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Author Guetebier, Amber

Title The poetry oracle / written and edited by Amber Guetebier & Brenda Knight
Edition First edition
Published San Francisco, Calif. : CCC Pub., [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (287 pages) : illustrations
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-287)
Notes Print version record
Subject Metaphysics -- Poetry.
Spirituality -- Poetry.
Genre/Form Poetry.
Form Electronic book
Author Knight, Brenda.
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