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Inspiration~Mystic or Psychotic?


Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, mysticism, mystic, psychology, psychotic, electroshock therapy, mental hospitals, creativity, inspiration, novels, The Trilogy of Remembrance, The Osgoode Trilogy, Art, literature.

Who hasn’t found inspiration in the writings of Joseph Campbell, the great mythologist or Carl Jung, the wise and worldly psychiatrist? Certainly I’ve spent a lifetime pondering their thoughts. Both Campbell and Jung have written about possible connections between psychosis/schizophrenia and mysticism. And so, I found that suddenly this train of thought popped up in […]

ART or ~ NOT ART?


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Can propaganda be ART? When I think of propaganda in art, I immediately think of art from countries with very repressive regimes. On the right, we have the Russian worker proudly producing bombs for the defence of the country. The art is so often in praise of the values which the government wants to promote […]

THE DRAWING LESSON, Chapter 2


The Drawing Lesson, Novels, novels about artists, literary suspense, spiritual, philosophic, arts, artists, creativity, loss of inspiration, muse, painting, London, Trilogy of Remembrance,

CHAPTER 2 #novels about artists #literary suspense.The Drawing Lesson, the first in The Trilogy of Remembrance. Has the creative spirit of a great artist died? Has Rinaldo so undermined Alexander with the scene at the Tate Modern? Enjoy chapter 2 and get your copy of the novel here. The Drawing Lesson: Despite my telephone messages, […]

THE DRAWING LESSON, Chapter 1


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The Drawing Lesson, the first in The Trilogy of Remembrance. Lines are drawn and the battle begins at The Tate Modern. Enjoy a chapter and get your copy of the novel here. #novels about artists #literary suspense.  LONDON  Chapter 1 The Drawing Lesson. At the Tate Modern Gallery, women swirling about in their elegant cocktail […]

ART ~ the Remedy for Year End Blues


Happy New Year, 2016, holiday, War, Peace, Art, celebrate, spirit, overcoming fear, writers, painters, Hopper, Vermeer, J M W Turner, novels.

For me, war is the lowest and darkest expression of humankind. But ART is our highest and very finest expression of the human spirit. A lot of people say 2015 has been a tough year. Everybody’s fearful of something. At the end of each year, we review all the worst times that we and our […]

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