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Frederick Glaysher
Works at Epic Poet. On the Moon, for Apollo
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"The purpose of the spiritual journey of the Poet of the Moon is to seek deliverance of the modern human from the captivity of nothingness, nihilism and atheism, and from the resulting chaos and chasm of soul. ...Bravo to the Poet for this toilsome but brilliant endeavour."

—Umme Salma, Transnational Literature, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

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Atheists perpetrated the worst intolerant violence against other people during the 20th Century, as in the officially atheist state of the USSR. The scholar Robert Conquest, who painstakingly studied the evidence, argued 20 million people died under the USSR, with a total of up to 60 million with those killed in China and other communist states.

"New" atheists don't seem any better than the old ones... 

Information about the killer in North Carolina is still coming out. So far it sounds as though he was as opposed to Christianity as any other religion, and actually a fanatical atheist of sorts. It's been reported that the police have his computer and are obviously investigating what really motivated him. Apparently, so far, it really was atheism. 

Given the history of modern atheism under communism, I can't understand why people, East or West, would look for anything good from that direction. Atheism proved itself as bad, if not worse, than Christian and Muslim fanatics!! 

I think the great Sufi poets were often on the right track when they taught the universal love of God, peace, and brotherhood.

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2015/02/chapel-hill-shooting-white-male-atheist-murders-three-muslim-students
46-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks has been arrested and charged.
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My fullest response to Islam and modernity is in my epic poem, however unlikely that might seem to some in our culture today, addressing, from the Moon, our current dilemmas… 

A couple of cantos in my epic poem are specifically about Islam, attempting to evoke and explore a new way forward for Muslims, as well as the rest of humanity… to come together in peace.

http://fglaysher.com/TheGlobe/2015/02/06/facebook-posts-january-2015/
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A couple of cantos in my epic poem are specifically about Islam, attempting to evoke and explore a new way forward for Muslims, as well as the rest of humanity… to come together in peace. 

http://fglaysher.com/TheGlobe/2015/02/06/facebook-posts-january-2015/
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Spirituality Today >

"The Myth of the Enlightenment: Essays ... articulates his belief in the possibilities of a global, post-modernistic society based upon religious values that are acceptable to both the East and the West."

http://www.spirituality.today/spirituality-religion/spiritual-commentary/the-myth-of-the-enlightenment-by-frederick-glaysher
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I'm happy to have three poems accepted for a forthcoming issue of DoveTales, the literary journal of Writing for Peace. 

We definitely need all the peace we can get in this day and age. I'm proud to be part of a journal trying to contribute to it. 

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A modern Journey to the Simorg... to the Moon and around the world, evoking the global, universal peace and Unity of all spiritual and wisdom traditions. 

"The purpose of the spiritual journey of the Poet of the Moon is to seek deliverance of the modern human from the captivity of nothingness, nihilism and atheism, and from the resulting chaos and chasm of soul. ...Bravo to the Poet for this toilsome but brilliant endeavour." 
—Umme Salma in Transnational Literature, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia 

"Very readable and intriguingly enjoyable. Frederick Glaysher's hours of dedication have produced a masterpiece that will stand the test of time." 
—Les Merton, Poetry Cornwall, England

"A great epic poem of startling originality and universal significance." 
—Dr. Hans-George Ruprecht, CKCU Literary News, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

http://www.amazon.com/Parliament-Poets-Epic-Poem/dp/098267788X/
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The barbarians are already within the gates... have been for a long time. When professors stop pointing the finger and begin to realize that they, too, are barbarians, there will then be a possibility of laying the foundations for a new stage of civilization in this country and around the world. 

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My Great-Uncle Bill in India

I’ve been asked, “Your love and associations with Indian religion and continent is realized…any particular reason Frederick…!”

A flood of memories come back. Too many for a short reply. So I’ve decide to answer the question here on my blog.

http://fglaysher.com/TheGlobe/2015/02/13/my-great-uncle-bill-in-india/
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"Glaysher has, it would seem, set himself an epic challenge! ...not without its odd flashes of humour and dry irony which, once again enriches its overall value as a dynamic and enaging piece of art rather than a dry academic exercise." 

