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Still Lives of Saints: The enduring spiritual power of icons

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Praying with icons lead Mary Jane Miller to paint them. Simply “Gazing” at any icon image has the power of transporting the mind to another realm of delight and deeper encounter with the unseen. …More
Praying with icons lead Mary Jane Miller to paint them. Simply “Gazing” at any icon image has the power of transporting the mind to another realm of delight and deeper encounter with the unseen. Gazing at icons can enliven the imagination, and flesh out an immature understanding of what may be hidden behind the image. Reflecting on select passages from any sacred text has the same characteristic. There is a unlimited freedom with in the mind, and an infinite number of ways to access it. As one embarks on the practice of prayer and meditation with icon images, it is useful to reflect on the history of this holy art form. more about icons and this ancient art form