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Chagall and Kabbalah

Marc Chagall Song of Solomon

By Béa Aaronson Everybody strives for an understanding of the beginnings of life, the secrets of the universe, the meanings and mysteries of our existence, our relationship to nature, time, space, good and evil, our body, and what we call our soul. Every culture has developed its own path of understanding. The mandalas of Tibetan [...]

Handmade in India

Gujarati woman ready to cook Michele

By Deborah Miller India! Within that one word live a hundred thousand stories, the scent of a million spice markets, and an indefinable mystery that has lured travelers for thousands of years and given birth to countless stories. Free Presentation and Textile Display from India Handmade in India Thu, Feb 18, 5-7pm Casa Rosada Hotel [...]

Mixtec Women’s Co-Op: A Reverse-Immigration Success Story


By Jane Onstott Political pressure, declining job opportunities, and other socio-economic factors have significantly reduced the number of Mexican nationals seeking work north of the border. That said, an estimated seven to nine million undocumented Mexican immigrants still work and reside in the United States in order to pursue a better life for themselves and [...]

Anselm Kiefer: Atonement, Art, and Redemption

LECT BEA Abendland lead sheet

By Béa Aaronson “Art is difficult.” “Art is not entertainment.” “A painting is a conglomeration of failings, but we can say this of life also.” -Anselm Kiefer Anselm Kiefer is a German artist, still working today at 70. His art is not for the meek! Kiefer is totally consumed by the past and history of [...]

Splitting the Arrow

LECT SPLITTING Splitting the arrow cover

By Mitch Ditkoff Prem Rawat is an international speaker who has traveled the world for more than four decades, speaking to millions of people. He is a man of singular vision and clarity with a core message: “the peace people are looking for is already within.” He just published a book called Splitting the Arrow: [...]

Preparing for the End of Life

By The Rt. Rev. William O. Gregg St. Paul’s “Preparing for the End of Life” series continues on February 8 with a look at insurance needs and options. Lic. Carmen Rio of San Miguel de Allende will help us look at the sorts of insurance that are needed and appropriate for an expat living here. [...]

Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Art and Life

LECT BEA Hundertwasser, Paris 1954

By Béa Aaronson, PhD Painter, architect, philosopher, and environmentalist, Hundertwasser is a one-of-a-kind artist. He was fascinated with spirals, and called straight lines “the devil’s tools.” Hundertwasser loved uneven paved streets and uneven irregular floors, saying that they were “a melody to the feet.” He would have loved San Miguel de Allende! He marveled at [...]

A House of My Own: A Bilingual Event


By Pat Hirschl Home has been a theme for Sandra Cisneros since The House on Mango Street, the book that catapulted her to fame in 1984. Mango Street has won countless awards, been translated into many languages, is required reading in many US schools, and has sold over six million copies. PEN 2016 Series A [...]

Preparing for the End of Our Life

By The Rt. Rev’d William O. Gregg St. Paul’s Anglican Church will be offering its series, “Preparing for the End of Our Life,” on Mondays, beginning February 1. The six-week series, ending March 7, will be held 4–6 p.m. in the Parish Hall. All are welcome. “Preparing for the End of Our Life” Mon, Feb [...]

Fractals: Organic Sacred Geometry in Life, Nature, and Art


By Béa Aaronson Everything is linked. Ever wondered what is at the core of it all? What links the universe, us, DNA, broccoli, a baobab, lightning, blood vessels, nervous system, brains, corals, cabbages, desert cracked soil, elephant skin, mountain ranges, paper folds, a leaf, a wave, a snow flake, a flower? Ever wondered about the [...]

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