Michael Green & Silas Toball
Michael J. Green

BiographyMichael 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. Green’s books, including The Unicornis Manuscripts, The Illuminated Rumi and The Illuminated Prayer, have more than 2.5 million copies in print. www.michaelgreenarts.com 

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