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The Diamond Talk

ToTM015 -- 1984

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This talk is a combination of two ideas that were formulated during the 1983 East coast workshop series. At the annual Fall Convention, held in New York that year, Mr. Gold was joined by Lee Lozowick and Samuel Avital. One of the results is the Diamond Talk, in which Mr. Gold details the metaphor of the essential self and the work community as diamonds which can be faceted by the greater diamond of the Absolute only if certain conditions are met. Attached is the Warming Soul monologue, developed for the Mask Workshop and ultimately included in The Human Biological Machine as a Transformational Apparatus. This passage evokes a special mood and may be read aloud as a meditation or group exercise.