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Product Details

  • Paperback: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Pelorian Digital (March 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615448933
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615448930
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,219,955 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Endearing, sensitive and precious, this book will open eyes, and tear asunder illusions." --Dr. Zaida Rivene, Naturopathic Physician

"A jewel of a book - a gift to the world. When I read From Now to Now, I couldn't put the book down. This journey from the desperation of war-time Germany, and the beginning of a young girl's harsh indoctrination into patriarchy, through the seeking-sixties, spiritual questing and personal transformation, leads to the author's arrival as a talented artist and teacher of a wisdom born of deep experience. As much as this is a magnificent telling of life richly explored, it is even more a valuable historical document, and a philosophical treatise capturing the essence of the convergence of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions." --Julianne Murray, Ph.D., Communications Professor, Oregon Institute of Technology

"Contact with Marlis, in person or through her art or literary works is expanding for everyone, and very healing for many." --Leonard Orr, Founder of the Rebirthing Movement

"Marlis is a very talented woman who walks her own path in her own unique way, challenging the rules as she goes!" --Amorah Quan Yin, Founder of Pleiadian Lightwork - Dolphin Star Temple

"Marlis' art brings life and zest into my home - a reflection of the amazing person she is." --Eric Berglund, International Recording Artist and Healer

About the Author

Marlis Jermutus, also known simply as Ma (short for Malerin, the German word for painter), was born in the West German town of Wesel in 1942. She began her professional career as an artist in 1970. Marlis began an artistic journey shared by her contemporaries, German artists Rigo and her neighbor in the Neiderrhein region, Joseph Beuys. These artists chose to transform the experience of the suffering and oppression of war through the healing freedom of artistic expression. Beuys believed there was a "science of freedom" in art. Marlis sought that science through a combination of Eastern art and philosophy, and in new writings in Western thought, especially the work of physicist and systems theorist Fritjof Capra. Marlis developed an artistic style that succeeds in expressing her intuitive inner vision in a form once described by a reviewer as "Calligraphic Landscapes." Marlis was a founding member of Germany's national artist's union BBK (Niederrhein 1971) and the artist's collective Kuenstlergruppe Egal (Berlin 1987). She was the artistic director for the five day World Religion Festival commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall, The Power of Vision (Berlin-Potsdam 1991). Since 1970, she has exhibited her paintings in Europe and America. Marlis also plays tamboura for the music group Starseed.

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Marlis Jermutus, also known simply as Ma (short for Malerin, the German word for painter), was born in the West German town of Wesel in 1942. She began her professional career as an artist in 1970. Marlis began an artistic journey shared by her contemporaries, German artists Rigo and her neighbor in the Neiderrhein region, Joseph Beuys. These artists chose to transform the experience of the suffering and oppression of war through the healing freedom of artistic expression. Beuys believed there was a "science of freedom" in art. Marlis sought that science through a combination of Eastern art and philosophy, and in new writings in Western thought, especially the work of physicist and systems theorist Fritjof Capra. Marlis developed an artistic style that succeeds in expressing her intuitive inner vision in a form once described by a reviewer as "Calligraphic Landscapes." Marlis was a founding member of Germany's national artist's union BBK (Niederrhein 1971) and the artist's collective Kuenstlergruppe Egal (Berlin 1987). She was the artistic director for the five day World Religion Festival commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall, The Power of Vision (Berlin-Potsdam 1991). Since 1970, she has exhibited her paintings in Europe and America. Marlis also plays tamboura for the music group Starseed.

