Life Force Wheel - Mentoring The Soul: The Teacher (December 8, 2013 - January 21, 2014)

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The first in a series of multiarts shows exploring the deep Archetypes of human existence

Exhibit runs December 8, 2013 - January 21, 2014

Free admission to exhibit
& Opening & Closing Receptions


La Machi (c) Mariela de la Paz

Explore the Teacher Archetype, the Wise Man/Wise Woman who guides people, especially youth, to fulfill their highest potential and life mission as Life Force Arts Foundation presents the art exhibit and multiarts show Life Force Wheel - Mentoring The Soul: The Teacher, running December 8, 2013 - January 21, 2014 at Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W. Belmont, Chicago IL 60657. Opening Reception is Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 2 - 6 PM. Closing Reception is Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 7 - 9 PM. Gallery hours are Mondays and Thursdays 1:30 - 6:30 PM, and by appointment. Admission is free to the exhibit and Opening and Closing Receptions. Workshops, performances and other events related to the theme of The Teacher Archetype will  be held as part of the show. For more information, please contact Joan Forest Mage, Executive Director, (773)

Merlin. Lady of the Lake. Gandalf. Obi-Wan Kenobi. The Teacher Archetype is the Wise Man or Wise Woman who guides people, especially youth, to fulfill their mission. The Teacher imparts lessons of life skills ranging from basic knowledge to emotional intelligence, problem solving and common sense to magical workings. The Teacher mentors in an unselfish way, helping the person stay connected to his or her spark of soul, the True Self. The Teacher instructs the person in what they most need to learn, bringing forth their essence and talents to develop fully into the Sovereign, the mature leader, who both serves and is honored by the community.

Transference (c) Dorothy Graden

Mentoring the Soul: The Teacher is the first in a series called Life Force Wheel, a year-long, six show series of art exhibits and multiarts presentations exploring the deep Archetypes of human existence. The Life Force Wheel is a spiritual teaching based in ancient, universal wisdom, received through inspiration by modern shamanic practitioner Joan Forest Mage. The Wheel is based in a deep awareness of our unity with all beings, and seeks to foster healthy relationships between the individual, human society, nature and the spirit realm. The six show series covers ten Archetypes, beginning on December 8, 2013 with the Teacher Archetype and concluding in January 2015 with the True Self Archetype. All shows will be held at Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W. Belmont, Chicago.

Strength (c) Agata Wisniewski

Featured artists for Life Force Wheel - Mentoring The Soul: The Teacher

Steven Blaine Adams

Loretta Angelica

Steve Baltrukonis

Sharon Bechtold

Fred Casselman

Kurt Fondriest

Christopher Bednash

Jasmina Cazacu

Cortez Curtis

Mariela de la Paz

Dorothy Graden

Pat Heydlauff

Thom Lausch

Karin Levitski

Lauren Pitasch

Auriel Rene

Olivia Robertson

Agata Wisniewski

There are ten Archetypes on the Life Force Wheel. Each is a role which contributes to the harmony between the individual and the Web of Life. The Life Force Wheel series of shows will include art exhibits, performances, poetry readings, workshops, lectures and other events to help the audience gain the wisdom of each Archetypal energy. For more information on the Life Force Wheel, please click here.

Ray Charles (c) Cortez Curtis

The Archetypes, with each show scheduled, are:

1.    Mentoring The Soul: The Teacher  (Winter Solstice: Dec. 8, 2013 - Jan. 21, 2014)
2.    Witness & Artist   (Imbolc & Spring Equinox: Jan. 31 - April 8, 2014)
3.    Companion & Warrior   (Beltane & Midsummer: opens April 25, 2014)
4.    Phoenix & Healer  (Lammas & Autumn Equinox: opens @ July 25, 2014)
5.    Tribe & Sovereign  (Samhain: opens @ Oct. 15, 2014)
6.    True Self  (Winter Solstice Dec. 2014 - Jan. 2015)

The mission of Life Force Arts Foundation (LFA) is to explore the spiritual power of the visual, literary and performing arts through artistically excellent exhibits, events and publications that awaken human potential and create spiritual transformation. We focus on the arts as a common ground of human expression, where artists and audiences of diverse spiritual traditions can honor each other, and share their personal and collective experiences of the spiritual aspect of life. LFA's goals are to develop spiritual artists, the spiritual arts audience, and the spiritual arts community. The Foundation operates Life Force Arts Center (LFAC), Chicago's spiritual art gallery and performance space, which presents visual art exhibits, dance, theater and music performances, author book signings and workshops with artists who are experts in spiritual artmaking.

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta (c) Auriel Rene

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