-- Philosophical Adventures
Like .... Rumi and Hafez, (MacLean) shares a common ancestry with the mystic voices of every age and nation; it stirs the heart and echoes the song of creation
-- Irving Karchmar, author of Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel
From the Author
1. The pronoun "He" is used for poetic fluidity, but it is a neutral for both "She" and "He", as the God I know is indivisible. I share the view that it is in duality that people experience such differences until the limited self is transcended.
2. I make no claim as to whether or not God is speaking through me; I believe such experiences are personal and mystical, and as such, not available for dispute or explanation.
3. I have chosen to use a takhallus, or pen name, in part to honor that Eastern poetic tradition, and at times have employed the well established technique of using the pen name as a signatory. I also live a rather private life and do not wish to ask people to take on the interpretative task to sort out why I feel moved to publish, given the other roles in the world that are mine to do, and so a pseudonym seems appropriate.
Wishing for you all the best on your unique and personal journey,
Morgan Kalani MacLean