Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin is a popular music singer, born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico on December 24, 1971.

Biography


Born as Enrique Martin Morales, Martin has achieved worldwide success, starting with his selection to substitute Ricky Melendez in Menudo in 1984 until 1989. His meteoric ascent to fame started in Menudo's homebase, Caguas, site of his first concert. He signed Sony in 1990.

It continued after he left Menudo, when he moved to Mexico and participated in soap operas like Alcanzar Una Estrella II and in the music group Munecos De Papel. Later, in Hollywood he played Miguel Morez on General Hospital. It was in Mexico where he met Rebecca de Alba, a Mexican model turned TV presenter whom he has ad an on-and-off relationship for several years.

Ricky established himself in Miami and connected with music creator Desmond Child and Puerto Rican agent Angelo Medina. With these 2 in tow, Ricky created hits like "Maria", "The Cup Of Life", and "Livin' La Vida Loca". He sang "The Cup Of Life" during a World Cup transmission that gave him worldwide exposure, but it was "Livin' La Vida Loca" that propelled him to the minds of all teenaged girls around the world and into the covers of Tiger Beat and all other major teen magazines world wide.

One of Ricky's career high points was the recording of the Spanglish ballad "Cuidado Con Mi Corazon" with Madonna and William Orbit. The original version was written with Patrick Leonard and the first demo remains just one of many Unreleased Madonna Songs.

Ricky was chosen, along with Félix Trinidad in 1999, to lead Puerto Rico's worldwide tourism campaign, both exemplifying Puerto Rico's youthfulness, enthusiasm and never give up character.

Martin has also teamed up with former Menudo bandmate Robi Rosa, who has written many of Ricky's hits. Martin recently adopted three little girls from India.

In 2003, Martin announced that he and his agent, Angelo Medina, have parted ways.

In February of 2004, Martin received a lifetime achievement award at the Premios Lo Nuestro in Miami.

Discography

  • Discography (Albums, Singles, Maxis, Promo CDs, DVDs) (1991-2003)
  • Ricky Martin (1991 version)
  • Me Amarás (1993)
  • A Medio Vivir (1995)
  • Vuelve (1997)
  • Ricky Martin (1999 version)
  • Sound Loaded (2000)
  • La Historia (2001)
  • Almas del Silencio (2003)

Also see

  • List of famous Puerto Ricans

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In February of 2004, Martin received a lifetime achievement award at the Premios Lo Nuestro in Miami. Some examples of other mystics:. In 2003, Martin announced that he and his agent, Angelo Medina, have parted ways. Some examples of Jewish mystics:. Martin recently adopted three little girls from India. Some examples of Muslim mystics (also called sufi):. Martin has also teamed up with former Menudo bandmate Robi Rosa, who has written many of Ricky's hits. Some examples of Christian mystics:.

Ricky was chosen, along with Félix Trinidad in 1999, to lead Puerto Rico's worldwide tourism campaign, both exemplifying Puerto Rico's youthfulness, enthusiasm and never give up character. Some examples of Hindu mystics:. The original version was written with Patrick Leonard and the first demo remains just one of many Unreleased Madonna Songs. Examples of major traditions and philosophies with strong elements of mysticism are:. One of Ricky's career high points was the recording of the Spanglish ballad "Cuidado Con Mi Corazon" with Madonna and William Orbit. At the end of the 20th Century books like Conversations With God (a series of books which describes what the author claimed to be his experience of direct communication with God) hit the bestseller lists. He sang "The Cup Of Life" during a World Cup transmission that gave him worldwide exposure, but it was "Livin' La Vida Loca" that propelled him to the minds of all teenaged girls around the world and into the covers of Tiger Beat and all other major teen magazines world wide. This trend later became absorbed in the rise of the New Age movement which included a major surge in the popularity of astrology.

With these 2 in tow, Ricky created hits like "Maria", "The Cup Of Life", and "Livin' La Vida Loca". Madame Blavatsky and Gurdjieff functioned as central figures of the theosophy movement. Ricky established himself in Miami and connected with music creator Desmond Child and Puerto Rican agent Angelo Medina. Theosophy became a major movement in the popularization of these interests. It was in Mexico where he met Rebecca de Alba, a Mexican model turned TV presenter whom he has ad an on-and-off relationship for several years. The late 19th century saw an significant increase of interest in mysticism in the West that combined with increased interest in Occultism and Eastern Philosophy. Later, in Hollywood he played Miguel Morez on General Hospital. [1] (http://chastitysf.guidetopsychology.com/guide.htm).

