Stuart Wilde

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Stuart Wilde
StuartWildePhoto.jpg
Pen name Ynys Afallon
Occupation Writer, lecturer, teacher, essayist, humorist, scriptwriter, lyricist, music producer
Period 1983–2013
Subject Taoism, spirituality, personal development, cognition, culture, money, society, meditation, philosophy, ESP, consciousness, quantum mechanics
Notable works Miracles, The Force, The Quickening, The Trick to Money is Having Some, Infinite Self: 33 Steps to Reclaiming Your Inner Power, Sixth Sense, The Art of Meditation, Grace, Gaia and the End of Days, Plum Red
Children Sebastien Wilde
Relatives Commander James Wilde DSC, RN, Liliana Wilde
Website
www.stuartwilde.com

Stuart Wilde (24 September 1946 – 1 May 2013) was a British writer. Best known for his works on New Age, self-empowerment, and spirituality,[1] he was also a lecturer, teacher, humorist, essayist, scriptwriter, lyricist, and music producer. He was the author of twenty books including the popular series[2] The Taos Quintet: Miracles, The Force, Affirmations, The Quickening, and The Trick to Money is Having Some.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Wilde was born in Farnham, England. He has a twin sister, Dee Dee,[5] who became well known in Britain for her weekly appearances on Top of the Pops with the dance troupe Pan's People. He was educated at St. George's College, Weybridge, Surrey. After his schooling he joined the English Stage Company in Sloane Square, London. A year later he opened a jeans business in Carnaby Street London, at the height of the Swinging Sixties where he enjoyed considerable commercial success.[6]

Career[edit]

He studied alternative religions and Taoist philosophy for five years from the age of twenty-eight, and when he was thirty-three, he emigrated to the United States of America where he lived in Laguna Beach, California with his first wife Cynthia. He wrote his first book, Miracles, in 1983.[3]

Shortly thereafter he began a career as a lecturer appearing mainly in New Thought Churches and at New Age conferences. In the 1990s he toured regularly with Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer and Louise Hay,[7] appearing at venues such as the Sydney Entertainment Centre.

Wilde's London street slang and comedic way[8] of presenting self-empowerment and spiritual ideas continue to attract a wide and diverse audience.[2][8] He's been called ahead of his time," 'the teacher's teacher' because of the influence he has had on other writers and lecturers in the field", provocative, poignant, controversial, funny, and his writing "timeless".[2][9]

He remains a recognized figure for progressive thought in metaphysics and the field of human potential, and is often quoted with references to his work appearing across a wide swath of international cultural, business, and educational forums from the Kennedy Center for the Arts',[10] interviews with American hip-hop artists and slam poets,[11] international investment conferences,[12] and the pages of international media such as CNET's "Top 10 List: Human Development Gurus"[13] and The Times of India's "Sunday Life" section.[14]

Principal philosophy[edit]

Early Work[edit]

Wilde's principal philosophy states that, while many citizens may seem to be normal, acquiescing to the status quo, there exists, in fact, a vast population of what he calls Fringe Dwellers whose mind and soul do not align to the constraints of life in regular society that Wilde calls Tick-Tock.[2][15] Wilde believed through use of the theta state of meditation (4–7 cycles per second), humans can better control their emotional life and their bio-rhythms, and begin to see visions, and that those visions and extrasensory feeling will lead to a greater balance and more freedom.[2][16][17]

To that end, he emphasized the importance of going beyond the habit of struggling, and advocated the need for financial freedom,[2] themes stated in his books Life was Never Meant to be a Struggle (1987), The Trick to Money is Having Some (1989),[18] and The Little Money Bible (1998).

In Affirmations (1986), Wilde laid out systems of self-talk that empower an individual to change their core beliefs.[19] His book Sixth Sense (2000) discusses practical techniques for developing extrasensory perception.

Later Work[edit]

He earned both praise and criticism for his later works which advance controversial concepts such as other dimensions, dematerialization, and Morph worlds.[9]

His most avant guard philosophy is based on the idea that Paul Dirac's hypothesis of parallel antiparticle worlds is, in fact, correct, and that humans adept at trance meditation can become aware of spiritual dimensions placed at 90° from them left and right—dimensions, Wilde said, that follow Hawking's theory of transverse waves of light. Wilde acknowledged there was no empirical data to support his claim, but anecdotal evidence, gathered from more than two-thousand people whom he taught, stated they had experienced such transcendental 90° perception which led him to conclude these worlds exist.[20]

