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The Healing Power of Blake: A Distillation
by John Diamond MD   

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Publisher:  Enhancement Books ISBN-10:  1890995037 Type: 
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180

Copyright:  Nov 1 1998
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An inspiring introduction to William Blake – Dr. Diamond has excerpted selections and added punctuation and formatting in order to reveal and intensify the healing power of Blake’s poetry.

You agree that William Blake is a very great poet. But you've probably only ever read his earlier poems - like The Tyger.

You've looked at the hundreds of pages of his later so-called prophetic works, knowing that there his true greatness must lie. But you close them, intimidated by the sheer mass, and the strangeness and apparent incomprehensibility.

So you retreat to the early, easy ones - but you wonder....

Based on his many years of research into the healing power of the Creative Arts and his extensive clinical experience in this field, Dr. John Diamond, M.D., has chosen those passages from the prophetic works which are not only inviting and comprehensible, but which are the very gems of Blake's genius. Here they are magificent and accessible!
Excerpt
He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.

In every bosom a Universe expands as wings.

This world of Imagination is a World of Eternity:
It is the Divine bosom into which we shall all go
After the death of the Vegetated body.
This World of Imagination is Infinite and Eternal,
Whereas the world of Generation or Vegetation
Is Finite and Temporal.
There Exists in that Eternal World
The Permanent Realities of Every Thing
Which we see reflected
In this Vegetable Glass of Nature.


Professional Reviews

The Book Reader Fall/Winter 1999/2000
"Blake may not, per se, heal the wound, but he will actuate the spirit. Of all the poets, he will most encourage your Will to be Well." Diamond, who once owned more than 2,000 books of poetry, chooses Blake to show others how to embrace life, how to ignite that fire in the belly, in the head. Here are 180 pages ripe with Blake's work, primarily his prophetic poems, altered with care by Diamond. Re-formatted to preclude breaking lines. Punctuated to emphasize the essence and assist vocal expression, a device used by Diamond to help sufferers. "When Nations grow Old, The Arts grow Cold, and Commerce settles on every Tree." An intriguing way to bind oneself to joy. And attempt less to be more than Man, lest we become less.

Richard A. Lippin, M.D., Founding President, International Arts-Medicine Association.
I believe Dr. John Diamond to be the foremost living advocate for enhancing the Life Force through the Arts. In this book, he reveals the poet William Blake as a healer of extraordinary power. The Healing Power of Blake is strong medicine for our troubled times.

Rita Iovino, M.D., Executive Director, American Physician's Poetry Association
This book charts new territory in the relationship between Medicine and the Arts, posing Blake to become a central figure in the healing arts as well as a significant figure in our culture. Dr. Diamond touches the healing force within us through the music of Blake's poetry.


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