Heaven, located in Pasadena,
California, is a rare and
mostly intact collection
of over 800 homes built from
the 1900s through the 1930s.
The history of this neighborhood
is woven from the threads
of several rich and fascinating
stories that include the
settlement of Pasadena, the
evolution of the American
Arts & Crafts movement
and social and cultural changes
of the early 20th century.
The Feel Good magazine, United Kingdom, September 2012
Los Angeles Times, October 2006
Do you believe in angels?
From V. D.
Los Angeles, California
Dear V. D.,
But, if you are asking me: “Do you believe in androgynous beings
that have wings?"
I was inquiring if some information regarding angels could be sent
to me. I’d appreciate it.
From L. S.
Dear L. S.,
The concept of angels starts in childhood.
We are told:
“You’re being an angel today.”
“You’re a cute little angel.”
“Be an angel.”
Most people have a basic concept of what an angel does, but few have
the under-standing of who an angel is.
I’m curious about something. My curiosity is really not, but
I want your answer to this question. I want you to tell me why is it
that any reference to an angel is of a Caucasian ethnicity? I mean
angels can’t be limited to a racial aspect. The only reason I
ask this is that I’m looking for some diversity in the pictures
that I see of angels. Plus most pictures and statues of such are
of a European origin. This is not an attack on you.
From W. A.
Dear W. A.,
Egyptians drew the soul as either a bird with a human head or as a
shadow. The Romans drew the human soul as a small female with butterfly-like
wings. Later in time the Romans and the Greeks drew the human soul
simply as a butterfly! In medieval Christian art, the human soul is
depicted as a small baby floating away from its adult deceased body.
The Renaissance period showed little youths leaving dead bodies behind
My question is an art history one: when did angels first be painted
High Point, North Carolina
Since humans started to draw.
A Sumerian stone carving relief of a butterfly-winged human (angel?)
in Iraq is from around 3,000 BC. Sumer was a group of cities/states
around the Lower Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.
A stone carving of a bird-winged human with a bird-head (angel?) was
common in Mesopotamia (now Iraq, eastern Syria, southeastern Turkey,
and southwestern Iran) around 2,000 B.C.
What do you make of Sylvia Browne?
From B. C.
Dear B. C.,
I have not met Sylvia Browne nor read any of her books. Well, I’ve
read a few pages standing in a bookstore and online. (She has had
35 books published by Hay House, Inc., headquartered in Carlsbad,
But, I have watched many of her TV appearances over the years on
Larry King Live and The Montel Williams Show.
While I am aware that Sylvia Browne—a “psychic”— has
sold over a million books and people are still hiring her for spiritual
help, I personally don’t understand why. I find her to be abrasive,
unfriendly, arrogant, and a bully. She interrupts people and has
an air of superiority that I find offensive.
cover, Sunday, September 23, 2007
Cirque du Soleil's Corteo
will adore Corteo - a show about
a clown who dies and goes to heaven.
Angels watch over him as he sees his
carnival life flash before his eyes.
A variety of different winged-angels
then invite and assist his entry into
delighted in seeing and participating
in Corteo at The Forum in Los
Angeles. Yes, I was one of a handful
of participants that got to give a little
performer a boost as she drifted (attached
to enormous balloons) over the audience!
Her feet were smaller than my hand. My
push didn't lift her more than an inch,
so she said,
"Whoopsy. Try again." Hysterical!
du Soleil in their enormous blue and
yellow tents (with wonderful portable
bathrooms) never disappoints in giving
an ethereal, uplifting, exciting experience
of acrobatics, dance, music, singing,
and theatre. Corteo performed
in the round was especially thrilling—a
feeling of being part of the parade.
a short clip of Corteo
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ANGEL FESTIVALSM HAS
BEEN A REGISTERED TRADEMARKED SERVICE
WITH THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA SINCE 1996.
W here &W hen
14th ANGEL FESTIVAL
will be on
Sat. Oct. 5, 2013
in the City of
Sierra Madre, California
which is in
Los Angeles County—
The Angels County!
for more info:
anything to do with angels,
beit religious or
festival promises something for everyone, from
the exhibit booths featuring an amazing diversity
of angel products, to fascinating angel lectures,
and fun angelic demonstrations.
in outdoor park.