Mixing poetic technique and contemporary mysticism to create works of verse and other word music.

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Love | Source | Joy

Love | Source | Joy: Mystic Hymns and Sonnets is a collection of verse celebrating the urban, the botanical, the mystical. And with our words we take us to our source.

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“These are very fine poems. They are deeply meaningful and combine a beautiful wisdom with a deepness of spirit woven into the tapestry of ordinary life. They are such a very great pleasure to read and have at my side.”

— Whitley Strieber,author of Communion and The Afterlife Revolution

"Having experienced the author and read his verse, I consider this book, like much poetry, to be one of the better royal roads to the higher self."

— Kevin Ryerson,lecturer, award winning consultant, expert intuitive, futurist and trance channel, author of Spirit Communication: The Soul's Path

About Thomas Bruder

Thomas has a background in ancient literature, a juris doctor, and a master’s in library science. He is an attorney in public service.

Influences include Vergil’s Eclogues and Georgics, de Vere, Goethe’s Roman Elegies, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Borges; the Hymn to the Aten, Psalm 104, A Course in Miracles; Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane, and Gilles Peterson’s show on BBC 6 Music.

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A Culture of Mysticism

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A great awakening is occurring across humanity, and there are now many active, helpful teachers from numerous spiritual paths and traditions to assist us in this awakening. It makes sense, then, that, in addition to the teachings of various mysticisms, there should arise a culture of mysticism reflecting the prevailing…

ACIM and Ikhnaton

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There are, I believe, at least two instances where A Course in Miracles alludes to the cultural reforms of the Pharaoh Ikhnaton.  First, the Course contrasts the “darkened temples where mysteries are kept obscure and hidden from the sun” (T.20.VI.4.1), with the “living temple in a world of light” where…

Writing process

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My writing process includes three components: reading, observation and spirituality: reading for literary technique, observation for subject matter, and spirituality for purpose (which is to reconnect with source and with each other). I typically work on literary matters early in the morning and then late at night, and I spend…
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