Russell Oliver Stone – Welcome to my world of music, therapy and yoga

Russell Oliver StoneMy career in music, spanning 30 years, was brought to a halt when I left show business in 1995 to concentrate on my diploma studies as an integrative counsellor. Alcoholism had brought me to therapy and it was a natural progression to deepen my journey by becoming a counsellor myself. I then continued studying, becoming a qualified counselling teacher at Diploma level. Subsequently I completed an MA in transpersonal psychotherapy researching the effect of the voice on the mind/body/spirit complex. This was all part of my spiritual journey, which deepened through my engagement with Yoga, initiated because of a lower back condition. My fascination with Yoga philosophy led me towards Yoga psychology and I became a Nada (sound) Yoga teacher.

The last 10 years has seen my gravitation back towards music, but in a very different way. Working with musicians and singers from very different musical disciplines and backgrounds. In 2012 I began recording the first of a triptych of ‘Aspect’ albums – ‘Love Aspects’ ‘Groove Aspects’ and ‘Devotional Aspects’. This was completed in 2016 and re-established my musical credentials.

This was also done with a view to raising my public profile in order to increase awareness around my plans for the ‘Fire and Rose’ concerts. I would like to take these concerts into strife areas in the world, involving local musicians, poets and dancers in order to bring harmony where there is discord and raise money for local charities at the same time. Taking spiritual values onto the concert platform and imbue them with music, movement and love, for the benefit of all.

To further this I am making a music video towards the end of 2017 and from that will come footage for use in a documentary ‘One Way To Do It,’ in the next couple of years.

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened
Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading
Take down a musical instrument
Let the beauty we love be what we do
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground

Jalal al-Din Rumi