Not that my mind really rests, but my project is a great headache, a great headache in the metaphorical sense. I am trying to get it finished, but rushing it means to take away from its quality. Proofreading, improved thoughts, correcting contradictions between words and sentences, improving word use, illustrating the delivered message(s), and making everything concise as much possible are all things that are prolonging the project, but it will be worth the wait.
As of Wednesday, June 25, 2014:
Live life as though you're someone else's second chance at living to fulfill what you want(ed) to fulfill.
As I said to a few of my d.A. contacts who have messaged me, "Pardon my long hiatus." To put it quite briefly, I am doing fine, but I've been taking a break from d.A. for a while. In addition to that, there's been many things I needed to take care of, and I'm currently (still) working on one of my biggest projects consisting of illustrated concepts with explanations for readers to digest that unifies just about everything into one topic through both a philosophic and reasonable scientific-like view of all things.
And even if my project is something not everyone will agree with (I expect no such thing, want no such thing [quite an ignorant desire]), mark my words the material will deliver in that it will make you think about many things from a fresher, different and advanced viewpoint.
Meanwhile (as I do from time-to-time,) I have recently been looking over some of my older works with new eyes to re-define them.
P.S. I just found out in my Inbox someone gave me a 3 Month Premium Membership that ran out. Thank you, but I am sorry I didn't get a chance to use what was given to me.
Quotes I cherish most, lately (in no particular order)
"Shivering with sweat, cold tremors over the skin, I turn the colour of dead grass, and I'm an inch from dying."
"...Again and again...because those I care for best, do me most harm."
"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
"One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry." (Ah, so true. More than not, when marriage is official on paper, things oddly seem to get worse).
"This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of Life. Finally, to take a step without feet."
"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase "each other" doesn't make any sense."
"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."
"Faith begins where Reason sinks exhausted."
"Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He/God exists."
Lord Alfred Tennyson:
"A smile abroad is often a scowl at home."
"There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds."
"I the heir of all ages, in the foremost files of time."
"To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour."
"What is now proved was once imagined."
"When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do."
Quotes for Your Creative Drive:
Quote, "Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world!" End of quote — Archimedes.
Emphasis: Move the world, today!
Quote, "A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self." End of quote. Charles Dickens.
Emphasis: Anything you do or create — exception to the rule of what you say to ignorant people — is not wasted time on you! especially if you're an artist or writer entertaining an audience.
And here is one from me: To every existing and future logician, all artists including writers, philosophers, dreamers, critics and visionaries; we are all intellectual Olympians overcoming more gargantuan hurdles and trials than the physically athletic know. We are not idle!
Emphasis: Don't let others indoctrinate you to believe or tell you otherwise!
Newest work: Insights beyond the Doorsill
My newest piece Insights beyond the Doorsill - a continuum will take you for a mud-thick, thought-provoking, intellectually charged, emotional invoking, psychologically torrential and somewhat controversial spiral of madness. If it makes you think it served its purpose.
Since it is a continuum, more will be added to it from time-to-time and the topics will only accumulate. By the time I am done with it I hope for it to become a book, then again, I am withdrawing that idea.
With almost 300 views thus far in the last two day and no comment(s), it's lead me to believe I went wrong somewhere. I may reformat it. I am not sure. For now it's just a separation of intellectual one-liners and short-story spurts. I am not sure I like it either. It didn't do what I wanted it to.
I hope you all enjoy it.
My Newest Music / Playlist – 2013 (it will take you for an adventure)
NOTE: If you find yourself smirking at something you may not like, move on to the next track. Understand that because I am an artist, writer, and a critic of the arts I am very open to all forms of art.
There may also be some repeats from last year's music list.
Vocalistic Songs: (I don't care for all the videos, mostly the music)
Chromatics – Cherry www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjQ2jG…
The Gorillaz – On Melancholy Hill www.youtube.com/watch?v=04mfKJ…
Guild Wars 2 – Fear Not This Night www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOMQxV…
Namie Amuro – Come (Alpha Trance Remix) www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd6Gqe…
Love Letters in the Sand – Pat Boone www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhPlKL…
Chromatics – Lady www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbx8qR…
Metal Gear Solid 3 – Way To Fall (Starsailor) www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9hagV…
The Fixx – Red Skies at Night www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCM4_5…
The Fixx – Stand or Fall www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMNPMj…
Devin Townsend – Deadhead www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrxmrS…
Miyavi – Selfish Love www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEH7cp…
Miyavi – Survive www.youtube.com/watch?v=uunPri…
Miyavi – Survive (Studio Live) www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amx9-s…
Gackt – Black Stone www.youtube.com/watch?v=23qTT2…
Chromatics – Into the Black www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSycSB…
Ellie Goulding – Anything Could Happen www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hzgS9…
Gackt – Redemption www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXp0v9…
Motorcycle – As the Rush Comes www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oBRgX…
Age of Loneliness – Enigma www.youtube.com/watch?v=APW_Qw…
Andrea Banica – Love in Brazil (something different) www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo3Qlj…
Game / Instrumental Music had a big impact on me when I was much younger, and later on at the age of reason. Up until now, I really began to understand and appreciate it all. Now I listen to them when I write.
