Leigh J. McCloskey

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In many ways Leigh J. McCloskey is a modern Renaissance Man. His interest, knowledge, study and learning ranges from art, music, history, religion, mythology, philo-Sophia and esotericism to string theory, quantum physics and the multidimensional nature of consciousness. He has deeply studied Hermeticism, Alchemy and Kabbalah and has hosted twice weekly philosophical salons at his home, Olandar, for over thirty years. He has written, illustrated and published six books. He lectures both nationally and internationally and has given numerous talks and presentations of his holographic art and visual philosophy. Leigh has contributed numerous essays on topics ranging from William Blake and the Heroic Imagination, the Archetypal Tarot & the Kabbalah, to Jacob Boehme and Theosophical Thought. Leigh’s art work toured with the ROLLING STONES and most recently with FLYING LOTUS for his album, Cosmogramma. He also continues to collaborate with other artists - film makers- musicians as well (see: What’s New below).

Leigh is also an accomplished actor whose professional career has spanned four decades. His life and works reveal remarkable artistry, vision and discipline and are a reminder that we are far more interesting than we have lead ourselves to believe. He founded Olandar Foundation for Emerging Renaissance (OFFER) as a seed idea meant to awaken our deepest knowing and to stimulate the emerging waters of imaginative renaissance & rebirth. Welcome Home.

Download Leigh's Professional Resume for a full list of published books, printed essays, publications, art and art collaborations, education, affiliation and acting credits. 

Watch Leigh's recent talks on art:

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Art 4 All People Interview (105.50min)

Excellent interview with Leigh about his art, acting, visual philosophy and creative approach.

Leigh McCloskey “The Hieroglyph of the Human Soul” Humanity Ascends from Star Knowledge TV (6:20min)
The best short interview with Leigh (in the studio/Hieroglyph) that sums up many of the remarkable ideas and insights that have emerged through his art, story telling and his sense of humanity’s long and difficult journey and its true purpose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmjg72C3lnI

Hidden Human Knowledge of the “Elongated Skulls,” Leigh McCloskey on Star Knowledge TV (3:04min) 
In this short compelling interview Leigh reveals insights into the mystery and possible story of the elongated skulls in history and folklore. These insights came directly from his work with the figure TOR in The Hieroglyph of the Human Soul and from his 21 years of work on his Codex Tor illuminated books.

Leigh McCloskey Painted His Whole Room “Hieroglyph of the Human Soul” in 3-D! Try It From Home. (5:02)

Insightful journey into the story and art of the Hieroglyph with Leigh giving the tour and sharing its story.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmjg72C3lnI


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Listing The Feminine Divine & The Art of Creation, Painted Revelations of Wonder & Meaning, The Art of Visual Philo-Sophia of Leigh J. McCloskey

View the Video. This is the best in depth overview of the archetypal story of the Feminine Divine as revealed to and through Leigh J McCloskey’s art, deep wisdom, and storytelling. Leigh begins by exploring his actor's life and his personal journey as an artist into the story of creativity and the theatre of the psyche. He explores the female archetypes of his Tarot ReVisioned* drawings and book as an introduction to the meaning and implication of the Feminine Divine and the Art of Creation. This sets the imaginative ground for the revelation of his “painted cave” and library studio, The Hieroglyph of the Human Soul (acronym: THOTHS) that he began to paint on 9-11-01 as a spontaneous creative epiphany. He shares the beauty and implication of the Great Mother, Sophia, the hidden and veiled goddess within woman Lilith, and her relationship to Eve, the Mother of Generation and womanhood. Take an imaginative journey with Leigh J. McCloskey as he retells the story of Genesis through art and creation reminding us that we are returning home after a very long journey across vast ages and that humankind and all of creation is a work of art and a thing of beauty and meaning (see Tarot ReVISIONed)

