From Templegate Publishers: ‘Robert Lax, (1915-2000), was a poet, hermit, sage, and peacemaker. Thomas Merton said of Lax, “He had a natural, instinctive spirituality, an inborn direction to the living God.” Jack Kerouac called him “a Pilgrim in search of beautiful innocence.” A native of New York, Lax graduated from Columbia University in 1938 with … More In the Beginning Was Love: Contemplative Words of Robert Lax
Since today is world poetry day, I thought I would post one of my poems – God In All Things – published in ‘The Other Side of Light’: The great dialectic, Immanent, yet transcendent, mysterious, yet knowable, God in all things. God within, God without, God above us, God before us, ever about us. … More Celebrating World Poetry Day!
NEW PUBLICATION: The Other Side of Light by Scott Peddie & Columba O’Neill In this short collection of poems, the echo of the spiritual life leaves its indelible mark on each page and in each word spoken. It is unusual in that it stems from what at first seems to be two divergent spiritual paths: one … More New Publication: The Other Side of Light
On Saturday 13th July the publisher (The Crystal Bard Press) will be offering the kindle edition of my second book – Looking Inwards: A Bipolar Journey – as a free download via Amazon. ‘Looking Inwards: A Bipolar Journey is a collection of abstract art, photography and poems by Scott Peddie, a minister and scientist who, … More Looking Inwards: A Bipolar Journey
Looking Inwards: A Bipolar Journey is a collection of abstract art, photography and poems by Scott Peddie, a minister and scientist who, after years of suffering from depression, has recently been diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder. The poetry, which is often agonising, always tender and thoughtful, reflects Scott’s experience of living with this complex condition and … More Looking Inwards: A Bipolar Journey
From the website of the publisher of my new book: The Crystal Bard Press are delighted to have published Scott Peddie’s new book Embracing Imperfection, a collection of poetry inspired by his experiences of bipolar affective disorder. Scott is a scientist and Christian minister whose wide and deep concerns include contemplative prayer and social justice as … More Embracing Imperfection
“Pangur Bán” is a wonderful Old Irish poem, written in the 9th century at or around Reichenau Abbey. Composed by an Irish monk, the poem explores the wisdom and inspiration that can be drawn from observing cats. As anyone who has ever lived with a cat can confirm, they are among the wisest of creatures. Below is … More Poetic Wisdom
I have accumulated thousands of books over the years, but I would hazard a guess that perhaps only a handful of those would fit into the category of ‘must haves’ or ‘books that are so enriching/life-affirming/insightful that I could not do without them! Roger Housden’s For Lovers of God Everywhere: Poems of the Christian Mystics’ is one such … More Exquisite Poetry: ‘For Lovers Of God Everywhere’
I’ve just come across a short clip of a fantastic interview with David Whyte, the author of several books of poetry and a book of prose and poetry entitled: The Heart Aroused. Whyte makes a very cogent case that poetry allows us to acknowledge the fullness of our being in ways that are often impossible in daily … More Poetry For A Better Life!
The Crystal Bard Press has published an anthology of my poetry which deals with living with bipolar disorder. You can find more information on how to purchase the book by visiting my bipolar blog here: Embracing Imperfection: An Anthology of Poetry.