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...
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,...
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...
Is Reiki Nonsense?

Is Reiki Nonsense?

by Gil Dekel (Reiki Master/Teacher and PhD in Art, Design and Media). 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...
Fully Experiencing.

Fully Experiencing.

‘The Guide of Fridays’ (channelled by Natalie Dekel) in a conversation with Gil Dekel.   ‘The Guide of Fridays’: Now, let me start by talking about the difficulties you face in life. Every day people face challenges, and many times they feel...
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...
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...
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...

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...
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...
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....
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....
On Every Beach the Sand is Different.

On Every Beach the Sand is Different.

Portraits and Encaustic Wax painter, Natalie Dekel, interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: When did you start painting? Natalie Dekel: I was left-handed and my mother was worried that I will not be able to use my right hand. Where I was born and grew up, everyone had to...
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...