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bwhardcopy She is a seer, a visionary, a mystic. Her writing is not only creative, clever and captivating, she is also a brilliant poet. Her Mystic Verses are entertaining on the surface, however, once you begin to peel away the layers, you will find the real alchemy within her rhymes. She is eerily cabalistic, a strangely esoteric embodiment of the ethereal, this Delphic Oracle of Oracles who is possessed with a knowledge of past, present and future that defies "reason" (as she so aptly identifies the problem with mankind)." You've read Nostradamus and his visionary quatrains - Casey and his in-trance visions - and there are many more who channel or communicate with entities on the other side. M Teresa Clayton is our contemporary catalyst. She listens, discusses, then writes the messages in pristine verse like no other. Truly mystical. Place Nostradamus, Casey into the mind of Poe and you have a much clearer understanding of M. Teresa Clayton
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Jan 11, 2016http://www.aeafanzine.blogspot.com/ MYSTIC VERSES The first verse published in this collection, entitled Alive, sets the tone for the others to follow by establishing the idea that salvation of the soul begins on earth rather than false promises of heaven from self-professed, self-serving “prophets” (we all know there are plenty of them). The second thing that struck me was its blend of mysticism and humanism, a motif running concurrently through this tome. You receive impressions of nature’s dual role as benign and merciless, as if it is transformed into a living, breathing entity. You receive images of those who were killed in the name of religion, tainting snow with innocent blood and returning from beyond to seek vengeance. M Teresa Clayton’s verse is incisive and grows progressively darker, filling your mind with images of lost souls and forgotten songs from ages past; she somewhat reminds me of Tom Warrior’s (Celtic Frost) lyrics, only the landscapes she illustrates are much... More > vaster. She credits her writings as being inspired by what she refers to as “intradminensional beings” that communicate with her while presenting her with information about us as individuals and us as a species. She calls these beings “the Otheres” and dedicates her book exclusively to them. In Mystic Verses we’re reminded that many landscapes exist in the imagination, regardless how much we close our eyes to them. I would say those inner landscapes, for all their darkness, are far preferable to the reality the general public is expected to accept. We are invited into the endless, boundless realm of Clayton’s “forgotten knowing”, to explore it freely and without reservation, so we might recognize something within and come away a little more enlightened than we were beforehand. With all the verses gathered for your consumption, you have too many opportunities for exploration to not be drawn in. Complementing them are photos taken by Debbie Dixon of Dragon Wolf Productions presenting some visuals to accompany her writing. -Dave Wolff< Less
Nov 14, 2015"I have had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Clayton for the Charon Chronicles in 2009 and again this month as her revision of the book debuted with the inclusion of over sixty new verses. First, I'd like to say that the book is a one of a kind. Secondly, she is a talent that will most assuredly be discussed in years to come. It has been a long time coming to read poetry the likes of hers. It is my honor to have met her, interviewed her (twice) and to now have the revised copy in hand, signed by her. She is incredibly talented as well as metaphysically gifted. Her mystic writings are authentic in their origin and the information shared with her and then transcribed into verse here is beyond words. I am excited, I am terrified, I am hopeful, I am a Christian man and now, I am a believer in things that are not of this world. Thank you for opening my eyes M Teresa Clayton. Thank you for sharing such profoundly spiritual insights in this book. This is not only a book of poetry, it is... More > a reference book as well." - A. Diamonde "A stunning collection of poetry that is filled with dark beauty and Gothic heart. It speaks of both the sunlight and the darkness of the human soul. A gripping and powerful testament of enlightened womanhood from a true Mistress of the craft." - Lioness DeWinter, author of The Scent of Jasmine, Southern Cross and Corinthians. "M. Teresa Clayton is the very definition of a mystic writer, and a brilliant one at that. She hears the voices of “the Otheres” from beyond the veil, and transforms those words into everything, from the most beautiful to the most bone-chilling prose, like no other author can. Each piece is unique in its transformation according to the messages that are received and will take you on an amazing journey of sights and sounds, as well as giving you a front row seat to those things that you can not see, but you will only hear in the darkest recesses of your mind. " - Debbie Dixon, Artist, Photographer, Poet and Author< Less
Nov 14, 2015"She seduces you like a dancer of the seven veils. She captures your attention and holds it in a hypnotic spell until she is ready to blow your mind. She manifests herself in ways that confound logic, yet opens up a pure understanding of what is not. She has written a book that will, no doubt, become the next big cult reading. Her keen ability to translate what her beings tell her, yet keep it buried beneath the occult to preserve its power, makes her all the more interesting. Prepare yourselves for what is to come. As she would say - once you know something you cannot un-know it. - Go ahead, open that Pandora's Box, take a look inside and be prepared to enter into her realm and come out as something quite divine." - Mary Ellen Curtwright, Clairvoyant and Priestess of the Coven Oracle of Orion. "These days, there haven't been many poets that compare to the greats of the past, there doesn't seem to be anything to differentiate them, make any one stand out... More > from the rest, there is nothing uniquely impressive about today's poets. Is it any wonder that the art of poetry has lost its appeal? Then comes a woman who commands the verses to speak unimaginable things, and she has created new ways to write them. This is a whole other genre of poetry and that might be due to her muses. She hears the voices of spirits who bring her messages from the beyond. She then sits in a trance-like state and begins to compose verses containing the information entrusted to her. Maybe poetry readings are not obsolete after all. Maybe the art of writing verses hasn't been lost; it has been changed! It has evolved and I like it." - Gregory Allen Helms, reviewer for The Vine. Two words: Salmon Rushdie - (No one is hunting her down for blasphemy against their personal god. Let's hope no one feels the need. Her work is beyond the reaches of most minds, though the poetry is beautifully written in complex rhyme schemes and worthy of the reading on those criteria alone. Deciphering the message requires dedication, concentration, and the willingness to commit to the work. - Esther Rivke Soronsohn< Less
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- M Teresa Clayton (Standard Copyright License)
- November 14, 2015
- Hardcover (casewrap)
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.73 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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