The Artist Aghni Bauer


" Born to see, assigned to look" Goethe


Her inclination for art is inherited. Born in Diessen (Lake Ammer), Aghni is the daughter of Eva von Rossen, a gifted drawer and illustrator. Her father, the mathematics teacher Heinrich, was an excellent piano player, as well as an art and book lover. The family residence, a studio house near Lake Ammer, was shared with Aghni’s grandparents. Grandfather Felix von Rossen was a well-known painter of portraits and landscapes, while grandmother Elfriede was a textile and ceramics painter. Thus, from an early age, the artistic creation of images had a formative influence on Aghni and her brothers Christian and Matti Bauer, who both made names for themselves as documentary filmmakers.


After graduating from high school in Landsberg on Lech, Aghni studied art in Munich, then worked as an art educator for a few years. Finding little appeal in the prospect of government tenure, she decided to work with disabled children and youngsters. This new task roused her medical interest. To provide better help, she became an alternative practitioner, with training in homeopathy, herbalism, clinical hypnosis, NLP, acupuncture, as well as tachyon and rohun therapy. Her desire grew to combine art and healing, in order to create an actual and effective art of healing. Aghni: “During meditation I had a clear vision: I should consider the ART OF HEALING my true task in life.”  Thus, wish and vision, art and healing, were fused to become a whole. By 1991, her search had become spiritual, leading to her encounter of the Cypriot healer Daskalos, ensuing in her exploration of his teachings.


Aghni was driven more and more into her healing-art endeavors. In 1998, she met her teacher and master Sri Sai Kaleshwar. He introduced her to yantras – powerful, mandalaesque diagrams from palm leaf manuscripts. Until 2009, in her new Southern Indian home, Penukonda, Aghni studied Vedic knowledge, Indian healing techniques and the official language Telugu. Meanwhile, Sri Sai Kaleshwar supported her progress, as she endeavored to become a healing artist, advising the painter how to increase the power of her yantras: “Why can’t you put some rose there?” he said at a certain moment, as he regarded one of her paintings. Or he felt that a particular line wasn’t correct. “This line is more like that,” he said, drawing the correct version in the air with his index finger.