Grace, Gaia, and the End of Days (2009) maps out coordinates for these spiritual dimensions and offers "a twenty-first century understanding of grace and spiritual evolution"—and tools to activate it in one's life. In a 2009 interview Wilde said, "Grace is a golden light, pure love, a divine energy, seen coming from these inner spiritual worlds. It is data-driven and laced with trillions of bits of fractal information that will guide you and help you evolve. The human system is configured to read this fractal data through visions and extra sensory intuitive feelings."[20] Serenity and balance developed through regular trance meditation enable access this 'pure information', which he called stream of consciousness from a 'Higher Knowing', 'The Source', 'God'.[20]

While Wilde believed humans are multi-dimensional beings who possess both the celestial light and the dark, he posited they gravitate to one or the other based on inner feelings, thoughts, and actions. The quality of these feelings, moreover, determine the spiritual dimension an aspect of oneself will reside in any moment.[20][21] Redemption (and a life of love and serenity) is possible for all by choosing the ways of the celestial. On the larger plane, he believed the light will eventually overcome the dark and advised aligning with the forces of light, the forces of God. He laid out techniques for doing so through cultivation of tenderness, generosity, respect, "the soft eye", mindfulness, meditation, time in nature and with animals,[22] and avoidance of dark places, people, and media that sell specialness, fear, degradation, and greed. Move from the cold cerebral mind into the warmth of heart and feeling. "There is strength in softness. Remember, It's all backwards," he was oft quoted.[20]

Additional Themes[edit]

Wilde was a staunch supporter of peace in the world, the philosophy of live and let live,[9] animal rights and vegetarianism. Tom Lishman eulogised him this way—

We must remember that just because he has gone back to the non-physical realm he is still very much with us, we should not forget that his time here was set and agreed upon and he has completed his mission, that being said all fringe dwellers must now rise above the despair and confusion they feel and turn it into positive energy and by doing this they will honour his work in the best possible way. Stuart will be remembered for making a huge contribution towards the new golden age of peace and love that is fast approaching, his followers will indeed take up his torch and light up planet earth like never before. We must ponder this question...What if by him leaving his body at this time he can contribute even more to world peace ?, anyone that knows him will know that he will be doing just that."[23]

Writings and music[edit]

Wilde was a prolific writer with 20 books appearing in more than 27 languages. A total of 95 unique titles (books, audio works, music) are in circulation,[3][24] with several hundred essays and articles in syndication across digital media.

He was executive producer and lyricist on the music album Voice of the Feminine Spirit, which sold several hundred-thousand copies.[25] He later produced and was the lyricist on two albums of Celtic music, Voice of the Celtic Myth (1997), and Creation (1999),[26][27] and wrote the book and libretto for Tim Wheater's oratorio Heartland (1995).[28][29] In 2010, his collaboration with Richard Tyler produced the ambient release The Mystery of the Sacred O, an homage "to the earth spirit Gaia and the masculine (Ka), and feminine (Om) creative energies of the Universe."[30]

Works[edit]

Books[edit]

Audio works[edit]

Lectures, audiobooks, subliminal productions. (Partial list)

  • Attracting Money (Quiet Earth, 1986), ISBN[26]
  • The Human Aura'] (Quiet Earth, 1985), ISBN[26]
  • Affirmations, (Quiet Earth, 1986), ISBN[26]
  • Ancient Wisdoms, (Quiet Earth, 1986), ISBN[26]
  • Freedom, (Quiet Earth, 1986), ISBN[26]
  • The Mind, (Quiet Earth, 1986), ISBN[26]
  • Miracles, (Carlsbad: Hay House, 1988), ISBN 978-1-4019-0667-2
  • Assertiveness, (Quiet Earth, 1989), ISBN[26]
  • Developing More Self Confidence, (Quiet Earth, 1989), ISBN[26]
  • Dream Power, (Quiet Earth, 1989), ISBN[26]
  • Joy, (Quiet Earth, 1989), ISBN[26]
  • Camelot, (Quiet Earth, 1989), ISBN[26]
  • The Force, (Carlsbad: Hay House, 1996), ISBN 978-1-4019-0675-7
  • Infinite Self: 33 Steps to Reclaiming Your Infinite Power], (Nightingale Conant, 1996) ASIN B000UY0Z8S[24]
  • Intuition, (Carlsbad: Hay House, 1996), ISBN 978-1-4019-0674-0
  • Developing the Sixth Sense, (Quiet Earth, 1987), ISBN[26]
  • Life Was Never Meant to Be a Struggle (Carlsbad: Hay House, 1997), ISBN 978-1-4019-0452-4
  • The Mastery of Money, (Quiet Earth, 1989), ISBN[26]
  • Masculine and Feminine Spirituality, (Quiet Earth, 1989), ISBN[26]
  • Custodians of Light, (Quiet Earth, 1989), ISBN[26]

