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Last site update July 13, 2016.

How can each of us ~ you and I ~ simplify our basic problems through techniques and methods that build access toward the enlightened state? Self-help resources and spiritual advice abound in this age of availability, sometimes to a bewildering degree. Our experience has shown the need for focus and the value of ancient lineages that bring direct and deliberate results in a deeply personal approach.

This gateway page facilitates this personal approach through a variety of spiritual essays and resources. There is also latest news about our three novels in The Third Verse Trilogy, in print and recordings, on adjunct pages. What do novels have to do with spiritual advancement? See what you think...

Blooming Rose Press is devoted to offering a resource for all who recognize the fundamental yet stupendous need to revere all living things, to take universal responsibility, and to cut through attachment that inhibits our inner evolution.

The Third Verse Trilogy offers something rare to spiritual practitioners and general fiction readers: entertainment that conforms to their world vision, eons apart from common fictional themes, yet adventurous through multi-dimensional settings, ancient precursors to present-time evolution, and with a look into one possible future for humankind.

Rise above distractions through this visionary fable and learn what The Third Verse is. How can the host of trilogy characters, each with a personal set of traits, harmonize to effect transformation? How can we lend our attention to the wisdom of the ancients to actualize profound transformation in our own lives?

Our Newest Gift to You!
Ancient wisdom guides us through deeply personal evolution. Foundations of The Third Verse Trilogy are based on guidance each of us need right here and now. At last, the audio MP3 "Facets of the Diamond" is available to you as our gift. These are higher wisdom excerpts, the underpinnings of the trilogy, such as: "A thought is simply the extroverted expression of knowing, of awareness." "Most sentient beings do not know how to recognize; they are carried away by thoughts." "The sorrows created by the mind can be untangled." "No matter what kind of disturbing emotion you feel, look into the emotion and it tracelessly subsides." With this outpouring of gratitude to venerable teachers, we offer their insights to you.

As it will always be, our audio book sampler MP3 is also our gift.

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Here's a Texas reader's comment: "I feel that when a spiritual writer touches my heart that you need to know that at least one person has gained a little more light because of the way you chose to put words together…Lily, I was so glad you used the phrase, ‘bringing fiction with wisdom to readers.’ I didn’t realize that that is exactly the literature that I hunger for.”


For announcements about breaking news, awards, reviews and Mount Shasta spirituality, please click on "Latest News" on left side of screen. Wisdom seekers and practitioners, be sure to check in at the Wisdom Forum page for "Signposts on the Way," an expanding resource about methods and knowledge in the spiritual life.


May the boundless compassion, symbolized by many icons throughout all cultures, radiate from the depths of our hearts. We offer this prayer from one of our early teachers:

"Beyond the beliefs of any religion, there is the truth of the human spirit. Beyond the power of nations, there is the power of human heart. Beyond the ordinary mind, the power of wisdom, love, and healing energy is at work in the universe. When we can find peace within our hearts, we contact these universal powers. This is our only hope." -Ven. Tarthang Tulku

(To learn more about Tarthang Tulku's work, visit http://www.odiyan.org/history.html.)

"Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment." -Mohandas Gandhi

"All the joy the world contains comes through wishing happiness for others. All the misery the world contains comes through wanting pleasure for oneself." -Shantideva, The Way of the Bodhisattva

"I must have the purity of my own heart, stance, and intent toward others. This is the seed of all inner peace." -H. E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, 1930-2002


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