Painting

Life Energy Art

 

Dr. Diamond is a pioneer in using art for healing.  Over  period of more than fifty years, he has developed a remarkable approach to maximize its effects which he calls Life Energy Art.

Life Energy Art is a part of Dr. Diamond’s more general approach to therapeutic creativity, which uses all the arts, including music, photography, and painting as a means to raising the Life Energy of the individual.

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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.


Art for Healing: Guided Painted Then and Now
Brilliantly integrating an astonishing array of learning, from the spiritual to the psychological, from ancient oriental art to Jackson Pollock, Art for Healing offers an entirely new appreciation of art, as a modality for holistic health.

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ART FOR HEALING VIDEOS 

Short, informal talks, revealing different facets of Dr. Diamond’s approach to using art for healing.

Dr. Diamond Discusses His Artwork

Dr. Diamond shows some of his therapeutic artwork and outlines his approach to its making.

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Art as Deliberate Spontaneity

Dr. Diamond discusses his healing artwork in relation to the Zen concept of “Deliberate Spontaneity.”

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Painting and Direct Transmission

Dr Diamond discusses his therapeutic artwork in relation to the Buddhist concept of Direct Transmission, the very essence of Zen teaching.

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Painting and Other Power

John Diamond, M.D.

Extract from the book 
Art for Healing: Guided Painting Then and Now

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When I paint, I am somehow in an altered state of consciousness, surrendered to a Higher Power. It is not seem to be me who is doing the painting, rather the painting is being done through me.

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Stillpoints

John Diamond, M.D.

Extract from the book 
Stillpoints: An Introductory Guide to Haiku Painting

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The stillpoint is the moment when you sit perfectly quietly having completed the drawing, the haiku drawing—at peace, in harmony, your life in perfect resolution. You are totally in the moment with no past, not even the immediate past of when you made the drawing, of when it was made through you.

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Six Papers on Art and Healing

Here are six of the many papers on different aspects of art for healing written by Dr. Diamond.

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1. PAINTING & INTERNAL SINGING

I am often asked whether music plays a part in my painting. Well, I never listen to any at that time because I want to respond to, be moved by, what is inside me, not what is outside.

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