Bury The Seed: Poems for Releasing More Life into You
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"This is feminine wisdom at its most luminous - radically accessible, urgently sensual, clear as snowmelt and grounded as a grandmother oak. Goddess save us from another self-important self-help book. Brooke McNamara's poetry is a bell: wake up; give thanks; leave nothing out."
Author of Wild Mercy
and Caravan of No Despair
"Bury the Seed has become my new secret little pleasure that I gleefully pull out while in the line at the market, sitting in my dentist's office or while waiting for the light to change. I can't get enough of this delightfully refreshing reset of my mood and mindset. Every once in a while, a prophet appears in the form of a poet. I'm happy to say that Brooke McNamara is our most recent one. More please!"
KATHERINE WOODWARD THOMAS,
New York Times Bestselling Author
of Calling in "The One" and Conscious Uncoupling
"These are gloriously urgent wake-up poems -- wake up, astonished, to the only moment we have -- this moment! McNamara is a modern Zorba. She urges us to stop, to rest, to listen to the life pouring through and over us, to steep ourselves in the mystery that we are."
Author of 10 Poems to Change Your Life,
Dancing with Joy, and Risking Everything
"Reading Brooke McNamara is like being pulled deliberately, ruthlessly through the eye of the needle.
This poetry is refuge. There is no protection from our luminous poverty, nowhere to hide from our belonging to everything. Only our tenderness can pass."
VERA DE CHALAMBERT,
Author of Kali Takes America
"Before beginning to read Brooke McNamara's second book of poetry, Bury the Seed, light a candle and wrap yourself in a hand knit heirloom blanket. Sip your coffee. Sit in practice for a while, just long enough to prepare yourself for 'cataclysmic knowing, ' a figure/ground shift of your being.
From the first poem to the last, McNamara evokes through her contemplations a spirit of humility, of the ground from which true reverence is born, and which opens the heart to receive all the varied resonances stirred by her words. She follows the path of gravity and descent, in Greek, kenosis, the emptying of the self which leads to katabasis, the passage down to the roots and foundations of all things. Brooke helps us recognize that this is the place of emptiness from which all possibility and renewal arises."
REV. DAVID C. MCCALLUM, S.J.
VP for Mission Integration and Development,
Le Moyne College
"Brooke's poems act to awaken this Supreme Identity--the unity of You and Divine Sprit Itself -- releasing the novel capacity of your own deepest Creativity. And this Kosmic vitality is what poetry at its best is meant to evoke, calling us to remember the radiant glory that is our own eternal soul. This is what Brooke does for us, for which we can all be truly, deeply grateful."
Author of Grace and Grit,
A Brief History of Everything, and Integral Meditation