How To “Corrupt The Youth” Using Philosophy

It is often said that history repeats itself. As well as the notion that there is nothing new (technology). It is with an acceptance that I kind of agree with these clichés. It is in most of daily life I have come realize this. I am not certain if it is a sign of age, … Continue reading How To “Corrupt The Youth” Using Philosophy

How Eastern Philosophy Can Help Your Art And Craft

Attachment, is when you are in situation you can not let go, a feeling that tugs on you. When you love something you have to be able to let it go. There’s a confidence you can gain from exercising non-attachment. People often become attached to ideology, without questioning. They do not study their own culture, … Continue reading How Eastern Philosophy Can Help Your Art And Craft

New Jazz Funk Fusion Album: Synapses Sparked

“Synapses Sparked is my reluctance to make another electronic album. I enjoy mixing things up. With the rise of streaming music I felt as though people are now more open than ever to try on new styles if music. Synapses sparked is my splash of my impressions from a jazzy, funk and fusion vantage point. … Continue reading New Jazz Funk Fusion Album: Synapses Sparked

How To Avoid Procrastination As An Artist: Infinite Intelligence And The Ego’s Muse

The Procrastinating Artist: On Ego, Muse and Self-Deception I always enjoyed watching interviews of my favourite artists. I came to understand their process, the way they work. Viewing these interviews from a young age and impressionable eyes, I always admired how all artists were excited to showcase and discuss their work. As I watched more, … Continue reading How To Avoid Procrastination As An Artist: Infinite Intelligence And The Ego’s Muse

What I Learned From Haidt’s Book: “The Righteous Mind” On Politics and Religion

I believe that the greatest divide between politics and intellectual discourse between people has never been completely polar opposites. Everyone is incredibly invested in their “team.” Politics is an incredibly expansive and bold topic to cover today. People are highly reflexive about their position and it’s a very touchy subject for most. You see it … Continue reading What I Learned From Haidt’s Book: “The Righteous Mind” On Politics and Religion

Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way And Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching: On Essence And Becoming Child-Like

One of the most important concepts I’ve learned in the esoteric philosophy via Gurdjieff, a spiritual teacher, is the concept of there being many I’s. This concept has a few aspects to it. Throughout one’s life, we presumably acquire likes and dislikes. Not only do we experience this through a lifetime but even within a day. … Continue reading Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way And Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching: On Essence And Becoming Child-Like

Don’t Get Desperate For Ideas: On Sprezzatura And Wu Wei

Do not get desperate for ideas. Thinking of something tremendous to roll out. Convince yourself that not everything has to be nobel prize winning material. Do something. Anything. A little bit helps in laying bricks for achievement. There are a lot of things that you can do to open your mind and get your mind … Continue reading Don’t Get Desperate For Ideas: On Sprezzatura And Wu Wei

What To Find In A Collaborating Artist: In Art And EDM

Collaborating With Other Artists Here I shall write what tends to work best in collaboration for myself. It’s little details that can make any artistic collaboration far more enjoyable. You can make a mental check note for yourself or your collaborator(s). These are not all essential but they are great to work in with a … Continue reading What To Find In A Collaborating Artist: In Art And EDM

Truth And Reality As A Principle Virtue Of Man

Most forms of masculinity are in flux and often debated today. The goalposts of masculinity keep shifting. These are my thoughts about one aspect of manhood that should remain. A simple kernel of virtue, with a philosophical bent. Truth As Virtue A man must be in constant pursuit of truth or reality, in constant observance and pursuit … Continue reading Truth And Reality As A Principle Virtue Of Man

Escape The Dream World: Comfort Is The Nemesis

Get Uncomfortable and Keep Moving Forward Stepping out of one’s comfort zone can prove to be a worthwhile cause. I find the average lifestyle is lived to the level where luxury, immediate gratification, satiety and comfort take a front seat. I see the average lifestyle as decadent, thrill-seeking, lazy and of without a sense of … Continue reading Escape The Dream World: Comfort Is The Nemesis

Epictetus: Art Of Living: Happiness Can Only Be Found Within

Often times we take the quote “Happiness Can Only Be Found Within” as a cliché, but it is brought up in discussion of how to live a good life and philosophical discussion. I think Epictetus’ Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue on Happiness and Effectiveness lays it down in a simple and eloquent … Continue reading Epictetus: Art Of Living: Happiness Can Only Be Found Within

How Physical Activity Can Help Moodiness

Life has it’s ups and downs. People handle it differently and it shows. Some people wallop when they are chased by waves in the storm while, others sail and coast along the wave. There can’t be much separating these kinds of people. Knowledge is perhaps the leading factor. When I say knowledge I mean knowledge … Continue reading How Physical Activity Can Help Moodiness

How to Gain Self-Control In A Smartphone Culture

Just today I went out for a drive and I’ve noticed several people on their phones while driving. Apart from increasing your risk of getting in an accident. I find most people are losing any sense of self-awareness. People like to scoff and exclaim “they are a multi-tasker” – OK. Everyone wants it fast and … Continue reading How to Gain Self-Control In A Smartphone Culture

On Negativity, Self-Talk and Criticism

All is mind and mind is all. Often times people can easily fall to a swirling depths of negativity. Sometimes we stumble against our own minds. Other times negativity is usually found in the environment. It’s an unfortunate that there is no mind management classes in early education. It’s probably harder to learn as one … Continue reading On Negativity, Self-Talk and Criticism

What Is The Most Important Aspect Of Diet and Exercise

I have always had an active lifestyle. In my younger years while in elementary school I would do gymnastics on floor mats. It was on a team and we would do presentations at high-school auditoriums filled with people. I was fairly active at this time in my life. Doing all kinds of flips, round-offs etc. all learned … Continue reading What Is The Most Important Aspect Of Diet and Exercise

Meditation and Mindfulness As An Artistic Tool

Meditation is the ultimate artistic tool. There is plenty of evidence that suggests that meditation is an excellent tool for an artist looking to beef up their sense of creativity  and intuition.  I believe meditation is an excellent tool at the disposal of any artist. Some people suggest meditation at least once a day for … Continue reading Meditation and Mindfulness As An Artistic Tool

About Nova Spire

I’m a Multi-Genre, Electronic music artist and producer from Ottawa, Canada. I play the keyboard and guitar. I am obsessed with sound design, creating electronic music with synths from nothing. I enjoy scoring music to film. I score music and provide remixes on occasion. I am open to collaborations. I believe in individuality, truth, sticking … Continue reading About Nova Spire