Meditations: New Poetry by Scott Hastie
Finally it’s here… After a period of silence and reflection, Scott Hastie returns with Meditations, a specially designed edition by Neil Stephenson at Raygun, featuring over forty inspiring new poems. Truly beautiful, insightful work that positively explores the limits of human potential from a spiritual perspective, it is sure to delight! To both warm your heart and touch your soul… What a wonderful gift/treat – either for yourself, or for someone who is special in your life.
Aficionados of Scott’s inspired and inspiring writing will find many of their favourites here now lovingly gathered together for the very first time in this carefully crafted collection, along with some other extraordinary new work the world has yet to see… To avoid disappointment, a limited number of this unique new book can be pre-ordered now as a Deluxe print edition: featuring art dust jacket, bespoke packaging & haiku book mark, as well as additional bonus material. This deluxe edition also comes as a signed copy, with the option of a personalised inscription * available on request, at no extra charge. In addition to the regular trade print edition, also available and published by Centuria, the new title Meditations will also be available as an e book, for downloading to Kindle, PC, Mac, as well as all tablets & smart phones etc. Scott says: after some time of challenging spiritual reflection, it feels great to know Meditations is finally ready. This body of work was a long time in the making and, for me, it was very important to wait till I felt both myself and the creative material was truly ready to step back into the spotlight… And the story doesn’t stop here! Given the increasingly enthusiastic responses to Scott’s very latest poetry posted on http://www.scotthastie.com now gathering round the world – Also look out, next year, for a more substantial and comprehensive collection of his new work, entitled Angel Voices, now complete and due for release sometime in 2014 – publication date still to be advised.
Scott Hastie is a full-time Scottish born writer, based in the UK – he lives and works in tranquil surroundings in the English countryside, some twenty miles north of London.
Primarily a poet, Scott also has had one novel – ‘Reunion’ published, as well as several lavishly illustrated local history books. Over ten of his books remain in print today – principally his two early signature volumes of poetry: ‘Selected Poetry’ & ‘New Poetry’, first published in the 1990’s – together with showcases for newer equally distinctive work, such as the beautiful and soulful ‘Meditations’ first published in the Autumn of 2013.
Scott’s current poetry is very much a positive and sparkling affirmation of human potential, with a growing emphasis on spiritual awareness. Given the impact of this more recent output and its fast growing cross-cultural popularity around the world, a much more definitive and comprehensive hardback collection of all his latest work entitled ‘Angel Voices’ was soon brought forward for publication by Centuria in September 2014.
More recently, his recent poetic output has been re-edited and consolidated into the spiritually themed landmark collection ‘Threads’. This, with doubt, the definitive collection to date… Already widely translated and released to international acclaim in 2016. Following his recent success and growing worldwide exposure for his work, his only novel to date Reunion was released as an e book in the Spring of 2018.
For well over a decade now, the writing of Scott Hastie has attracted international attention and has been widely translated. A new collection ‘Pranic Poetry’ Scott’s first for nearly four years, was finally published in March 2020. Seemingly always destined to be released at the very beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, it really struck a chord with readers all around the world.
Hence the accelerated release of his first fully retrospective collection ‘Timeless: the best of Scott Hastie’s poetry 1990-2020’ and it’s companion volume ‘Splinters of Light: quotations from the poetry of Scott Hastie’. The planned publication of both these titles soon being advanced by six months, into the Autumn of the same year, to help satisfy the ever accelerating international demand for his work.
“It is at times like these that we need the fairest glimpses of hope, rejuvenation and a deeper understanding of the potential to realize our very best – especially in the face of such on-going adversity.” Perhaps this is why Scott Hastie’s poetry achieves such an impact and is so well received around the world.
Fortunately, it is also very easy to dip into Scott’s poetry at his highly visual and popular new web site at http://www.scotthastie.com which freely displays samples of both his already published and latest unpublished work. As a writer, Scott is very open and likes to encourage maximum participation and feedback from his readers. His web site offers the chance to post comments, both on individual pieces or more generally, if you wish… And also encourages dialogue about writing. Scott offers mentoring services to other creative writers/students around the world. He is passionate about visiting and learning from other cultures and his web site also features many fascinating photos from his extensive travels around the world.
There is still an ongoing debate as to whether poetry is too elitist. When reading Scott Hastie’s poetry, this question quickly dissolves. How exquisitely refined and subtle the language he uses, yet how accessible it is, at the same token! With a philosophical, sensual and spiritual eye, he paints with tender pencil strokes the questions our daily lives confront us with. Scott’s new collection Meditations offers us a very beautiful and valuable focus on a spiritual perspective to life and consistently reminds us of the alchemy of the unexpected. Dr. Jelka Samsom –scotthastie.com.
A close kept secret wand of words and wit that summon the soul … to paraphrase Scott Hastie’s own words. Such is the power of Hastie’s poetry he captures moments that would otherwise slide away in the slipstream of life, ideas that remain unpondered in the domino days and blank nights of normal life… His beautifully woven fragile net of words capture our imaginations, agitate and thrill the very spirit within that he chases for our illumination. Wendy Waters, Lyricist scotthastie.com
Scott Hastie weaves poetic prose with words of wisdom and love like a finely tuned instrument to bring new understanding to readers of all ages about themselves, their relationships, and the world in which we live. Reminiscent of the transcendental qualities of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Hastie is clearly in touch with natural beauty and individual expression. For Hastie, life is truly a gift to be appreciated ,even if we see it through different lenses; and he inspires faith in the possibilities of becoming more than ourselves, in the goodness of others, and in all of our precious potentials. Shari Jo Le Kane-Yentumi.–scotthastie.com
From the Author
Scott says: “after some time of challenging spiritual reflection, it feels great to know Meditations is finally ready. This body of work was a long time in the making and, for me, it was very important to wait till I felt both myself and the creative material was truly ready to step back into the spotlight…”
And the story doesn’t stop here! Given the increasingly enthusiastic responses to Scott’s very latest poetry posted on scotthastie.com now gathering round the world – Also look out, next year, for a more substantial and comprehensive hardback collection of his new work, entitled Angel Voices, now complete and due for release sometime in 2014 – publication date still to be advised.