Paintings in the style of Traditional Hindu Deities and Tibetan Thankga Art
This divination deck of 49 cards contains a smattering of the diverse and multitudinous pantheon of the Buddhist and Hindu world of deities, bodhisattvas, mandalas, demons and historical figures – the famous and the humble. It is a microcosm of the world at large, and a sort of “Buddhism 101”, a Cliff’s notes study of the basics, with a little Hinduism for spice, from my thangka art painted over the last 15 years.
O Deity Divine! Is a coloring book that uses humor in word and art, simple short writings like limericks, and analogies from everyday western life, to teach basic ideas about Buddhism. It is crafted for lay-people, the New Age market, Yoga practitioners, people who just like humor and coloring, and those already immersed in Buddhism and Hinduism, to give them further access to the worlds of Asian art and religion through the relaxing art of coloring.
“5 Secrets of the River Qi” Draws on Laura’s 29 years of experience as an acupuncturist and artist. Laura wrote and illustrated this 44 page coloring book/primer on the 5 elements in nature. For ages 9 and up, “5 Secrets” includes detailed pen and ink drawings describing the 5 Element paradigm through which ancient China viewed the world at large: its laws of society and nature, the human body, and healing. This book describes what the elements are and how they form in the body at conception, influence our behavior and life, and dissolve and shift our state at the time of passing. ”5 Secrets” is written in a lighthearted but educational tone, in a thoughtful, compassionate, and loving way. It is for Chinese medicine aficionados, Spirit Plant Medicine workers, Herbalists, Acupuncturists, and as a Self-Help book for people trying to understand their own nature and the nature of our lives.
This scholarly book of historic tales about some of the goddesses in Hindu culture is illustrated with 12 pen and ink drawings by Laura Santi
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