Due to Technical difficulties on the original call Monique recorded an extra half hour of lecture. You will receive both recordings.
This class will include:
Introduction to The Book of Fay:
Back in the 70’s taking photographs of the ‘unseen presence’ in nature started as a healing journey for Monique. Those photographs have taken on a life of their own to become a powerful resource for healing.
Using these photographs for Healing:
Monique will discuss the mirroring effect of nature within the self. She will present a brief overview of the 5 fundamental elements of earth, water, fire, air and space –based on the Tibetan teachings of the 5 Elements –The Tibetan tradition is very different from the Chinese where for instance the Water element corresponds to the sensory organ of the ears which are shaped like the kidneys which also correspond to the water element.
In the Tibetan tradition the 5 elements are perceived by the five sensory "consciousnesses" of the ear, eye, nose, tongue and body as the five "sense objects" of sounds, visual forms, smells, tastes and body sensations. etc...
She will take the Water element as an example and will discuss both the Tibetan and the Chinese systems of the 5 Elements as complementary systems.
Consulting the book and group healing:
Monique will take us through a group healing using image # 17 (Noah’s Vessel shown to the right) which she chose by consulting the book as to which would be the most beneficial image to use for group healing. She will guide us in how to Listen for the unspoken message by being still and receptive. Letting the image work its way through the subconscious.
About The Book of Fay
The Book of Fay is a book of photos, often based on the proportions of a golden rectangle. Artist Monique Fay explores a world that most of us do not see and reveals to us its wonders.
French artist Monique Fay is a pioneer and a visionary in the fields of photography and healing. Her artwork has evolved over the last four decades and has been greatly influenced in her travels around the world by the traditions, spiritual practices and healing arts of the Tibetans, Hawaiians and Native Americans.
Her photographic work first came to light with an exhibition at The Photographer’s Gallery in London in 1976, followed by a series of exhibits in England and in France. Shortly after moving to the United States her work was commissioned as part of an International Art Forum celebrating the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. She has continued to show her work in solo and group shows over the past thirty years.
Monique also holds a Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and acupuncture. She founded The Rejuvena Institute, Inc. in 1993— a multi-disciplinary center for the healing arts. Her current practice offers a unique synthesis of skills, wisdom and experience and is based in Santa Barbara, California.
The advent of digital photography has accelerated the development of her most recent work and allowed her to realize and present her images in their current form. These artistic pieces reflect the essence of her healing arts and embody her exquisite vision. The culmination of this work is The Book of Fay.