Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Today In Michael Jackson History - 'Dancing The Dream' Michael's Second Book is released.

On this day – 18th June 1992

'Dancing The Dream,'   a book of poetry and reflections written by Michael is published by Doubleday. It is Michael's second book and is dedicated to his mother, Katherine. The book is a present from Michael to his fans of his personal view of the world around us, and the universe within each of us. The book has an Introduction by Elizabeth Taylor, followed by Michael's writings.

Here is an extract from the book:

Dancing The Dream 
Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the dance of the creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on. On many an occasions when I'm dancing, I've felt touched by something sacred. In those moments, I've felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists. I become the stars and the moon. I become the lover and the beloved. I become the victor and the vanquished. I become the master and the slave. I become the singer and the song. I become the knower and the known. I keep on dancing and then, it is the eternal dance of creation. The creator and creation merge into one wholeness of joy. 
I keep on dancing and dancing...and dancing, until there is only...the dance.
~ Michael Jackson 

Source: Michael Jackson A Visual Documentary by Adrian Grant

Dancing the Dream is one man's hauntingly beautiful, provocatively personal view of the world around us, and the universe within each of us. Whether his prose and poetry focused on creativity, the people that surrounded him, or the plight of the noble elephant, his observations and concerns all illustrated his belief that trust, love and faith are the foundation stones for a life well lived. Containing Michael Jackson's personal writings and over one hundred glorious photographs, drawings, and paintings from his own collection, this book is a must have for all fans of an incredible, inspiring man who died as he lived - dancing his dream.

Michael Jackson - A Visual Documentary is the most comprehensive book ever published on the world's greatest pop superstar. Authorized by Michael during his lifetime, this brand new edition includes events surrounding his sad death in 2009. From the fifties to the present day, this is a complete day-by-day visual documentary of the remarkable and ever-changing career of the King Of Pop. At once intriguing, mysterious, dynamic and unpredictable, Jackson has developed to become the ultimate celebrity, and this sumptuous volume is packed with photos, memorabilia, anecdotes and heaps of surprises from the Jackson archives.

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