Joe Satriani – If I Could Fly www.youtube.com/watch?v=FclrtP…
The Black Mages - Assault of the Silver Dragon www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VAHTU…
Final Fantasy VII – The Man with the Machine Gun www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jho-p…
No Stress At All - Paul Hardcastle www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1YiSN…
Apache Warrior - Paul Hardcastle www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ZpD3…
Metal Gear Solid – Sea Breeze www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0RM_N…
Relaxing, Beautiful Brazilian Music www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuIEkS…
Star Ocean 'Til the End of Time – Moon Base www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_fChm…
Star Ocean 'Til the End of Time – Into a Storm Not Memorized www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObspRA…
Star Ocean 'Til the End of Time – I See Your Reflection www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW60sr…
Believe Again – Techno Trance (rarely do I like this stuff) www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J68pQ…
Tchaikovsky – Waltz of the Flowers www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg1dMp…
Dmitri Shostakovich – The Second Waltz www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoS1_C…
Juventino Rosas – Over the Waves Waltz www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzCCQZ…
Tchaikovsky – Sleeping Beauty www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sU4mg…
Johann Strauss Jr. – Vienna Blood www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R4yTf…
Johann Strauss Jr. – Voices of the Spring Waltz www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqm9ja…
Percy Faith – Theme from a Summer Place www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt7SPm…
Steve Vai – Building the Church www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv5UUE…
Steve Vai – Bad Horsie www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5BrE1…
Valkyrire Profile 2 – The Meditation of Many Years www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob6-A9…
Valkyrie Profile 2 – At Peace with Extinction www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOerCf…
Valkyrie Profile 2 – A Stable Float www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOerCf…
Valkyrie Profile 2 – No Knowledge of Wisdom www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuP1Od…
Valkyrie Profile 2 – Neighboring Infinity www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr990m…
Xenosaga – Omega www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHpvQl…
Xenosaga – The Resurrection www.youtube.com/watch?v=izpN6h…
Xenosaga – Ormus www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnYNO-…
Resident Evil 4 – Save Theme (calming) www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BR1ZG…
Final Fantasy X-2 – Eternal Memories of Lightwaves – www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9ee_E…
Guild Wars 2 – Fear Not This Night (piano version) www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YzWlx…
Final Fantasy VIII – The Salt Flats www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqPFN0…
Genso Suikoden V – Scar of Destruction www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKRFtg…
Genso Suikoden V – Recollection www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPxFJf…
Metal Gear Solid 3 – Surfing Guitar www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW8ZOG…
Metal Gear Solid 4 – Start Menu Screen www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ATzz3…
Final Fantasy VII – Ahead On Our Way www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcEGFA…
Final Fantasy VII – Anxious Heart www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMvHTl…
Final Fantasy VII – Infiltrating the Shinra Tower www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfNHui…
Final Fantasy VII – Trail of Blood www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiWV2K…
Final Fnatasy VII – The Chosen One by the Planet www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rV40y…
Final Fantasy VII – The Nightmare Begins www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwBjCK…
Devil May Cry – Vergil Battle www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdSvIP…
The Legend of Dragoon – The Forbidden Land www.youtube.com/watch?v=McIcOH…
The Legend of Dragoon – Ruined Celes www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTlpKW…
The Legend of Dragoon – Village of Tragedy www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6ZV5S…
Chrono Cross – Death Sea www.youtube.com/watch?v=ine3_j…
Final Fantasy X – Path of Repentance www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA5Ppk…
Final Fantasy XII – The Dalmaska Eastersands www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgvaZ1…
On the Move! – Final Fantasy VIII www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDj7ay…
Two books you may really like:
In these two books by Renee M. Krushel: The Spiritual Evolution of a Mystic and Ascended Masters Speak, there are a lot of things you will agree with to be concrete, but should you find yourself grinning in certain parts it is quite possibly because you tried to interpret what was supposed to be understood metaphorically as fact. Other than the Bible and other controversial sacred scriptures, remember, nothing metaphoric is fact; it can only be real so long it impacts you in indescribable ways when understood metaphorically. There is a difference: Fact is to proof; real is to feeling through acknowledgement few others can relate to say it exists.