"This is a uniquely powerful work that introduces an established and powerful literary tradition to a world that is in desperate need of its essential rythmns and harmonies for spiritual sustenance."

http://www.spirituality.today/spirituality-religion/spiritual-commentary/the-parliament-of-poets-by-frederick-glaysher
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"The purpose of the spiritual journey of the Poet of the Moon is to seek deliverance of the modern human from the captivity of nothingness, nihilism and atheism, and from the resulting chaos and chasm of soul." 
—Umme Salma, International Islamic University, Department of English Language and Literature, Chittagong, Bangladesh

"A contemporary classic! Highly recommended for reading." 
—Nishat Haider, Associate Professor, Lucknow University, India
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Gazing from the moon, we see one Earth, without borders, Mother Earth, her embrace encircling one people, humankind.
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Welcome. I'm an epic poet, rhapsode, poet-critic, and the author or editor of several books. 

Thirty years in the making, published in late November 2012, my epic poem, "The Parliament of Poets," takes place partly on the moon, at the Apollo 11 landing site, the Sea of Tranquility. Apollo calls all the poets of the nations, ancient and modern, East and West, to assemble on the moon to consult on the meaning of modernity. The Parliament of Poets sends the Persona on a Journey to the seven continents to learn from all of the spiritual and wisdom traditions of humankind. On Earth and on the moon, the poets teach him a new global, universal vision of life.

One of the major themes is the power of women and the female spirit across cultures. Another is the nature of science and religion, including quantum physics, as well as the “two cultures,” science and the humanities. 

"Very readable and intriguingly enjoyable. ...a masterpiece that will stand the test of time." —Les Merton, Poetry Cornwall, No 36, England. May 2013.

"A great epic poem of startling originality and universal significance, ingeniously enriching the canon of 'literary epics' while in every way partaking of the nature of world literature... Glaysher is in a creative dialog with the greatest epic poets of all time. He is bringing together in beautiful verse form...diverse visions of humanity from all over the world. ...frequently casting them in the form of spatial and cosmic imagery. ...beholding the 'oneness' of humankind in a different light. A pure joy. ...a literary work of fine verbal art. ...contemporary 'world literature' at its best." 
—Dr. Hans-George Ruprecht, CKCU Literary News, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. August 6, 2013. ENCORE Interview:http://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/414/13077.html

"But possibly even the ambition of these [Odysseus Elytis, Derek Walcott] is dwarfed by what is attempted here. ...This is an attempt to fuse a truly global vision drawing on many poetic traditions." —Graham Mummery, Amazon UK Review http://www.amazon.co.uk/Parliament-Poets-Epic-Poem/dp/098267788X/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1356446865&sr=1-4#customerReviews

"The purpose of the spiritual journey of the Poet of the Moon is to seek deliverance of the modern human from the captivity of nothingness, nihilism and atheism, and from the resulting chaos and chasm of soul. From the versatile he gets scores of life-affirming lessons, yet the core meaning of all is that the Supreme Being as well as the earth is one, and so human beings are one nation irrespective of their clan, class, color,race, religion and gender. In this earth human beings are part of the Great Mystery’s creation and their duty is to keep the balance and harmony of the universe, to achieve union, to choose sacrifice, and to be self-controlled. In this manner Glaysher sings the song of ‘one Earth, without borders, Mother Earth, her embrace encircling one people, humankind’ (19)...."
"Bravo to the Poet for this... brilliant endeavour."
—Umme Salma, International Islamic University, Department of English Language and Literature, Chittagong, Bangladesh, in Transnational Literature Vol. 7 no. 1, November 2014. Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia http://dspace.flinders.edu.au/jspui/bitstream/2328/35084/1/Salma_Parliament.pdf

"One of the most important books of our time. ...a new vision for humanity; one of Unity and Oneness of humankind. ...synthesizing and integrating the great thinkers of all time. ...a tangible vision of our shared humanity. ...an impassioned plea that we WAKE UP before we destroy ourselves and our one precious planet. ...an inspired epic that integrates the ancient wisdom teachings of the world's greatest wisdom teachers and poets. ...a new vision and sense of responsibility towards our shared humanity." Amazon Review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1WA3YUZ8BB380/

