by Colette

A million suns are ablaze with light,
The sea of blue spreads in the sky,
The fever of life is stilled, and all stains
are washed away; when I sit in
the midst of that world.

Hark to the unstruck bells and drums!
Take your delight in love!
Rains pour down without water, and
the rivers are streams of light.
One Love it is that pervades the whole
world, few there are who know it fully...

How blessed is Kabir, that amidst this
great joy he sings with his own vessel.
It is the music of the meeting of soul with soul;
It is the music of the forgetting of sorrows;
It is the music that transcends all coming in
and all going forth.

Translated by Rabindranath Tagore 

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"Magic is the willingness to collaborate with EVERYTHING!" exclaimed Caroline Casey on her Visionary Activist radio show yesterday.  To tap into this time of high Earth magic, I heard her call to celebrate today's Summer Solstice, and the wedding of Venus and Mars in the sky, symbolically uniting the Feminine and Masculine, and all the seemingly disparate parts of ourselves and our world.

The alchemical quickening of this time is undoubtedly intense for most of us these days, and yet it is also accompanied by a welcome infusion of grace, of incredible, invisible support.  "God is not stingy with the unseen," wrote the Sufi mystic Hazrat Inayat Khan.  In this profusion of Life energy at the Summer Solstice, may we see and receive the natural, abundant beauty that is always nourishing us, and may we also close our eyes and feel the unseen forces of the Divine, gently guiding our hand.

In my personal life, I am blessed with the magic of new and deepened collaborations.  I am filled with joy and enthusiasm as I partner with Sadiq Alam, - mystic soul brother, artist, poet, and tech-shaman  - in the creation of a new business:  MYSTIC ALCHEMY DESIGN - Illuminating Design for the Visionaries of Our Time:


We will be offering promotional designs and website development to support the work of visionary artists, writers, healers, teachers, and organizations dedicated to planetary service.  We are in the midst of developing our website now.  In addition to design and web services, we will also feature a Visionary Art Gallery and Database, Video Promotion and Event Production services, a "DIVINE ALCHEMY Bazaar," and more.  We have already begun work on several projects even before our website is completed!  Please call 888.434.1154 if you would like to know more about our services. I am thrilled to have such an inspiring collaborator in Sadiq, who also posts one of the top blogs in interfaith mysticism: Inspirations and Creative Thoughts. Many exciting offerings to come at MYSTIC ALCHEMY DESIGN!!!

The magic continues on July 27th, 2009, when my beloved partner Raphael Rettner and I will be married near our home in Berkeley, California:


In honor and celebration of my upcoming marriage,
I am offering a 20% discount for the next month on all orders:

GATEWAYS OF THE DIVINE -Limited Edition book
Reg. $108, on sale for $86.40
Series of Seven Prints
8.5x11 prints -Reg. $25, now $20 ea. - 18 x 24 prints - Reg. $65, now $52 ea.

Shipping and 9.75% CA tax extra. See below for more information, or visit GATEWAYS OF THE DIVINE     ALCHEMY OF THE DIVINE
Offer expires July 20, 2009

TO ORDER: 888. 434. 1154/

Thank you for your support, and for being a part of my Tribe!
All love and blessings,

Offerings of the Heart
Colette and Epiphanies Press

Imagine entering a world of Mystery and Transformation...

The Temple of MysterySacrifice and BlissHeading for Home

Gateways title

An Illuminated Manuscript for the Modern Age

Gateways photo

This inspired creation has moved me beyond words...
Colette has created a portal of the Divine which is unique, exquisite and masterful.

Emmy-Award winning composer

GATEWAYS OF THE DIVINE is a visionary and poetic initiation
into the light and shadow of the Divine, a tool of wisdom unlike any other. 
You are invited to a journey of awakening through 44 Gateway divination cards created by Colette; each Gateway is then illuminated by an inspiring collection of poetry and mystical writings from the wise ones who have gone before us. 
Featuring Rumi, Kabir, Tagore, Rilke,
as well as the modern poets David Whyte, Pablo Neruda and Octavio Paz.  GATEWAYS OF THE DIVINE offers
timeless wisdom on the path to wholeness. 

Enter the world of
and allow yourself to be touched and transformed...

Published by Epiphanies Press in a Limited Artist's Edition of 1000 Copies

This stunning case bound book features:
326 pages, with over 250 passages of mystical writings from the world's wisdom traditions
44- 4x6" four-color laminated divination cards, each in a vellum pouch with a gold seal
6-color cover, with a double spine
Fold-out flap, snap closure, and 133 tip-ins
Dimensions:  12x9x2 1/2" / Weight: 7lbs.
Custom box with gold lettering
Signed and numbered by the Artist

Nos. 1-499 - $260  SOLD OUT

Remaining copies now available at below cost for $108!

To order, please call: 888.434.1154
Offer continues while supplies last!

Visa, MC and personal checks accepted.
Shipping extra. California residents must also include 9.75% in sales tax.

For an experience of the power and beauty of the Gateways vision,
click on the image below:

And Enter the Realm

To learn about the genesis of
watch "The Vision and Healing Artistry of Colette" on
Google Video!

Many artistic, spiritual, social and political visionaries have been inspired by

"Colette's magnificent limited edition of GATEWAYS OF THE DIVINE: An Illuminated Manuscript for the Modern Age is a catalytic portal into the shadow world. During the course of a decade, Colette underwent her own intense initiation and deep process, and through this has emerged a work of art that is both compelling and a powerful transformational tool."

Writer and Producer, The Illuminators:  Brilliance in Service to Life

"You have put together an intriguingly unusual book, a visual and literary maze full of beautiful surprises.  Thank you so much for the inclusion of my work alongside all the riches.  I look forward to savoring its contents for years to come."


Poet, Fortune 500 consultant, and bestselling author of
The Heart Aroused and Crossing the Unknown Sea

"GATEWAYS OF THE DIVINE is a gem...and sacred ground for exploring places
where words cannot go, and where the imaginal world longs to speak to us
through images and the voices of the mystics.
Thank you, Colette for your commitment,
grace, fire, and amazing love..."

Psychotherapist and Interfaith Chaplain

Alchemy of the Divine title

A Series of Seven Prints from the forthcoming Book

Sophia for the Sake of the WorldThe Chalice of BecomingRebirth Through Fire

The Purification of WaterSophia of the CosmosBirth of the Divine Human

Jewel of Alchemy

For more information, and to view the prints, please visit Alchemy of the Divine

8.5 x 11 prints -$25 each    /    18x24 prints - $65 each
Each Alchemy print is accompanied by a poetic illumination printed on gold paper


The Alchemy of Creation

Give yourself or someone you love
 the gift of visionary creative support from Colette!

Gift Certificates for THE ALCHEMY OF CREATION
Single Session - $80 / Pkg. of 8 Sessions - $500 ($640 value)
For more information, download the pdf flyer at
or call Colette at 888.434.1154

"Working with Colette takes me out of my mind
and into the magic and the deep mystery,
resulting in the re-enchantment of my entire life."

-Pamela L. Clark, Ph.D, Educator

Colette de Gagnier


To learn more about Colette and her visionary creations, click on the  BIO

To learn about the genesis of Gateways of the Divine, please watch
"The Vision and Healing Artistry of Colette" on

Google Video

To Contact Colette, please email her at or call 888.434.1154

All Artwork, Images and Text 2009 by Colette de Gagnier
(formerly known as Colette van Praag) 
All Rights Reserved