This is a truly mystical book which uses the rose in art and spirituality as a way into the deeper recesses of the soul. The Rose Garden has always been a powerful metaphor and the author explores it fully, quoting from poetry and prose. There are also lovely colour images, of illuminated texts and ancient tapestries, and of classical statues and tarot cards. Chapter titles include The Alchemical Rose, The Rose Upon the Cross and The Secret Rose of W.B. Yeats. The author also considers the meaning of that classic 20th century mystical poem group, T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets. The book goes beyond literary studies and includes profound meditations that will take you to another level. Overall it’s fantastic value.
216pp, 198 x 129 mm, Paperback, 2023, RRP £12.99