• Gold from Aspirin

    Spiritual Views on Chaos and Order

    Edited by Robert F. Lawson and Carol S. Lawson
    Foreword by David Eller and Robert Kirven
    Chrysalis Reader #1

    This first edition of the annual Chrysalis Reader anthology presents the role of chaos in the quest for higher order. Read more

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In this first edition of the Chrysalis Reader, the quarterly journal Chrysalis is converted into a collection of personal recollections, poetry, essays, short fiction, and art, each reflecting the theme of a particular issue.

Gold from Asprin presents the role of chaos in the quest for higher order. The process, often difficult, promises great rewards.

About the Author

Robert F. Lawson’s poetry has appeared in Three Rivers Poetry Journal, Salt Lick, Plum Review, Phoenix, Negative Capability, Lullwater Review, Kalliope, Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, and others. He recently retired from Maine Public Broadcasting as the major gifts and planned giving officer. A co-editor for the Chrysalis Reader and former editor for Simon & Schuster, Lawson does freelance editing and writing consultation.


Carol S. Lawson holds a master’s degree in literature from Bennington College. Her long and varied career in publishing has included managing a medical journal for Harper & Row, publications and press work for the US Public Health Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, and the executive editor position at the American Birding Association.


“This book shows us thirty remarkable adventure stories: encounters with the abyss of chaos that yield, through personal narratives, a golden thread of that spiritual form of ordering that we call ‘meaning.'”

—Stephen and Robin Larsen, co-authors of A Fire in the Mind: The Life of Joseph Campbell

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