A Colorful Dessert of Flowers

This book is made of two long poems: Suppose There Is No Armageddon, and My Personal Utopia. Inspired by Osho’s discourse series/book entitled The Greatest Challenge: the Golden Future (given in the late 80’s in Poona, India)

It is a celebration of Osho’s Utopian vision of what might be possible for us, as humans on Earth. It continues into my own list of joys – hats, bicycles, umbrellas, dancing, and all sorts of things.

The introduction describes how the book came about: While living in a beautiful house in two acres of oak woods in Missouri, I passed through menopause, and began to wake in the wee hours full of a vivid, penetrating energy. The poems arrived as a sort of channelling; written down in the dark.

At the end are eight pages of quotes from different sources.

The book is illustrated with line drawings.

The book was printed in 2016 by a small non-profit press in England. Only 100 copies are in existence. To order, email madhuritourmaline@gmail.com or send a Facebook message directly to me.

About Madhuri Z K Akin

Madhuri Z K Akin

Madhuri was born in California in 1952. She studied poetry and dance at UC Riverside, then in 1970 left hitchhiking on her travels, was invited into a film as a dancing extra, ending up in Europe for two years, where she wrote, published, and had unwise teenage misadventures. She returned to San Francisco, where she performed poetry and acted in dubious films. Her younger sister had meanwhile made it to India, where she met the mystic Osho, then called Bhagwan. She sent for her sister and mother to share in the revelation.

Madhuri then spent 30 years in Osho's communes, meditating, working, dancing, and eventually teaching psychic opening.

Her first book, Impassioned Cows by Moonlight, was published by Hanging Loose Press, New York, in 1974. She is the author of nine books, including the memoir Love at Dancing Leaves: a Tantra Memoir, and Mistakes on the Path.

She lives in Hebden Bridge, England.