“Lovely intimate glimpses into the personal and insightful revelations reflecting a torrid love affair with the Divine. Ragini gracefully expresses the profundities of paradox with poetic prose. She transports you into transcendent realms where vibrant imagery grounds the miraculous into the seemingly mundane.”
Sunny Massad, Ph.D., author of Untherapy: A Positive Psychology For Enlightened Living
A Rare Treat
"Whispers from the Divine heart to yours. The musings of this modern-day mystic open the part of you that is beauty, love, and being. Each poem and image is unique but wonderfully complementary. The Wildly Quiet Presence of God is visually exquisite. What a rare treat!”
Jay Schlechter, Ph.D., author of Reminders of Love, and Chasing Bliss.
Simple & Sincere
“. . . These musings are simple and sincere. And also deep and profound. With Ragini, one cannot get away from her love of dancing with polarities. In this time and age, we need the tenderness combined with the sharpness of mind which Ragini generously pours into this little book.”
Christian Palocz, author of Tibet And The World: The Tibetan-Chinese Conflict From A Non-Dual Perspective
A True Treasure
“I’ve always felt the pull to walk in the woods and by lakes and streams, not only because I enjoy the solitude and the opportunity to observe plant and animal life, but also because I almost always experience something far beyond mere observation. The Wildly Quiet Presence Of God: Musings Of A Modern Marketplace Mystic puts into words and images what that something is. And it does it with great beauty, simplicity, directness, and profoundness. Also, these poetic prose reflections remind me happily of the work of Emily Dickinson, which for me is high praise indeed. The book is a true treasure.”
Ben Hodge, Retired Executive Director of Arts Organizations, Chicago
Sweet Humor And Gracious Awe
“In The Wildly Quiet Presence Of God: Musings Of A Modern Marketplace Mystic, Ragini Michaels leaves behind the penetrating intellect and conceptual delight so present in her previous three books. Instead, with sweet humor and a gracious sense of awe, she leads us into the private longings of a heart and soul, both out to catch a glimpse of what hides behind the mysteries of life.”
Emily Christensen, Educator, Counselor, & Mom
Precious Little Jewel
“Congratulations to Ragini for “coming out” and gifting us with this precious little jewel! So beloved reader, I suggest you sit down, have a cup of tea, and create the space to be embraced by the poetic musings of a fellow traveler. If you’re like me, you’ll be glad you did!”
Osho News Book Lists
Dares To Venture Inward
“I see this book as Ragini’s coming out party, clearly positing her debut, without apology, as an emerging modern day mystic. Leaving the cloistered monasteries of the past behind, she dares to venture inward into the mysteries of Divine Love while living in the fast-paced, chaotic madness of our outer world.”
Kelly March, Senior Mechanic
“As with all of Ragini’s work, the power of perceiving paradox and polarities is woven throughout, especially in Chapter Two, Courting Contradictions. If you’ve ever been caught in the desire to come closer to your beloved and simultaneously feel you want to push them away, you’ll relate to Please Come Close To Me. And Being In The Spotlight highlights the powerful dilemma of wanting to be recognized and seen while simultaneously wanting to hide. Chapter One opens with many of her personal Confessions. Chapter Three honors the power of perceiving life as Gestures of the Divine. And the final section, entitled Slivers of Truth, honors the beauty and power and difficulty of surrendering to ‘what is’.”
Basira, Retired Librarian
Sweet Guidance For Travelers Of The Middle Way
“The Wildly Quiet Presence of God can lift the reader up into the pureness of their own heart through its offering of that profound sweetness so often found in the poetry of Hafiz or Rumi. Diving into these poetic musings, coming from the heart of one who knows the subtle yet powerful dance of opposites, can truly help those of us dedicated to living the ‘middle way’ with joy and totality. Whether your challenge rests in choosing courage over fear, love over hate, forgiveness over anger, or faith over doubt, the mystic’s point of view, so beautifully demonstrated here, can help us find that ‘middle way’ with greater ease and confidence.”
Sonya Carson, Head Hunter
A Masterful Guide
"It is a remarkable thing to truly realize and embrace the positive along with the negative. Ragini Elizabeth Michaels is a masterful guide with her poetic writings in The Wildly Quiet Presence Of God.
I find such joy in her overlapping of ideas and concepts that reinforce this necessary balance. That being said, the energy which pervades the writings within The Wildly Quiet Presence of God run parallel and in line with my daily reflections spent on my ever-growing personal faith; learning to trust and embrace all that is experienced through God in this lifetime, to truly ready for the next chapter.
Each time I open this book to a new musing, I am stopped in my tracks with the clarity that Ragini Michaels uses with her precision of words, each group reaching straight into my heart. Truly lovely. This book is a gift to be treasured!"
Suzie Q. - Posted 7-25-2015 @ Amazon.com