Amethyst Press is working towards publishing occasional pamphlet and book-length titles of new writing engaging with the sacred.
Amethyst Press is delighted to be publishing LABYRINTH, a new full-length collection of poetry by Diana Durham.
Through America’s uncertainty and the New England winter, Labyrinth takes the path inwards. The question carried through landscapes urban and natural is painful to formulate: are we lost, or can we find the way to new meaning? Spring and warmth bring sweetness, comfort but absolution does not birth in the psyche until the heat of late summer gives way to autumn. At the curve of the hill the view opens up: beauty and expansion are reaffirmed. Like the shaman, we return to the same place, bringing the renewal of compassionate vision.
Labyrinth is Diana Durham’s fourth collection of poems. Her other books include: The Return of King Arthur: Completing the Quest for Wholeness and Coherent Self, Coherent World: a new synthesis of Myth, Metaphysics & Bohm’s Implicate Order.
In all her work, poetry, fiction and non-fiction, Durham draws on both archetype and the numinous presence of the natural world to explore why our deeper identity is the root of creativity and the visionary power of imagination.
“Diana writes with a particular crystalline clarity suffusing both her poetry and prose: it is her essential expression. At the same time, her philosophical cast of mind reaches the highest level as a result of her many years of training and inner work. She is truly in touch with Sophia: and at a time when the Feminine has never been more important in its embodiment on the planet, we would do well to hear what she has to say.”
—Jay Ramsay, author of Kingdom of the Edge, Monuments. Described by Caduceus magazine as “England’s foremost transformation poet.”
“I loved the light in this one! And that slow large wave that moves through much of your poetry….where I end up existing in something huge, like a massive sense of space..”
—Jude Repar, Attunement Practitioner and healer.
“Beautiful—your work speaks to me.”
—Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master & His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World
LABYRINTH will be available soon
ebook £5.99 paperback £10