The Unmanifest Canvas
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on Art, Creativity, and Perception
Compiled by Dr. Lee Fergusson and Dr. Anna Bonshek
In this era when the functioning of the brain physiology increasingly informs our understanding of the creative process, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s teaching on the nature of the arts, creativity, and perception — compiled and presented in The Unmanifest Canvas — brings deep, unparalleled insights into these relatively uncharted realms of human experience.
Art, Maharishi states, is the graceful method of accomplishing anything, and the art of living any phase of life is the ability to master that phase using latent potentialities and correct techniques.
Maharishi explains how art has its source in the transcendent — the universal, unbounded basis of life and individual awareness. When the artist’s awareness is in tune with this fountain of infinite creativity, this field of bliss, art breathes the fullness of life and inspires people throughout eternity.
This fascinating book is an indispensible, enlightening resource for creative producers, artists, art educators and art lovers, today and for all future generations.
About the Editors
Lee Fergusson and Anna Bonshek taught courses in art and consciousness at Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA. Lee was the first person to receive a PhD in Maharishi Vedic Science at Maharishi University of Management. As a central aspect of his doctoral dissertation, he documented the material in this book. Anna’s PhD, also in Vedic Science, further explored Maharishi’s discussion of art, creativity, and Veda. Lee and Anna are the founding co-rectors of Maharishi Vedic University in Cambodia, adjunct faculty at Maharishi University of Management, and founding directors of Maharishi Vedic Research Institute. They have also exhibited their artwork worldwide.
432 pages-Published in 2015