Dream Weaver: A Memoir; Music, Meditation, and My Friendship by Gary Wright

By Gary Wright

Track legend Gary Wright displays on his specialist collaboration, friendship, and non secular trip with "quiet Beatle" George Harrison.

Best recognized for his multiplatinum hits “Dream Weaver” and “Love is Alive,” Gary Wright got here to prominence as a singer and songwriter in the course of the golden age of rock within the Nineteen Seventies. what's now not to boot identified to the general public, notwithstanding, is Wright’s religious aspect. on the middle of this memoir is the non secular conversion and trip that Wright skilled along his shut good friend George Harrison. until eventually Harrison’s demise in 2001, the 2 spent many years jointly writing songs, consuming Indian fare, conversing philosophy, and gardening.

In addition to that includes lyrics to a never-released recording of a music cowritten via Wright and George Harrison in 1971, titled “To detect Yourself,” this memoir encompasses a cache of never-before-seen pictures.

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And this is the very point—dry language, tedious mathematics, a thumbed grammar form gradually an interior separate intellect, exact in its information, rigid in its requirements, disciplined in its exercises. The early natural fancy touching the far extremities of the universe, lightly playing with the scheme of all things, grows together with the precise, compacted memory slowly accumulating special facts, exact habits, clear and painful conceptions. At last the clouds sweep away; we find that these exercises which puzzled us, these languages which we hated, these details which we despised, are the instruments of true thought, are the very keys and openings, the exclusive access to the knowledge which we loved.

Indd 30 02/05/13 6:27 PM a l o n d o n e d u c at i o n influence on me, along with those I was bound to study: the Greek philosophers, Hume, Kant and John Stuart Mill. As Leibniz said, there are ‘secrets in the art of thinking as in all other arts’. My hope was to amass sufficient learning to feed the imagination and unlock the secret of originality. My readings were an apt preparation for a highlight of my student days, the regular breakfasts with Henry Crabb Robinson, one of the original founders of University College, who had known nearly every literary man worth knowing in England and Germany for fifty years.

Decorum is the essence, pomposity the advantage, of tutors. There is nothing to be said for a teacher who is not dry, and I look back with gratitude on the masters who drummed into me the rudiments of learning. Carlyle describes with bitter satire the fate of one of his heroes who was obliged to acquire whole systems of information in which he, the hero, saw no use. And this is the very point—dry language, tedious mathematics, a thumbed grammar form gradually an interior separate intellect, exact in its information, rigid in its requirements, disciplined in its exercises.

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