Vijali Hamilton is a visionary artist, sculptor, poet, musician, author, and teacher. Over one thousand of her artworks are in museums, public places, and private collections. She gives seminars and retreats on meditation and the creative process, internationally and at her retreat center home in the Canyonlands of Utah. Early in her life, Vijali spent ten years as a monastic member of the Vedanta Society convent in Santa Barbara. Later she received her Masters in Fine Arts from Goddard College. She is a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science.
In 1986, she founded her first World Wheel Project, a seven-year spiritual and artistic pilgrimage during which she circled the globe creating monumental stone sculptures and community-based performances in twelve countries. In 1999, she began the Second World Wheel Project. This project again circles the planet, now creating Wisdom Centers in twelve countries to preserve as well as develop knowledge for the healing and survival of our planet. These Centers create a crucible for the cross-cultural emergence of wisdom needed for our future. The Second World Wheel Project is dedicated to the children of our world.
The Resources for the Great Turning online library community wouyld like to express our deep appreciation to Vijali for making available a free PDF edition of her book, World Wheel: One Woman’s Quest for Peace. This amazing book, full of extraordinary artwork, is now available for everyone interested in how art, nature, spirituality and community can be woven together into a radiant unity.
Journey with Vijali on her global pilgrimage as she sculpts environmental stonework acupressure points circling the planet and develops community with her World Wheel, Global Peace through Art. This is the story of how one woman transforms a childhood of deprivation and aloneness into a love affair with the entire world. With an artist’s valuable insight, she urges us to find our own voice as she takes us to the far corners of the world, embracing the planet and its people as one family.
Praise for World Wheel:
“As we travel with Vijali Hamilton, we come to understand the transformative power of moral imagination and wisdom of the heart. This is where many Cultural Creatives like Vijali are headed now—directly into the core of the problems of our common world.”
— Paul Ray and Sherry Ruth Anderson, authors of The Cultural Creatives
Wheel of the World video — 1 hour
W O R L D W H E E L B O O K — T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S
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|Introduction||i||Click here for PDF File of Introduction|
|CHAPTER 1: World Wheel ~ Spoke One: Malibu, California, USA||1||Click here for PDF file of Chapters 1 thru 4|
|CHAPTER 2: Invisible Sources||16|
|CHAPTER 3: World Wheel ~ Spoke Two: Seneca Cattaraugus Reservation, New York, USA||23|
|CHAPTER 4: The Vedanta Convent||36|
|CHAPTER 5: World Wheel ~ Spoke Three: Alicante, Spain||46||Click here for PDF file of Chapters 5 thru 8|
|CHAPTER 6: Into the World||53|
|CHAPTER 7: World Wheel ~ Spoke Four: Umbrian Forest, Italy||60|
|CHAPTER 8: A Room of My Own||70|
|CHAPTER 9: World Wheel ~ Spoke Five: Tinos, Greece||76||Click here for PDF file of Chapters 9 thru 12|
|CHAPTER 10: Kundalini||88|
|CHAPTER 11: World Wheel ~ Spoke Six: South Gallala Plateau, Egypt||94|
|CHAPTER 12: Winged Woman||104|
|CHAPTER 13: World Wheel ~ Spoke Seven: Dead Sea, Palestine and Israel||114||Click here for PDF file of Chapters 13 thru 16|
|CHAPTER 14: The Amazon Jungle||121|
|CHAPTER 15: World Wheel ~ Spoke Eight: West Bengal, India||130|
|CHAPTER 16: Freedom||143|
|CHAPTER 17: World Wheel ~ Spoke Nine: Shoto Terdrom, Tibet||146||Click here for PDF file of Chapters 17 thru 20|
|CHAPTER 18: Marriage||156|
|CHAPTER 19: World Wheel ~ Spoke Ten: Kunming, China||159|
|CHAPTER 20: Spirit Within Matter||171|
|CHAPTER 21: World Wheel ~ Spoke Eleven: Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia||181||Click here for PDF file of Chapters 21 thru 24|
|CHAPTER 22: My Sacred Mountain||190|
|CHAPTER 23: World Wheel ~ Spoke Twelve: Tenkawa, Nara, Japan||199|
|CHAPTER 24: Return||207|
|Postscript Second World Wheel||212||Click here for PDF file of Postscript, Notes, Bibliography, etc.|
|Books Featuring Vijali Hamilton||234|
|Other Works by Vijali Hamilton||235|
Winged Woman and Reclining Man — Vijali Hamilton