Symbols of Feelings and Extraction of Knowledge:

A critical and practical exploration of the process of extraverted poetrymaking. By Dr. Gil Dekel.   Key-words Words Observation Beauty Love Atoms Attention Consciousness Inspiration Creation.   Introduction Poets are often seen as sentimentalists who...
Healing Words: Short-Verse Poetry by Gil Dekel

Healing Words: Short-Verse Poetry by Gil Dekel

by Gil Dekel, PhD (visionary poet and Reiki teacher.)   The task of the poet is to see into the experiences we undergo every moment, and attach words to emotions. Like patchwork, these wordly emotions come together to form images through which we can see the...
Don’t Worry God, We Still Love You.

Don’t Worry God, We Still Love You.

I have heard the breathing of the birds in the silence of my heartbeat. And the branches of my tree, weaving words for my mouth. So my soul could, once again, praise this glorious moment we call ‘Life’. Sometimes I have memories in seconds, when the sun sets in my...
Oars of Faith

Oars of Faith

We have seen deep into your eyes, where the flowers of joy are whispering your name. Speak up your heart, for the love within you is vaster than your mind. Do not swim in seas of despair, come now, let us help you sail the boat of hope… You already hold the oars of...
Poetry counselling.

Poetry counselling.

Do you believe that a message can come to you through a poem? I do not ‘write’ poems but ‘channel’ them – the Spirit Guides ‘speak’ to me and I document their words. The words are uplifting, embracing one another and becoming...
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...
Portals of the Mind and the Soul.

Portals of the Mind and the Soul.

Painter, poet and philosopher Paul Hartal is interviewed by Gil Dekel.   Gil Dekel: What is your view on the sources of creativity in art? [1] Paul Hartal: Creativity is a cognitive process that results in new outcomes. It generates original ideas and novel products....
Illuminating the Word: Visualisation of Poetic Experiences Through Filmmaking.

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...
I Was Always a Genius.

I Was Always a Genius.

Poet Alan Corkish interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: I get the feeling that your poetry is based mainly on telling a story, an event, rather than depicting a picture. Is this correct? [1] Alan Corkish: I’m not sure about what you mean Gil. Language is complex, I...
I Was Always a Genius.

Becoming Something Deeper.

Poet Myra Schneider interviewed by Gil Dekel. Myra Schneider: Hi, Gil, welcome… would you like some tea? [1] Gil Dekel: That would be nice. [2] [getting tea] [3] Gil Dekel: Did you always live in London? [4] Myra Schneider: I have been living here a long time now,...
I Was Always a Genius.

Insight into Words.

Poet Maggie Sawkins interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: You have been writing since the age of nine. How does the process of writing poetry work for you? [1] Maggie Sawkins: I think that there are different processes for different poems. Sometimes it is two things...
I Was Always a Genius.

The Arc of Grace.

Poet Sylvia Paskin interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: How do words come to you? [1] Sylvia Paskin: Often they come as a burst of emotion. Sometimes I hear or read something, or something happens to me. And around this set of feelings you find yourself writing about...
I Was Always a Genius.

Rising to the Surface of Language.

Poet Anne Stevenson interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: Can we talk about your creative process of writing? [1] Anne Stevenson: For me, writing poems is not so much a process as a way of feeling my way in the dark. Lines come to mind; I work them over in my head and...