Whosoever wants to quote me in the above may do so.
If you like poets/writers very similar to Joseph Campbell, William Blake and Rumi to name a few, then you will like what Renee M. Krushel has in store for your eyes if they're craving for unsaid, literary artistic masterwork. She often reminds me of the embodiment of both William Blake and Rumi, notably.
RENEE M. KRUSHEL is a teacher with a B.A. and an M.S. (in countless areas) from Hunter College in New York City. She teaches classes in meditation, stress management, mythology and consciousness. After traveling extensively, she now spends most of her time at home writing, studying, teaching, sculpting and painting.
She is absolutely an astounding woman I have only briefly spoken to and hope to meet someday. From someone who doesn't like books — because they are often so long-winded — I really liked her two books.
My personal favorite of the two books is Ascended Masters Speak because it's so apropos and to the point.
The Summary of The Spiritual Evolution of a Mystic:
A mystic's account of her paranormal experiences, her guidance by ascended masters, and her years of research in an attempt to accept the non-rational.
The Spiritual Evolution of a Mystic, written in order to raise awareness, arose from directions given to author Renee Krushel by her masters. The ascended masters warn of cataclysmic times ahead if humanity does not change its consciousness from ego-driven to spiritually centered. In this text, Ms. Krushel takes a spiritual and intellectual journey covering more than forty years of her mystical experiences and demonstrating how that change was brought about in her life. She includes references from her studies in psychology, philosophy, science, metaphysics, and mythology.
Her experiences include messages and instructions from Ramana Maharshi, Koot Hoomi, Jesus, and other unidentified masters. She has also undergone out-of-body experiences, communication with the deceased, Samadhi, mystical marriage, initiations, and spontaneous memories of past lives. Like Robert Adams, the American self-realized master, she is a disciple of Ramana Maharshi. She shares all of the guidance and information given her by the great Hindu sage and other ascended masters with the hope that others too can make the journey from ego-driven to spiritual consciousness.
Become one of a growing number of enlightened evolutionaries by studying the words of the ascended masters in The Spiritual Evolution of a Mystic-a mystical journey through Renee Krushel's paranormal experiences.
The Summary of Ascended Masters Speak - A Self-Help Reference:
This is not your ordinary self-help book written by someone who assumes that she can teach you something that she has learned from others. Ascended Masters Speak is a compendium of lessons given to mystic Renee Krushel by ascended masters and written as they were transmitted, word-for-word. Ascended Masters are beings who have learned all there is to learn on Earth and are speaking from a higher or more enlightened level of reality. Ms. Krushel was directed to write Ascended Masters Speak to share the spiritual guidance she has been receiving for over forty-four years from masters: Ramana Maharshi, Jesus, Koot Hoomi and others. Renee is not a trance medium; she is always awake and aware of what is being communicated. Ascended Masters Speak contains: spiritual lessons transmitted to Renee on 187 topics, some mystical experiences and many quotations on each subject. The topics are listed alphabetically for easy access. Some subject headings may have more entries than others.
And . . .
Here is my personal review word-for-word on her book Ascended Masters Speak:
"It must be said my view on most books can be unforgiving. While lesser poetic words are meant to express ideas more freely, in all forms of writing I believe in and go by Quotes, "Spend words wisely; no cent over." / "The goal to writing is to say so much in so little, not so little in so much." / "Narrower text margins challenge your ideas." / "Never take words for granted; write as though they are your last with no choice but to be brief." End of my Quotes from my Shortest Poetry/General Writing Guide vicariousoul.deviantart.com/ar…
Your book The Spiritual Evolution of a Mystic is an exception opposed to most longwinded books — consisting of bigger bodies of texts — but I found your book Ascended Masters Speak to be more concise and in accordance with the above quoted. I hold it true your book to be the foundation to a new era of books; it encapsulates the sound beauty found in poetry through concision, amalgamated with the traditions unique to prose. Your use of remarkable quotes from other prominent creative minds to thicken your claims, messages and the italicized messages from these Ascended Masters, followed by transitions into your own words is ingenious!
The alphabetical indexing in the book is very clean, organized and helpful.
