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  • By M Teresa Clayton
    Jan 11, 2016
    http://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
  • By M Teresa Clayton
    Nov 14, 2015
    "Not a Barrett-Browning, a Plath, nor a Dickinson - these poems are not filled with dreamy-eyed romance, unrequited love, nor the coquettish interplay between lovers, this is a different genre, and M. Teresa Clayton, is a different breed of writer, more along the lines of a Donne, a Bronte or a Tennyson, but deeper and a bit more ominous; in the spirit of Poe. Certainly, she will develop a macabre following of seekers of truth, of knowledge and devoted believers. Certainly she will become their humble leader through the fires of hell, the chaos of anarchy and through the veil, where only those who ring with a higher frequency may enter. I am one of those who hope to accompany her to paradise." - Reverend Kashi Golia Ranganathan​​​​​​ ​ "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... More > 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 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.​​​ ​< Less
  • By M Teresa Clayton
    Nov 14, 2015
    "M Teresa Clayton is endowed with the great mind & literary charisma of a pen wielding samurai.....And of no less importance, she has found the courage to hone her gifts, in a campaign to extract worthy POW's from media monotinism." - Mitch Munster, November 1st Publications, Proprietor/Scriptwriter​​​ ​​​​​ ​​​"It does not take a lover of poetry to appreciate the contents within this humble book by the poetress, The Mystress M. Teresa Clayton, it will come. What it does involve is a love for buried treasures, puzzles of wit and wisdom, and an obsession with obtaining the magic incantations that open the genie's bottle. Enjoy the journey as well as the quest. " - Marg Melton-Baker, The Charon Chronicles ​ ​ "M Teresa Clayton - 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... More > 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 will read it once, read it twice and keep on re-reading it over and over again. Just when you think you have figured out the message tucked neatly inside of the bottle, even after breaking it open and ripping the message from within, you will soon discover that you never comprehended the cipher as intended. No, you must make a decision to turn off the light, open the door and walk inside without expectation and let the voices speak to you. Only they can give you the key to the secrets inside." - William S. Avery ​ "I have read the mystic writings of M Teresa Clayton for over twelve years, it still amazes me how she gleans the future with such accuracy. I consider myself a skeptic, however, I have made an exception for this lady. Her sources must be divinely channeled. - A, J. Aukland, Jr., Author​​​ ​​< Less
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Product Details

Edition
First
Publisher
Lulu
Published
November 1, 2015
Language
English
Pages
184
Binding
Hardcover (casewrap)
Interior Ink
Full color
Weight
0.73 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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