Presented in reverse chronology, this history stretches from the present back to the Fellowship's 1970 founding, and beyond.
(See "Blog Archive" in the sidebar below.) It draws from many sources, including The Fellowship of Friends - Living Presence Discussion, the Internet Archive, the former Fellowship of Friends wiki project, cult education and awareness sites, news archives, and from the editor's own 13-year experience in the Fellowship.

The portrait that emerges stands in stark contrast to sanitized versions presented on the Fellowship's array of
alluring websites, and on derivative sites created by Burton's now-estranged
disciple, Asaf Braverman.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Day Barque: A Review of Poetry, Prose and the Arts

[ed. - This marks the release of the first volume of The Day Barque, a product of the Apollo Poetry Society. As usual, one finds no mention of The Fellowship of Friends, the organization such publications promote and support. The editor is Fellowship member Judith Grace.]

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The Day Barque is a review of poetry, prose and works of art exploring the age-old quest for the divinity within. It focuses on the moment-to-moment struggle to connect with that which is timeless and eternal while being bound by time in an earthly body.

To be published bi-annually by the Apollo Poetry Society in the foothills of Northern California, The Day Barque contains poems, stories, paintings, drawings, and other works of arts from contributors worldwide, all of whom are actively involved in the effort of being present, also known as self-remembering, mindfulness, self-inquiry, prayer of the heart, and know thyself, among many other names.

Our central theme--the journey of the seeker to awaken from sleep--is that at the heart of all the world's great traditions, including Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Jewish, Sufi, Egyptian, Mesoamerican, Stoic, Platonic, Non-Dualist, the Fourth Way, as well as the principal subject of the world’s epics, myths and fairy tales. In this first issue, we feature contributions from poets, writers, and artists from Rome, Athens, Moscow, Istanbul, London, Prague, Ahmedabad, Cairo, and Apollo, California.

Here is a poem by John Craig from this issue:


Once one knows why one is here in an earthsuit respiring;
once one has loosened the husk of identity and moves
around in it without fear of death or loss or failure;
once one has gotten out of one's own way, stopped impeding
all in one that desires nothing but to return to God;
then one's moments left on earth, whether one or many more,
are a sweet suffering, a stone's welcome to the bright stream
wearing it smooth, smoother, featureless, dissolved, gone to God.

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