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Ellen Kessler

It doesn’t suit me
This longing
With no intent.
Looking skyward,
Praying but not
Crossing
Following the breath
To a meditative
State – ment …

Ellen Kessler, ‘I am not Cohen’, Heaven Bent

Ellen migrated to Australia from the United States in 1989 on ‘Strong Humanitarian Grounds’ on the basis of her same sex relationship. Ellen has spent her life writing, and when her spiritual beliefs became more self-evident in 2007 she began connecting the two. Although she does not invest much conviction in the dogma of Judaism, it is undeniable that her Jewish faith, and in turn the mysticism of the Kabbalah, has helped her to develop personally and spiritually. Ellen now lives in Brunswick Victoria and works as a community development officer in the western suburbs.

 

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