Here is an Interview made by Journalist and friend Rachid Filali to me. I Certainly don’t speak Arabic so I will also add the Original Questions here in English. Enjoy!
RF: -Above all I want to ask you about your book “The Wind and the Sea”..Did you talk about whatever you want , and why in Japanese ? Do you think that the translation of poetry as possible, especially since it is not theoretically possible?
GN: Hello Rachid, first of all thank you for having me! Sometimes there are no reasons to write a book. Others it is something you are meant to do. “The Wind and the Sea” is a book that originated in the search of my spiritual self. I realized that no matter how hard we try, we always search with the wrong eyes and at the wrong places. “The Wind and the Sea” is the first book of three and is focused on the Heart. We must reconnect to our true spiritual Heart to begin this Journey of self-awareness. This book was translated in English, Spanish, Japanese and I am working also at the moment in the French and German versions. They are in these languages so the world can hear my voice. I hope one day they will be also an Arabic version of this book
RF: -According to the biography of your life you are a global citizen ..
Do you travel is to search for spiritual stability
Or search for the truth,
Or is it just a curiosity knowledge?
GN: I do not believe in borders or frontiers. I believe in one world and this is our home. What I do here (I live in Japan) will affect you there and viceversa. We have to begin development of a global consciousness if we want to survive as species. I traveled a lot during my life and I have developed a sense of enjoying and absorbing all the good things of all cultures alike. At the end, there is a core belief which doesn’t change in all cultures and that is what I follow.
RF: -What is the most important shamanic wisdom learned?
GN: Life is a constant choice. We must walk slow to be able to identify them. The world of today moves to fast and we are losing that connection with our environment because we always live in the premise of not having time. Time is the greatest Illusion!
RF: -Then why shamanic philosophy specifically affected?
GN: Shamanism came to me at an early age, it was not my choice; it choose me.
RF: -Is there a secret behind this trend in your spiritual life?
GN: There are no secrets in the Universe. Everything is available to whomever desires to know. The only difference between KnoWing and not knowing is Balance.
RF: -You spent several years in the Amazon, is it possible that we talked about this experience important?
GN: To me the Amazon was an eye opener. I realized that I was blinded by the illusion of believing to be the master of the Universe rather than just a simple part of it. Once we stop thinking as a master and become part we are truly free from misconception, we connect the true source and become mirror of Logos.
RF: -Nature is strongly present in your poems, Why do you think loves human nature and at the same time working to destroy it?
GN: Nature is present in all there is, emotions, feelings, instincts…We just need to walk slower to see the connections! We destroy because we feel empowered by the belief of mastership. The truth is that we are self-destructing our species because this misconception.
RF: -I want to ask you also about the source of this delicate poetic sense in your poems, like songs to come from another world?
GN: When I write I connect to that source and I see things from my higher self perspective, like a trance state. I give myself to that energy and let it flow throughout myself. I feel it with my heart, my womb and my spirutual self Unified. I wouldn’t write otherwise!
RF: -You speaks several languages, including Japanese, why in your opinion does not exist in this language the word “I love you” direct and explicit, as in all other languages, is not that strange? May be caused by the nature of the mental and Japanese culture?
GN: In Japanese the word I love you (私はあなたを愛して) exist! It is Ai (愛) Now it is matter of culture how to express it not rather often but they certainly do when they truly mean it. In the Japanese culture emotion is usually hold inside, but I assure you that they truly have wonderful feelings! Just have to have a couple of sakes to open up!
RF: -What do you know about the Arab culture, and whether there is an Arab writer prefers Gavriel Navarro read his works and who is?
GN: When I was a child my first book to read was “One Thousand and One nights (كتاب ألف ليلة وليلة)
I am also familiar with the Qur’an and this holly book has some of the most beautiful verses ever written, allow me to quote one:
Surah 3:92 “By no means shall you attain righteousness unless you give (freely) of that which you love; and whatever you give, of a truth Allah knoweth it well. “
RF: -We live in an era emerged when many serious discrepancies, are you optimistic about the future of humanity?
GN: Hope? Certainly! Discrepancies are a human made issue. The Universe loves everyone equally without distintion of race colour or religious believes. I always like to quote Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia speech to the United Nations in 1963:
« Last May, in Addis Ababa, I convened a meeting of Heads of African States and Governments. In three days, the thirty-two nations represented at that Conference demonstrated to the world that when the will and the determination exist, nations and peoples of diverse backgrounds could and will work together. In unity, to the achievement of common goals and the assurance of that equality and brotherhood which we desire. On the question of racial discrimination, the Addis Ababa Conference taught, to those who will learn, this further lesson: “That until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned; That until there are no longer first-class and second-class citizens of any nation; That until the color of a man’s skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes; That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race; That until that day, the dream of lasting peace and world citizenship and the rule of international morality will remain but a fleeting illusion, to be pursued but never attained; And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes that hold our brothers in Angola, in Mozambique and in South Africa in subhuman bondage have been toppled and destroyed; Until bigotry and prejudice and malicious and inhuman self-interest have been replaced by understanding and tolerance and good-will; Until all Africans stand and speak as free beings, equal in the eyes of all men, as they are in the eyes of Heaven; Until that day, the African continent will not know peace. We Africans will fight, if necessary, and we know that we shall win, as we are confident in the victory of good over evil. »
– Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia 1963 –
The Human revolution starts within each of Us!
Original at the link: (Arabic Only)
“There are no secrets in the universe.” This is the biggest secret of all, and it is in plain view.
Very true my friend, your words resound in this side of the planet…
Congratulations on this excellent interview. Wonderful that you are now being recognized in another part of the world.
Thank you dear Norm! 🙂
Go, Gavriel, go!! 😀
Thank you dear Cookie!