Monday, April 16, 2012

Dr. Walsh I Prresume?

Dr. Birrell Walsh is a teacher a healer a philosopher,  and a thinker. He is who you go to when things are stunningly complex or frighteningly simple. He plays with ideas like a cat plays with yarn, enthusiastically just for the joy of it.

in a 2007  poem I described him this way:

Dr. Birrell Walsh
Some undaunted move through the unseen
that which we call the unreal
toward an understanding
perhaps a cosmology
perhaps a glimmer
in the pot  of facts and conjecture
that only you can see
when you don’t rest...
the lights follow
with out objections
recognizing in your motion a life force
moving throughout the cosmos
without a center perplexed
why is the simple place setting here
an invitation an apology
a warm hand on your shoulder
for which  permission has been given
this is what thirty years of scrambling around
and trying to solve mutual problems looks like
like a silent hand signal
or a flashlight appearing out of nowhere
illuminating the problem without a word
©copyright 2007, Frederick Douglass Perry. All Rights Reserved

"Bless those who challenge us to grow, to stretch, to move
beyond the knowable, to come back home to our elemental and
essential nature. Bless those who challenge us for they remind
us of doors we have closed and doors we have yet to open."

~Navajo proverb
Dr. Walsh Describes his work

I am a writer. I now have three novels about spirituality, love and desire, in the Tantra in the West series:

Sister Clare's Lover is about Matthew Shalgry and his friends. He is a Catholic priest who is asked to investigate tantric practices in San Francisco convents. He finds the practitioner-nuns. They trust him, and send him for initiation to a teacher of Buddhism, Bön and energy work. He falls very deeply in love with Sagesse Anandasagara at a mountain/coastal retreat. She is married, he is a priest. What shall they do?

Illuminating Four Cities follows Fr. Shalgry as he seeks the origins of his love for Sagesse Anandasagara. In visions 'in the four watches of the night' he finds how they have known each other in other possibilities. There is a China with airships, an India with a girl who communicates with f
orests, a French-speaking San Francisco, and a humane "thawed" USSR (with talking animals who have rights) in which he translates an ancient story with his love. In each they meet stormily, difficultly, deeply...

Philanthropic Horse is Haunted by Gravity came to me first as just its odd title. It became the story of a young Swabian/Bavarian horse who accepts a lama's invitation 'to help.' He climbs the clouds above Schwabenland carrying the dead to rebirth. When his partner the mare Bone dies, he ascends further to find the light and bring it down into this heavy heavy world.

All three are available in print at, which has printers in the US, the EU, Australia and Canada.

They are available as Kindle ebooks at,

Directly from

and in every ebook format (including for Apple ipads and iphones) at

I hope you enjoy them!

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