Soul of Light: Works of Illumination ~Joma Sipe


Soul of Light: Works of Illumination is a collection of over 100 works of vibrant, full-color visionary art that transmits an inner spiritual feeling and message, influenced by sacred geometry and a multitude of esoteric and spiritual traditions. Portuguese artist Joma Sipe’s focus in each of his paintings is light – not the ordinary light of day, but the light of spiritual illumination.

For each piece, Sipe begins with thin silver or gold ink pen on a blank canvas. He then energizes certain points in the drawing with crystals. Finally, he adds light and soft-color computer effects to achieve an ethereal quality

Since childhood, Sipe has been influenced by painters of the late nineteenth-century Symbolist Movement. He feels profoundly connected with early Theosophist H. P. Blavatsky and has also studied Rudolf Steiner, Eliphas Levy, G. I. Gurdieff, the contemporary Gnostics, and the spirituality of Hindu teacher Paramahansa Yogananda and Eckart Tolle, who in turn led him to A Course in Miracles.

His knowledge of occult anatomy and the chakras, meditation, alchemy and the Kabbalah contributes to the wealth of esoteric wisdom he brings to bear in his art. All helps him reflect on canvas his powerful sense of the sacred that seems to illuminate the very being of the viewer as well as of the artist and his visionary world.
Joma Sipe owns a studio in the city of Vila Nova de Gaia, near Portugal. Early in his career, he painted ordinary motifs as landscapes and facades, using oils and acrylics with exuberant colors. Soon, he realized he could use his paintings to express his inner spiritual feelings and promptly began to do so.

At the age of 17, Joma saw an advertisement in the local newspaper advertizing “Meditation and Concentration Courses,” and upon arriving found himself at a mystical school called The Gnostic Movement. He stayed there for some time, learning deeper occult and esoteric knowledge about every mystical aspect of all the world’s religions and philosophies. These teachings and experiences would become the basis of all his art.

Joma’s painting process starts with a simple blank canvas, where he sits and waits for inspiration. Once this happens, he begins drawing lines with gold and silver ink, using sacred geometry to create his designs. He then uses intuition and his own inner vision to locate and enhance energy points throughout the painting.

In each work, there exists a dispersion and concentration of light that emanates from each line. The principle goal in each painting is to transmit an inner spiritual image or sacred feeling through these lines and energy points.

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Book Trailer for Soul of Light: Works of Illumination by Joma Sipe

Sample some of the over 100 stunning, original works of art by visionary artist Joma Sipe that appear in “Soul of Light: Works of Illumination.” Available November 2012. Published by Quest Books.

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