Carolyn Kleefeld’s Immortal Seeds shows her as inspired and creative as ever, perhaps even more so: her combined powers of painting and poetry not only transfigure the intimate symbiosis of two human beings in the best tradition of ut pictura poesis, but her artistic impulse also gives new form and substance to the timeless tale of “star-crossed lovers,” reaching a fascinating as well as touching intensity and directness of expression that clearly goes beyond what she achieved in her earlier work. Looking and reading through her iconographic book of love and compassion, one senses how she gradually comes to understand her personal love relationship as integral part of a universal spiritual phenomenon that survives death. In this respect Immortal Seeds can also be seen as a tribute to her close friends in spirit Aldous and Laura Huxley, who in a similar way endeavoured to reconcile 〝the art of dying” with their awareness of “the divine Ground.” And one may even feel induced to call in the third art that strives to express the inexpressible, viz. music, as Huxley for instance represents it in the ending of Island: “Disregarded in the darkness the fact of enlightenment remained. […] [A]nd as the intruding noises died away, out came the frogs again, out came the uninterruptable insects, out came the mynah birds. ‘Karuna. Karuna.’ And a semi-tone lower, ‘Attention.’”
Prof. Dr. Bernfried Nugel – Centre for Aldous Huxley Studies, University of Münster, Germany
A Powerful Healing Journey, Expressed Through Moving Poetry and Powerful Art — Through her profoundly meaningful poetry and exquisitely beautiful artwork, Carolyn Mary Kleefeld shares her powerful healing journey, the heart wrenchingly painful and radical transformative process that she underwent, as her late husband suffered through terminal illness and departed this world. The sadness and suffering, the grief and difficulty, the questioning, as well as the comfort, the miracles, the peace, the gratitude, the rebirth, and the immortality that she found, is expressed through a series of soul-stirring poems, prose writings, drawings, and paintings. These creative expressions are crafted with great love, courage, passion, spiritual insight, and heartfelt care in this remarkable volume— and the brave, heroic, and luminescent spirit of Carolyn’s beloved partner, David Campagna, shines through the pages of this glorious tribute. A moving, tearful and inspiring tale of everlasting love, a rare and beautiful romance, a sacred union-merging that transcends physical bodies— and even life itself— as it lives forever in the heart of hearts in the divine. This book will be a godsend to anyone who has ever lost someone that they deeply love; truly a blessed gift from the heavens.
David J. Brown – Author
Like a lovely wreath on a Cenotaph, Immortal Seeds: Bearing Gold from the Abyss displays the elegance of heartfelt grief. The numinous imagery of Carolyn’s artwork provide us with glimpses of the infinite love and deep reverence that Carolyn held for David.
George DiCaprio – Environmentalist, Father of Leonardo DiCaprio
Carolyn takes us with her on a courageous, reflective, and deeply personal journey through the cycles of love, loss and timeless rebirth. Immortal Seeds is a collection of poetry in which every poem is a love song, a tribute to the Beloved and a spiritual journey through the landscapes of the heart… What an intimate invitation Carolyn extends to the reader: “To greet the angels that sustain us through grief in all its myriad forms and beyond the bounds of human existence.”
Carla Kleefeld Ph.D. – Clinical Depth Psychology
In Immortal Seeds, Carolyn affirms what sages of all religions have told us: the power of love transcends human suffering and loss.
Nikos Frangakis – Filmmaker
Carolyn Kleefeld, my beloved heroine, in Immortal Seeds, paints on the page opposite her words of love for David Campagna. These paint her world for me. This love pulses a rapture rare of design and rarer still of existing. Oh, how I long for this to play differently. Yet it is perfection in its telling.
Marcelene Dyer – Widow of Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, birth mother of their 7 children, abiding spiritual presence