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He was born in Chicago and raised in a neighborhood where the wrong word to the wrong person might cost your life. It was a district deemed the most dangerous place in the nation, and those who resided there were given only a two percent chance of emerging from it. Reared in a single parent household with eight other siblings (each uniquely and artistically talented) he survived through unassailable familial love and an inherited fanciful escapism. His mother didn’t discourage his abilities as idealistic oddities but fostered them with an encouragement that he could be anything he willed to be. The task of every human is to mature as a unified mind, body and spirit with the source of all creation as our guide. Life requires that we create something in which we are totally reflected, but artists can produce spiritual, universal and meaningful expressions for others. Blessed with an inner-vision, Vernell Garrett's mandate is to elaborate on the human victories and subhuman scandals that form or deform our ambition for a more perfect human union.
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The Smell of Green
(An Innerspace, Outerspace and Beyond Space/Time Poetic Odyssey)
by Vernell Garrett

Overview


Through its 475 poems, “THE SMELL OF GREEN” explores the "Seven Days of Creation", "Adam", "Eve" and the "Talking Serpent" as equations and personifications energy and mass that build the framework of our psyches, everlastingly present in an ever present genesis.
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If there is a rational explanation why everything exists, we will never discover it. The very existence of a cloud or an ant is the first and last mystery, all things big and small, none greater than any other. But the biblical story of the beginning of the Earth might be a metaphor to explain the complex mystery of Time, Space, Life and Being. Whether “Adam”, “Eve” and the “Serpent” ever existed in the past or not, could they be perfectly alive and at work inside us? Through its 475 poems, “THE SMELL OF GREEN” explores the "Seven Days of Creation", "Adam", "Eve" and the "Talking Serpent" as equations and personifications energy and mass that build the framework of our psyches, everlastingly present in an ever present genesis. The story it tells is at once abstract yet concrete, allegorical yet real, passionate yet rational. It condenses the cosmic principles each represents to a point where we can see them function in our daily life.
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Overview


Through its 475 poems, “THE SMELL OF GREEN” explores the "Seven Days of Creation", "Adam", "Eve" and the "Talking Serpent" as equations and personifications energy and mass that build the framework of our psyches, everlastingly present in an ever present genesis.

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If there is a rational explanation why everything exists, we will never discover it. The very existence of a cloud or an ant is the first and last mystery, all things big and small, none greater than any other. But the biblical story of the beginning of the Earth might be a metaphor to explain the complex mystery of Time, Space, Life and Being. Whether “Adam”, “Eve” and the “Serpent” ever existed in the past or not, could they be perfectly alive and at work inside us? Through its 475 poems, “THE SMELL OF GREEN” explores the "Seven Days of Creation", "Adam", "Eve" and the "Talking Serpent" as equations and personifications energy and mass that build the framework of our psyches, everlastingly present in an ever present genesis. The story it tells is at once abstract yet concrete, allegorical yet real, passionate yet rational. It condenses the cosmic principles each represents to a point where we can see them function in our daily life.

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Book details

Genre:BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

Subgenre:Spiritualism

Language:English

Pages:408

eBook ISBN:9781483578262


Overview


Through its 475 poems, “THE SMELL OF GREEN” explores the "Seven Days of Creation", "Adam", "Eve" and the "Talking Serpent" as equations and personifications energy and mass that build the framework of our psyches, everlastingly present in an ever present genesis.

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Description


If there is a rational explanation why everything exists, we will never discover it. The very existence of a cloud or an ant is the first and last mystery, all things big and small, none greater than any other. But the biblical story of the beginning of the Earth might be a metaphor to explain the complex mystery of Time, Space, Life and Being. Whether “Adam”, “Eve” and the “Serpent” ever existed in the past or not, could they be perfectly alive and at work inside us? Through its 475 poems, “THE SMELL OF GREEN” explores the "Seven Days of Creation", "Adam", "Eve" and the "Talking Serpent" as equations and personifications energy and mass that build the framework of our psyches, everlastingly present in an ever present genesis. The story it tells is at once abstract yet concrete, allegorical yet real, passionate yet rational. It condenses the cosmic principles each represents to a point where we can see them function in our daily life.

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About the author


He was born in Chicago and raised in a neighborhood where the wrong word to the wrong person might cost your life. It was a district deemed the most dangerous place in the nation, and those who resided there were given only a two percent chance of emerging from it. Reared in a single parent household with eight other siblings (each uniquely and artistically talented) he survived through unassailable familial love and an inherited fanciful escapism. His mother didn’t discourage his abilities as idealistic oddities but fostered them with an encouragement that he could be anything he willed to be. The task of every human is to mature as a unified mind, body and spirit with the source of all creation as our guide. Life requires that we create something in which we are totally reflected, but artists can produce spiritual, universal and meaningful expressions for others. Blessed with an inner-vision, Vernell Garrett's mandate is to elaborate on the human victories and subhuman scandals that form or deform our ambition for a more perfect human union.

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