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stephen linsteadt

The transformative process, as myths inform us, takes place within the human being having an earthly experience. It is the hero journey of the butterfly emerging from the dark chrysalis into the light. We begin the journey by allowing our unconscious to guide us into heart-consciousness. Plato said we begin loving the beauty in people and then learn to love the beauty that is unseen—the beauty of the soul. That transformative love is 'Eros' of which Plato informed us the word 'heros' was derived. The 'Hero' is an ordinary person in extraordinary circimstances. The 'Hero' is 'us' experiencing our life story.

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stephen linsteadt

Weasel with Serpent under Apuleius' Table
oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches, 2013


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