The Love of Living

The Love of Living

Emmanuel Dagher Interview with Natalie Dekel, MPhil (part 2 of 2)‎ Part 2. Back to part 1. Natalie: I understand that you had difficult experiences before becoming a successful healer. Can ‎you explain how difficulties brought you to where you are now?‎ Emmanuel: I...
The Love of Living

The Love of Living

Emmanuel Dagher Interview with Natalie Dekel, MPhil (part 1 of 2)‎ Part 1. Go to Part 2.‎ Natalie Dekel: can you please describe yourself briefly; where you are coming from in terms of what ‎you do?‎ Emmanuel Dagher: The way I see it, defining myself is less about...
Yogi infinite

Yogi infinite

Steve Harrison interviewed by Natalie Dekel. Part 5 of 5. Part 5. Go to Part 1. 2. 3. 4. Natalie Dekel: What happens when people pray? Not just mumbling or using somebody else’s text. I mean if you’re genuinely requesting help and then you kind of let it in. Steve...
Yogi Energy

Yogi Energy

Steve Harrison interviewed by Natalie Dekel. Part 4 of 5. Part 4. Go to Part 1. 2. 3. 5. Natalie Dekel: In other traditions people seem to ‘heal’ other people; they project the energy and the intent for somebody else. While, Yoga is experienced individually. Steve...
Living Yogi

Living Yogi

Steve Harrison interviewed by Natalie Dekel. Part 3 of 5. Part 3. Go to Part 1. 2. 4. 5. Natalie Dekel: Some people who practice may say, “I want to be humble so I won’t eat that, I won’t do this or that…” But, isn’t that an imposed humility? Because there’s still...
Mental Yogi

Mental Yogi

Steve Harrison interviewed by Natalie Dekel. Part 2 of 5. Part 2. Go to part 1. 3. 4. 5. Natalie Dekel: In yoga you use chanting; how does that work? Steve Harrison: On a practical level it’s a tool, a kind of vibration to get into body/mind energy field and loosen it...
Yogi Being

Yogi Being

Steve Harrison interviewed by Natalie Dekel. Part 1 of 5. Part 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Natalie Dekel: what are the core beliefs that drive you? Steve Harrison: Underneath everything, in the depths of us, in the heart of us – there is goodness and there is beauty and...
Making Sense of the World (part 2).

Making Sense of the World (part 2).

Author and designer Gavin Ambrose, MA, interviewed by Dr. Gil Dekel. Part 2.  Back to Part 1. Gil Dekel: What does it take to be ‘good’ graphic designer? Gavin Ambrose: To be a good story teller – that’s all. Be it a brand, a poster, a book – tell a story....
Making Sense of the World (part 2).

Making Sense of the World (part 1).

Author and designer Gavin Ambrose, MA, interviewed by Dr. Gil Dekel. Part 1. Part 2. Gil Dekel: When you look at letters, what do you ‘see’? What do you ‘feel’? Gavin Ambrose: Typography and letterforms create a large part of visual culture and communication. To a...
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...
Listening In

Listening In

Duysal Aşkun Celik, PhD. interviewed by Gil Dekel, PhD. Gil Dekel: What do you think happens to the Soul after we die?… Duysal Aşkun: For me, the soul continues his or her journey, albeit in a different form. The physical body is left behind, and the soul...
The Woman Who Has Changed.

The Woman Who Has Changed.

Debbie Wiltshire interviewed by Natalie Dekel. Natalie Dekel: what is this change that we are talking about? Debbie Wiltshire: This change, for me, is a process of waking up to and acknowledging our true selves. I have come to understand that I have been sleepwalking...
Life Is Not A Popularity Contest.

Life Is Not A Popularity Contest.

Interview with Steve Farrell, Worldwide Coordinating Director and co-founder of Humanity’s Team. Gil Dekel: The ides for ‘Humanity’s Team’ came to Neale Donald Walsch in a dream? Steve Farrell: Yes, and I had a chance to listen to Neale describing his dream, and to be...
Expressive Typography.

Expressive Typography.

Graphic Designer Alberto Hernández interviewed by Dr. Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: How do images and type relate to each other? How do you connect the two? Alberto Hernández: The relation between images and type is determined by the content and the needs of the project. It...
בכל חוף, החול הוא אחר

בכל חוף, החול הוא אחר

נטלי דקל – ציירת דיוקנאות אקריליק, ואומנות מופשטת בטכניקת שעווה נוזלית (Encaustic Wax) – בראיון עם גיל דקל. [English Version] גיל דקל: מתי התחלת לצייר? נטלי דקל: נולדתי שמאלית ואמא שלי חששה שלא אוכל להשתמש ביד ימין. היכן שנולדתי וגדלתי (האוטונומיה היהודית...
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 לצייר, הראש שלי מתחיל להירגע,...
להדליק את האור מבלי לבחור לאיזה כוון הוא יתפשט

