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Invitation to Photography: Landscape Mysticism

Welcome to the Abbey Photo Party!

I select a theme and invite you to respond with images.

I have been pondering a great deal lately the ways the landscapes I have lived in shape my soul (this week’s love note from me will develop this theme).  My invitation to you is to ponder this for yourself: What is the impact of my physical landscape on my spiritual one?  How might I express this through a photo or image?

You can share images you already have which illuminate the theme, but I encourage you also to go for a walk with the theme in mind and see what you discover.

You are also welcome to post photos of any other art you create inspired by the theme.  See what stirs your imagination!

How to participate:

1. Go to the Flickr Group I have created. You need a free Flickr account first (go to the Flickr home page and click “Sign up now.”)  When you go to the link it will ask you to join the group first before posting.  Share up to five of your images in response to the theme.

2. Leave a comment below this blog post to let us know you have joined the party and what your Flickr profile name is (you must include this to be entered into the prize drawing).

3. Please post the invitation on your blog or Facebook page and encourage others to come join the party!

On Friday, April 26th – I will draw a name at random from those who participate and the winner will receive a space in my upcoming online class Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Contemplative Practice (April 28-June 15, 2013).

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66 Responses

  1. I’ve just posted a few photographs on the Invitation to Photography: Landscape Mysticism page, where my Flickr name is Profoundly Superficial.

    Thanks again, Christine, for a wonderful webinar yesterday! You’ve set me onto a new path…

  2. My Flickr name is Nycebutterfly. I’m so excited to discover this community of kindred souls that share a love of photography and discovering the divine in nature and the world around us. I will be posting my pics soon! Look forward to experiencing others unique vision.

    1. Kimberly!

      This is your old friend, Karen, who moved, ages ago! from Massachusetts to Missouri.
      Ken and I are now in Kansas, yes, Kansas. God is here, too. :-)

      Flabbergasted to run into you via the intertubes! But, no coincidence running into you here,eh? I read Christine’s work daily.

      You have such a gift. I am so happy to see you’re still on your path. Butterfly birthed from the moon. Namaste, friend.

      Much love,
      Karen J

  3. I really enjoyed your webinar just now introducing the themes of this new book. My flickr name is Matt.Lincoln

  4. I’ve added four pictures, my flickr name is prindicella. I’m so enjoying the pictures, getting a glimpse at some beautiful places (and talented photographers!)

  5. TY for this opp for spiritually creative expression.
    photos posted to group as ‘st.jms’

  6. I joined this group. My flickr name is PrairieKaren. The photo I uploaded is a puddly stream bank in central Illinois. I’ve been enjoying your website and book.

  7. * landscape
    ______________

    The
    winds of silence
    have
    blown all away *

    No
    marker standing
    to
    point direction *

    How then
    Can
    such a landscape
    be
    safely crossed *

    What
    a
    foolish question *

    Laughter
    only
    a
    appropriate
    vehicle *

    ______________________