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              The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem
                

              The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem (Hardback)

              By Glaysher, Frederick

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              The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem, by Frederick Glaysher, takes place partly on the moon, at the Apollo 11 landing site, the Sea of Tranquility. Apollo, the Greek god of poetry, calls all the poets of the nations, ancient and modern, East and West, to assemble on the moon to ...consult on the meaning of modernity. The Parliament of Poets sends the Persona on a Journey to the seven continents to learn from all of the spiritual and wisdom traditions of humankind. On Earth and on the moon, the poets teach him a new global, universal vision of life. All the great shades appear at the Apollo 11 landing site in the Sea of Tranquility: Homer and Virgil from the Greek and Roman civilizations; Dante, Spenser, and Milton hail from the Judeo-Christian West; Rumi, Attar, and Hafez step forward from Islam; Du Fu and Li Po, Basho and Zeami, step forth from China and Japan; the poets of the Bhagavad Gita and the Ramayana meet on that plain; griots from Africa; shamans from Indonesia and Australia; Murasaki Shikibu, Emily Dickinson, and Jane Austen, poets and seers of all Ages, bards, rhapsodes, troubadours, and minstrels, major and minor, hail across the halls of time and space. One of the major themes is the power of women and the female spirit across cultures. Another is the nature of science and religion, as well as the two cultures, science and the humanities. That transcendent rose symbol of our age the Earth itself viewed from the heavens, one world with no visible boundaries, metaphor of the oneness of the human race, reflects its blue-green light into the darkness of the starry universe. This text constitutes the ninth draft.
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              ISBN 9780982677889
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2012
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              The Universal Principles of the Reform Bahai Faith
                

              The Universal Principles of the Reform Bahai Faith (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Baha'u'llah; Abdu'l-Baha; Edited by Glaysher, Frederick

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              The Universal Principles of the Reform Bahai Faith collects many of the early writings of Baha'u'llah and Abdu'l-Baha, published in the West, seeking to restore and preserve their vision of the oneness of God, humanity, and all religions. In addition to all of the 1912 Universal ...Principles of the Bahai Movement, the book includes Baha'u'llah's Hidden Words, selections known as the Spirit of the Age, an address by Abdu'l-Baha at the Friends' Meeting House in London in 1913, and many Bahai prayers for community and individual worship and meditation. Though beginning in 2004, the Reform Bahai Faith traces its origin to the early Bahais Ruth White, Mirza Ahmad Sohrab, and Julie Chanler, who sought to preserve the Teachings of Abdu'l-Baha after his passing in 1921. They and other early American Bahais understood the Bahai Faith was being turned into an oppressive organization, under what the British Museum document expert Dr. C. Ainsworth Mitchell judged to be a fraudulent will and testament.Baha'u'llah, the Founder of the Bahai Faith, believed in and taught a moderate, universal religion, grounded in a separation of church and state, not a theocracy, and members of the Reform Bahai Faith seek to recover and renew that saving vision for all humanity. The newcomer to the Bahai Teachings will find here a brief but eloquent and inspiring introduction to the Faith of Baha'u'llah, while people already familiar with it will find a refreshing breeze has returned to revivify and uplift the spirit. This book marks the first publication of the Reform Bahai Press, which will publish several more titles during the next few years.
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              ISBN 9780967042107
              Released NZ 14 Dec 2007
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              Into the Ruins
                

              Into the Ruins (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Glaysher, Frederick

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              Beyond postmodernism, Into the Ruins confronts much of the human experience left out of the balance by postmodern poetry, often compared to the Alexandrians and the Neoterics, when writers similarly concentrated on the minor themes of personal life, while ignoring the challenging... experience of the public realm. Suffused with a global tragic vision, Into the Ruins has its gaze fixed firmly on the 21st Century.
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              ISBN 9780967042190
              Released NZ 15 May 2009
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              Letters from the American Desert: Signposts of a Journey, A Vision
                

              Letters from the American Desert: Signposts of a Journey, A Vision (Hardback)

              By Glaysher, Frederick

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              Frederick Glaysher invokes a global vision beyond the prevailing conceptions entrenched in postmodernism and postmodernity. In Letters from the American Desert, Glaysher reflects on the cultural, political, and religious history of Western and non-Western civilizations, pondering... the dilemmas of postmodernity, in a compelling struggle for spiritual knowledge and truth. Fully cognizant of the relativism and nihilism of modern life, Glaysher finds a deeper meaning and purpose for the individual and the world community in the writings and global vision of Baha'u'llah, as expressed in the Reform Bahai Faith. Confronting the antinomies of the soul, grounded in the dialectic, Glaysher charts a path beyond the postmodern desert. Alluding to Martin Luther and W. B. Yeats at All Souls Chapel, Glaysher calls Reform Bahais and others to embrace the universal, moderate form of the Bahai Teachings as interpreted by Abdu'l-Baha, Baha'u'llah's son, who had spoken throughout the West in Europe, England, and the United States from 1911 to 1913. Abdu'l-Baha's message of the oneness of God, all religions, and humankind holds out a new hope and vision for a world in spiritual and global crisis.Far from a theocracy, the Reform Bahai Faith envisions a modest separation of church and state as the will of God, in harmony and balance with universal peace, in a global age of pluralism. Frederick Glaysher lived for more than fifteen years outside Michigan-in Maebashi, Japan, where he taught at Gunma University; in Poston, Arizona, on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation in the Sonoran Desert; in Normal, Illinois, on the central farmlands, and in Godfrey, Illinois, on the Mississippi River, ultimately returning to his suburban hometown of Rochester, witnessing everywhere the maladies of modernity, as only an inspired writer can. A Fulbright scholar to China in 1994, Frederick Glaysher studied at Beijing University, the Buddhist Mogao Caves on the old Silk Road, and elsewhere in China,
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              ISBN 9780967042114
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2008
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              The Universal Principles of the Reform Bahai Faith
                

