In O My Beloved, Whisperings from the Divine Heard by Kalidas, poet, teacher, and clinician, Lawrence Edwards, PhD, continues to share the mystic's view of the Divine as he did in Kali's Bazaar Penned by Kalidas. In this collection, the Great Goddess, whispers to Kalidas, servant of Kali, words that give voice to the depths of the sacred, especially feminine forms of the Divine, known globally as the Divine Mother, Lover, and source of all. In this way we hear the voice of Kali, Tara and more. Dr. Edwards asserts that we are all mystics on the journey to knowing the fullness of who we truly are.
Described by the journal Yoga International as being in the tradition of Hafiz, Rumi, and Kabir, Edwards' writings are infused with that direct nondual experience and loving compassion that flows through open-hearted devotion to the Divine in Her many forms. Rooted in the ancient bhakti yoga path, the path of the heart, this poetry resonates with mystics from all traditions.
"Lawrence Edwards is that rare miracle-an authentic mystical poet inspired by direct experience of the divine. In O My Beloved, he offers us a gorgeous, wild, passionate, sacred feast. Eat, be inspired, rejoice, and keep using these messages from reality to embolden and ennoble your life." -Andrew Harvey, author of Turn Me to Gold: 108 Translations of Kabir
"The jewels in this collection are translucent." -Mirabai Starr, author of Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of Women Mystics
O My Beloved speaks to the heart of all seekers engaging in their quest to know the highest, to know the Divine, the Infinite, moment by moment. The Beloved, written about by Christian mystics, Sufis, bhaktis, and yogis can wear the mask of the divine feminine, the Great Goddess, the Holy Mother, or many other forms that fill the heart with love and devotion while propelling the mind toward enlightenment. For over five decades Edwards has studied, practiced and taught the meditative traditions he learned from masters in the Buddhist, Hindu, yogic and western mystical traditions. This sublime assembly of poetic gifts of wisdom has been gathered from the depths of meditation. As Edwards says in his preface, these poems were heard by him in meditative states and he has done his best to serve as a scribe. Spiritual insights, unfathomable wisdom, sheer joy and all-embracing love await the reader fortunate enough to enter the sacred domain of these writings!
Edwards' poetry speaks to a wide audience and includes haiku, nature themes, spiritual wisdom and deep insights into the power of revelation and transformation underlying meditation practices. In the yogic tradition that power is known as Kundalini Shakti, the power of divine Consciousness that dissolves all differences to bring the seeker into the highest state of Unity Consciousness. It's also known as the grace-bestowing power of God, Holy Spirit, Buddha mind, and countless other names. Through his writings Edwards conveys the unity underlying all spiritual traditions as they merge in the One.
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