Ode to Gaia with Deborah Milton
Local author and artist Deborah Milton will give a presentation on Thursday, April 25th at 7pm that aims to awaken the imaginative spark in each of us and help us remember our interconnectedness. Her book, Ode to Gaia: Calling Forth our Imaginal Selves is a poetry-like, artistic exploration in creativity.
For the past forty years, Milton has devoted herself to the challenge of expanding human awareness, healing our relationships, and embracing the mysteries of consciousness by guiding creative and spiritual experiences. More recently, she honed her focus to Gaian philosophies. By painting the many faces of Gaia and writing prose-poetry to deepen the meaning of the images, she inspires the reader to see our humanness with new eyes.
Deborah Milton received her PhD from Bryn Mawr College and lived in Philadelphia until she moved to Montana in 1980, which radically changed everything. Serving as a psychotherapist for a decade, Milton finally took her own advice: listen to your belly's wisdom, and quit her practice to become a writer/photographer. Two years later she rememered her childhood dream of being an artist. She's been painting professionaly since 1993, and began a creativity center, Athanor Arts, contiguous with wildlands in 1999. In 2009, she moved to Bainbridge Island where her inspirational, creative work continues.