"Meditations on Divine Names" is an anthology of contemporary poetry, featuring 140 poems by 64 poets associated with diverse spiritual traditions. Their poems represent: various branches... More > of Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Kabbalah, Wicca, Sukyo Mahikari, and ancient Greek, Egyptian, Hawaiian, and Slavic religions. The book is divided into ten paired sections: Naming, Names, Earth, Water, Air, Fire, He, She, Being, and Loving.
The editor, Maja Trochimczyk is a poet, music historian, photographer and non-profit director. Born in Poland and educated in Poland and Canada, she published four books of music studies and three volumes of poetry. She describes herself as a Catholic mystic.< Less
This volume brings together a series of essays on some of the less known aspects of
music culture in Poland in the 19th century. Eight studies are presented chronologically, including such topics... More > as: careers of women composers, Karol Lipinski's concert tours and violins, Henryk Wieniawski, Polish reception of Wagner, images of composers by Polish music critics, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, and Feliks Nowowiejski. Authors, based in Poland, Germany and the U.S. include eminent scholars specializing in Polish music of the 19th and 20th centuries: Magdalena Dziadek,
Maria Zduniak, Martina Homma, Krzysztof Rottermund, Krzysztof Szatrawski, and Maja Trochimczyk.< Less
The genesis of this poetry collection includes years of travelling and an internal journey leading to a serene California garden. The map of the stages on the journey is created by the appearances of... More > six angels: Amor, the angel of romance, Eros, the angel of desire, Eloe, the angel of sorrow, Thanatos, the angel of death, Ellenai, the angel of consolation, and Sophia, the angel of timeless wisdom. Eros and Thanatos are Greek twins, Amor is their baby cousin. Eloe died of sorrow and Ellenai carried her on his wings in Juliusz Slowacki’s romantic drama, Anhelli. Sophia needs no introductions, since she is the wise Queen, the best friend of Rumi and all Christian mystics. Maja Trochimczyk is a Polish-American poet, music historian and non-profit director based in Los Angeles.< Less
Surprisingly sweet and gentle, this love story of a crime victim and a troubled man, an ex-offender, consists of 85 brief, lyrical poems and 24 narrative fragments. The book includes paraphrases of... More > actual court records and allusions to the medieval tradition of courtly love. Inspired by The Songs of Songs, with its surreal mixture of the erotic and the spiritual, as well as by centuries of love poems, from Sappho to Milosz, this poetry collection is Maja Trochimczyk’s fourth book, following a series of music studies (After Chopin: Essays in Polish Music, 2000; The Music of Louis Andriessen, 2002; and Polish Dance in Southern California, 2007). This edition features ten different poems, new illustrations, and a revised, happy ending.< Less