"The Parliament of Poets is an exquisitely rendered epic poem that weaves ancient and contemporary vision into the heart of modern darkness and the light of eternal hope... For this reader it was like being enfolded into a glorious, celestial, orchestral song in which every instrument is finely tuned, timed, and vital to the whole, with different melodies coming together as a single motion to do something none of them could do alone... The Parliament of Poets is a worthy literary masterpiece... Once read, you know your life was impoverished without it." —Julie Clayton, New Consciousness Review, Oregonhttp://www.ncreview.com/arts/the-parliament-of-poets-an-epic-poem

"Most of the contemporary poets and critics claim that epic is not suitable for our modern age. But Frederick Glaysher has proven them wrong.... 'The Parliament of Poets' has all the grandeur, all the loftiness and qualities which make an 'effort for an epic' a 'true epic.' In essence, 'The Parliament of Poets' is a song of unity, an audacious declaration that unity does not mean conformity, it means being in harmony." —Ratul Pal, Bangladesh, Goodreads.http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/512201388

"...a beautiful poem that falls off the tongue smoothly. ...an excellent piece of poetry." —Nana Fredua-Agyeman, Ghana, Africa, ImageNations:http://freduagyeman.blogspot.com/2013/10/41-parliament-of-poets-by-frederick.html

"I found this book to be up to the standards set by Homer. ...very thought provoking as it brings into question what humanity is doing to the Earth and each other."—LibraryThing, Texas. 

"Certainly wowed the crowd at the library with the performance and the words themselves." —Albany Poets News, New York. 

Read a free chapter, BOOK I of The Parliament of Poets, on Amazon US or UK. http://www.amazon.com/The-Parliament-Poets-Epic-Poem/dp/098267788X/

Or on Barnes & Noble. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-parliament-of-poets-frederick-glaysher/1112448232

As a free PDF: https://www.earthrisepress.net/parliament_of_poets.html

YouTube: A dozen Epic Poetry Readings and an Epic Poetry Workshop:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=89Z1PVjYmIw

Website: https://www.fglaysher.com/

Earthrise Press: https://www.earthrisepress.net/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fglaysher/


Political Views: Cooperative Global Governance, under a seriously developed United Nations, or successor institution, preferably prior to a nuclear, biological, or chemical apocalypse. Member/Board Member, UN Association of Greater Detroit UNA-USA. 2000/2012-2013.

Religious Views: Transcendence, Universality—God is not in a box—Reform Bahai Faith, Unitarian Universalist, Tolstoy's Calendar of Wisdom, Emperor Akbar's Divine Faith, Adi Brahmo Samaj, Tagore's Religion of Man, and the universal teachings of Christ, essentially the Shema and the Golden Rule, not the doctrines Tolstoy rightly called "sorcery." That is, my "religious views" seek what all the great mystics, "heretics," and poets have sought throughout human history, East and West. By definition, "organized" or "institutional religion" is no longer religion. Participant/Member of the Leadership Team, Troy-area Interfaith Group. 2010-2013.

“The heart of so great a mystery cannot ever be reached by following one road only." -- Quintus Aurelius Symmachus (c. 345 – 402).

"Now it has become clear to me, that it cannot be wisdom to assert the truth of one faith over another. In our troubled world so full of contradictions, the wise person makes justice his guide and learns from all. Perhaps in this way the door may be opened again whose key has been lost." -- Emperor Akbar
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Epic Poet, Rhapsode, Poet-Critic
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    Epic Poet, 1982 - present
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Ann Arbor, Michigan - Maebashi, Japan - Normal, Illinois - Poston, Arizona - Godrey, Illinois - Chapel Hill, North Carolina - Headley, Hampshire, England - Beijing, China - Dunhuang, China - Teipei, Taiwan - Hong Kong, China - Guangzhou, China - X'ian, China - London, England - Bath, England -
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