Near the end of his life, novelist, essayist and poet James Cowan joined fellow author Arthur Versluis in five remarkable conversations on how his journeys into the Australian Outback and his years spent among the Aborigines are indelibly linked with his vision for the reinvigoration of literature and culture through what he terms metaphysical realism. Challenging, wide-ranging, moving, always stimulating, these conversations are indeed timeless.
"Shining through these conversations between two remarkable writers and thinkers is a deeply felt need for a re-enchantment of the world, a rediscovery of the sacred in the landscape and a reconnection with our spiritual roots. The re-enchantment of the world may still be possible! "
—Christopher McIntosh, author of The Rosicrucians, Gardens of the Gods, and Beyond the North Wind.
"The offspring of two scintillating minds and their lifelong friendship, these timely and timeless conversations cover many engaging topics, ranging from ancient sacred sites and landscapes, traditional ways of knowing, to the spiritual rebirth of literature and culture, and even what it means to be a real writer of substance in today’s world. Very highly recommended."
— David Fideler, author of Restoring the Soul of the World
"Such conversations as these are a rarity—cultured, eloquent, and deeply rewarding. Two friends—two lifelong explorers of sacred landscapes—in stimulating discussion. A worthy final testament to the life and thought of author and troubadour James Cowan. "
—Kingsley L. Dennis, author of The Sacred Revival and many other books.