"...the power simple words can have when they are gathered by the hands of a master in Paul Goldman."
"Paul Goldman's poetry movingly explores the paradigm-shifting, inward journey of awakening- through an ecstatic dance with the Divine Within."
‘To leap spellbound into our life as if there was no……as if…..at all’, is a captivating beginning to the piece entitled ‘Spellbound Leap’ and an exquisite example of the power simple words can have when they are gathered together by the hands of a master in Paul Goldman. Jan Mawdesley, Bluewolf Reviews Paul Goldman's poetry movingly explores the paradigm-shifting, inward journey of awakening - through an ecstatic dance with the Divine Within. Expressing the nuances through poetry and paintings, the book beautifully invokes the exquisite, invisible realms of the spirit, inviting each reader's heart to revel in joy and illumination. Putting ecstatic states into words and images is no easy feat; and Goldman and Keefer wonderfully accomplish this. For spiritual seekers and lovers of poetry in the tradition of Rumi, this Grace-filled volume is a gift of love! ~Paula Rosenfeld Author, The Oneness Blessing: How Deeksha Can Help You Become Your Authentic Self, Heal Your Relationships, and Transform the World
"Paul Goldman’s presentation of his poetry is spiritually transformative and assists one to go into a deeper spiritual space. I wasn’t sure how a poetry reading would be but I wanted to give it a try. Paul’s poetry along with the special musical background assisted my spirit to soar. This spiritual poetry is much more than words; it is charged with the Divine Presence!" ~Rev. Tim Lytle, Senior Minister, Unity of Wichita
"In this... poignant volume Paul Goldman invites us to look beyond the veil of the manifest and reach for a higher realization of our divine connection. He has a rare talent for pointing from what we know to what some of us dream of or strain to remember. "In the bliss of silent memory, we just listen- to the sound-calling us, calling us home..." He must be read with the heart... In the poem Syncopation Paul says,"I have never stopped dancing to the steps of love you have freely given me. Believe it." ~Chants for Change
"Paul Goldman's poetry does more than reveal a glimpse at our infinite nature; it carries us in and out of the tangible and intangible, the physical and non-physical. From self to spirit to senses to soul and beyond,...Paul has a way of offering his audience a taste of his individuality while encouraging the connectedness in us all.His words carry us into the realm of the Divine...
Treat your senses to this brilliant canvas and allow it to inspire you. Though beware, you may want to sing, you may want to dance, you may grab a canvas of your own and create!" ~Stephanie Forcier, Evolving Magazine Review
"What a delightful book! The merging of poems with art takes it to a whole new level. One of my favorite poems is the one called 'Live Simply' and all will fall into place. Another favorite is the one called 'Deeper'. The art is moving, transformational and ever changing as you gaze into it. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for reflection, peace, and love." ~Rosie Fletcher
Paul's new book has a powerful message for readers of all ages, and at all levels, and should be read more than once. ' Paul probably hears he has a great aura, or gives good vibes a lot, There's one good example of how you know you're at a good poetry reading - eyes closed, soaking in the words, and simultaneously letting them return to the universe to do their bidding.I loved that this book not only spoke to me, but through me - again, as all good poetry should be able to do. ~Dr. Rhonda Baughman
...offers the lyricism of song, the meditative focus of a new awakening experience, and the inspirational perspective of a celebration of the canvas of life, all wrapped up in poetic and visual experiences designed to capture nuggets of insight through artistic collaboration. D. Donovan, Editor, Donovan's Literary Services/Recommended Reading
Book: Wild Joy:Ruminations
by Paul Goldman
River Sanctuary Publishing, 2010
CD: Wild Joy Released: The Ecstatic Poetry of Paul Goldman, 2010