ART   Viewing the Soul as a Painting

Viewing visionary art, the term Jung (1933) coined for art based on the inner vision of the imagination, teaches us how to create and view a painting as a window to the soul. Art in this sense is a way to see and see through the soul. The website Seeing Through Art focuses on and sees through a specific line that Jung gave toward the end of The Red Book when Elijah asserted, “I do not like this [the soul’s] multiplicity. It is not easy to think it” (p. 547). In response Jung declared: “It [soul] is not to be thought; it is to be viewed. It is a painting.” This website is an exploration of how to create and view the soul through the many brushstrokes of a painting to overcome Elijah’s “old and ingrained mistake, that the one excludes the many” and that thinking is exclusive of viewing.

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”


Jung's Soul of The Red Book: "It is ART."
The Role of Art



Art as Lens

Seeing Through Art


The Role of Art



 “In everyone some kind of artist is hiding. Among savage peoples this is evident from the fact that the warrior decks his spear with feathers or paints his shield. In our mechanized world this urge for artistic creation is repressed by the one-sided work of the day and is very often the cause of psychic disturbances." C. G. Jung


Rainbow Reflection

Seeing in Color


Art in Nature

Natural Art


Different Art

Modern Art


"The creative principle is less about dogma and more about opening ourselves to the evolution of consciousness." Alex Grey
What is Your Art?

Your Medium?

Subject Matter?

Reimagining Art

Follow the Images


Visual and Verbal Art

Combining Words and Images

Words as Images

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes." C JUNG 

Heather is an artist who loves to explore art and education as a creative path to discovery and revelation. She is inspired by our collective human potential and how we can catalyze personal passion into powerful and sustainable collective change. She is a doctoral candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute and the website Seeingthruart is a result of her study on Jung and his art-based methodology.

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