intelligence that for so long has been absent from our awareness.

This site then is for those who want to re-inhabit this world with SOUL and who believe we are loved and cherished by our Divine Parents, that our original nature is noble and filled with light and that we have a wonderful purpose for being here now on planet earth.

It is for those who, knowing or not, are on a hero’s journey through their personal and the collective underworld; a profound transformation leading Home bearing hidden or emerging gifts for a world desperately in need of renewal.

In these pages you will find a gallery of healing images, commentary, and my own story. They are all reflections of the existence of the soul, the unity of life,  the vast order behind apparent chaos and our own divine nature as love.  Topics may cover visionary experience; Spiritual Emergency, the Dark Night of the Soul, paradigm shift, global mind change, The Divine Mother, and the painting of mandalas as a transformative act.

Thank you for visiting.

Richard Welker    September 11, 2012     Santa Fe, NM