About the Author
Philip Rubinov Jacobson
Philip Rubinov Jacobson is an artist, writer, teacher, philosopher and traveler. An international and central figure in both the Fantastic and Visionary genres of art, he holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture, with studies in Psychology, Philosophy and Comparative Religion. His paintings have been exhibited internationally in more than 90 exhibitions and his writings have been read worldwide. He is the author of Drinking Lightning: Art, Creativity and Transformation and the forthcoming Eyes of the Soul: Exploring Inspiration in Art, both with forewords by Ken Wilber.
Rubinov’s travels have been extensive. In India, he studied meditation, Eastern philosophy and wandered naked with a band of sadhus in 1978. He has studied the world wisdom traditions and the Martial Arts of Kodakan Judo and Aikido Sword.
Philip has been a strong voice and active proponent for the spiritual power inherent in the creative process and in 1981 he co-founded and directed what was the first Institute for Contemplative Education and Visionary Art in the United States, located in upstate New York. In 1995, the professor founded and directed the School of Extended Studies at Naropa University where he served as the Dean of Continuing Education from 1991-1997.
He has been holding his renowned summer painting seminars “Old Masters-New Visions” since 1997. The artist’s paintings and writings can be found in numerous articles and books. He is represented by Galerie 10 in Vienna, and by agent, Gerda Schreiner, in Austria and by The Dream Masters in Los Angeles. He continues to paint, write and teach and is currently finishing a new book entitled: Promethean Flames: Rekindling and Re-visioning the Creative Fire.
His long-range vision includes establishing what would be the first Academy of the Integral Arts at Villa Visionaria in Italy, a cooperative community of inspired creative workers. In addition he is working with Gerda Schreiner and Wolfgang Gyorog to found the first International Integral Center for Arts and Culture near Budapest, Hungary.