… aesthetic pleasure in the beautiful consists, to a large extent, in the fact that, when we enter the state of pure contemplation, we are raised for the moment above all willing, above all desires and cares; we are, so to speak, rid of ourselves.
—Arthur Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Representation, Vol. I, § 68
The Culturium explores the interface between mystical spirituality and the cultural arts.
It is devoted, therefore, to showcasing the compositions of writers, filmmakers, artists, performers, musicians, philosophers, sages and poets who have delved deep into the silence within and created work that is timeless, wise and beautiful.
With so many cultural, arts and mind body spirit sites vying for attention, we sincerely hope that The Culturium will offer you a more reflective and meaningful visit, by celebrating a compendium of transcendental and ineffable offerings from our artistic and spiritual heritage.
A new post is added to the blog every other Sunday, the details of which are simultaneously sent out in our fortnightly newsletter.
The Culturium is divided into five main categories, with a variety of subcategories:
- Literature—poetry, prose, fiction, short story, nonfiction,
essay, letters, autobiography, travel
- Film—movie, documentary, moving image
- Wisdom—philosophy, psychology, spirituality
- Visual Arts—drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, architecture
- Performing Arts—theatre, dance, music, opera, performance art
We also have an inspiring and illustrious series of guest post articles featured on the site.
In addition, there are a selection of written and video interviews exploring the life and work of contemporary poets, sages and artists.
For a complete list of posts and pages on the site, visit our archives.
The Culturium Collection
View all our recommended media in a beautiful, easy-to-use portfolio display at The Culturium Collection.
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The Culturium’s Editor
Paula Marvelly, creator and Editor of The Culturium, has spent many years writing about spirituality, culture and the arts. She has a B.A. (Hons) degree in English from Royal Holloway College, University of London, and a postgraduate M.Phil research degree in European Studies from Selwyn College, University of Cambridge. She is the author of two nonfiction books and is also an artistic filmmaker. You can browse her work on Amazon, Vimeo and YouTube.