Creativity

The Reason for Art

John Diamond, M.D.

Extract from the book 
Facets of a Diamond: Reflections of a Healer

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The spirit, in its artistic striving for reunion with nature is the art-work. WAGNER

 
I have spent many thousands of hours researching and examining thousands upon thousands of musical performances, dances, paintings, photographs, sculptures, poems, and books.

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Creativity and Enthusiasm

Extract from the book 
Facets of a Diamond: Reflections of a Healer

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Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. -EMERSON

 

There are many everyday expressions that show an unconscious relationship between giving birth to a baby and giving birth to an idea, both of them being acts of creativity.

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Healer – not Artist

By John Diamond, M.D.

I’m only interested in Healing. I’m primarily a healer, not an artist. Whatever I do, all of my creativity in many areas, is always with Healing as the Only Intention.

And what do I mean by Healing? It is not the curing of a disease, per se, but the alleviation of the dis-ease in the soul, the deep anguish from which we all suffer throughout our lives, whether we are conscious of it or not.

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Creativity from the Heart

By John Diamond, M.D.

The art critic Robert Hughes wrote that no work of art had ever stopped war. May I extrapolate? No work of art has ever transmuted hate into love.

But that – and no less than that – should, so I am led to believe, be the primary Purpose of all artistic endeavors, of all acts of Higher Creativity.

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The Homing Thought

John Diamond, M.D.

When I was a youngster growing up in Australia, I often went surfing at the Sydney beaches. Whenever there was a big wave coming, my friends and I would dive for the sand at the bottom of the water and hold on to that sand with our fingertips.

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