Michael Green's The Illuminated Rumi wall calendar is an interweaving of poetry and art a magnificent meeting of ancient tradition and modern interpretation that uniquely captures the spiritual wealth of Rumis teachings. Greens fascinating collage art, along with his thoughtful renderings of Rumis poetry, make this work a classic guide to the life of the soul for a whole new generation of seekers.
A symbol for open, boundary-crossing spirituality, Rumi continues to be one of this countrys most-read poets. Michael Green is a masterful traditional illustrator as well as an accomplished Photoshop illustrator. Green has written and illustrated many books, including The Illuminated Rumi, One Song: A New Illuminated Rumi, The I Ching Journals, The Illuminated Prayer, and The Unicornis Manuscripts.
Michael Green has made an eclectic life the foundation of an artistic career. He holds a BA degree from New York University, attended film school, studied at the University of São Paulo in Brazil and hitchhiked into the Amazon. He joined the legendary Castalia Foundation, worked on germinal light shows with Timothy Leary and, in the summer of 1967, retreated from the group to live in a tepee and experience tribal living and tribal consciousness. Green also started a restaurant and meditation center in Woodstock before moving to Pennsylvania to study with the venerable Sufi master Bawa Muhaiyaddeen. Green has been a wandering monk, craftsman, sign painter, landscaper, illustrator and television art director. Now as an artist and writer, he creates books, calendars and art installations that celebrate the sacred. Greens books, including The Unicornis Manuscripts and The Illuminated Prayer, have more than 2.5 million copies in print.