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In Her Strange Angels, we are brought into a world of magic.
Sarah La Rosa weaves startling imagery with comfort food for the heart, resulting in prose that captures the reader in a state of wonder even as it fulfills and empowers.
In this collection of invocations, benedictions and blessings, the dark night of the soul is enlightened to reveal beauty from the most unexpected sources.
Sarah offers up the miracle of mysteries contained within our ordinary days, spiritual messages heard in the creep and call of animals, and the rush of holy waters inside our most private anguish.
Her Strange Angels is a prayer lifted up for every lonely pilgrim, every wounded heart, every soul on the verge.
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What Others are Saying About Her Strange Angels :
Life is so much of the time a journey, as Sarah La Rosa puts it, "among the wreckage /of grand plans gone awry." And still, there is beauty, truth, faith and all the other angels that carry us. In Her Strange Angels, La Rosa points clearly to her encounters with the divine with
honesty and heart-opening questions. It is good to travel with her for awhile.
-Oriah Mountain Dreamer, author of The Invitation OriahMountainDreamer.com
Sarah La Rosa writes of the silence of descent, of thresholds and black water and wildness and bones. She writes in the voice of a woman who has known anguish and heartbreak, and has yet returned, baring her scars, to experience joy.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve read one of her poems each morning to start my day. Before the first glimmers of dawn, with steaming coffee in hand and candles lit, I savor her imagery and wordsmithing. She takes me down to a soul-place I recognize, where I encounter twisted roots and open wings, and my own heart’s reflection.
“We are a ragtag tribe of outcasts
moon howling, spiritual homesteaders."
-Joanna Powell Colbert, artist, author, teacher, mentor, creator of the Gaian Tarot GaianTarot.com
Her Strange Angels offers a resting place for the wandering soul in search of truth. Sarah creates a magical world of nature and spirit where our humanity can be witnessed and held. Filled with profound wisdom, her poems are a personal look into dark, abandoned corners, and carry the medicine to heal our wounds. Each poem brings us into closer contact with the sacred, blessing our vulnerabilities and giving us courage and strength as we find our way home.
-Kristen Roderick, Life Cycle Celebrant and Educator SpiritMoving.org
If somehow you find yourself with this book in your hands and your first judgmental thought is that it has no connection to you, bears no resemblance to your life, and that it's meant for "other people" just take a deep breath lady, close your eyes and turn to any page.
You'll find yourself there.
-Sarah Kapoor, Filmmaker The Bad Mother
From an enchanting voice filled with ancient wisdom and refreshing truth comes a book of poemprayers sure to ravish the heart. This collection of mystical sermons both fires up the soul and drenches it in holy waters. Sarah La Rosa gathers, sings, weaves, nurtures, and proclaims the wild and holy ways of woman, of Spirit, of the heart. A riveting companion to one's spiritual practice and everyday rhythms, Her Strange Angels offers solace and fire to every soul found:wandering.
-Hillary Rain, Creative Alchemist + Writer LushFolk.com
Uncomplicated and direct, Sarah's invocations implore us to give voice to our own poetic urges.Woven through this volume is a clear invitation to readers to claim our own power
as we welcome the stranger angels of our nature to inform and animate our lives.
A very welcome addition to my library which I look forward to returning to time and again.
-Giuliana Serena, Ceremonialist & Rites-of-Passage Facilitator
Her Strange Angels is a book I would give as an offering of grace, love and empowerment to everyone I know. Each poem takes you a step further, weaving an incredible story about a woman's spiritual and emotional journey. You will feel heard and seen by Sarah in a new way. She will reveal ancient wisdom you have known deep inside your bones to be true, but could never articulate. The dreamy imagery is otherworldly, and yet the writing is grounded and powerful. Don't be afraid. Read on. It's a feast for the soul.
-Diana Glasser, Holistic Nutritionist and Author TheKitchenRag.com