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Joél's philosophies combine the principles of Taoism, Zen and Universal Thought. Joél studied at the Baum School of Art, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, from 1982 to 1989. His primary concentrations were Advanced Photography, Studio Art, Ceramic Art, Metal Work, Sculpture, Journalism and Mass Communication, Art and Design, Graphic Design and Multimedia. He studied at John Casablanca’s Modeling and Career Center, in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania, from 1982 to 1985. His primary concentrations were in: Performance Art, Directing, Production, and Fashion Show Design. Joél studied at The North Star School of Photography in Allentown, Pennsylvania from 1981 to 1989. His concentrations were Wildlife/Nature, Nude Study, Fashion, Dark Room Technique, Technical, Commercial, Forensic and Artistic disciplines in the photographic arts. Joél’s travels have taken him to Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Austria, Mexico, and Canada and throughout the continental United States of America. Joél is an ordained minister within the Universalist Church and is a practicing Zen Buddhist Sensei. Joél studied at DeSales University, The University of Phoenix and is currently a student at The University of Sedona.



“A Matter of Being” powerfully takes the reader on a journey of joyfully discovering the beauty, majesty, wonder and humility of finding the “Spiritual Being” within. Joél, through many years of research and travel, has developed his own philosophy based on the teachings of Lao Tzu, Buddha, Krishna and Jesus Christ; all who share common bonds, within their own teachings. Each chapter is another step on the path to discovering the beauty within each individual and achieving selflessness, while finding wisdom and a personal path to enlightenment. “A Matter of Being” is a work of love and compassion. Every person is worthy of their own individual beauty, kindness, compassion and their birth rite of inner peace. Through “A Matter of Being”, Joél lovingly encourages his readers to embrace all they are and all they can be.

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"Random Thoughts" is a Full-Color collection of the art, photography, quotes. thoughts of published and galleried photographer, artist, and author Joél S. Diehl.