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This work is courageous.
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As the author moves through the many passages in her life, her growth and understanding are shared with the reader.
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After reading her book I can't wait to meet her!
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Andrew A Perry on April 12, 2011
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It was the intense suffering of the Second World War that saw a generation, born during and immediately after this event, trying to make a sense of an insane world. It would not be until the 1960's that this generation was of age to actually start challenging and breaking down the rigid paradigms of the old way, a breakdown which has given rise to much we now take for granted in our contemporary culture. "From Now to Now" is the autobiography of artist Marlis Jermutus, a woman who unknowingly was a pioneer of this generation. The book begins with her birth in Germany in 1942. She recounts that in just two days after her birth, her father, who quietly worked as a mechanical drafter for Krupp, was discovered not to be a party member of National Socialism and was conscripted to the Russian front where untold millions disappeared. From this beginning of instability and uncertainty, Marlis narrates this modern-day Odyssey, a modest heroine striving to create a life of inner peace and freedom.

This work is courageous. Marlis candidly shares events in her childhood, a bright light finding her way in a confusing world. She then writes about key periods in her life, detailing the journey of an unsure, young woman who emerges into a strong, mature woman. She reveals, in detail, the journey to ultimately become free of hurtful things that were engrained into her subconscious mind. With her exploration of Western and Eastern spirituality, she shares many revealing insights. For example, she talks about being an active participant in an American spiritual group and how she handles the situation when things seem just a little off. Being able to be "wise as serpents, gentle as doves" can be challenging, but through her life experiences, Marlis shares balancing wisdom and compassion.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Pan Brian Paine on March 22, 2011
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This bio touched me deeply, not only because of it's outstanding honesty, which at times borders on being gritty, but also because it takes the reader with sensitivity and unusual clarity through the author's passage to transformation, avoiding the trap of sentimentality so often encountered in other life accounts. A great read, on many levels!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Presence on April 6, 2011
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If you've ever wondered, what makes an artist, here's your answer. Take a colorful life and character and add it to a pallet. Marlis tapestry of life weaves us into an awestruck silence and reverence for life and the tenacity of the human spirit. An inspiring journey into the heart, mind and soul of an artist that shows us that we can not only survive but thrive regardless of what we've lived through and that truly our attitude determines our destiny more than our experiences.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Renata K. Funke on April 3, 2011
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This book touches on so many issues, and in such personally engaging ways: survival in war times; sexual abuse and its long-term effects; abstract art and improvisation as discovered by the author; going and growing through life's surprises; finding and fashioning healing tools; learning about God and gurus. In addition, it offers the valuable perspective from a non-American, while celebrating the universal human spirit.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth L Steiner on April 11, 2011
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I met a keen and affecting poet of word and brush whose intention and determination to be as fully who she knows herself to be, moment to moment, helped reawaken and inspire my own hunger for authenticity. Marlis is that rare fragrance, whose aroma, once experienced, one never forgets. For those of us looking to reclaim and express more clearly our personal freedom and innocence, the words in this book elucidate Marlis's innate capacity for, and commitment to these.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amellia Camellia on April 4, 2011
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It reminded me of so many things--like giving CPR to a humming bird, like what peace should be, the perfect white, the next best thing to silence--you add to the list.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By victoria on April 26, 2011
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Here is an authentic voice, a tribute to the creative instinct. Marlis uses her unique palette allowing her to thrive under life's most stressful conditions. This is a story of survival, awakening and spontaneous joy. It encourages us all to use each moment to evolve with courage and to be a true presence in service. Uplifting and moving, an excellent read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Deneen Peckinpah on May 14, 2011
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I loved this book and found it a surprisingly easy read for something so dense with meaning. I suppose it was the writer's adventurous spirit that pulled me in and kept me reading until the last page, just as it has impelled her forward through an entire lifetime of intense challenge and creativity.

It takes courage and compassion not only to live such a life, but to share it so openly with the world at large. Because of the tremendous challenges many people are facing now, those who have already found a way to navigate the rapids of privation, abuse, imprisonment, sexuality, relationship, and continuous change are like scouts letting us know it can be done. Marlis demonstrates, through her ability to live in the moment, that we can safely plunge into life, embracing whatever it may bring us. What it takes, her story shows, is an unremitting commitment to love, creativity and freedom.

I highly recommend this book as an inside look at the life and times of a spiritual and cultural pioneer.
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