              The Universal Principles of the Reform Bahai Faith (Hardback)

              By Baha'u'llah; Abdu'l-Baha; Edited by Glaysher, Frederick

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              The Universal Principles of the Reform Bahai Faith collects many of the early writings of Baha'u'llah and Abdu'l-Baha, published in the West, seeking to restore and preserve their vision of the oneness of God, humanity, and all religions. In addition to all of the 1912 Universal ...Principles of the Bahai Movement, the book includes Baha'u'llah's Hidden Words, selections known as the Spirit of the Age, an address by Abdu'l-Baha at the Friends' Meeting House in London in 1913, and many Bahai prayers for community and individual worship and meditation. Though beginning in 2004, the Reform Bahai Faith traces its origin to the early Bahais Ruth White, Mirza Ahmad Sohrab, and Julie Chanler, who sought to preserve the Teachings of Abdu'l-Baha after his passing in 1921. They and other early American Bahais understood the Bahai Faith was being turned into an oppressive organization, under what the British Museum document expert Dr. C. Ainsworth Mitchell judged to be a fraudulent will and testament.Baha'u'llah, the Founder of the Bahai Faith, believed in and taught a moderate, universal religion, grounded in a separation of church and state, not a theocracy, and members of the Reform Bahai Faith seek to recover and renew that saving vision for all humanity. The newcomer to the Bahai Teachings will find here a brief but eloquent and inspiring introduction to the Faith of Baha'u'llah, while people already familiar with it will find a refreshing breeze has returned to revivify and uplift the spirit. This book marks the first publication of the Reform Bahai Press, which will publish several more titles during the next few years.
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              ISBN 9780967042138
              Released NZ 14 Dec 2007
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              The Bower of Nil: A Narrative Poem
                

              The Bower of Nil: A Narrative Poem (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Glaysher, Frederick

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              Struggling with Postmodernism, Peter Marsh, an academic philosopher, weighs modern life in a conversation with his friend, David Emerson, a businessman. Brought together after long separation by the brutal murder of Mary, Peter's wife, a time of devastating loss and crisis, their... friendship inspires a dark night of the soul, during which Peter's meditations range over several hundred years of philosophy, politics, religion, social change, the dilemmas of existence, evoking a spiritual vision of the complexities of the 21st Century, the United Nations, and global governance.
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              ISBN 9780967042145
              Released NZ 15 May 2009
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              The Myth of the Enlightenment: Essays
                

              The Myth of the Enlightenment: Essays (Hardback)

              By Glaysher, Frederick

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              The Myth of the Enlightenment is Frederick Glaysher's first collection of literary essays since The Grove of the Eumenides in 2007. Divided into three sections, these essays and reviews were all written during the 21st Century, with many of them central to his evolving intellectu...al and spiritual struggle to write his epic poem, The Parliament of Poets, which he completed and published in late 2012. These essays open up Glaysher's own biography and his life-long interest in the writings of Leo Tolstoy, Rabindranath Tagore, John Milton, Saul Bellow, Robert Hayden, and other poets and writers, offering a fresh, new vision of literature and culture. In terms of his engagement with the writings of such philosophers and social thinkers as Plato, Giambattista Vico, Ibn Khaldun, Julien Benda, Pitirim A. Sorokin, and Jacques Barzun, Glaysher probes into the dilemmas of the Enlightenment and modernity, as he articulates a vision for the 21st Century beyond post-modernism, favoring neither East nor West, but truly global and universal. In the second section, in a number of reviews, Glaysher explores democracy in China, the United Nations, and what literature has too often become under the cultural tyranny of the American English department. In the final section, Race in America, Glaysher engages with his experience of growing up in Metropolitan Detroit and the dynamics of black and white race relations, suggesting, for the 21st Century, a wider conception of who we Americans are. Provocative, calling to account endemic complacencies, The Myth of the Enlightenment reassesses our underlying cultural assumptions, looking forward with hope toward a deeper understanding of Democratic pluralism and universality, for our nation and the globe.
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              The Grove of the Eumenides: Essays on Literature, Criticism, and Culture
                

              The Grove of the Eumenides: Essays on Literature, Criticism, and Culture (Hardback)

              By Glaysher, Frederick

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              Brings a global vision beyond the prevailing conceptions of life and literature that have become firmly entrenched in contemporary world culture. The author confronts the loss of religious faith in the modern world and breaks through to a vision of the unity of the human longing ...for transcendence.
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              ISBN 9780967042183
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2007
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