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More On Rudhyar's Work


Much of Dane Rudhyar's lifelong work is made freely available worldwide at the Rudhyar Archival Project including an extensive biography.

 

To learn more about Rudhyar's books in print visit Aurora Press.

 

To gain an understanding of Rudhyar's approach to cycles, read the article on this site, A Brief Overview of Dane Rudhyar's Approach to Cycles.

 

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Rudhyar's Poetry


Dane Rudhyar book cover The Practice of Astrology

Over 100 extraordinary poems are included in this anthology of Rudhyar's poetry from 1916 to 1962 Read poems from this book for free online.

 

 

Book Cover - The Essential Rudhyar by Leyla Rael- image copyright © 2003 by Michael R. Meyer. All Rights Reserved.

In her well honed book The Essential Rudhyar, An Outline and an Evocation, Leyla Rael, Rudhyar's wife in his later years, presents a well organized and comprehensive overview of Rudhyar's entire body of work. Read the section on Rudhyar's Poetry to understand his poems within a greater context. Read this section online.

 

 


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Poetry


Like his activities in other forms of the arts, Rudhyar's poetry is a spontaneous, very personal—yet transpersonal—expression, unburdened by prolonged technical training or conditioning; and his poems unselfconsciously exemplify his philosophy and demonstrate his overall attitude to life.

In his 1983 autobiography, Rudhyar says this about his poetry, "The crises of growth, which in my life took the form of the breakdowns of my first and second marriages, released inner realizations and a power of creative formation which in turn took form in a number of poems. The process of poetic formulation that is an integral and significant part of my total destiny had started many years before when I deliberately severed all connections with my ancestral and cultural past. I believe this process should be understood in a way that most present day poetry seems to make irrelevant and fanciful. I have often stated that my music and paintings should be approached in a non-traditional way. By dealing more specifically with my poetry, further light may be shed on the all-inclusive character of the creative impulses that have been operating, and still operate, in my life. To do this seems important today, if only to help people who read my published poetry not to approach it with false or inadequate expectations."

The following is quoted from the Foreword of Of Vibrancy and Peace (1967), an anthology of poems from 1916 to 1962: "My poetry was not written with the view of conforming to a literary tradition and to fit into esthetically appreciable forms. It is the quite spontaneous expression of my inner life; it was written in most cases of time of great stress, of challenging, perhaps devastating emotional and/or spiritual experiences. It was meant to express and to communicate the fervor and intensity of what psychologists now often call peak experiences."

Read more about Rudhyar's poetry, from his autobiography, in Concerning My Poetry and Its Place in My Creative Activity.

From The Essential Rudhyar: An Outline And An Evocation (1983) by Leyla Rudhyar Hill.

 

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The Poetry Recordings of Dane Rudhyar

White Thunder
Dynamic Recitations by Rudhyar of his powerful and moving poetry from the book of the same name written in 1938. Up

Part 1 - 31 minutes - Click here to download mp3
Part 2 - 32 Minutes - Click here to download mp3
 
Autumnal Poems
Presented at the 1983 RITA conference, this moving series of poems all constellate around the theme of Autumn. Though a man in his late 80's at the time of this reading, Rudhyar's dramatic recitations powerfully reveal his passionate nature. Up

7 minutes - Click here to download mp3
 
Cycle of the Living Seed: Four Apocalyptic Poems
Highly mythical and subliminal—cosmic poetry powerfully recited by Rudhyar Up

Part 1 - 31 minutes - Click here to download mp3
Part 2 - 31 minutes - Click here to download mp3

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Rudhyar Audio Archives was created by Nicki Michaels in cooperation with Leyla Rudhyar Hill and the Rudhyar Institute for Transpersonal Activity. RITA is a non-profit public benefit corporation dedicated to the dissemination of the work and essential message of Dane Rudhyar. All material is copyrighted. Read the License FAQ page for more details.