Other than a worn, tattered book I carry around filled with all the poetry and short-stories from Lord Alfred Tennyson, among works from Albert Pike, Emily Dickinson, Rumi, Sir Walter Scott, Sylvia Plath and William Blake to name a few (in no specific order,) your two books are the only books I have treated as if Bibles — cover to back, back to cover — and I have been through a legion of literary masterworks to arrive at this judgment." End of Quote.
IF you are interested in these two books, here are a few sources to buy from:
For the book The Spiritual Evolution of a Mystic (by Renee M. Krushel)
For the book Ascended Masters Speak (by Renee M. Krushel)
If you have read this far, Thank You for viewing this.
I am still working on my poem Farewell Vanishings, formerly Farewell Footsteps, despite being very busy for quite some time now. One of the reasons for the name change is I found myself in the poem relating to footsteps a little too much, therefore, I don't want it to focus on that one particular piece of imagery. I want to expand the poem more to relate to other things.
Here is a teaser excerpt from the poem:
"Softest on the grass plods, loudest on the lumber,
Farewell! light-to-heavy footsteps always leaving,
Therewith my going moments enticed right then
Like vultures in wait to pluck the muses in men,
Then peck! n' peck! at Earth to form our graves;
Would-be futures are enslaved by eternal slumber."
From - Farewell Vanishings
The poem touches up on moments throughout Life that come and go, love(s) that come and go, even the tiniest things we sometimes hear, think about, observe and dissect just to understand, and how our thoughts from then on come about then later change.
I hope you'll enjoy this upcoming poem. I plan for it to be a longer piece than anything I've written before.
Links to my Top-10 Poems to-date:
Almost Always An Almost - an epigram
As I Saw Death - Sonnet
A Woman's Throne
In Memoriam - Mari
The Big Blue Boss
Artists Collapse In Prosperity
Looking Out - Sonnet
The Onlooker's Doom - Sonnet
Links to my best Short-stories / Prose:
All Religions Equal God
Overlooking Seers of Life
The Ultimate Mistake
I am a Poetry Admin of (crossed out; DLD is no longer in operation)
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Impress me and all of us who will be viewing your literary creations or the work of others. That said I look forward to reading your material.
So bring on the Poetry! Suggest! Suggest! Suggest!
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for 30 days from the date their work was featured.
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therefore, do not send me DLD suggestions consisting of Fan Fiction!
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I am also getting tired of (and you know who you are)
people who Favorite for the sake of favoriting just for Pageviews!
My sentiment to that is, if that's the case, you need not be on here.
Doing that does not define an Artist; it just makes you look desperate!
I caught on to this after seeing a few people Favorite my hard work,
and when looking through the pages upon pages in their Favorites,
they had already added fifty other people's work after mine!
To those who do this, take your pretentiousness somewhere else!
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About My Group (crossed out, for now anyway)
Our objective as a Group is to bring new ideas and poetry
into the spotlight, pushing cliché writing into the darkness! In doing this, Poetry's Renaissance is 'The Movement'
to reviving poetry due to its dead audience, not the form. IF you would like to become a member of this Group,
you are welcome to do so, and I will be sending invitations. If you DO become a member of this Group, feel free
to suggest featuring any work of your own or other people.
NOTE: Daily, only 1 submission per person allowed.
I will look at them accordingly but [they need to be] original! We are looking for and accepting unique, bright, and captivating work, NOT cliche or worn ideas!
In doing this, we are The Movement of Poetry!
Please, enjoy what is to offer in our Featured Section.
A Stellar Fractal Artist:
Is a madwoman when it comes to creating Fractals.
When you look over her work an other world can be seen.
PERMANENT FEATURED POETS/WRITERS
Here are some really interesting writers/poets, equally great,
and are NOT to be assumed to favoritism in the order listed:
Is a small-letter poet extraordinaire, brief in his power of word choice
that tends to speak for everyone, whose work is exotic and profound,
and sometimes mixes archaic with modern diction: time overlapping.
Is a modern minstrel/poetic song writer, whose work offers and shows
much knowledge through the eyes of an experienced wandering soul,
and is young at heart but very strong in almost everything he writes.
Is a high-spirited and sometimes experimental poet, although
random at times, she goes about writing of the smallest things in
the most eloquent of ways, most would pay no mind, pays mind.
To a masterful Metal Crafter:
Are you into original, unlikely and daring metal artwork?
Then stop by Rajala's Gallery to see some of the best
uniquely designed furniture and metalwork!
Nothing he does is cast iron. It is all forged with hammers
and traditionally done with near seamless welding.
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