Wall Street Revolution and Other Poems

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Wall Street Revolution and Other Poems draws on the perennial wisdom of the Western religious tradition to treat the disease of 21st century nihilism. These poems are at once comical, candid, prophetic, and even healing to the wound in the Western mind. The collection takes the reader on a journey through the Faustian bargains and idolatries that have defined the postwar and postmodern years. Like Dante, the poet shows that only Love and love can satisfy the needs of the individual and collective soul. In terms of the spiritual poetry addressing the madness of the postmodern moment, this work is unique and enlightening. "Zeiders’ poems renew and restore the power of language to open the eyes of the heart, ignite the senses, and prompt a longing for the bigger picture. Concrete and articulate, celebrative and profound, they are an incisive look at the postmodern world outside, and at the soul within it. These poems are a liberating read, and a walk in the Dark Wood with a rare, authentic story-teller, poet, and mystic."–Djohariah Toor, author of The Road By the RiverA Healing Journey for Women, andSongs from the MountainThe Four Directions to Spiritual Breakthrough.
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Charles Zeiders is a poet and university lecturer. He practices clinical psychology in the Greater Philadelphia Area and lives in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Among his other publications are The Clinical Christ: Scientific and Spiritual Reflections on the Transformative Psychology Called Christian Holism and ongoing contributions to the Journal of Christian Healing. His work encompasses the relationship between spiritual healing and depth psychology.

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Nov 11, 2013
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Charles Zeiders has given us a great gift; a poet, healer, and lover, he shares with fearless eloquence his heart, his mordant wit, and his empathic depth. Most of all, however, he inspires hope, hope in the human soul. I am captivated by his words and reading him I can feel my soul’s enthusiastic approbation. You must give your soul the same pleasure. -Dr. Stephen Martin, Jungian Analyst and President Emeritus of the Philemon Foundation

Love Poems and Other Terrible Problems teems with psychic and spiritual energy. It’s like a Hieronymus Bosch painting that includes the Marx Brothers and splotches of transcendent gold. – Peter Devlin, from the Introduction

Zeiders’ love poems depict the paradoxes of a Christ-redeemed eros . . . But the volume explores the insane side of love…Like Dante’s Virgil, Zeiders navigates us through an earthly Inferno of malignant narcissists, charlatans, and pedophiles…Thankfully, the poet brings us safely to the other side . . . Just as the Christian vision of the universe begins and ends with Love, so Love Poems and Other Terrible Problems provides hope. -Joseph Walls, from Kiss Epiphany: A Spiritual Critique of Love Poems and Other Terrible Problems

From the exploration of the transfigured state found in the “Love Poems” we turn to the “Other Terrible Problems” . . . Nietzschean nihilism presses upon us. So does war and gore…Psychopaths head our institutions . . . we cannot find a way to offer our eros in the mad contexts they create . . . yet, the lesson is that within the container of love . . . one’s entire humanity can be accepted. -Margaret Connolly, from the Editor’s Afterword

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