“Transcendental Haiku lives up to its name as the power of K'shi's enthralling verses remains etched long after you've finished reading the book.”

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Transcendental Haiku


When the soul has given itself to many lifetimes of mystical self-cultivation, the consciousness has become refined through practices such as meditation and mindfulness. This allows the forgetful shadow of reincarnation to be lifted a little, allowing the author to offer a unique glimpse into his past lives as an Oriental mystic through his haiku verse, while also providing insight into the meaning of poetic mystical penmanship. In Transcendental Haiku: Verses on the Transcendental Orient, the author calls upon his inborn spiritual giftedness to translate his past-life impressions of the mystical Orient into 121 haiku. His verses talk about the paradoxical nature of the transcendental Tao, mindful moments in nature, spiritual wisdom, the contrast between the mystic's mind and the standards of humanity, echoes of ancientry, society, the mystical recluse, love, and warriorhood. The book received a five-star rating on Readers' Favorite.


The kundalini had awoken a latent ability of mediumship, meaning I was at whiles contacted by higher realms, as had sometimes occurred during early childhood. I was contacted by an elderly Asian-looking man whom I came to know as Shizuka. Shizuka happened to be Japanese, a language I would love to learn but do not yet at present speak; Shizuka means stillness. He told me I see him as my subconsciousness remembers him from our last lifetime spent together in ancient Japan, devoted to esoteric warriorhood...

During my contact with Shizuka, I was told meditation is a developed facet of my soul and that I should give-in to it. As I sat down, he said: How shall you attain awakening, if you cannot yet breathe? He then transmitted basic breathing methods unto me that I was to use in my meditation.
As I progressed in meditation, the bond between my body and soul increased. I began to reintegrate mystical qualities cultivated in previous lifetimes. It was very evident my soul had spent much time in Asia; once I was a Tibetan Buddhist monk named lama Je. In other lifetimes I would cultivate myself through other forms of Buddhism. But it is the Taoism of ancient China, together with a forgotten culture that mastered similar principles, that became the foundation of my soul...

In my haiku I draw upon my past-life impressions to portray an atmosphere of the Oriental mystic, emphasising the Taoist, and express his transcendental, meditative wisdom.

[This was a part of the introduction]

Chapter Seven

The sun arisen
Before the dawn and the dusk
One with silent moon

Chapter Twelve

Awoken is he
Neither awake nor asleep
In the realm realmless

Chapter Thirty

It cannot be touched
Yet is one with touch itself
This is the secret

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