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My illustrated book,
Tobe and the River Is rose out of this website.
Winner of the:
Nautilus Book Award
Ben Franklin Award
Global EBook Awards (Spiritual/Metaphysical Category)
Global EBook Awards
(for Illustration and Design)
New Apple Book Awards
Silver medal winner
Hi, my name is Micah Sanger and I am an artist and author, and more importantly, one who questions my interpretation of reality and pushes the boundaries of my experience of being and awareness. The purpose of this website is to inspire people to explore levels of consciousness and new ways of looking at their world. This new vision has the potential of enriching lives in many ways and will open up vistas for many that they never thought possible.
Let me first give you a very brief background of myself. I have been an active artist producing paintings since 1970 when I changed my major at Clemson University from engineering to art studio. I made this change after realizing my need for a more creative, intuitive way of relating to the world. That was when I discovered my true passion for art. I have been dedicated to my calling as an artist ever since. A few years later I began my exploration into awareness and states of consciousness.
In 1996 I pulled away from the gallery art scene to delve even more deeply into a contemplative life—a life of open-eyed meditation, 8 to 12 hours a day and often more for most days of the week. Out of this exploration, a rich new way of looking at my world and a new approach to painting arose, giving rise to the large body of work that you see here. Besides objects becoming more alive and energetic in my perception, a sense of this world existing in a dimension as well as in a unified field arose. These shifts in perception were accompanied by a sense of exhilaration and a deep feeling of fulfillment at penetrating some of the deeper mysteries of this life. And it is this I want to pass on to you in the most direct, simplest way possible.
You can also get more of an emotional overview of what we will be looking at on this website by clicking on one of my videos:
Boy in a French Town II 2016 53" x 62" mixed media on canvas
Where We Are Going
We will be looking at four main levels of perception. They are the Emanations of Objects, the Force of Objects, Objects in a Dimension, and Objects in a Unified Field. I chose these four levels of perception because they are an integral part of how I experience my world and are the cornerstones of my art.
The first two sections deal with simple forms of awareness and offer tools to become present to your world in a new way. The last two sections are more profound in their effects, lifting a person to a totally different perspective and sense of self.
At the end of each of the four sections, we will also explore the subject of space. The significance of space, not only as an object in perception but as an extension of one's consciousness, will become clearer as you proceed. Each section can stand independently of the others, so feel free to go to where you are drawn first.
In all of the sections of this website, there are simple exercises in which you can direct your focus on an object or landscape, going to deeper and deeper levels of perception. I suggest working with only one exercise a day, applying it throughout the day, letting it open the door to a really powerful and intimate experience.
Chico Buttes IV 1991 13" x 18" mixed media on canvas
Mountain Vineyard - Harvest 1992 37" x 56" mixed media on canvas
To illustrate the concepts I am sharing on this website I am weaving in my paintings and drawings, many of which were created specifically for this website. You may be surprised at the wide range of styles in my art. That is because I love to explore and art offers the perfect medium to do just that. Art for me has not been about creating a certain type of product for the market place, but about expressing in form my deepest insights and revelations, and for that my art has to be free. Thus my art not only adds a dimension to my own understanding but also becomes something significant to pass on to others.
By including the artwork I also want to show that these levels of perception can be so clearly experienced that they can even be given physical expression through art. I encourage you to do the same, whatever your medium of expression may be, whether music, movement, sculpture, or however you wish to express it.
Throughout the website, I have placed illustrations and passages from my award-winning book, Tobe and the River Is ( pronounced Tō•bē ) to highlight certain points. Just as with this website, the purpose of the book is to eliminate fear and anxiety about moving into subtler levels of consciousness with a heightened awareness. The River Is opens up for Tobe great insight, unimaginable joy and peace. He finds himself living a life of such fullness and wonder as he moves into a more expanded sense of Self.
And I have included a few quotes from the world's top theoretical physicists from my Traveling Museum Exhibit which will appear next to my paintings in the exhibit. If you wish to know more about the exhibit and to see the quotes next to the paintings click on the tab above, "Traveling Museum Exhibit."
That should cover a basic introduction and now you are ready to begin your journey into the rich realm of consciousness and perception. Have fun and I will see you on the other side. Hopefully, by then your life will be enriched by different ways of looking at your world.