Amba’s book is coming out exactly at the right moment. Photography and poetry like hers would have power to enchant eyes and hearts at any time. But now, our eyesight rinsed by tears and our hearts widened by silence, we are ready to be guided across inner thresholds we will have to cross before we can cross the outer ones awaiting us. Amba Gale’s work can provide much needed guidance. Blessings on its task!
I love Amba’s book, and I love her poetry. Crossing Thresholds provides a gift of healing for all of us—individually, collectively, and globally—as we cross this threshold time, between worlds, being taught lessons by Mother Earth, who herself has had difficulty breathing. Poet David Whyte says in his poem Loaves and Fishes, ‘People are hungry and one good word is bread for a thousand.’ This is a book that will feed and nourish.
Author of Soul and Money
and cofounder of Pachamama Alliance
Franz Kafka, the Bohemian writer and regarded as one of the most important figures of 20th century literature wrote: “A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.” Now is the time, reader, to take up this literary cleaver, Crossing Thresholds, and begin cutting through to the fish hole of your soul.
The Rev. Nóirín Ní Riain, PhD
Spiritual singer, author, teacher and soul searcher
To live deliberately, that’s why Thoreau went to live in the woods. Amba Gale has provided an inspirational, and practical, guidebook to the rest of your life. It will help you, every day, to truly regard your life, your soul. Along the way, you may come to recognize the connectedness of all things, living and otherwise.
Rolf O. Peterson
author of The Wolves of Isle Royale: A Broken Balance
This is an intimate book, at once both delicate and piercing. I relish its soulful truths and predict that, like me, you will find yourself returning to it again and again, discovering new joys in each visit.
In the prologue of Anam Cara, (which translates from Gaelic to “soul friend”) the poet/philosopher John O Donohue says, “Friendship is a creative and subversive force. It claims that intimacy is the secret law of life and universe…