art

introduction

Art alone endures. All else passes.” - Walter Russel

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” - Aristotle

“Art is the physical perfection of the changeless truth expressed by the thinking universal One.” - Walden

“We cannot get along without art, for our soul yearns for beauty” - Inayat Khan

art of nature

Great Art is simple. My universe is great art, for it is simple. Great art is balanced. My universe is consummate art, for it is balanced simplicity.” - the universal One (via Walter Russell)

All that God does is to think thought forms of ideas and give them formed bodies from His body and Soul of His Soul. God thinks man and the body of man appears in the image of God's imagining. In the same manner the bodies of roses and oaks of the forest, ants and lizards, elephants and camels, planets, suns and oceans with their living hosts of swimming things, and countless other formed bodies appear as separate ideas all extended from the One, and all from each other. And that is all that man does.” - Walter Russel

art of man

In Beauty must man be born anew. Through Beauty must fearing man become knowing man.” - the universal One (via Walter Russell)

“God's Silent Voice whispers within you: “Know thou the Light which I am. Thou art man, exalted in Me. What I am thou art. Thou art the Light.”” - Walter Russel

“The one ‘I Am’ at the heart of all creation, Thou art the light of life.” - Upanishads

“(…) in art nothing is more secondary than the author's intentions.” - J.L. Borges

Shipibo embroidery

Civilization has five great elements: Art, Religion, Government, Science and Industry. Of these five, art alone is enduring because its expressions in sculpture, architecture, music, painting and literature, to say nothing of the dance and the drama, are based upon the balanced rhythms of Nature. Except for their art forms, whole civilizations pass into oblivion. Art, the most important and most neglected of the elements, is today the only gauge of world culture, for it alone has Balance. All else passes — art alone endures.” - Walter Russel

“Nations are Destroy'd, or Flourish, in proportion as Their Poetry Painting and Music, are Destroy'd or Flourish! The Primeval State of Man was Wisdom, Art, and Science.” - William Blake

“Many humans are but electric machines which remember and repeat information recorded- upon their senses. People say of such persons that their technique is perfect but Soulless. That means that God awareness in them has not yet been awakened.” - Walter Russel

“Behold the beauty of mating and of motherhood, and of thinking man inspired by communion with the Light of Me which centereth him. Naught is there which is more beautiful than the Light of Me mirrored from Me in eyes of inspired man who knoweth Me in him and heareth My voice with inner ears, for reinspiring other men.” - universal One (via Walter Russell)

Shinto architecture

Genius gives to man that which alone endures, which man has named “Art”. No work of man can endure which is not born of inspiration and created in ecstasy.” - Walter Russel

“The geniuses of the world manifest God's love and give it out from them to uplift the world by reinspiring man of earth with the inspirations of heaven born men. The love born symphony is prayer for love fulfilled in the composer and again fulfilled in the hearts of those whose heartbeat feels the ecstasy of God's heartbeat as expressed in those heavenly rhythms. And so is all the art of all the world a prayer for love fulfilled in inspired cosmic man for regiving of love to the race of man. For art is beauty, without which man is not yet even human. The workman at his bench who gives beauty to his work regives the love which God has given him to all the world to uplift the world.” - Walter Russel

“Artists are exceptionally important contributing factors in the service of the Divine Creative Principle. Because of their highly developed faculty of feeling as well as creative faculty, they constitute - together with representatives of science, world redeemers and moral geniuses - the tools with which the higher powers provide the masses with nourishment, awaken them to life, create in them the ability to recognize beauty and harmony, endow them with culture and spirit, in order to raise them from the animal kingdom's dark domination so that they may enter into the land of promise and its divine liberation.” - Martinus Thomsen

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music

"Kommst Du nun, Jesus, vom Himmel herunter, BWV 650", composed by J.S. Bach

“The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” J.S. Bach

“It is the special province of music to move the heart.” - J.S. Bach

“The sacred music and the splendor of the ceremonies aroused a strong tide of emotion that was shared by all hearts in unison, and that awakened a consciousness of the common origin of all creatures. In this way disunity was overcome and rigidity dissolved.” - I Ching

“People in deep hypnosis explain that musical thought is the language of souls. The composition and transmission of harmonic resonance appears to relate to the formation and presentation of spiritual language. Far beyond musical communication, I'm told spiritual harmonics are the building blocks of energy creation and soul unification.” - Michael Newton

Music, however, was the greatest cause of bringing love into the human race. As the music, painting and sculpture of the great masters came into the world, cruelty and blood-lust went out of it. The rhythmic beat of all great music, and the tonal harmonies of all great art, interprets the universal heartbeat. It reaches man's Soul by inducing inner thinking to replace outer sensing.” - Lao Russel

The beauty of music is not in its technique, it is in the Soul of its creator. Neither is it in the sound vibrations of music, it is in the silence of the Light from which the sound sprang.” - Walter Russel

“I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.” J.S. Bach

“The best music has never been reduced to the printed sheet, and cannot be, for it is the immediate creation of the soul that has lost itself in the contemplation of the beauty of harmony.” - Inayat Khan

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dance

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architecture

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sculpting

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painting

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literature

"Finnigans Wake" (James Joyce) introduction by Terrence McKenna

“Truly fine poetry must be read aloud. A good poem does not allow itself to be read in a low voice or silently. If we can read it silently, it is not a valid poem: a poem demands pronunciation. Poetry always remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art. It remembers that it was first song.” - J.L. Borges

“A book is a physical object in a world of physical objects. It is a set of dead symbols. And then the right reader comes along, and the words — or rather the poetry behind the words, for the words themselves are mere symbols — spring to life, and we have a resurrection of the word.” - J.L. Borges

“The fact is that poetry is not the books in the library. Poetry is the encounter of the reader with the book, the discovery of the book.” - J.L. Borges

“Leaving behind the babble of the plaza, I enter the Library. I feel, almost physically, the gravitation of the books, the enveloping serenity of order, time magically desiccated and preserved.” ― J. L. Borges

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film

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other arts

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see also

  • Nature art libraries:
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  • Archives to find: world art, ancient art, poetry (Rumi, 1)