So the Soul Can Shine.

So the Soul Can Shine.

Spiritual Activist Gabriel Avruj interviewed by Dr. Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: Why do you want to help motivate people? Gabriel Avruj: From personal experience I know that the biggest barriers are mental. The mind is a double-edged sword if we do not train it. Our thoughts are powerful and have the ability to create reality. The outside reality is just a projection of what we think and of our...

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היופי שבזמניות

היופי שבזמניות

מלאני צ’אן (Melanie Chan) ציירת בצבעי מים, בראיון עם גיל דקל. גיל דקל: את מתמחה בציורי פרחים בצבעי מים. מה את רואה בפרחים? [1] מלאני צ’אן: אני רואה את היופי של הטבע בפרחים, ואני נדהמת משלמותם ומהסימטריה שלהם. כשאני מתחילה...

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The Grieving Hearts: What do we feel about passing over

The Grieving Hearts: What do we feel about passing over

by Natalie Dekel (MPhil) We all come to this planet through the miracle of love, and for the purpose of living a loving and manifesting love in all areas of our life. There is nothing that shines brighter than the ‘star of life’, which resides deep in the souls of our hearts. We behold life and see a beauty that shines from within the physical form in which it is ensconced so that we can bask...

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Visions of Peace

Visions of Peace

Artist Katherine Josten (founder/director of The Global Art Project for Peace) interviewed by Gil Dekel, PhD. Gil Dekel: You have inspired more than 100,000 participants to take part in your project since 1994; how did you do that?… Katherine Josten: I believe that everything takes place first on an inner level and then it manifests on an outer physical level – so I began by...

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Is Reiki Nonsense?

Is Reiki Nonsense?

by Gil Dekel, PhD. The purpose of this article is to analyse the difficulties in formulating coherent arguments about the benefits of Reiki. Whilst scientific research has undoubtedly brought progress to the human race, scientific knowledge is not yet able to provide reliable evidence on the benefits of therapeutic practices such as Reiki Healing. The tools with which we measure reality are not...

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On Grief.

By the ‘Supreme Light’ (channelled by Natalie Dekel, with Gil Dekel). A tree does not grieve for its leaves when they fall. It lets them fall knowing that it is their time to have freedom, and soon the tree has new leaves. Everything has its time and place. Many people hold on to grief and with it pain, and we wish to help them. Some are very brave by letting their loved one...

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Inspiration: a functional approach to creative practice (PhD Research).

Inspiration: a functional approach to creative practice (PhD Research).

By Dr. Gil Dekel. During my PhD research at the University of Portsmouth I have noted that not only artists and art ‎students can be creative and innovative, but that every single person has the potential to ‘tap’ into ‎creativity. Creativity and inspiration unfold in every aspect of life. ‎ My practice-based PhD research looked into the subject ‎of creativity and inspiration,...

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Suddenly Awakened.

Author Colin Wilson interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: How would you define your sense of artistry? Would you consider yourself a writer, philosopher, mystic, or perhaps a critic? [1] Colin Wilson: Well, as an artist/philosopher, I would say. You see, when I was in my early teens I was deeply impressed by Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman, which still strikes me as the most exhilarating play...

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Overlapping Morphic Fields.

Overlapping Morphic Fields.

Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, biologist and author, interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: If the mind is ‘extended’ as you seem to suggest, how then do you see human-kind in general? As individuals that are inter-connected, or perhaps as one ‘entity’ which is separated to six billion awareness? [1] Rupert Sheldrake: I think that we – humankind – are connected to ...

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When The Impossible Is Realized.

Interview with Alan Steinfeld, author and founder of NewRealities.com. Gil Dekel: You are writing about the artist’s role in creating new realities. Do you think there is a unique or specific way that artists see or experience reality? Alan Steinfeld: The artist feels something on a subtle level and is driven to express that, not from a conscious mind but from a subconscious mind....

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Emotional Slices of Light.

Emotional Slices of Light.

Photographic installation artist Katayoun Dowlatshahi interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: You are tracing light onto glass using a method called Carbon Photography. How did you develop the idea of ‘light drawings’? [1] Katayoun Dowlatshahi: In 1998 I spent a year as Artist in Residence at Durham Cathedral. It was there that I began a journey investigating the relationship between...

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Extra Light in the Mind.

Extra Light in the Mind.

Installation artist David Johnson interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: Your work has undergone an interesting evolution over the years. [1] David Johnson: When I was young I used to paint and draw and make mono-prints. I studied architecture originally, but gave that up to go to art school. As soon as I got there I started to do works about the idea of the invisible. The invisible was just...

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The Beauty in Temporality.

The Beauty in Temporality.

Watercolour painter Melanie Chan interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: You specialise in watercolour paintings of flowers. What do you see in the flower? [1] Melanie Chan: I see the beauty of nature in flowers, and I am amazed by their perfection and their symmetry. Once I start painting my mind starts to become calmer, as if the flower is encouraging me to be in the moment. I pay...

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Turning On the Light Without Choosing Which Way It Will Spread.

Turning On the Light Without Choosing Which Way It Will Spread.

The authorial-Self, a ‘Muse’ of poetry, is interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: I am very happy to be able to interview my own ‘Muse’, my own creative self, and ask him about processes of inspiration in writing poetry. [1] I would like to thank you, the authorial-Self, for ‘descending’ from the so-called ‘collective unconsciousness, the spirit world’, and coming over here,...

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In You We See The Light.

‘The Band of Brothers’ in an interview with Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: This interview is taking place through an automatic-speech experiment, where spiritual intelligent forms (‘beings’) are channelled through a medium. So, can I start by asking you: what is your name? BB: We do not give names, because it is unnecessary where we are coming from… We do not wish to...

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