April 2013 Newsletter

It all started with Copernicus, with the sun being the centre of the solar system. And over the next centuries science started to accumulate a large body of facts that drew into question religious dogma and doctrine, to the point that many think faith in a higher power can now be considered a delusion.

But perhaps the pendulum has swung too far in the direction of scientific atheism, for notwithstanding all their knowledge, the presence of a higher power still remains a mystery. Indeed, it might be time for a new spirituality that accommodates the scientific facts, but still dares to believe.

Science has determined that the material, objective world is indeed mechanical and mathematical, subject to predictable laws, and that the universe is vast and incomprehensible, with our planet in a seemingly undistinguished location. The constraints of these laws are the hard facts of existence and have thankfully called into question many superstitions of the past.

The subjective world, however, remains deep and mysterious. Being the realm of spirit, which is irreducible and qualitative, it remains stubbornly immune to the harsh, investigative light of science, in anything but a superficial way. It is here in our inner lives that magic, alchemy and transformation are possible.

It is also in the subjective world where we find the human imagination, which perhaps is a distinguishing characteristic of our species, responsible for our varied cultures and civilizations, and is an attribute we share with the divine. Darwin notwithstanding, I can’t conceive of the beauty and intricate engineering of nature and the cosmos being anything but the product of the reason and imagination of the divine mind.

If any of this appeals to you, may I suggest you check out my work at www.kloschinsky.com. I have released two albums, Woodlands, and Like Your Hero,  that deal with such themes such as love, loss, spirituality, nature, melancholy, temptation, the night and adventure in honest and evocative songs. I won the 2007 MusicAid Award for Best Canadian Songwriter for my original song Wearin’ Blue. They are both available on iTunes and other online vendors.

I have published three volumes of poetry, A Time To Cry, Deliverance and Simplicity that are available on Amazon.

I also have some music videos on YouTube you might like, and would welcome any of your comments.

Finally, if you like fine art photography I have some of that too at www.kloschinsky.com.

Thanks again for your support of my music.

In song and in spirit,

Paul Kloschinsky

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