Vijali and the World Wheel Project


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Vijali Hamilton is a visionary artist, sculptor, poet, musician, author, and teacher. Over one thousand of her artworks are in museums, public places, and private collections. She gives seminars and retreats on meditation and the creative process, internationally and at her retreat center home in the Canyonlands of Utah. Early in her life, Vijali spent ten years as a monastic member of the Vedanta Society convent in Santa Barbara. Later she received her Masters in Fine Arts from Goddard College. She is a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science.

In 1986, she founded her first World Wheel Project, a seven-year spiritual and artistic pilgrimage during which she circled the globe creating monumental stone sculptures and community-based performances in twelve countries. In 1999, she began the Second World Wheel Project. This project again circles the planet, now creating Wisdom Centers in twelve countries to preserve as well as develop knowledge for the healing and survival of our planet. These Centers create a crucible for the cross-cultural emergence of wisdom needed for our future. The Second World Wheel Project is dedicated to the children of our world.


The Earth Prayer Library would like to express our deep appreciation to Vijali for making available a free PDF edition  of her book,    World Wheel: One Woman’s Quest for Peace.    This amazing book, full of extraordinary artwork, is now available for everyone interested in how art, nature, spirituality and community can be woven together into a radiant unity.

Journey with Vijali on her global pilgrimage as she sculpts environmental stonework acupressure points circling the planet and develops community with her World Wheel, Global Peace through Art. This is the story of how one woman transforms a childhood of deprivation and aloneness into a love affair with the entire world. With an artist’s valuable insight, she urges us to find our own voice as she takes us to the far corners of the world, embracing the planet and its people as one family.

Praise for World Wheel:

“As we travel with Vijali Hamilton, we come to understand the transformative power of moral imagination and wisdom of the heart. This is where many Cultural Creatives like Vijali are headed now—directly into the core of the problems of our common world.”

 — Paul Ray and Sherry Ruth Anderson, authors of The Cultural Creatives

Also available in printed editions:   hardcover   ($69.00) or   softcover    ($39.00)

Wheel of the World video — 1 hour

W O R L D   W H E E L  B O O K —  T A B L E   O F   C O N T E N T S

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Introduction i Click here for PDF File of Introduction
CHAPTER 1:  World Wheel  ~ Spoke One: Malibu, California, USA 1 Click here for PDF file of Chapters 1 thru 4
CHAPTER 2:   Invisible Sources   16
CHAPTER 3:  World Wheel  ~  Spoke Two: Seneca Cattaraugus Reservation, New York, USA  23
CHAPTER 4:   The Vedanta Convent  36
CHAPTER 5:   World Wheel  ~  Spoke Three:  Alicante, Spain  46 Click here for PDF file of Chapters 5 thru 8
CHAPTER 6:  Into the World 53
CHAPTER 7:  World Wheel  ~  Spoke Four: Umbrian Forest, Italy 60
CHAPTER 8:  A Room of My Own  70
CHAPTER 9:   World Wheel  ~  Spoke Five: Tinos, Greece 76 Click here for PDF file of Chapters 9 thru 12
CHAPTER 10:  Kundalini 88
CHAPTER 11:   World Wheel  ~  Spoke Six: South Gallala Plateau, Egypt 94
CHAPTER 12:   Winged Woman 104
CHAPTER 13:   World Wheel  ~  Spoke Seven: Dead Sea, Palestine and Israel 114 Click here for PDF file of Chapters 13 thru 16
CHAPTER 14:   The Amazon Jungle  121
CHAPTER 15:   World Wheel  ~  Spoke Eight: West Bengal, India 130
CHAPTER 16:   Freedom   143
CHAPTER 17:  World Wheel ~ Spoke Nine: Shoto Terdrom, Tibet 146 Click here for PDF file of Chapters 17 thru 20
CHAPTER 18: Marriage 156
CHAPTER 19: World Wheel ~ Spoke Ten: Kunming, China  159
CHAPTER 20:  Spirit Within Matter  171
CHAPTER 21:  World Wheel ~ Spoke Eleven: Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia 181 Click here for PDF file of Chapters 21 thru 24
CHAPTER 22:  My Sacred Mountain  190
CHAPTER 23:  World Wheel ~ Spoke Twelve: Tenkawa, Nara, Japan  199
CHAPTER 24:  Return 207
Postscript Second World Wheel 212 Click here for PDF file of Postscript, Notes, Bibliography, etc.
Chronology 222
Acknowledgments 224
Photo Illustrations 225
Endnotes 230
Bibliography 232
Books Featuring Vijali Hamilton 234
Other Works by Vijali Hamilton 235
Biography 236


Winged Woman and Reclining Man — Vijali Hamilton

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