Tag Archives: Spirituality

Mountains

Where I am from, people habitually indulge in three major passions: music, mountains – and misery.  By the way, the latter is an expression of sheer frustration of not having enough time for the other two and it is he … Continue reading

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The master of chaos

Jackson Pollock’s “One: Number 31”, painted 1950. Jackson Pollock was a major force in the abstract expressionism movement, and a dark and moody maverick.  He was undeniably an innovative artistic genius and more.  His technique has been carefully studied and it’s … Continue reading

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Musica sacra

    The Mass, a form of sacred musical composition, has always been very special to me. From when I was a kid I heard them many times performed live on Sundays at church and I was always fascinated by … Continue reading

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The master koan

Leading a spiritual life means to get comfortable living paradoxes. So what is a paradox then ? Basically it is a statement of an apparent contradiction that expresses a non-dual truth. Puzzlement is the new clarity and “There is nowhere to go” … Continue reading

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Of Agony and Surrender

The Heiligenstadt Testament When Beethoven was 26 years old  he was already a very successful composer and piano virtuoso.  At this time he began to suffer from buzzing noises and other sounds in his ears, and two years later deafness broke out. In 1802 … Continue reading

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On the sofa with Paul

A conversation on Beethoven between Paul and Michaela “Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.” Ludwig van Beethoven

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The Old and the New Testament

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier is considered the ‘Old Testament’ of the pianist as opposed to the ‘New Testament’ – the 32 piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven. The Well-Tempered Clavier is characterized by a technical and compositional mastery which … Continue reading

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The secret of death

A discourse between Justme and Michaela ‘You would know the secret of death. But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life? The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil … Continue reading

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There is nowhere to go

Leading a spiritual life means to get comfortable living paradoxes. So what is a paradox then ? Basically it is a statement of an apparent contradiction that expresses a non-dual truth. Puzzlement is the new clarity and “There is nowhere to go” … Continue reading

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