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Description - The Poetry Oracle by Amber Guetebier

Combining poetry with divination, this collection resurrects the ancient Greek art of Rhapsodomancy, or divining one's fortune or destiny through the use of poetry or verse. Harkening back to antiquity, when Polyhymnia--the muse of sacred poetry--and Calliope--the muse of epic poetry--were invoked for guidance, each page of this anthology contains three poetic excerpts, chosen for their oracular wisdom. Readers are asked to contemplate a question and then randomly select an excerpt, which will offer revelations and inspiration for further contemplation. Excerpts are drawn from poets throughout the ages, including Sappho, Li Po, Rumi, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Dylan Thomas, William Blake, and J.R.R. Tolkien. Though designed as a prophetic tool, it can also be used as an introduction to some of the world's greatest poets.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781888729207
ISBN-10: 1888729201
Format: Paperback
(190mm x 139mm x 23mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Consortium of Collective Consciousness,U.S.
Publisher: Consortium of Collective Consciousness,U.S.
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Amber Guetebier

Amber Guetebier is a poet and a short story writer. They both live in San Francisco, California. Brenda Knight is a poet and the author of several books, including Women of the Beat Generation, which won an American Book Award in 1997.