Sister Corita Kent (1918-1986) work in the 1960s was admired by the likes of Charles and Ray Eames, Saul Bass and John Cage. A Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles, she ran the art department at Immaculate Heart College for most of the 60s. Buckminster Fuller, the visionary architect, described visiting her classroom as "One of the most fundamentally inspiring experiences of my life."
You get your intuition back when you make space for it, when you stop the chattering of the rational mind. The rational mind doesn’t nourish you. You assume that it gives you the truth, because the rational mind is the golden calf that this culture worships, but this is not true. Rationality squeezes out much that is rich and juicy and fascinating.” - Anne Lamott
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” - Albert Einstein
The people in the Indian countryside don’t use their intellect like we do, they use their intuition instead, and the intuition is far more developed than in the rest of the world… Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect, in my opinion. That’s had a big impact on my work.
Western rational thought is not an innate human characteristic, it is learned and it is the great achievement of Western civilization. In the villages of India, they never learned it. They learned something else, which is in some ways just as valuable but in other ways is not. That’s the power of intuition and experiential wisdom.”