~ Savor eternity ~
By Fred LaMotte
Houston: Press Release - For immediate release May 15, 2016. Saint Julian Press proudly presents a new collection of poems by Fred LaMotte, which will be available on June 17, 2016 through fine book distributors and retailers.
Praise for SAVOR ETERNITY
“The poetry of Alfred K. LaMotte speaks to my soul of long lost love, and redeems my heart from a fall that I cannot even remember. Somehow he makes the total mystery of existence feel all right.”
~ Susanne Marie, meditation guide and founder of Transformation Through Presence TM.
“Inside this poetry is the deep perfume of God, a vast pool of light and pure generosity. Here are bees, honey, and simplicity of Being. That is why every time we read his poetry, we are nourished, uplifted, and we never tire of reading them again and again.”
~ Guthema Roba, poet, author of Please Come Home and Wake Up and Roar
ALFRED K. LAMOTTE is the author of Savor Eternity (Saint Julian Press 2016), Wounded Bud: Poems for Meditation (Saint Julian Press, 2013), and co-author of Shimmering Birthless, A Confluence of Verse and Image with Rashani Réa (Rashani Réa, 2015).
Fred has published in The Friends Journal, Empty Mirror, Tiferet Journal, and the anthology, The Yes Book (Exult Road Press 2014). His first book is being translated into Arabic. An interfaith chaplain, meditation teacher, and instructor in World Religions, Fred lives near Seattle WA with his wife Anna. He has two daughters and a golden poodle, Willy.
With degrees from Yale University and Princeton Theological Seminary, he studied contemplative prayer at monasteries in Europe and the U.S. Fred has spent decades exploring Yogic meditation as well, having personally studied with two rishis of the Vedic tradition, to whom he dedicates this book.
A Quaker, Fred has been a community service director and chaplain in Quaker and Episcopal schools; and for the last decade an interfaith chaplain at The Evergreen State College in Olympia WA. He also teaches World Religions and Philosophy for the global Distance Learning Program of Central Texas College, specializing in courses for the U.S. military. His students are deployed around the world, many in combat zones. Fred has developed an on-line teaching style that includes meditation and creative writing to deal with the life and death issues of soldiers.
Fred gathers poetry circles for seekers from different spiritual traditions, meeting at the still point, the center of the crossroads. He is dedicated to reviving the universal language of mystical poetry as a force for peace-making.
Visit his Amazon author page at: amazon.com/author/alfredlamotte and meet him at his blog site: http://yourradiance.blogspot.com/
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