Entheos, "God within" is a collection of personal reflections for the introspective person inquiring about the great questions of life, our purpose, the meaning of life, the universe, existence and other concepts that ultimately cause the reader to look within for the answers. The premise is that we seek the presence of "God" everywhere but within. The messages are delivered in poems, short stories and narratives about the writings.
The Author writes about his personal experiences while in a federal prison where he served a two year sentence. While not making that experience the defining event in his life, it serves as a platform for many of the personal reflections and poems including "I Fagio" (I Fly!); "Memento Mori" (Remember, we all must die); "Veritas" (Truth) and "Enclave", an account of his approaching release from prison. Other writings reflect on his relationship with his father and his thoughts upon his death (Gathaspa) and "spiritually listening" to a woman he saw on a bus in Seattle, (Seattle Woman).
A Foreward by renowned artist, Albert Handell and illustrations by accomplished artist Jeanine Christman Handell punctuate this wonderful work.
A challenging body of work, it may require multiple readings and study.
The author is a native New Mexican whose Spanish ancestors arrived in "La Tierra Adentro de la Nueva Mexico", (The Land of the Interior of the New Mexico) in the early 1600's. He has an eclectic background which includes business, mentoring youth (including many in prison), instruction in a Lyceum format and authorship.
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Table of ContentsTable of Contents
I Enthéos - The Great One is not "out there." God is very near.
II I Fagio - Nature sends us messages and sets us free to fly.
III Numinous - Can we ever comprehend the mystery of creation?
IV Theópnuestos - God breathes Oneness into all things.
V Veritas - Truth? It simply "is." Look beyond the veil.
VI Sentience - To know that we exist is the "God Key."
VII A Breath of Adonai - Feeling God. Trandscendence.
VIII Seattle Woman - Learning the Language of Listening.
IX Memento Mori - Four spirits are created and make a grandson.
X Perdition - How much is enough? Just a little bit more.
XI Cunundrum - We don't have things. Things have us.
XII Embrace - Learn to see God in all things.
XIII Vitam Aeternam - Life eternal...it is now.
XIV Liberatus - Redemption and reconciliation free this man.
XV Repentance - I ignored God's great gifts and now pray for a new banquet.
XVI Lapsit ex Caelis - It fell from the heavens, this gift.
XVII Luminous - Are you listening to your Messenger?
XVIII Gratia Plena - Being full of Grace and Gratitude.
XIX Enclave - How does it feel to walk to the gates of freedom?
XX Gathaspa - My Father. A telling of the Brotherhood of Surrender.
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