“Hearing the Composer’s Soul, Not the Music”
A sufferer presents me with his life problems. And it's my role – as best I can – to go through that superficial presentation to his deep, deep Self – to his Soul. And, hopefully, to then guide him There – for only there will he at last find Peace and Belovedness.
As I listen to the music of Beethoven, Brahms and so many others, and I similarly sense their life problems, their alienation from their Souls: Beethoven from his, Tschaikovsky from his. And also their interpreter’s: Fürtwangler's from Beethoven's and his own. (The interpreter has this double task.)Read More »
“Come to My Bower of Healing”
I have been watching David Attenborough’s TV program on the bowerbird. The male constructs a bower in which he carefully places very special objects to attract the female. To us, they seem so ordinary: leaves, bits of flowers, fungi, a piece of shell. And many others.
All so precisely placed within the structure of the bower. Should a rival alter the display, on his return he immediately notices and corrects. It must be just-so: his own expression unique, individual expression of what, if it were us, we would call love.Read More »
“An Artist’s Manifesto” Dr. Diamond's short manifesto on art as egoless devotion, by those who feel so impelled by the Spirit: Altruistic, Soul-enriching, Bhakti-yoga, a union. Read More »
“Poetry and Deep Creativity”
Our word poetic is from the Greek poein, to create.
Poetry is so much more than words on a page. For instance, dancing can be Seen as poetic, and music – all arts, and all of life.
It depends on how we feel it was created – from how Deeply within. If from the Soul, then whatever its form, it will be thought – Known – to be Poetic.Read More »
“Myths, Facts and Healing”
Only myths, and never facts, have the potential to raise our Life Energy. Only myths can help us to love more. I can give you all the facts in the world, and they will not help you to love more. But I can give you one good myth, and you will change.Read More »
What could make pure art? Obviously it cannot be created with notes of music and instruments, nor with paints and brushes, nor with cameras, nor with marble and chisels, since every medium has gross limitations. A medium is not full of life. We can bring it to life, but by itself it does not live.Read More »