During the time that the author was living in Nepal (2001-2007) and studying various meditation techniques as well as an overall science of the mind with her Tibetan Buddhist spiritual masters there, she visited the 'Caves of Immortality' at Maratika, in Eastern Nepal. Unaware of the sub-conscious effect of this journey on her mind, she was subsequently asked to make a film about life in the Muktinath valley, high up in the trans-Himalayan region of Mustang. Wanting to make the layout of the film more interesting, she attempted to make it "dance" in a circular way rather than following an ordinary linear layout. This, and something lying dormant in her mind from the trip to Maratika, resulted in her creating an unusual geometrical art piece that was the offshoot of this non-typical timeline. Later she entitled this piece of work, 'The Circle of Immortality'. Visuals of this simple to construct, yet complex image were added into the film and it was also given the same title. Through an in depth commentary on the movie's narration, "The Pyramid Spiral... Dance of the Five Elements" describes this art piece in detail, looking at the process of the manifestation of appearance from its very subtlest to grossest state. This step-by step description of how the five elements literally dance each and every aspect of existence into being, connects us to the vital process of what is really occurring in our minds and around us in the world at large at every moment. It is a journey of sacred geometry, whereby we connect inter-dimensionally with the entire spectrum of existence, yet stay right here in this moment with the whole of time at our fingertips.
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About the Author
Susan was born in the United Kingdom in 1973.Having completed her education there, both curiosity as well as a keen interest in life at large led her to leave the country to settle in pastures beyond that of her native culture. Having the initial aim of 'knowing the world', she thus made integrated travel the basis of her adult life. Following her interest of moving around and living in many different countries all over the world, she has spent years at a time in different locations absorbing the essential aspects of the people and places she stays in. After arriving in Nepal in 2001 and having taken refuge at the feet of her Guru, His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche, himself a Master of Masters, she received initiation into the vast spectrum of great teachings and spiritual practices of the Vajrayana path of Tibetan Buddhism and underwent various spiritual retreats to attempt realization. However, she is acutely interested in the essential aspects that integrate all spiritual traditions of the world together and always seeks to find the unity rather than the differences within our many faceted perceptive states as human beings. Susan currently lives with her family on a mountainside overlooking the Kullu-Manali valley in the heart of the Indian Himalayas, where nature is her inspiration. She feels that the balance of daily existence with that of our environmental habitat is the key to harmonious living and that one's human spiritual practice should encompass every aspect of our day-to-day lives, as living reflections of our innate being.