Life Energy Art

Dr. Diamond is a pioneer in using art for healing. Over a period of more than fifty years, he has developed a remarkable approach to maximize its effects.
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Dr. Diamond’s Books on Painting

Dr. Diamond has written several books on his unique approach to painting for healing that he calls Life Energy Art.
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Video: Art for Healing Series

Short, informal talks, revealing different facets of Dr. Diamond's unique approach to using art for healing.
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“The Therapeutic Power of Abstraction”

The word abstraction is defined as “A small quantity containing the virtue or power of the greater,”and comes from the Latin, abtrahere, meaning “to draw out from.” The process of abstraction is implicit in the creation of both photography and art.

For example, when a photographer looks at a scene, he decides what he regards as most important in it.

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“A Deeper Kind of Beauty”

There are two uses of the word beauty. The first is the everyday meaning, where almost anything is be claimed to be beautiful, whatever its intrinsic value. But there is deeper meaning too.
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“The Healing Potential of Art”

My deepest intention is that some day a sufferer, no matter how afflicted, will be able to look at a painting, at a photograph, and be instantly released from those chains and so be fully healed.
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“Part of My Healing Meditation”

Every day as part of my healing meditation I give thoughts to many who have come to me for help. And then as a general statement: “To those who read me, and want to read me; hear me, and want to hear me; and see me, and want to see me – in order to be healed through me.”
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“For a Work of Art to Be Healing”

For a work of art to be healing, the viewer needs to enter it as a Sanctuary.

As when each night we re-enter our mother, come into the Womb of Love, to dream of Her.

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“In a Large Shin Temple”

In a large Shin temple dedicated to Amida Buddha, there is displayed a painting of black lines on white in what seems like the seeming randomness of a Jackson Pollock.
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