Taking Tea in the Black Rose: Singing Through the Shadows Until We're Dancing in the Light

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BalboaPress, Nov 11, 2011 - Poetry - 148 pages
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Craig Combs was born in 1969, near the end of a highly volatile decade in American and world history marked by unprecedented social unrest and constant outcries for real political change. Thus, his inherent passion for personal freedom and global equality, along with a soulful appreciation for natural beauty and the arts, presents itself throughout this subtly yet carefully framed collection of original poetry.

Apart from the accelerated frequency and intensity of key events in the world presently, the times are not much different than they were back then; yet in spite of his fair share of life’s thorns and blisters, the author has remained steadfast in his devotion to service and to love, moving boldly forward through the tears of disappointment, while gathering the harvest of a hundred mended hearts along the way.

For both the serious student of life’s occult mysteries and the casual literary buff alike, this compilation speaks to each reader deliberately and distinctly, in a language only they can hear or pronounce. Taking Tea in the Black Rose is a tensely visceral and intriguingly candid exploration of the author’s own heart and soul. It does not demand to be read from chapter to chapter, like some books, or even from cover to cover. Nevertheless, a second reading is sincerely advised, with a nice cup of tea on the side.

 

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About the author (2011)

Craig Allen Combs was born in Flint, Michigan, and raised in its neighboring suburbs until his graduation from high school in 1987. His interests have brought him to New Orleans, Palm Springs, Hawai'i, Brazil, the Caribbean, Australia, Mexico, the Florida Keys, and other parts of North America, including Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he lived for almost ten years prior to his return to the Midwest.

He has expanded his interest in holistic health to include quantum-level repatterning sessions along with nutrition, exercise, and herbalism. The author has also become an enthusiast of nature photography and has published picture albums from his travels on Internet social networks, as well as on his personal website, www.SacredStar.com.

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