"Love Live Forgive" E-Book Explores Art and Spirit

  • Creativity, Spirit, Love and Forgiveness Justin St. Vincent's new book, "Love Live Forgive" offers artists' reflections on their art and its link to spirituality.

  • Creativity, Spirit, Love and Forgiveness Justin St. Vincent's new book, "Love Live Forgive" offers artists' reflections on their art and its link to spirituality.

  • Creativity, Spirit, Love and Forgiveness Justin St. Vincent's new book, "Love Live Forgive" offers artists' reflections on their art and its link to spirituality.

"Love Live Forgive" E-Book Explores Art and Spirit

“The whole path of artistic expression forces us to tap into our most vulnerable emotions.”
Ted Gioia | author & musician

“When I’m forgiving of someone, it’s because I’m looking at them and I’m hopefully filled with a true sense of compassion.”
Moby | dj, producer & photographer

“Live, Love, Forgive” is the new title from writer Justin St. Vincent, a writer and editor from Auckland, New Zealand, who explores the link between art and spirituality in various projects. The book, developed in partnership with the Fetzer Institute, will be available for free download as an e-book at the book’s website, at the iTunes store and at Google Play.  It will also be available for purchase as a soft cover from Amazon.com.

“This is an inquiry into creativity, love, forgiveness, spirituality, the inner-life, transformation, and more,” St. Vincent says. “It seeks to inspire, motivate, and ground people in these values, beliefs, and practices.”

St. Vincent’s new book seeks to identify and learn from a number of artists who have explored or demonstrated spirituality and a deeper meaning in their creative efforts. It focuses on the values of creativity, love, and forgiveness to create a compelling, educational, and inspiring resource that shares insights on powerful intersection of art and spirituality.

The book delves into many facets of creativity, love and spirituality, through 130 varying perspectives that include symphonic musicians, world music artists, heavy metal and hip-hop musicians, and other artists such as potters, magicians, and photographers.

Exclusive interview subjects include: 

  • Guy L. Beck
  • Cypress String Quartet
  • Kathy Eldon
  • Ted Gioia
  • Jonathan Goldman
  • Moby
  • Kavita Parmar
  • Therese Schroeder-Sheker
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  • Speech
  • Suzanne Tick

St. Vincent founded the web site Xtreme Music: where Music meets Spirituality, and wrote a book trilogy exploring “The Spiritual Significance of Music” (2009-2012) that featured exclusive interviews with many of the world’s most visionary musicians and writers.

This is a project of the Fetzer Advisory Council on the Arts.