It continued after he left Menudo, when he moved to Mexico and participated in soap operas like Alcanzar Una Estrella II and in the music group Munecos De Papel. In Catholic traditions, mystical theology is informed by revelation, which averts an apparent tendency to become lost in formless thought. Christian mystics, too, are obligated to obey the forms of ascetical and moral theology, as following Christ is their primary objective, rather than seeking mystical experiences for their own sake. He signed Sony in 1990. In his work, Kabbalah, Gershom Scholem, a prominent 20th century scholar of that field, stated: The Kabbalah is not a single system with basic principles which can be explained in a simple and straightforward fashion, but consists rather of a multiplicity of different approaches, widely separated from one another and sometimes completely contradictory.. His meteoric ascent to fame started in Menudo's homebase, Caguas, site of his first concert. Readers frequently encounter seemingly open-ended statements among studies of mysticism, throughout its history, for example in Taoist thought and in studies of Kabbalah.
Born as Enrique Martin Morales, Martin has achieved worldwide success, starting with his selection to substitute Ricky Melendez in Menudo in 1984 until 1989. Thomas Aquinas' mystical experiences all occurred squarely within the love of the Catholic Eucharist.

Ricky Martin is a popular music singer, born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico on December 24, 1971. For example, St. List of famous Puerto Ricans. In some definite cases, theology remains a distinct source of insight that guides and informs the mystical experience. Almas del Silencio (2003). For example, Christian mystics, through the centuries, have not decided that Jesus is not God after all: in other words, not all mysticism results in syncretism. La Historia (2001). Some systems of mysticism are found within specific religious traditions and do not relinquish doctrinal principles as a part of mystical experience.

Sound Loaded (2000). Mystical philosophies thus can exhibit a strong tendency towards syncretism. Ricky Martin (1999 version). The Vedic tradition is inherently mystic; the Christian apocalyptic Book of Revelation is clearly mystical, as with Ezekiel's or Daniel's visions of Judaism, and Muslims believe that the angel Gabriel inspired the Qur'an in a mystical manner. Indigenous cultures also have cryptic revelations pointing toward a universal flow of love or unity, usually following a vision quest or similar ritual. Vuelve (1997). Some mystics perceive a common thread of influence in all mystic philosophies that they see as traceable back to a shared source. A Medio Vivir (1995). Elements of mysticism exist in most religions and in many philosophies.

Me Amarás (1993). Based on extraordinary perception, mystics may believe that one can find true unity of religion and philosophy in mystical experience. Ricky Martin (1991 version). Mystics of different traditions report similar experiences of a world usually outside conventional perception, although not all forms of mysticism abandon knowledge perceived through normal means. Discography (Albums, Singles, Maxis, Promo CDs, DVDs) (1991-2003). Historically in some cultures and traditions, mind-altering substances -- often referred to as entheogens -- have had a place as a 'guide'; others use rituals and methods such as meditation, self-reflection or self-enquiry. Some mystics use the term to refer to a manner wherein the mystic plumbs the depths of the self and reality in a radical process of meditative self-discovery to discover the true nature of reality experientially.

In philosophy, the term Perennial Philosophy is used, and relates to a primary concern:. This causes the subjectivist tendency of mysticism to be curtailed, as experiences not aligned with truths otherwise known are discarded. In Catholicism the mystical experience is not sought for its own sake, and is always informed by revelation and ascetical theology. Thomas Aquinas, a Catholic mystic of the 13th century, defined it as cognitio dei experimentalis (experiential knowledge of God).

St. One can receive these very subjective experiences as visions, dreams, revelations, prophecies, and so forth. Theistic, pantheistic, and panentheistic classical pantheist/cosmotheist metaphysical systems most often understand mystical experience as individual communion with a god or goddess. Many assert that the triggering of such experience can involve ritual prayer and contemplations focused on such union, or may sometimes occur spontaneously with some individuals.

Among these the idea of union or interrelationship of oneself and of all mortal beings with the ultimate imperishable being is often declared to be something that can be experienced in profound, definite, and personally undeniable ways, rather than something that is merely conjectured. Different traditions adopt a range of intellectual or rational assessments of what is likely, possible, provable, approvable, or factual. A wide range of perspectives occur among spiritual traditions and beliefs which embrace direct experiential knowledge of God, Divinity, or Ultimate Reality. In the context of epistemology, it can refer to using any kind of non-rational means, such as feeling or faith, in attempt to arrive at any kind of knowledge or belief.

Mysticism (ancient Greek mysticon = secret) is meditation, prayer, or theology focused on the direct experience of union with divinity, God, or Ultimate Reality, or the belief that such experience is a genuine and important source of knowledge. Zen Buddhism. Yoga. Vedantic Hinduism.

Transcendentalist Unitarianism. Tibetan Buddhism. Taoism. Sufic Islam.

Quakerism in its theology. Near Death Experiences. The New Age movement

    . Native American Ghost Dances of the late Nineteenth Century were mystical in origin.

    Mystery religions and cults. Mormonism, being founded on visions, revelations, and angelic ordination. Judaic Kabbalah. Eastern Orthodox Hesychasm.

    Christian mysticism. Christian Gnosticism.

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