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Diaphanous Layers of Fear

Publication Source: Laments of the Soul: Tending the Imagination of Global Fear

by Teresa Michelle Nowak, PhD

A Deep Bow

To the invisible primordial

Voice who whispers

mythic wisdom of Other

who calls, engages and deepens

all else

through images, sounds, sensations,

and numinous awe:

A deep bow

I humbly offer

to Other’s abiding perspective



awakening recesses of perception.

Within we listen closely,

to incarnate

and tend sacred stories,

to see through shadows

—diaphanous layers of Fear—

to create meaning from Chaos,

embody found treasure,

and return Love

to the soul of the World.

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