The "Fire and Grace" event spotlighted Ellen Grace O'Brian's "The Moon Reminded Me," where her mystical poetry found a perfect harmony with live musical brilliance.
Step into the enchanting world of 'Fire and Grace' – where Ellen Grace O'Brian's poetic verses from 'The Moon Reminded Me' come alive to the symphony of live music, creating an unforgettable concert experience.
The "Fire and Grace" evening, celebrating the official launch of Ellen Grace O'Brian’s award-winning mystical poetry book The Moon Reminded Me, was a sensory symphony. Attendees gathered under a beautifully crafted silver moon adjacent to a living tree symbolizing growth and vitality within the temple. The rhythmic patter of rain intermingled with the audience's anticipatory whispers, setting the stage for a night of deep resonance.
When the mystical poetry of Ellen Grace O'Brian joins the Celtic Guitar of William Coulter and the Virtuoso Violin of Edwin Huizinga, the mind sinks into the heart and the journey of divine remembrance begins.
Poetry says what the mind can only glimpse but the heart knows full well. It is the ancient language of the soul spoken by all mystic bards of Bhakti, the yoga of devotion calling us to awaken to divine Love. Through the ages, poetry persists as the soul insists on revealing itself again and again.
In her luminous poems, Ellen Grace O’Brian manages to braid contemporary moments of everyday life with ancient spiritual teachings—the sight of a hummingbird’s red throat, bread on the table, a couple’s quarrel, a mother’s advice—become doorways into the divine mystical heart.
The Moon Reminded Me, subtly laced with Sanskrit, gives us an insight into a poet who bridges two worlds eloquently enough to take us along with her. Sandhya, the numinous time for stepping into the temple, suddenly becomes this moment, now.
Discover what New York Times Bestselling Author Khaled Hosseini described as “Love unbridled and all-pervading, Love bursting with grace and beautiful madness, residing in us all, waiting only to unfurl. What a gift this collection is.”
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