The Art of Creation and the Creation of Art with Leigh J. McCloskey
Leigh J McCloskey shares his art, inspiration and visual philosophy in this excellent short talk, The Art of Creation and the Creation of Art, given at the Onion in North Hills, Ca for the Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society - Edited by Christopher Toussaint - Running time 27:58
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-KFRn9Vn5E

Studio Tour from 12.12.12 in Two Parts:
Part 1 and Part 2

Leigh's TEDx TALK Malibu ( MUST SEE**) The Painting Phoenix Arise & the Blossoming of Creation

YouTube with Dr. Michael Beckwith at Agape - Life as Art: Liberating the Creator Within and hiy at Olandar  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctX0u863c_0

Mothership: Revelations in Pink
Leigh takes us on a tour of his art and discusses the profound revelations of his visual philosophy. Enjoy this recent video of Leigh taking us on a journey into the wisdom of the Great Mother and her creative revelation regarding the purpose and meaning of our human journey as revealed through spontaneous creation, story telling, humor and imagination.

The Hieroglyph of the Human Soul (THOTHS) (39:45). In this video Leigh reveals his visual philosophy and takes us on a tour of his painted wonder-study and library studio


Other Interviews:


What's New:

  • Take a look at and read a marvelous ezine called Sage to Science that features Leigh's art of the mythic feminine & his images from his book Adam Reborn & Eve Restored. All of the contributions are quite fascinating and relevant.  
  •  In Notes on The Emerging Renaissance, Leigh looks at how each of us can embrace, embody and refuel a renaissance of consciousness and being.
  • Make sure to read Pacifica Graduate Institute Clinical Letter Review of Leigh's recent seminar Psyche & Soul: The Psychodynamic Diagnosis of Personality Disorder given with Dr.Matthew Bennett at Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • Watch this two minute video about Leigh's latest artwork collaboration with Flying Lotus' on his critically acclaimed album, COSMOGRAMMA. 
  • Enjoy this Wonderful Article about Leigh and his painted wonder-study, The Hieroglyph of the Human Soul (THOTHS) in the Nov / Dec Edition of Forth Magazine
  • Video Archives *New* Links to a variety of video archives featuring Leigh’s recent talk on the Alchemical Wedding of the Moon and Sun, his lecture on the orbs, and videos that highlight his artwork
  • Gallery Original Oil Paintings by Leigh J. McCloskey
  • Story of the Orbs View incredible images caught on camera
  • ROLLING STONES See Leigh's artwork on tour. Leigh's art was on stage for the ROLLING STONES Bigger Bang Tour. View Leigh's images used on The Rolling Stones Bigger Bang Tour from his Grimoire - (Book of Spells)
  • Leigh's Lectures: See a schedule of Leigh's speaking engagements
  • Adam Reborn & Eve Restore d: Pictures and Overview.
  • The Hieroglyph of the Human Soul (THOTHS), 3D Tour: Visit Leigh's 3D Painted Wonder Study
  • The Hieroglyph of the Human Soul (THOTHS): Pictures and Overview
  • Visual Essays: View a complete listing of essays or select a cover page below
  • Recently Published: Codex Tor - Book I (Parts I and II): Winter & Summer Solstice

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    Leigh spent 17 years creating an entirely original series of 22 drawings and text based upon his direct creative and archetypal journey into the heart of the major arcana of the Tarot.

    His critically acclaimed first book, Tarot ReVISIONed represents what might easily be considered one of the most profound, imaginative and creative inquiries into the mystery of the Tarot and its depths ever revealed.

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    My art is a tool I use to dig beneath the surface value or appearance of things and ideas. I use my painting to explore subjective realities upon which and from which objective or perceptual reality emerges.

    Leigh's Artwork has just recently been on tour with the Rolling Stones. Take a look and see for yourself.

     

    Leigh J. McCloskey studied acting at the prestigious Julliard School at Lincoln Center in New York City. When he returned to his home state of California he quickly moved into a professional acting career.

     

                                    You can now buy Leigh's book and drawings at amazon.com
                                                           and through the publisher,
Olandar Press.

                                            

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