Breaking the Drought : Visions of Grace
Author: Stephen Levine | ISBN: 0943914485 : 9780943914480 | Format: Paperback | Size: 155x230mm | Pages: 142 | Weight: .248 Kg. | Published: Larson Publications – November 2007 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Works by individual poets: from c1900-
In Breaking the Drought, poetic sensibility bubbles forth in its native voice.
Working less with patients, Stephen can go back to his starting place as a writer, with time to fine tune what emerges. These 81 poems exquisitely express a life well spent in quest of wisdom, openness, spirituality, and humanity… and deliver Levine’s ‘healing’ in a new mode.
“It is lovely when someone who has given so many gifts in psychology during his lifetime can turn and give such gifts in poetry. There are many poems here you’ll want to read to your friends.” — Robert Bly
“At last the drought is over. Stephen’s poems—a glorious deluge of the divine.” — Wavy Gravy
“This is a gorgeous book, a book of powerful images, experience, beauty, and wisdom. Stephen Levine has always told the truth, now he does it with the great beauty of his poetry ringing in our hearts.” — Roshi Joan Halifax, abbot, Upaya Zen Center
“Here are poems of the heart that speak directly to our spirit today. Anyone who reads them will be quickened and touched. Both timely and timeless, these visions of grace are like nectar to soul.” — Lama Surya Das
“Having known Stephen Levine since the 1970s, I’ve watched his unfoldment as a highly accomplished writer and author of several books inspirited by his work as a psychotherapist. Now, it’s wonderful to read his poetry in Breaking the Drought. It’s been a long time coming, but well worth the wait. Quench your spiritual thirst. Pick up a copy and read it. It’s a keeper.” — Michael Toms, founding president and CEO, New Dimensions Media
“What a superb book of poems! Breaking the Drought helps me suddenly ease up a window that’s been stuck for a long time and I feel the true breeze of the Unknown on my face. Images fire my synapses awake with nourishing surprise and I see the window-opened world this way, fresh! Some poems show me my already shattered heart with words for what I’ve felt too but couldn’t say. At last, with whoever wrote these poems, I find a friend’s shoulder to cry on. Stephen Levine’s work as poet shines. This book renews my spirit.” — John Fox, Director, Institute of Poetic Medicine
is a poet, a teacher of guided meditation healing techniques, and a bestselling author of many works. His popular books — including A Gradual Awakening, Who Dies, Healing into Life and Death, and A Year to Live — are considered classics in the field of conscious living and dying. He is also the coauthor, with Ondrea, of the acclaimed Embracing the Beloved: Relationship as a Path of Awakening.
The Levines’ work stretches from the most painful experiences of the human spectrum to the furthest point on the human horizon, from hell to heaven, from pain to ease, from our ongoing sense of loss to the legacy of our unending interconnectedness. Many experience their experiential “Conscious Living / Conscious Dying” workshops as profound meditative investigations into being fully alive, cultivating qualities that heal mind and heart, sympathetically fathoming the nature of what it is that dies. Presently Stephen and Ondrea live in the mountains of New Mexico.
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