The Victorious Project is a vehicle for confronting the darkness of suicide. We are dedicated to bringing both hope to those who are struggling with suicidal ideation and healing to those who have lost loved ones. The owl is our chosen symbol to carry the message of The Victorious Project. Owls symbolize death and represent transition through difficult times. They can see through darkness and are evocative of courage, aligning with our manta, “Be Brave”.
The outside of this mobile shrine is covered inmemorial feathers bearing the names of loved ones whose lives this project honors. Inside, Victorious houses a cosmic sanctuary for those seeking peace, hope andhealing. The Altar of the Owl is where guests may leave messages for those who have passed. Each full moon we perform a simple ceremony to honor the dead and burnthese messages, releasing them to the heavens. Victorious aims to end the stigma of suicide and spread a message of hope and healing.
Victorious is a response to the suicide of Victor Tilvaro who left us in May of 2018. He was a visionary artist, a world traveler and a warrior for the Light. He spent his life boldly following his dreams and living from the heart. His creativity and character touched the lives of a large extended family of amazing people across the globe. The Victorious Project is a continuation of Victor's spiritual and creative work.
Victor left a legacy of incredible art and powerful ideas in his wake including the conceptof transforming this Winnebago, where he spent his final days, into an Owl. We have rebuilt one of Victors most amazing works of art, the Space Sanctuary, inside of Victorious. This visionary art installation is a fully immersive space dedicated to healing, meditation and consciousness expansion. Victorious is a living memorial, an exercise in hope, and an active transcendence of death.
If you are struggling with suicidal ideation or the loss of a loved one to suicide there are several organizations that can help. You are not alone.
American Foundation for Suicide Preventionhttps://afsp.org/
(survivor support, local chapters, events and outreach)
Know The Signs
Military Help Line
Call (888)-457-4838 or Text MIL1 to 839863
My 3 Apphttp://My3app.org/
Create a safety plan for individuals experiencing suicidal thoughts
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Support groups for suicide loss survivors
The Buddy Projecthttp://buddy-project.org
Pairs people through social media, as buddies, to create a support network and give self-harm alternatives
Crisis Text Line
Text TALK to 741741
How to connect with Victorious:
We are in the progress of preparing Victorious for her journey to Burning Man in September of 2019. We have made incredible progress on the vehicle and the outreach programs, but there is still a lot of work to be done. Your financial support and generous donations help us with the operational costs of the project and the raw materials necessary to create this work of art and support our goal of bringing hope and healing to those struggling with suicide. Thank you!
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