Cultural Writing. Inspiration. Art. Translated into the Korean by Byoung K. Park. In this bilingual (English to Korean) edition of Kleefeld's SOUL SEEDS, Carolyn's aphorisms cross over from Western to Eastern civilization,with complementary pen-and-ink drawings that introduce each section, imagistically enhancing the pithy spiritual word observations of the human condition."Carolyn Kleefeld is a poet, and uses words as a poet—each one has its exact place and weight in her wise aphorisms. She succeeds in distilling something we knew but did not know we knew. The ink drawings are beautiful. They will make you wonder whether they are a complement to the text, or the main subject in the book."—Piero Ferrucci"Reading the 'soul seeds' from Carolyn Mary Kleefeld's latest book gives me the joy of opening, portal after portal, to the deeply intuitive wisdom of the Tao Mystery described by Lao Tzu in the first verse of Tao Te Ching. These simple, yet profoundly beautiful vignettes of intuitive thought patterns can only be channeled, spontaneously unimpeded, through a mind and heart of an authentic and creative artist. Bravo!"—Chungliang Al Huang"Carolyn Kleefeld writes from a well of perception that is rare and rises from deep within. Each observation, each short passage from her book SOUL SEEDS is a flash of insight that strikes to our very hearts."—Evelyne Blau"In the revelatory pieces in SOUL SEEDS, I hear multiple voices of the past prophetic luminaries... I justly look forward to seeing Byoung K. Park's translations come out in print soon so that Korean readers can gain access to the priceless gems fashioned by the rare and inspired poet, Carolyn Kleefeld."—Jaihiun J. Kim
Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, born in Catford, England, grew up in southern California, where she studied art and psychology at UCLA. She is the author of 19 books, a variety of which are used as inspirational texts in universities and healing centers worldwide, and are featured along with the writings of seven other acclaimed woman writers in a continuing course, "The Other Half of the Sky: Eight Woman Writers," taught at Swansea University in Wales by poet and publisher Peter Thabit Jones. Carolyn's poetry and prose have been nominated for The Pushcart Prize, and her first book, Climates of the Mind, (iUniverse, 2005), was translated into Braille by the Library of Congress. Her writings have been translated into Korean, Romanian, Japanese, Italian, Sicilian, Chinese, Arabic, Bengali, and Bulgarian. The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University exhibited a retrospective of Carolyn's paintings and drawings and published an exhibition catalog, Carolyn Mary Kleefeld: Visions from Big Sur, with art from the exhibit and a commentary by museum curator and director, Michael Zakian, PhD. Carolyn's art appears on book covers and is featured internationally in galleries, museums, private collections, and multimedia.