Spirits experiences

Spirits experiences

By: anonymous (edited by Gil Dekel). In this article I will be telling you my experiences of spirits. I have chosen to stay anonymous for personal reasons; please respect that. Spirits: Now, there are 3 types of spirits (or as commonly known ‘ghosts’). The first type...
RGB and CMYK Colour systems.

RGB and CMYK Colour systems.

By Dr. Gil Dekel. [About] Colours are made from different light wavelengths. There are a few ways in which light can produce colours. One way is the RGB system where colours are created electronically on TV and computers screens. RGB is called ‘additive system’....
PhotoHealing: harnessing the power of photography and healing

PhotoHealing: harnessing the power of photography and healing

Learning days with photographer Gil Dekel (PhD), Reiki Master/Teacher. The way we look at things influences the way we experience life. It is therefore beneficial ‎for the mind and the soul to ‘learn how to see’… ‎ Would you like to see beauty around you, while...
How to find the right Reiki Master/Teacher?

How to find the right Reiki Master/Teacher?

By Gil Dekel (PhD, MA) Reiki Master/Teacher. There is a lot of hype and misleading information on the internet these days. Many people claim to be the ‘perfect’ Reiki practitioners, but only a few really completed proper Reiki training. So how do you find the right...
Lessons in Tanya – Chapter 1 (pt5)

Lessons in Tanya – Chapter 1 (pt5)

with Gil Dekel. This lesson continues page 4 (which is numbered ‘10’ in the Hebrew), from Perek 1 of the book. The Alter Rebbe has been at pains to explain that he does not mean that a ‘Beinoni’ was half sins and half ‘Mitzvots’. Beinoni is not a person who’s a...
Learning to See: What to look for when taking photographs.

Learning to See: What to look for when taking photographs.

With Dr. Gil Dekel. Examples of photography concepts: Scale (Small, Spacious) – Space (Realistic, Conceptual, Empty, Crowded) – Layers – View point (High angle, Low angle) – Composition (Centred, Distributed) –  Depth of Field (Small,...
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,...
Lessons in Tanya – Chapter 1 (pt5)

Lessons in Tanya – Chapter 1 (pt4)

with Gil Dekel. ואפילו העובר על איסור קל של דברי סופרים מקרי רשע כדאיתא בפ”ב דיבמות ובפ”ק דנדה “Even if a person transgresses only a very light rabbinical prohibition [one which was forbidden by the sages, but isn’t explicitly mentioned in the...
Lessons in Tanya – Chapter 1 (pt5)

Lessons in Tanya – Chapter 1 (pt3)

with Gil Dekel. ולהבין כל זה באר היטב וגם להבין מה שאמר איוב [ב”ב פ”א] רבש”ע בראת צדיקי’ בראת רשעי’ כו’ The Alter Rebbe goes on now to explain a few views on what Beinoni is and what he is not. Alter Rebbe says “we’re going to have...
Lessons in Tanya – Chapter 1 (pt5)

Lessons in Tanya – Chapter 1 (pt2)

with Gil Dekel. אך הענין כי הנה מצינו בגמרא ה’ חלוקות. צדיק וטוב לו צדיק ורע לו רשע וטוב לו רשע ורע לו ובינוני. “The matter is as follows. We find in the Gemara five categories [of human beings]. Tzadik ve Tov Lo, Tzadik ve Ra Lo, Rasha ve Tov Lo, Rasha ve Ra...
Lessons in Tanya – Chapter 1 (pt5)

Lessons in Tanya – Chapter 1 (pt1)

ליקוטי אמרים, ספר של בינונים, פרק א’ תניאבספ”ג דנדה משביעים אותו תהי צדיק ואל תהי רשעIn this first ‘Perek’ (chapter) of the Tanya book, we are being referred to the end of the third chapter of the tract page from a different book – the Talmud tract...
Lessons in Tanya – Chapter 1 (pt5)

Lessons in Tanya – Sha’ar (title page)

with Gil Dekel. ספר ליקוטי אמרים חלק ראשון הנקרא בשם ספר של בינונים We start with the title page of the Tanya book, which is known by the name the ‘book of Beinonim’, or book of the average person, the intermediate, ‘Sefer Shel Beinonim’; in Hebrew:   ספר...
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...
How to Trust.

How to Trust.

By Aaron (Spirit Guide channelled by Natalie Dekel, with Gil Dekel). Have faith even in the most difficult situations because underneath the mud and the rubble is a core of steel in you. A core of steel that is not bending with the weather or circumstances. It is as...
How to Trust.

The Present Has No Regrets.

By ‘Freedom’ (Spirit Guide channelled by Natalie Dekel, with Gil Dekel). Sometimes it takes time to see the light from the woods you are going through… But once you know it is worthwhile, it will make your journey easier. Know that you have two stars...
How to Trust.

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...
How Do I Close My Eyes To See?

How Do I Close My Eyes To See?

By Natalie Dekel. There are so many things in life we need to achieve and so many thoughts we ought to think, that we do not have time to stop and observe what is happening inside us. It takes courage, I found, to look within. It takes practice to look into the dark...
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...
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...
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....