להדליק את האור מבלי לבחור לאיזה כוון הוא יתפשט

ה’עצמי הסמכותי’ (‘מוזה’ לכתיבת שירים), בראיון עם גיל דקל. גיל דקל: אני שמח להציג את ה’עצמי הסמכותי’, שהוא מקור היצירה שלי, ולראיין אותו על תהליכי ההשראה בכתיבת שירה. אני רוצה להודות לך, ה’עצמי הסמכותי’, שירדת מעולם...
שדות צורניים חופפים – Overlapping Morphic Fields

שדות צורניים חופפים – Overlapping Morphic Fields

ד”ר רופרט שלדרייק (Dr. Rupert Sheldrake), ביולוג וסופר, בראיון עם גיל דקל. [לגרסה באנגלית English] גיל דקל: אם התודעה האנושית היא ‘מורחבת’, כפי שאתה טוען, איך אתה רואה את בני-האדם בכלל? כפרטים המחוברים ביניהם, או אולי כישות אחת המופרדת לשישה מיליארד...
We All Want The Same Things.

We All Want The Same Things.

Steve Minchin, co-founder of The Global Conversation, interviewed by Dr. Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: Do you feel spirituality can operate with business? Steve Minchin: The message coming from the ‘Conversations with God’ books (by Neale Donald Walsch) is that our Politics...
A Strong Desire Shared By Many People.

A Strong Desire Shared By Many People.

Artist David Brooke interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: How would you define your artistic style? David Brooke: I used to describe my artwork as Symbolist in style, but nowadays I prefer not to categorize my work in any way as I believe it becomes a barrier to...
An Art Called ‘Kindness’.

An Art Called ‘Kindness’.

Dr. Loykie Lominé Interviewed by Dr. Gil Dekel. Gil: What is a ‘random act of kindness’? Loykie: It is a ‘random’ act that you do not plan in advance. You do not know what you will do, nor who will benefit from it, and you just do something good. Let me give you an...
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 130,000 participants to take part in your project since 1994; how did you do that?… Katherine Josten: I believe...
Beyond The Point of Who We Are (part 2 of 2)

Beyond The Point of Who We Are (part 2 of 2)

Larry Dossey, MD, interviewed by Gil Dekel, PhD (part 2 of 2) « Back to part 1… Gil Dekel: What is the experience of premonition? Larry Dossey: When people access information from the future, it can manifest and be experienced in different ways. People have a sense of...
Beyond The Point of Who We Are (part 2 of 2)

Beyond The Point of Who We Are (part 1 of 2)

Larry Dossey, MD, interviewed by Gil Dekel, PhD. Gil Dekel: You seem to think that research can combine both scientific and spiritual views. Larry Dossey: Yes. I used to believe that you had to make a choice in your profession and personal life. There’s science,...
Unweave A Rainbow

Unweave A Rainbow

Visionary painter Brigid Marlin interviewed by Natalie Dekel. Natalie Dekel: I understand that life has not been easy for you. Perhaps your painting has been akin to personal salvation or healing. Is that how you see it? Brigid: No. The situation is that the spiritual...
Listening To The Heart of The Universe Through Colours and Shapes.

Listening To The Heart of The Universe Through Colours and Shapes.

Argentinean painter Camilo Villanueva interviewed by Natalie Dekel. Natalie Dekel: Can you please share with us events that have influenced your decision to become a painter and your artwork? Camilo Villanueva: One day my acquaintance who was a music teacher and a...
Finding My Voice.

Finding My Voice.

Singer Tony Kaldas interviewed by Natalie Dekel. ‘What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.’ The Buddha. Natalie Dekel: Do you feel your work with music as part of...
The Energy Behind the Sound.

The Energy Behind the Sound.

Spiritual chanting artist, Russell Jenkins, interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: How did you develop your chanting abilities? [1] Russell Jenkins: I have a hearing of an Aum. It is like you look at it and you think, ‘Oh, it’s a star that I can pluck out of the sky.’...
Creating the Right Conditions for Music to Come.

Creating the Right Conditions for Music to Come.

Yoram Markreich (musician, lyricist and author) in an interview with Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: They say that there were so many wild stories around the expressionist painter Kirchner (born 1880) that it is hard to know what is true and what is fiction… How much of...
Finding a Voice.

Finding a Voice.

Short interview with academic and painter Barbara Howey. Natalie Dekel: I know from reading your PhD thesis that your mother’s passing led you to start painting. Do you still feel that painful moments from the past lead you to create your current works? [1]...
The Search for Explicit Self.

The Search for Explicit Self.

Dr. Iain Biggs interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: I get the feeling that your paintings suggest a sense of environment, a sense of “earthiness”… Is this correct? [1] Iain Biggs: “Earthiness” means such different things to different people… but I can say...
Listening to Yourself.

Listening to Yourself.

Dr. Amikam Marbach interviewed by Gil Dekel (discussing how to structure a PhD thesis).   Gil Dekel: You have developed a method that employs words to help people become aware of their prior knowledge, or inner insights. With your method people can articulate these...
Insight into the Personal.

Insight into the Personal.

Curator Karen Robson interviewed by Natalie Dekel. Natalie Dekel: How can one curate an exhibition on something so intangible, such as memories? [1] Karen Robson: We started originally with the idea of just doing diaries – and it expanded as we explored the...