Divinity in Disguise:

Nested Meditations to Delight the Mind and Awaken the Soul

 

CLB Press, copyright 2003 by Kevin Anderson

 

Selected one of the best spiritual books of

2003 by Spirituality & Health magazine

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"Doubt is a croc."

Performance of "Doubt is a Croc" at

Ann Arbor Poetry Slam event

The new writing form introduced in Divinity in Disguise, the nested meditation, uses repetition, wordplay, and changes in punctuation to allow each stanza to be its own separate meditation. In creating a nested meditation, the writer is led not by the logical, thinking mind, but by the playful mind to places of surprise, grace, and even healing.

 

The piece below, written in 2014, illustrates the playful and revealing nature of the nested meditation form:

 

 

Doubt is a croc.

 

Doubt is a croc

waiting daily near the river bank.

 

Doubt is a croc

waiting daily near the river bank

where the wildebeests of my dreams pause and gather.

 

Doubt is a croc

waiting daily near the river bank

where the wildebeests of my dreams pause and gather

their courage for the crossing.

 

copyright 2014 by Kevin Anderson

 

 

 

 

Here are two excerpts from Divinity in Disguise:

 

 

 

My life is a gestation.

 

My life is a gestation,

this world is but a womb.

 

My life is a gestation,

this world is but a womb,

death's another birth.

 

My life is a gestation,

this world is but a womb,

death's another birth

canal, and dying is just hard labor.

 

​copyright 2003 by Kevin Anderson

 

 

 

Joy is succulent, wild!

 

Joy is succulent, wild

black raspberries.

 

Joy is succulent, wild

black raspberries

overhanging every path.

 

Joy is succulent, wild

black raspberries

overhanging every path,

scratching for your attention right and left.

 

Joy is succulent, wild

black raspberries

overhanging every path,

scratchingn for your attention, right? And left

mostly unpicked?

 

​copyright 2003 by Kevin Anderson

 

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