Baba Ram Dass in the realm of Visionary Artist Martina Hoffmann: in the end there’s only one spirit and one humanness

Via on Sep 24, 2010

“I help people as a way to work on myself, and I work on myself to help people… To me, that’s what the emerging game is all about.” Ram Dass , when asked if he could sum up his life’s message.

Baba Ram Dass , author of  “Be here Now”, awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award in August 1991, became known for his innovative conscious research with entheogens at Harvard University together with colleagues Dr. Tomothy Leary and Dr. Ralph Metzner. Later, after his legendary trip to India and his encounter with his Guru, Neem Karoli Baba, he returned to the US  and became one of counter culture’s prime spiritual leaders.

Martina Hoffman is a well known and respected artist in the world of Visionary Art.

Visionary Art is explained by Martina in a simple and beautiful evolutionary thought: “The visionary artist makes visible the more subtle and intuitive states of our existence and creates maps and symbols reflecting consciousness. My work is an attempt to show spirit as the universal force which unifies us beyond the confines of cultural and religious differences. By accepting the interdependency of all life and our universal interconnectedness we have a chance to heal and transform the planet’s general state of woundedness. In using art as a tool for transformation, we have the opportunity to createa reality as beautiful, healthy and strong as our imagination permits.”

Martina Hoffmann’s imagination often paints female figures transposed over delicate psychedelic geometry and shifting shapes of animals and snakes, which in ancient shamanic tradition symbolism represents the entire universe and its fractal dimension.

Martina Hoffmann’s emphasis is on the inner planes and the mystical experience, she likes to bring awareness to how we can all access expanded states of consciousness, through meditation, shamanic work, or whatever it takes. Her art is directed to change our awareness as a planetary unit and a global community.

Martina’s portrait of Ram Dass is the result of the balance of two, of the meeting of consciousness, an interaction of spirit manifested in color and paint. A transient moment in life that will transcend in a painting that will speak to some and will sing to others, reminding us of universal beauty and the enlightening power of living in consciousness of the self.  May you see in this reflection the realization of Martina Hoffman: in the end there’s only one spirit and one humanness.

A very exclusive limited edition of 50 ‘Portrait Of Ram Dass’ prints (30″ x 30″) is now available as a fundraiser with 50% of the proceeds benefiting Ram Dass.  Please view more detailed information about the prints at:

For more information on Martina Hoffmann nad her work please visit:

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About Alex Myles

Alex Myles is qualified as a Yoga teacher, Reiki Master, Teacher of Tibetan Meditation, Dragon Magic and a Spiritual coach to name just a few. Alex has no intention to teach others on a formal basis for many years to come, instead, she is collecting qualifications along with life’s lessons. One day, when the time is right, Alex will set up a quaint studio, in a quirky crooked building where she will breathe and appreciate the slowness of those days as life is just way too busy right now! Reading and writing has always been one of Alex’s passions. Alex likes to consider herself as a free spirit rather than a commitment-phobe. Trying to live as aligned to a Buddhist lifestyle as is possible in this day and age, she just does not believe in "owning" anything or anyone. Based on the theory that we ‘cannot lose someone that was not ours to lose’ she flails through life finding joy and magic in the most unexpected places. Mother to a 21 year old daughter and three adorable pups, she appreciates that some of the best moments in life are the 6am forest walks watching the dogs run, play and interact with one another and with nature. Connect with her on Facebook and check out her blog, Love and Madness. 


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