YOGA AESTHETICS explores an ancient idea about the creative interface between consciousness and physical reality, between our thoughts and experiences. This idea formed the basis of India’s yogic practices, preserved over time through arts. After 5000 years, it remains available to us through the image of the Nataraj in The Cosmic Dance of Life. Today, inquiries about the interface between consciousness and physical reality are at the heart of serious scientific debates. Julia Maxwell brings her background in classical Indian aesthetics together with a borrowed lens from science to offer us an ultra-fresh perspective on our identity as creators of experience. AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.
An unexpected journey, a compelling idea, and a love story entwined in dance and India—
THE JEWEL & FILIGREE is a memoir that penetrates the intimate complexities of mixing cultures through the ideas that have formed them. Maxwell recounts her journey to India, her career as a performing artist, and her sixteen-year marriage to the renowned Kathak dancer, Pandit Chitresh Das. Her extraordinary personal story, that begins scarcely two decades following the end of British rule, also reflects India’s larger societal one as the new democracy struggles with issues of modernity. The Jewel & Filigree will capture your heart with both its beauty ad boldness. AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.