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:

be love be light


About Yesica Pineda

My name is Yésica Pineda-Moreno, though some people call me Yeye. I was born and raised in Mexico City. My mom and dad are wonderful people who raised me to believe that loving-kindness, peace of body, mind and soul ~ real happiness ~ are the only worthwhile goals in life, the rest is just history. At the age of 20, I was chosen a Mexican Musical Talent (Valores Juveniles = American Idol) between thousands of young people in the country. Such opportunity gave me the chance to travel to The United States and meet incredible famous people from whom I've learned plenty about the hard work involved in the public life and the challenges it represents to our spiritual growth. I recorded my solo album with 10 time’s Grammy winner engineer Rafa Sardina, and the talented songwriter Rafa Esparza-Ruiz. You can find it in any digital store by searching "Yeye Organic Pop". When I thought there was nothing else to be achieved, I found Yoga, or Yoga found me. In 2000, I started training with Bryan Kest and educated myself in his school of Power Yoga, which eventually led me to the practice of Vipassana meditation with teacher S.N.Goenka, training which I consider my foundation. For more information about my Yoga Practice visit My current music project is called Planetary Moods ~ Pop Sanskrit and the exploration of different frequencies resonance. You can hear my music on on myspace Listen at our website Planetary Moods.


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