Aesthetic Realism Consultant Nancy Huntting
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Welcome to my website, where I'm glad to bring to people what I've learned from Aesthetic Realism, the philosophy founded in 1941 by the great American poet and critic Eli Siegel. I'm proud to have seen that Aesthetic Realism is true: it explains the human mind and the world we are in with new respect and scientific exactness. It enables individual men and women to be fully what they hope to be!
I grew up near Cincinnati, majored in Literature at Denison University and moved to New York City, where I worked for Newsweek magazine and later had an antique store. It was then that I first attended an Aesthetic Realism public seminar. I was electrified by the honesty and scholarship of the speakers and what they were saying about art and life.
What Aesthetic Realism Is
1. The deepest desire of every person is to like the world on an honest or accurate basis.
greatest danger for a person is to have contempt for the world and what
is in it....Contempt can be defined as the lessening of what is
different from oneself as a means of self-increase as one sees it.
3. All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves.
"The young people of our land are being asked to learn, to welcome knowledge. Yet they feel, whether they can state it clearly or not, that the adults who seem to tell them and others what to do, the adults who seem to be running things, do not like trying to know, to see, to understand . . . . How we see knowledge is not something that starts when we go to kindergarten and ends with our getting a diploma or doctorate. An attitude to knowledge takes in the way we meet anything. It’s about, for example, how deeply we want to understand another person." —Ellen Reiss,TRO #1962, September 20, 2017
Listed to the left are some of the talks I've presented at public seminars and in the Terrain Gallery series "Art Answers the Questions of Your Life!" For instance, I spoke with my colleagues at a seminar on "How Can Selfishness & Generosity Make Sense in a Woman's Life?" using the classic novel Manon Lescaut.
The education I'm receiving is what women are yearning for!
Here's the beginning of a great lecture by Eli Siegel which makes sense of the subject of love as never before—with humor, kindness, unparalleled understanding. Along with other works by Mr. Siegel, it is studied in Aesthetic Realism consultations, public seminars, and dramatic presentations, and after centuries of confusion and pain, has made authentic love possible. It should be known and enjoyed the world over—and it will be. I am so grateful to know it:
By Eli Siegel