“All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves.”
A big theme of this website is a matter that concerns many people in America and elsewhere in the world—self-expression and what interferes with it.
I am a consultant on the faculty of the Aesthetic Realism Foundation in New York City. I am proud that my article, “How My Stuttering Ended,” which was part of the public seminar titled “What Interferes with Your True Expression,” has been published on websites about stuttering, including the internationally valued resource: “The Stuttering Homepage” of Minnesota State University. It has been published in the San Antonio Register and other newspapers, sections of it have appeared in the international periodical The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known.
Stuttering is an interference to expression that’s caused a great deal of pain. I learned the scientific cause of stuttering from Aesthetic Realism, founded by Eli Siegel, and my stuttering ended—many years ago. You’ll see more articles about what I have seen about stuttering here.
I had the honor to study in classes taught by the founder of Aesthetic Realism, Eli Siegel, in which he lectured on the poetry of the world, literature, science, art, music, economics and on the questions of the human self. My study continues in professional classes taught by Ellen Reiss, Aesthetic Realism Chairman of Education.
- “‘The King’s Speech’ and An Approach to Stuttering” by Miriam Mondlin article published on The Indian Stammering Association’s Blog.
- “Genes and Something Else,” & the article on “The King’s Speech” both featured in The Indian Stammering Association Quarterly Magazine.
- “Stuttering & the Human Self“ The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known—#1751
- The Answer for Our Schools by Arnold Perey, Ph.D, —Excerpt of an article published in The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known, about a young man who stuttered and because of what he learned in Aesthetic Realism consultations—his stuttering diminished.
- “Self and World,” Eli Siegel’s definitive text, particularly Chapter 11 “Self and Disease,” where he discusses stuttering, the cause and the solution.
About the Economy, Unions, & What People Deserve: Here you’ll find articles on a subject I am passionate about—economic justice.
- “Every Baby Deserves Health Care!” by Meryl Simon, Miriam Mondlin & Ruth Oron
- Can We Be Expansive & Contained Like Van Gogh’s Starry Night? A talk I gave in the series at the Terrain Gallery “How Art Answers the Questions of Your Life,”
- “I Learned about Imagination,” An article about the chapter “Imagination, Reality, Aesthetics” from Eli Siegel’s Self and World as I studied the difference between good and bad imagination—with examples from my own life, Karl Menninger’s The Open Mind, and the art of Lewis Carroll.
- “The Rhythms: They Are There” Part 1 The lecture Eli Siegel gave July 22, 1970, was titled “The Rhythms: They are There,” which had in it a new approach to the subject of rhythm. Mr. Siegel explained he was going to be casual in his approach and present what rhythm is in as many ways as possible, using as his text a single issue of a 1920 journal, The Dial, a literary magazine concerned with the arts.
- “The Rhythms: They Are There” Part 2 In this section of the lecture, Mr. Siegel read and commented on a short story by the Irish writer, James Stephens, an essay about Shakespeare by the French author, Romain Rolland, and an art chronicle by Henry McBride, who discusses in particular the work of artist Charles Burchfield, whom Mr. Siegel described as “The Terror of Ohio.” He said that in Burchfield’s paintings there is an ethical drama of good and evil given true form.
- “Look, the World is Poetic!” Part 1 In a great class titled “Look, the World is Poetic!” given June 13, 1971, Mr. Siegel showed the world is poetic through how the opposites of stop and flow, stillness and moving, are in reality itself, and in poetry, including Chinese, American, Arabian, French, Sanskrit, and Persian. “I am beginning with the fact,” Mr. Siegel stated, “that there is poetry in the world and it shows itself in many ways and they each say something about the other…. The world is poetic in two ways: its structure is poetic, and there’s poetry in it.”
- “Look, the World is Poetic!” Part 2 What Mr. Siegel said as he compared the slowness of motion in Poe’s lines to the swiftness of motion in When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed by Walt Whitman is new to literary criticism….
- Aesthetic Realism & Expression by Eli Siegel In her introduction, Ellen Reiss writes: “In his 1949 lecture Aesthetic Realism and Expression, Eli Siegel explains that subject, Expression, in all its beauty, puzzlingness, and pain. Right now men, women, and children have the ache of non-expression: they feel that what they are inside has never come forth….”
- GWE: Young Man of New Guinea • A Novel Against Racism, by anthropologist Arnold Perey, PhD
- Selves Are in Economics by Eli Siegel
- Read this wonderful poem, “On the Pleasures and Advantages of Anonymity: An Ode“
- Aesthetic Realism Online Library: See Essays by Eli Siegel
- Read a Report by Lynette Abel of a profoundly moving play about World War I, “A Miracle at Verdun” by Herman Chlumberg discussed in an Aesthetic Realism class by Eli Siegel.
- Bennett Cooperman’s article ”Real Self-Expression: How Can a Man Have It?” including a discussion on the great actor Edmund Kean
- The Beauty of NYC • “Can We Be Both Lighthearted and Serious?” The Chrysler Building Shows How!” by Anthony Romeo
- Resources about Aesthetic Realism
- “Triumph and Sadness: Opposites in Ourselves and in Nat Fein’s Photo of Babe Ruth’s Farewell” By Michael Palmer
- Some Poems about New York by Ellen Reiss, Aesthetic Realism Chairman of Education, Poet, Critic