Thomas Ramey Watson

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About Thomas Ramey Watson

One of my prominent forebears was the renowned and influential French-Canadian explorer and fur trapper Jacque LaRamee. A number of places in the upper Rocky Mountain West still bear variations of his name, as does my mother’s family (surname Ramey, also my middle name). Laramie, Wyoming is the best known. Because Jacques was just, honest, and treated others, including the often-despised native Americans, well, he was held in high esteem. Like him, I have followed the beat of my own heart, not what was imposed on me from outside.
I believe that journeying in various realms of the mind, the physical world, and the soul is central to enjoying the good life. All of us can use the insights gleaned from becoming aware of the intersecting planes of existence for fuller and more deeply lived lives. My writings, counseling, coaching, teaching, and podcasts all move in this direction.

Reflecting the long Christian mystical tradition that I place myself within, my works center on eternal truths. These truths can be found everywhere throughout the world. Poet Theodore Roethke writes, “Love Calls Us to the Things of the World.” And St. John of the Cross says, “In the end we’ll be judged on love alone.” We are called to bring light out of darkness and good out of evil. I urge us not to settle for shallow and transient experiences but to embrace the mystery at the heart of all. We must move beyond doctrine and dogma to dwell in communion with the creator and creation, seen and unseen, the living and the dead.

Introductory Bio
I am an affiliate faculty member of Regis University’s College of Professional Studies in Denver, Colorado. I have served as the Episcopal chaplain for the Auraria University and College Campus in Denver and taught English for the University of Colorado at Denver. I have trained as a psychotherapist, done postdoctoral work at Cambridge University, and was named a Research Fellow at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University. I am the author of many scholarly writings, including an acclaimed book on Milton, Perversions, Originals, and Redemptions in Paradise Lost. I am a published author of poetry, fiction, and numerous articles about counseling and coaching (also spoken of in many of my books). My popular memoir, Baltho, The Dog Who Owned a Man, is about my rescued Afghan Hound, Balthazar, or Baltho, who turned out to act as my co-therapist. My first book of poetry, the Necessity of Symbols, is also well regarded, as is my second poetry book, Love Threads. A novel, Reading the Signs: A Paranormal Love Story, and the first volume of my book Seer: The Communion of the Living and the Dead have recently been published. If you like, you can order signed copies of all my books from my website. They can also be found on Amazon.com and other venues, including your local book stores. Several other books are in the works, including more poetry and the second volume of Seer: The Communion of the Living and the Dead. Seer is only available on Kindle but after the second volume is published, I will put both volumes together and publish it as a paperback.

I deeply appreciate your financial and emotional support of my work so that I might continue to spread the word.

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