God Is at Eye Level: Photography as a Healing Art

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Quest Books, May 1, 2000 - Medical - 160 pages
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For amateurs and professionals alike, this book is the story of photography's power to renew the spirit. Jan Phillips helps us transform sight into vision, leading us to see that images can be mirrors for our deepest truths, even in our simple snapshots. "The real thing about photography," Jan says, "is that it brings you home to yourself, connects you to what fulfills your deepest longings. Every step in the process is a step toward the light, an encounter with the God who is at eye level, whose image I see wherever I look. There's something holy about this work. Like the pilgrim's journey; it's heaven all the way."
 

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Contents

Through the Eyes of a Child
5
Seeing Our Way Clear
9
Shifting the Focus
17
Looking Like No Other
25
Portrait of a Soul
35
Speaking Our Peace
45
Mindful Seeing Mindful Being
53
New Images for a New World
61
The Thin Curved Line
91
The Healing Nature of Creativity
101
Looking for the Joy of It
109
Photographing the Rituals of Our Lives
117
Through the Lens and Beyond
127
Life from Light
137
Resources
145
Recommended Readings
147

Life Seeking Life
73
God Is at Eye Level
81
About the Author
148
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Jan Phillips is known internationally as a visionary thought leader, award-winning author and speaker. Her own quest has led her into and out of a religious community, across the U.S. on a Honda motorcycle, and around the world on a one-woman peace pilgrimage. Her workshops cover many facets of creativity, some sponsored by the International Women's Writing Guild, and her award-winning photographs and feature articles appear in national publications such as The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Utne Reader, and many other national and regional publications. She has spoken and presented multimedia works at the National Organization for Women convention and at dozens of universities and spent three years as a contributing artist and coeditor of the annual Women Artists Datebook In Praise of the Muse. Jan is the author of many books on spirituality and creativity.

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