The Art of Becoming Medicine.9

The next two art works are both from Joseph. We are still in Chapter 4, “Becoming a Visionary,” of Becoming Medicine: Pathways of Initiation into a Living Spirituality by David R. Kopacz & Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow).

At Vision Quest Visiting with Dandelion, Joseph Rael (2006)

Visions are new knowledge, guiding insights that come in visual form, rich with symbolism and archetypes. Visions are different than intellectual, linear thought – they are in-breakings of the divine into ordinary life.

Puuh-Tea Bringer of New Knowing, Joseph Rael (2006)

“Ceremony is the way to do this. It gives us powers. Ceremony works because there is crying for a vision. By crying for a vision, I mean that the soul is longing for light, so it can drink it in and thus fulfill its nature. If light – vision – is lacking, there is sadness,” (J. Rael, cited, p. 89).