Mystic Twine is a voyage into the numinous realm of the mind and spirit, told in the ancient style of the storyteller. Contained within are weird and wonderful tales, mind and spiritual explorations, prayers and callings, and occasionally a glimpse into the author's view of the absurdities of life in the material world. These are very personal poems, told in quiet confidence to those who keep their ear to the spiritual sound and their eyes on the divine landscape. They reflect a journey that we will all take at some point in our lives. Their source is un-nameable, but they come clothed in a confidence born of the certainty of truth; the kind of truth known upon impact, the kind of truth that requires no validation other than the knowing that fills our mind and soul when we encounter it.
I invite you to accompany me on this journey, a voyage that refreshes us all simultaneously. The nature of these ageless odes, in large part, remains a mystery even to me, and I welcome the occasion to explore them with you, my brothers and sisters. I do not write them to sell nor to glorify myself, but rather I pass them on as a sort of divine pact that I have made with their Source. I ask simply that you turn the page and see if they call out to you.
J. Michaels is a lifelong student of the human mind and spirit. He has authored books in non-fiction, fiction, and poetry. His poetry expresses the spiritual in a unique storytelling style and is evident in all of his collections, including The Poet's Quill, Common Ground, Emerald Mandala, and the novella Treasure of the Mind. He lives in full view of the magnificent Rocky Mountains in Colorado with his wife and granddaughter. He is the founder of The Greybeard Society, a fellowship that promotes the sharing of wisdom in all forms.
Mr. Michaels may be contacted at J@greybeardsociety.org or visit the GBS website at www.greybeardsociety.org.