• Seeing Through Symbols

    Insights into Spirit

    Edited by Robert F. Lawson and Carol S. Lawson
    Foreword by Robert Kirven
    Chrysalis Reader #5

    The fifth edition of the Chrysalis Reader explores how symbols act as conduits to bring us understanding and enrichment. Read more

    Paperback, 192 pages

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The lavishly illustrated original stories, poems, and essays of Seeing through Symbols explore how symbols, both in word and image, act as conduits to bring us spiritual understanding and enrichment. The contents of this fifth Chrysalis Reader are arranged to draw us through a “looking glass” into an expanding universe of symbol, from which we step back to a different starting point, renewed as if awakening from an illuminating dream.

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.


“The reader will emerge a new person, nourished by the experience.”

—David Appelbaum, Editor, Parabola

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