Meditations, brainwave metronomes. (Partial list)

Music[edit]

(Partial list)

  • Voice of the Feminine Spirit, (Preston/Wheater/Wilde featuring Cecelia) (1994)[25][26]
  • Heartland, (Lord/Wheater/Wilde) (1995)[28]
  • Voice of Violet 19, (Lord/Wilde featuring Cecelia) (1996)[29]
  • Voice of the Celtic Myth, (Greenwood/Wilde featuring Cecelia) (1997)[26]
  • Creation (1999)
  • Where the Raven Lands (2006)[26][27]
  • The Mystery of the Sacred O, (Tyler/Wilde featuring Sarah Leonard) (2010)[30]

Film[edit]

  • Five Walking, (Tolemac Films Ltd) (2011)
  • Snowball, (Constantin Film AG) (2011)

Video[edit]

Selected lectures, music and tone poems. (Partial list)

Articles and teachings[edit]

Selected writings from collections of articles and essays at stuartwilde.com, thesacredtearsofgaia.com, thehoodedsage.com, and zenhaven.com:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stuart Wilde", Hay House.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Hay, Veronica M. “An Interview with Stuart Wilde: On Money, Energy and Empowerment”. intouchmag.com (retrieved on 2009-01-28).
  3. ^ a b c "Stuart Wilde", WorldCatCatalog.
  4. ^ Cygnar, Cecilia. "Synopsis", MSN Movies.
  5. ^ Wilde, Patricia "Dee Dee". "About", DeeDeeWilde.co.uk.
  6. ^ "Stuart Wilde", Cornerstone Books.
  7. ^ Gregory, Andy. International Who's Who in Popular Music 2002. Routledge, 2002. p.283.
  8. ^ a b Hemachandra, Ray. "(Wayne Dyer) Interview with New Age Retailer", New Age Retailer, November 2005.
  9. ^ a b c Steel, Cameron and Lucia. "Interview with Stuart Wilde". Contact Talk Radio, 16 May 2005 (first broadcast 29 July 2003). (Audio interview).
  10. ^ “Arts Quotes”. ArtsEdge, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (retrieved 2009-02-03).
  11. ^ Carabba, Jonathan. “Random Abiladize Gets Brutally Honest”. SubMerge Magazine, 28 April 2008 (retrieved 2009-02-03).
  12. ^ Khalil, Ali H. “Investment Strategy – GCC & Kuwait: Responding to the Financial Crisis”, The 2008 Euromoney Middle East Investors Conference, London, 1 December 2008 (retrieved 2009-02-03).
  13. ^ Taylor, David "The Director's Cut: David Taylor's guide to the top 10 human development gurus". silicon.com (CNET, CBS Interactive), 27 June 2001 (retrieved 2009-02-03)
  14. ^ Walia, Nona. “Silent Power”. The Times of India, 20 April 2008 (retrieved 2009-02-03).
  15. ^ Macavery, Tristan. The Improvisation Playbook. AuthorHouse, 2006. p. 30.
  16. ^ The Art of Meditation"
  17. ^ Stuart Wilde on "Meditations to Go", Hay House Radio. (Audio 21:00 min).
  18. ^ Prince, Ruth. The New Age in Glastonbury: The Construction of Religious Movements. Berghahn Books, 2000. p. 153.
  19. ^ Navarra, Tova. The Encyclopedia of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Facts on File, 2004. p. 32.
  20. ^ a b c d e Wilde, Stuart. Grace, Gaia and the End of Days. Hay House, 2009.
  21. ^ Ward, J. “Stuart Wilde on the Souls of Animals”. From Under the Bridge, The Houston Chronicle, 28 March 2013 (retrieved 2013-11-05)
  22. ^ Wilde, Stuart. “Softness and Beauty in the Eye of the Storm”. The Sacred Tears of Gaia, 2012 (retrieved 2013-05-10).
  23. ^ Lishman, Tom. "Sad News: Stuart Wilde – 'A Soldier' ". Zen-Haven, 2013-05-08 (retrieved 2013-05-10).
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Stuart Wilde works, exclusive digital editions, downloads.
  25. ^ a b "Voice of the Feminine Spirit". (Audio).
  26. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y Stuart Wilde audio works, downloads at quietearth.org.
  27. ^ a b "Stuart Wilde", Last.fm. (Audio).
  28. ^ a b Wright, Carol."Review: Heartland. All Music.
  29. ^ a b "Songs by Stuart Wilde", All Music. (Audio).
  30. ^ a b "Richard Tyler", thesacredtearsofgaia.com. (Audio 11:00 mins).
  31. ^ "Khris Krepcik" thehoodedsage.com.

External links[edit]

Press and interviews