The Dark Night of the Soul

This painting illustrates the  " dark night of the soul "

When the souls desire for truth becomes stronger than the ego then the ego is burned off leaving pure spirit.

Viewing this painting has a deeply moving effect upon a heart that is about to under go this process.

The Heart is a "Phi Heart" consisting of two balanced Phi (golden rule) Spirals, each spiral is composed of smaller and smaller fractal spirals

Around the outside of the heart are 12 petals, in Tibetan and East Indian Buddhist teachings these petals are symbolic representations of the 12 energetic vortexes that make up a heart Chakra, each of the petals contain a sanskrit symbol that represent the vibrational aspect or sound of the vortex that the petal represents.