Welcome to Poetic Prose
What is Mysticism?
The lost art of Mysticism is the knowledge of, and the personal experience of an elevated state of consciousness. It is an enhanced level of being and existence beyond normal human perception. Mysticism usually centers on practices intended to nurture those experiences.
All the world’s great religions have arisen around the teachings of mystics (including Buddha, Jesus, Lao Tze, and Krishna); and most religious traditions describe fundamental mystical experience, at least esoterically.
Enlightenment or Illumination are typical English terms for the phenomenon, derived from the Latin Illuminatio (applied to Christian prayer in the 15th century) and adopted in English translations of Buddhist texts, but used loosely to describe the state of mystical attainment regardless of faith.
In essence, mysticism is a crucial ingredient to our history, our present and our future.
Our mission at PoeticProse.com is to help people discover a hidden creative talent and spiritual potential through the power of inspirational poetry and lost art of mystical literature.
Take a quick journey into mystical poetry, click the audio file above to listen.
First Step to Enlightenment
The mystical, lyrical and engaging love poetry in the Pulitzer Prize-nominated book of poetry, Optics: The Mystical Poet’s Guide to the Science of Inner Sight, by Vincent Carver Gilliam, Ph.D. provides a life-altering impact on each reader. The love expressed in the lost art of mystical poems included in this book will open your heart. The melody and harmony will expand your mind. And each poems beauty will arouse the creativity in your spirit, providing inspiration to accelerate your total life potential.
We invite you to take the first step in your journey and request a FREE inspirational poem; Click the ‘Begin the Journey’ button above. You will receive both a specially designed printed version of the poem, and an audio version recited by Dr. Gilliam.
The poetry from Optics reflects Dr. Gilliam’s personal mystical experiences, as well as his extensive study of many of the world’s religious and literary traditions. The poetry has reminded many readers of other poets from the past, such as Dante, Blake, Rumi, T.S. Eliot and Yeats.
Also included in the book is an introductory letter commenting on its poetry by well-known author, the late James Baldwin (Go Tell it on the Mountain).
The Continuing Journey
Apollo, the god of light, poetry, music and prophecy in ancient Greek mythology was chosen as the patron for this online educational institution. In Apollo’s Academy we will explore together fundamental questions of life, through poetry, mystical literature and thought, and occasionally philosophy and science as they relate to spirituality.
In the academy we will explore how many of the world’s greatest mystics and prophets were also poets. We will answer the most universal question of why they chose poetry to present their message.
Apollo’s Academy will explore why much of the world’s most beloved scriptures were written or revealed in verse. Our fundamental believe is the noblest form of writing is poetry, and that the purest form of its expression is spiritual.
Participation in Apollo’s Academy will awaken your insight and creativity by exposing you to sources that will quicken and nurture your intuition. It has been suggested and argued that it is intuition which directly apprehends the dynamic relationship with the Divine in the center of our being.
Please visit the Academy page and find out more.