Our Lady of the Rivers
LINED - 128 PAGES
This journal is part of a series featuring art by renowned artist Josh Baum from the book Malkah's Notebook: A Journey into the Mystical Aleph-Bet, written by Mira Z Amiras. Part bedtime story, part poem, part journal, Malkah's Notebook is a love letter to the Hebrew alphabet that unlocks life's greatest mysteries. Mira Amiras is also the writer and director of the award-winning film The Day Before Creation, a companion to the book.
In this hand drawn illustration, Malkah, on her travels, encounters the Great Mother of Us All, protector of all journeys, both inner and outer. In her pack, she always carries her feather quill for writing in her journal.
Our Lady of the Rivers Journal is packaged with a cerulean ribbon for inspired organization. The pages are lined for journaling and creative expression.
About this Author
Josh Baum was born in London and grew up in Bristol. He studied painting at the Masana School in Barcelona then moved to Sfat to study in a Hasidic yeshivah where he trained as a Hebrew scribe. After writing a Torah scroll in Jerusalem, Josh attained an MA in Fine Art from Central St Martins in London, for which he was awarded the Future Map prize. In his work as both artist and scribe, he explores the Hebrew letters as sacred signs as well as objects of profound beauty. Josh is a published author and illustrator and lives in Mitzpe Ramon, Israel, where he is director of the art school.
Mira Z. Amiras was raised on her mother's accounts of the Inquisition and Holocaust, and her father's tales of the Hebrew aleph bet letters and their role in the creation of the universe. She is Professor Emerita of Comparative Religion and Middle East Studies at San Jose State University. Mira received her PhD in anthropology from UC, Berkeley. She is author of Development and Disenchantment in Rural Tunisia, and writer and producer of the animated movie, The Day Before Creation. She lives in San Francisco with her family.
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