Natan

Greetings and blessings dear friends,

Thank you for visiting my place in cyberspace…welcome.

Some music, art, ideas, and prayers to help engage your sense of wonder and delight. Enjoy..In joy. I have a yearning passion to live in a spiritual neighborhood. I dream of conscious intentional spiritual sensual community. A place to play and pray together, to explore new ways to love nurture and support each other. “The purpose of our lives is to love one another, to touch and to heal and to learn and to grow. In peace..Hallelujah!

How then shall we live for the rest of our lives,

to give ourselves a rest from the lives we are living?


I sense our current culture as very dysfunctional. People are isolated, frustrated, alone and unloved. We medicate ourselves and our children to find balance. We separate our elders from our children and further divide each other by age, class, ideology, and ability. We are meant to live more ‘tribally’. It takes a village to raise and nurture each other. We deny our passion and delight and seek entertainment in violence and perversion.

“Rabbi” means teacher. We are all ministers and teachers of love and holiness for each other. We are each unique and special beings. No two of us the same. And yet not so different in our needs for caring, nurturing, affection, acknowledgement, and loving. “Unity amidst our diversity.”I have posted this web site in the hope of engaging the heart and minds of some of my fellow beings, who also share an interest in sensual/spiritual community. Perhaps our paths will meet and we will find new ways to share our love, skills, and delight. May our paths be adorned in love and peace.

With bountiful blessings in our sharings.

Love,

Natan

I want to help build community

That beholds Divinity

with thanksgiving and spontaneity

in-joy-ing our sensuality – A common

humanity – In love and prosperity

So help us God!


 Natan Segal is a 21st century Renaissance man. He is an ordained Rabbi and Cantor, Artist, Musician and Naturopathic Physician. His interests are as eclectic as his personality, from biblical studies and ancient history to space travel, science and technology.

 

Statement of Purpose
To serve my Creator. To entertain, inspire, heal, enliven and enlighten, to be an instrument of prayer and praise, song, celebration, healing, consolation, and transformation.

1977 to the Present
Rabbi and spiritual leader Shabbos Shul, the Shul of Marin County, Marin County, California, U.S.A. Ordination: 1977 Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi Yeshiva B’nai Or Philadelphia, Pa. “Rabbi, Cantor, Liturgist, Artist, Healer and Counselor.”

Skills

Music 
All styles – Classical, cantorial, jazz, pop, etc.; voice, piano, guitar, flute, violin, viola, oud, etc. Playing knowledge of all the major western orchestral instruments as well as Indian classical instruments such as the bansuri flute, tambura, tabla, etc. Composition and Arrangement.

 

Appearing in Concert and Celebration with (a partial list)
Leonard Bernstein, Shlomo Carlbach, Joseph Segal “Joseph & Nathan”, Donovan, Hamza El Din, Alex Haley, Paul Horn, Jerry Jampolsky, Jerzy Grotowski,  Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Bob Marley, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Robert Young.

Dance
Jazz, modern, contact improvisation

Physical Culture
Swimming, running, yoga (Hatha, Kundalini, Bhakti & Tantra), Tai Chi, Aikido & related chi-kung disciplines.

Healing Arts
Studies and practice in Acupuncture, Feldenkrais, Trager, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Shiatsu, Chiropractic, pelvic floor release, herbs, Natural, allopathic, osteopathic,physical medicine, massage and meditation.

Familiar Languages
 Quietness, Song, Music, Touch, Dance, English, Yiddish, German, Hebrew, Spanish, Italian

Art
Oil, acrylic, water, diffraction gratings, mixed media, texture, phosphorescents, etc., real and abstract and sculpture.

Cooking
Middle Eastern, vegetarian,omnivore- creative – eclectic healthy simplistic elegant tasty yummy!

Promotional photographs of Nathan which you can download and print

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