This post is a fantastic mix of unique and artful resources for the mind, body and soul. You’ll find out about Salvador Dali’s exotic cookbook that will arouse your erotic senses, the Global Fund for Women, The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS “Artists’ Stories” series about healing through art, and The Creators Project, a global celebration of creativity, arts and technology founded by Intel.
Salvador Dali’s Cookbook
If you love the zany and exotic idiosyncrasies of Salvador Dali, you’ll cherish his cookbook titled “Les diners de Gala”. Dali described it as “uniquely devoted to the pleasures of taste.” He cautioned us, “If you are a disciple of one of those calorie-counters who turn the joys of eating into a form of punishment, close this book at once; it is too lively, too aggressive, and far too impertinent for you.”
Originally published in 1973, this revised edition is a cornucopia of the exotic culinary delights that Salvador Dalí (1904–1989) and his wife and muse, Gala (1894–1982) used to offer guests of their opulent dinner parties. Based on the theory that “food and surrealism make perfect bedfellows”, the book includes: “sex and lobsters, collage and cannibalism, the meeting of a swan and a toothbrush on a pastry case.”
Take a delectable journey through 136 recipes, specially illustrated by Dalí, and organized by meal courses, including aphrodisiacs. The illustrations and recipes are accompanied by Dalí’s extravagant musings on subjects such as dinner conversation: “The jaw is our best tool to grasp philosophical knowledge.”
Learn more about the book at https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/art/all/04639/facts.dali_les_diners_de_gala.htm
Global Fund for Women
Global Fund for Women supports the courageous and relentless efforts of women’s groups who work tirelessly to gain rights for women and girls. These groups’ goals include women’s rights to own property, vote, run for office, get paid fair wages, and live free from violence, which includes domestic violence, sexual assault, and harmful practices such as female genital mutilation.
On the Global Fund for Women’s website you’ll read: “We want every woman and girl to realize the rights that are enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We also stand for other rights that are vital for women’s equality.”
This invaluable organization believes, “Only when women and girls have full access to their rights – from equal pay and land ownership rights to sexual rights, freedom from violence, access to education, and maternal health rights – will true equality exist.”
If this resonates with you, please visit their website and make a donation. It will heal whatever ails your body, mind and soul. globalfundforwomen.org
The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS
This online resource is a healing program for the mind, body and soul. The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS online gallery and series of articles is an initiative I organized as part of Manhattan Arts International. We promote artists who believe art is a catalyst for healing.
In essence, The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS is a growing community of artists, arts advocates, and writers dedicated to raising awareness about how ART serves as a positive catalyst for enhancing the well-being of individuals, society and the environment. We raise awareness about how art stimulates positive change.
Artists’ Courageous Stories
Most recently we embarked on a series of “Artists’ Stories” in which artists from diverse backgrounds share how art served to help them cope and overcome emotional, mental and physical challenges — from having endured such atrocities as rape, mental illness, cancer, and abuse. Their courageous stories are heartfelt, often shocking, and may bring tears to your eyes. New artists’ stories are published every week.
Visit The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS website for more information.
The Creators Project
The Creators Project is a global celebration of creativity, arts and technology. You will find more than 600 Creators from around the world on this online platform.
Launched in 2009 with Intel as founding partner, The Creators Project showcases the works of visionary artists across multiple disciplines. They all use technology to push the boundaries of creative expression.
You can view daily video and editorial content, visit their official YouTube Channel, and find original artwork commissions and global events.
Find out more about The Creators Project at http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/aboutby