Art as a Hidden Message
A Guide to Self-Realization

Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters)

Art as a Hidden Message

View Larger

Paperback, 189 pages (5¼" x 8")
ISBN 978-1-56589-741-0
Availability: In Stock

$14.95 List Price
$13.46 Online

$10.47 Book Club Price
Learn More

Read:   Contents  Intro  Sample Chapter  Behind the Scenes  


Art as a Hidden Message offers a blueprint for the future of art, and shows how art can be a powerful influence for meaningful existence and positive attitudes in society. With insightful commentary on the great musicians, artists, and creative thinkers of our time, Art as a Hidden Message presents a new approach to the arts, one that views both artistic expression and artistic appreciation as creative communication.

Swami Kriyananda shows the importance of seeing oneself and all things as aspects of a greater reality, of seeking to enter into conscious attunement with that reality, and of seeing all things as channels for the expression of that reality.

What Others Are Saying

"Swami Kriyananda has an ability to uncover countless unusual aspects of a subject, and to reveal them in an unexpected and original light. When he turns the spotlight of his concentration on any given subject, he leaves no aspect of it uncovered. What we have in Kriyananda, then, is an unusual and powerfully magnetic mind, and also one whose judgment is always fair. He is truly one of the great men of our time."

Derek Bell, five-time Grammy Award-winning harpist of The Chieftains

"[Swami Kriyananda] has provided a manual for creativity as spiritual practice. Insightful, inspiring and imaginative, Art as a Hidden Message reveals the sacred dimension of artistic expression and opens a new world of meaning and purpose."

Michael Toms, Co-founder, New Dimensions Radio, co-author of True Work: The Sacred Dimension of Earning a Living

"[Swami Kriyananda] reminds us throughout the book that the appreciation of the arts and of a virtuous life are similar. He mentions that science (methodology) and art (intuition) are 'natural partners,' just as reason and feeling are found in balance in the realized individual."

Allan Hartley, Editor, New Perspectives magazine

"Here is a book for all artists who wish to bring new hope and consciousness to their work. With Art as a Hidden Message, [Swami Kriyananda] gives us a guide towards the future—our future as human beings."

Stephanie Steyer, Consulting Editor/Designer, Communications Arts magazine

"Swami Kriyananda has been one of the most important Western exponents of yoga."

Dr. David Frawley, renowned authority on yoga and author of Ayurveda and the Mind and Gods, Sages, and Kings

"Swami Kriyananda is a wise teacher whose words convey love and compassion. Read and listen, and allow your life to change."

Larry Dossey, bestselling author of Healing Words

"My listeners felt fed by the interview, and were inspired to ask for more. What a blessing it was to have an opportunity to have such understanding and wisdom on major media. After the interview was over, listeners called in for nearly two hours afterwards thanking us for interviewing Swami Kriyananda."

Jan Hutchins, KCBS radio

"Swami Kriyananda is a delight to hear. His talks are always based on high spiritual wisdom, but it is wisdom made practical and accessible for ordinary people. His clarity and sincerity, his devotion, and his talks are sure to leave you feeling a renewed commitment to spiritual living, with deeper understanding of how to do that sensibly."

John White, author of Thinking the Unthinkable

"There is a peace and quietness surrounding him that give a hint of his spiritual stature. Many times have I listened to him speak, and always have come away feeling refreshed and energized. It is not only the lectures, the teachings, and the books of Swami Kriyananda that shed light on areas of darkness or confusion in people's lives. Above all, perhaps, it is the example of the man himself, the peace and calm that surround him, the spiritual power that emanates from him, that point the way to each person's own inner enlightenment."

John Harricharan, Body, Mind, & Spirit magazine

"Swami Kriyananda is one of the best known modern exponents of the ancient science of yoga. He is a gifted lecturer, author, teacher, composer, singer, and philosopher, as well as an artist, scientist, and businessman."

Science of Mind magazine

"I feel I can recommend this man of love and his sparkling teachings without reservation."

David Alan Ramsdale, Meditation magazine

"Your openness, your undeviating devotion to life and service, and your joyous good humor express themselves in your book. It came to an end too soon!"

Ken Keyes, Jr., bestselling author of Handbook to Higher Consciousness