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Facets of a Diamond – Blog

“Think Only of Soul”

Psychoanalysis, and all the other psychologies, are concerned with what I call the superficial unconscious of admixed love and hate. All the effort is to reduce the hate and so increase the love.

But always there will be some hate remaining, never only love. Never transcendental.

They do not Know that there is a Deep Unconscious of Pure, Pure Love.

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“Creativity as Aspiration through Meditation”

What unconscious does the artist bring into conscious expression?

The superficial – with always some hate, often more than the love,
or the Deep Unconscious of Pure, Pure Love?

In a sense, it all depends on meditation. Did he, does he, meditate? And what Guidance does he receive from it?

It does not have to be meditation in the more formal sense, only some means of surrendering himself to Inspiration.

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“Artists Often Declare”

Artists often declare that their work comes from their unconscious. That’s an ego-proclamation, of which they are proud.

But, unlike them, there are painters – never artists – who are led to believe that the work seemingly by them is really merely through them. And they bow before it in humility, in homage.

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“Empty and Full”

I do some drippings and flingings which vaguely – very vaguely – resemble Jackson Pollock’s.

One of our many differences is that I leave considerable space, whereas he fills every inch of his canvas. Too much, I think. No plains, all mountains. Nowhere to relax and breathe.

Every inch is filled – is wondrously full, but there is no emptiness.

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