PAT B. ALLEN QUOTES

American art therapist (1952- )

Art is a vehicle that allows us to transcend linear time, to travel backward and forward into personal and transpersonal history, into possibilities that weren't realized and those that might be.

PAT B. ALLEN, introduction, Art Is a Spiritual Path

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Art is a way of knowing what it is we actually believe.

PAT. B. ALLEN, Art Is a Way of Knowing

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Knowing what our beliefs are requires confronting ourselves, our fears, and our resistance to change. Once we know what our real beliefs are, we can allow them to evolve and change if they do not serve us.

PAT. B. ALLEN, Art Is a Way of Knowing

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Art is my spiritual path.... Art is my prayer, my ritual, my remembrance of the Divine. Art is the way I knit together the beliefs and practices that guide my life.

PAT B. ALLEN, introduction, Art Is a Spiritual Path

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Our imagination is the most important faculty we possess. It can be our greatest resource or our most formidable adversary. It is through our imagination that we discern possibilities and options. Yet imagination is no mere blank slate on which we simply inscribe our will. Rather, imagination is the deepest voice of the soul and can be heard clearly only through cultivation and careful attention. A relationship with our imagination is a relationship with our deepest self.

PAT B. ALLEN, Art Is a Way of Knowing

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Art is a means to enter, to play with, to dance with, to wrestle with anything that intrigues, delights, disturbs, or terrifies us.

PAT B. ALLEN, introduction, Art Is a Spiritual Path

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Art is a little subversive, very subversive; it gets underneath the surface and reveals what is there; it is a Geiger counter for truth.

PAT B. ALLEN, Art Is a Spiritual Path

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