The Way of the Dreamcatcher: Spirit Lessons with Robert Lax: Poet, Peacemaker, Sage

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A disillusioned young man journeys to a remote Greek island in search of renewal. By chance, he is introduced to an elderly hermit who over time helps him in his quest. This sage turns out to be none other than Robert Lax, major spiritual poet of the 20th century and friend of Thomas Merton (Merton’s classic autobio-graphy of faith, The Seven Storey Mountain, mentions Lax more often than any other contemporary.)

The Way of the Dreamcatcher relates the story of a unique friendship between the hermit Robert Lax and a young Californian, Steve Georgiou, as they talk about art, faith, spirit and commitment during their visits spanning a period of seven years. On the holy island of Patmos, where St. John wrote The Book of Revelation nearly 2,000 years ago, a contemporary young man experienced his own revelations with the help of a creative mentor steeped in ancient and modern spiritual traditions.

The result is a fascinating portrait of the man that Thomas Merton said "was born with the deepest sense of who God is." It is also a fascinating book about a young searcher who encounters deep wisdom and affectionate mentoring at an important time in his life.

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"Every day I try to find out more about the spirit of peace within myself. Everything I do now, I try to relate it with that. Writing is my craft, and if I can in any way cultivate peace through it, then I'm happy..." - Robert Lax

Robert Lax (1915 - 2000), one of the foremost spiritual poets of the late twentieth century and the best friend of the renowned Trappist monk Thomas Merton, lived on the remote Greek islands of Patmos and Kalymnos for the last 35 years of his life.

A prayer-filled man who radiated spiritual simplicity, he believed that people, empowered by God, were created to help one another. In the words of author S.T. Georgiou, Lax "had a way of reminding people that they were beloved children of God, cherished participants in a holy mystery."

About the Author:

Steve Georgiou, a teacher and artist, first met Robert Lax in 1993. Georgiou lectures at San Francisco State University, where he received his Master's degree in the Interdisciplinary Humanities. He earned his Master's in Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and is concluding his doctoral studies in Art and Religion there. Georgiou is the author of The Last Transfiguration, on St. Augustine, and Fighting for Paradise, on St. Antony, the desert hermit.

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