Soul Seeds: Revelations & Drawings
By Carolyn Mary Kleefeld
Foreword by Laura Archera Huxley
Cross-Cultural Communications, 2008
Softbound, illustrated, 92 pages, $11.95.
Nominated for the 2008 Pushcart Prize
I’ve been an avid admirer of Carolyn Mary Kleefeld’s writing and artwork ever since I found Lovers in Evolution in a bookstore twenty-five years ago. I was amazed to discover such penetrating spiritual revelations so exquisitely expressed in poetic verse. Like a modern-day Blake, Ms. Kleefeld is able to convey profound psychological and universal truths with remarkable poetic elegance.
Over the years I have eagerly anticipated Ms. Kleefeld’s inspiring books – such as Climates of the Mind, Satan Sleeps with the Holy, and The Alchemy of Possibility, to name a few. So naturally I was excited to hear of her latest release, Soul Seeds: Revelations & Drawings, a collection of philosophical aphorisms, typically one to three sentences in length, that delve deeply into the human condition and the nature of reality.
As with her earlier work, The Alchemy of Possibility, Soul Seeds is an experiential guide to self-discovery, with the opportunity for many ‘aha’ moments. Like the Tarot or the I Ching, it can be used as an interactive, oracular tool, by posing a question, then opening the book at random to see what fresh insight may be gained from a particular “soul seed”. I regularly refer to this enchanted volume for spiritual guidance and inspiration. It often provides me with the exact nugget of deep truth that I need to hear in the moment.
Soul Seeds also contains 13 wonderfully whimsical drawings by Ms. Kleefeld that add a visual dimension to her sayings. Sometimes when I open the book at random with a question, my eyes first land on one of these enigmatic drawings, which carry as much potential for inspiration as her carefully sculpted words. This symbiotic combination of philosophy and art carries the potential to evoke breakthroughs in perception and understanding. As the late Laura Archera Huxley, author of This Timeless Moment, wrote in her foreword to Soul Seeds, “these psycho-spiritual meditations may bring about a transformation greater than many hours of therapy.”
Soul Seeds will appeal to anyone interested in personal transformation, self-exploration and creative inspiration. The intent of this book is to provide an evolutionary shift in perspective that awakens and frees the spirit when the mind is stuck in culturally-conditioned ways of thinking. Soul Seeds is more than just a portal into higher dimensions; it is also a wise friend who assists us in cultivating a sense of integration as we explore our inner worlds.
I highly recommend this inspiring book, from which a chapter was recently nominated for The Pushcart Prize. Keep Soul Seeds by your bedside, carry it with you wherever you go, and consult it whenever you feel confused about life or curious about the timeless truths that lie beyond the veil. It will open you to infinite possibility and graciously guide you to the celestial secrets awaiting within.
David Jay Brown is the author of seven books, including four bestselling volumes of interviews with leading-edge thinkers–Mavericks of the Mind, Voices from the Edge, Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse, and Mavericks of Medicine. David holds a master’s degree in psychobiology from New York University, and was responsible for the California-based research in two of British biologist Rupert Sheldrake’s books on unexplained phenomena in science: Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home and The Sense of Being Stared At. David’s work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Scientific American Mind, Tricycle, and Wired, and he is periodically the Guest Editor of the MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) Bulletin. David is also the author of two science fiction novels–Brainchild and Virus–and his latest book, Detox with Oral Chelation, was recently published by Smart Publications. To find out more about David’s work visit his award-winning Web site: www.mavericksofthemind.com