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Poetry as Spiritual Practice: Reading, Writing, and Using Poetry in Your Daily Rituals, Aspirations, and Intentions Hardcover – Deckle Edge, July 15, 2008
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"In the way that Rumi allowed us to touch the heart of our soul, Robert McDowell -- with a lyrical grace -- shows you how to easily create poetry that can propel your spiritual journey beyond normal reality into cherished mystic realms." -- Denise Linn, author of Sacred Space and The Secret Language of Signs
"At the same time that Robert McDowell is teaching us to approach the reading and writing of poems as acts of prayer in his brilliantly insightful book, Poetry as Spiritual Practice, he is quietly doing another astonishing thing: creating community. McDowell's exercises at the end of each chapter liberate poetry from a solitary contemplative practice to a collective celebration of the sacred. I will share this book with everyone I love." -- Mirabai Starr, author of new translations of Dark Night of the Soul by John of the Cross and The Interior Castle and The Book of My Life by Teresa of Ávila
"Poetry exposes me to a different way of experiencing the world. When I read Poetry as Spiritual Practice I instantly translated the poems into pictures. I can see fields of grain or rain in Autumn. It is fascinating to see all the patterns and rhymes that can be woven into language. I always enjoy learning about the different ways that other people think of and experience the world." -- Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures
"[McDowell firmly believes that anyone can write poetry....an] inspiring and quite lovely book." -- Booklist
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I learned a lot from this book, although the premise was stretched a bit far. I enjoyed practicing from the examples.Published on February 8, 2013 by mirau
I was gravitating towards the practices of reading and writing poetry before I picked up this book. Read morePublished on July 3, 2011 by Kindle Customer
If you've always wanted to write poetry, but haven't been sure how to start, this book will rock your world. Read morePublished on October 22, 2010 by Jane R