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Arriving Since Dawn
poems of personal initiation
The subtitle of this work, initiation,
might suggest the obtainment of a thing, a single event or the
acquisition of a status. Rather, initiation, as Stewart Warren
experiences it, is preparation for entry into a new phase of
personal evolution. The poems in Arriving Since Dawn are not the
thing itself, but always pointers, a getting ready, an attempt to
translate into viable symbolism or correspondence the energies that
reveal the trajectory of our becoming. Some of this work has the
rough edge of outlaw hurt songs, some of it feels like ceremony.
Not in accord with any single
tradition, the poet uses what he believes is the only true compass,
his direct experience and verification of the heart. All is
personal alchemy here and therefore replete with heartache as well
as hope. Love rules in these poems, in these explorations where the
recognition and casting aside of that which is “not self” is the
fire and water that burns and washes, that transforms. There is a
felt sense in this poetry that the earth is wise, consciousness is
safe, and life is ever conspiring on our behalf.
In Time with Her
A collection of twenty five poems
that find awe in place, solace in silence, the mighty heart
yearning, and the soul present and available.
In Zig-Zag Ascension, Stewart
Warren's alchemy of words and key phrases offer us clear touchstones
of meaning and generously leave us in freedom to flesh them out in
ways that are our own. Always mining his own depths, while staying
keenly aware of the natural world, he ties the two together so
tight, it leaves you slightly breathless. Here Warren has created
magical moments for us to inhabit, and each poem makes us
increasingly aware of our dual-citizenship, that of both heaven and
the juice that moves
In this, his twenty second poetry
collection, Stewart Warren returns to the fundamental wisdom of his
beloved American Southwest and his personal journey through ever
deepening landscapes of mystic portent. With a foundation of the
Western Tradition, both native and Hermetic, the voice of the
troubadour considers the emergent heart of humankind in a
down-to-earth vernacular that is both rhythmic and lyric.
Awesome Poverty: poems
Awesome Poverty by Stewart S.
Warren is an enlightening, soulful collection of poetry to be
savored in tranquil contemplation. The creator of several highly
regarded and cherished books in the Hermetic tradition, Warren
engages the spirit in esoteric ways that expand consciousness with
imagination and depth. His celebration of existence and empowering
essence feels effortless and flowing. These poems are imbued with
beauty and magic and guide us on meaningful journeys to serene yet
alluring realms. This compilation also includes a compelling
introduction by the visionary artist Carmen Sorrenti.
more titles by Stewart
writer, evocateur, catalyst for
Focused Conversation using Tarot
Interview with Bob King of Colorado
and recordings by Stewart on this site
"Indeed, there is reason, meaning and purpose to a life."
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