Denver, Colorado: The Ally Press, 1976. Robert Bly. Third Printing. Wrappers. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY to author Alice Howell that has been EMBELLISHED with two amorphous spiritualized entities drawn boldly by the AUTHOR on the translucent front endpaper, square 12mo ( 5" x 5"), beige ribbed paper wrappers with brown lettering on cover & Islamic calligraphy from "Religions of the East" by Anne Bancroft, 10 pages with interpretations of Kabir's words, Japan paper translucent tissue guards as endpapers, 16 pages of text +  endpapers. Very Fine. Item #1977
Kabir (ca.1400) was a Muslim strongly influenced by Sufi-and-Hindu religious ideas. He founded a sect to which more than a million Hindus in Northern India belong.
Robert Bly (b.1926-Minnesota) is an American poet, essayist, and leader of the mythopoetic men's movement. won the National Book Award in 1968 for The Light Around the Body. His book Iron John: A Book About Men (1990) became a long-running New York Times Best Seller. A prolific poet, he is sometimes associated with the mystical side of the Beat Generation such as Alan Ginzberg, and lovers of Sufi verse. Bly also published Kabir: Ecstatic Verse, Mirabai, and The Winged Energy of Delight--all in 2004.
Alice O. Howell (November 13, 1922 Cambridge, Mass.--October 28, 2014 Monterey, CA) was raised by her peripatetic parents by living in hotels and boarding schools throughout Europe. People she encountered inspired her writing. This includes The Beejum Book, a novel based on her childhood experiences. She taught English, French, and history in private schools on Long Island for 18 years. SA writer, poet, astrologer, and Jungian Scholar, she lectured around the world, published nine books, and taught courses at the Jung Institutes of Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. She is recognized as a pioneer in linking psychology and astrology.--obituary notice adapted from The Berkshire Edge, Oct. 31, 2014
An IMPORTANT SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY to author "Alice [Howell]" with DRAWINGS by the AUTHOR in SUPERIOR: CRISP, TIGHT, BRIGHT CONDITION!
We note a tiny bit of toning to the edges and a small 1/4" darkened spot on the upper portion of the rear wrapper.