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“A Different System of Aesthetic Criticism”

Many years ago after I had spoken at a university, a professor remarked to me that I had a different system of aesthetic criticism. Yes, I suppose it is different to most – at least to modern critics. For I believe that the purpose of all artistic endeavors, and, for that matter, every activity, should be to enhance Life Energy: to encourage the Embracing of Life – enthusiastically, passionately, wholeheartedly and gratefully.

This can only ever come to pass when the activity is utterly altruistic. Yes, the only aesthetic criticism that matters is the proclamation of Beauty, Blessedness and Belovedness. Of all of Life.