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Creativity

Dr. Diamond’s books on Creativity

Dr. Diamond has published many book on many aspects of creativity, including music, art, photography, and poetry, always with a focus on using these activities for healing and meditation.
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The Diamond Method for Creativity

An unique approach to using creativity for well-being.
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Video: Healing and the Metaverbal

What art forms can most efficiently heal? Those that operate beyond words, or as Dr. Diamond calls it, are "metaverbal": above all music, but also the visual arts.
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Video: How Matrophilial Is It?

All that matters in a work of art, if it is really to help us, is how how matrophilial it is: how much does it bring us closer to our mother's love?
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“Fascination and the Soul”

Our word fascination comes from the same root that gave us basket: a binding together, an interweaving, a oneness of the fibers, a union, a fusion – yoga. Today the word is debased, has lost its essential magic; we even proclaim we are fascinated by TV ads! But it is not so. We are not fascinated – only attracted, drawn, to them (from the Latin trahere, to draw). Attracted to, but not bound to, one with. Merely superficial, momentary, evanescent, with little deep or lasting worth.
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“To Live on the Pulse”

To sing, to play, to dance, on the Pulse, you must believe that there is a Spirit World.
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“Dada Art – Mama Art”

The origin of the word dada is disputed. I like Shipley’s: "Baby talk, imitative. The first two sounds an infant makes seem to be ma and pa."
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“Does the Botticelli Make Me Feel More Matrophilial?”

How many millions have puzzled over Botticelli's “La Primavera” – and the infinite reproductions. And all the basic question: What's it about?
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Video: Words – Signifiers of Reality

Words are merely signifiers of reality, not, as we so often treat them, reality itself. Their application, whether as a simple name given to an object or a whole story created about it, forces us to see the object in a particular way, and so limits our perception.
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Video: Found Objects

A twig, a faded leaf, a cheap plastic bowl, a dead tree by the roadside: all lonely objects, just waiting to be discovered and reverenced. And aren't people just the same? Another inspiring and insightful discussion by Dr. Diamond.
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