website of Maria Lusitano
Visual Artist, Lecturer
"There is only one question: how to love this world." Mary Oliver
NOW! PAINT ME NOW!”
(An illustrated story of the amazing underwater explorations of the audacious atlantean explorers.), 2018
This is a work in progress project, inspired by Atlantis, the sunken city firstly described by Plato, in his text Timaeus and Critias. The project explores, through experimental storytelling, how Atlantis has been explored by esoteric and mystic movements since the 19th century until our times. Its sources of inspiration are bibliographic research on how Atlantis has been portrayed in art and literature, and my own personal enquiry and experience of various years of spiritual work approaching different traditions mostly Dzogchen (Tibetan Buddhism) with B. Alan Wallace, Dream Yoga, and more recently, at Helios Centre in London, with Greg Branson and Robin Baldock.