Friday, March 4, 2011

ABOUT SOULSPEAK



SOULSPEAK: INSTINCTIVE ART



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WHAT IS SOULSPEAK?






We are artists who believe that viewing or listening to SOULSPEAK instinctive art is not only extraordinarily beautiful but healing by its very nature. It is the most natural and most human way we have of sharing our deepest feelings.





SOULSPEAK spontaneous spoken poetry, SOULSPEAK video Dreamstories, and spontaneous dance/mime and SOULSPEAK collage are such instinctive art forms.







We create them by turning off the conscious mind and allowing the unconscious to guide us in their creation. 







Similarly, others can best view or listen to SOULSPEAK instinctive art by quieting their conscious minds. Not only will they feel an extraordinary beauty, but they will also find that participating in this way, over time, has the effect of bringing their conscious and unconscious minds into harmony.







For those who see art as being a consciously created form of entertainment, or instruction, or beauty, this may seem a very unusual view of art. 






But that is only because our modern culture has forgotten about this way of making art. Instinctive art goes back to the advent of the human race.





What's more, healing, or bringing the conscious and unconscious mind (or self and soul) into harmony has always been a basic aim of all spiritual movements.








Unlike those movements, however, SOULSPEAK has no teachings or doctrines of any kind. We have no ideas.








We have only the simple belief that instinctive art created from the unconscious is can bring about an extraordinary harmony between self and soul.









When we speak of the self, we mean our everyday conscious mind, the one that is talking to you now.








On the other hand, when we speak of the soul, we mean our deepest, unknowable, most mysterious guiding essence. 







When we speak of the soul in this special way, the soul can just as easily be seen as our unconscious mind: the source of all our dreams, intuitions and visions.






Carl Jung had a similar view, so again it is not a new one.








There are other, more complex spiritual and religious definitions of the soul, of course, but at their core, those definitions always see the soul, at its deepest level, as our unknowable, most mysterious guiding essence.






The unconscious is not concerned with ideas, but feelings. Thus SOULSPEAK instinctive poetry is also concerned with feelings.







Not surface feelings, but our deeper, often unconscious feelings about love, family, friendship, loneliness, confusion, death, birth and fate.






Ideas lie in the realm of the self, the realm of our conscious minds. This is the realm of philosophy, religion, mathematics, logic, science.







In many respects, SOULSPEAK instinctive art resembles our dreams in that it always takes the form of a story. And like our dreams, instinctive art is always metaphoric, extremely fluid and can turn like quicksilver.





You can actively participate in SOUSPEAK instinctive art by simply listening to it, or viewing it. It's peculiar beauty and healing power will work its way into your deepest being without any intellectual effort on your part.






Because SOULSPEAK art is an art of feelings—and not ideas— it communicates deeply and instantaneously. There's no need to figure it out.







All you have to do is turn off your critical, conscious mind and open yourself to it. Let yourself feel its truth, and its beauty. That's all you have to do. Don't think. Feel. Let it fall on you like rain.







For those wishing to learn how to create SOULSPEAK instinctive art from the unconscious, we have several simple tutorials. We have taught thousands of all ages and backgrounds.







No artistic background is necessary, because these instinctive arts come fully formed from the unconscious, i.e. they are the soul’s natural way of expressing itself.









This is how preliterate humans created art. That capability is still within us if we turn off our conscious minds and surrender to the creative unconscious so it can emerge in its full glory.






All of our SOULSPEAK artistic offerings are free. Our videos, music, spoken poetry are available for on-line playing. They are also available for free downloading as mp4 videos, and mp3 music and spoken poetry.











Here are two books by
Justin Spring, the founder of SOULSPEAK,
for those wishing to know more about SOULSPEAK
as a contemporary form of preliterate oral poetry.
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There are two ways you can enter the endless world of SOULSPEAK.




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You can take the logical, in-a-hurry way by clicking on the menu picture below
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Note: for those who wish to download our VIDEO SOULSPEAK Youtube Dreamstories, we suggest you use FREE STUDIO. We use it extensively to download our own videos and also to strip our mp3 soundtracks from those videos. It is free, bug-free, and very easy to use.









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