Guyana Diaspora

'89 percent of Guyana 's graduate population live and work in the 30 relatively rich countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) -"Fruit that falls far from the tree",
The Economist, 03 November 2005'

It is estimated that there are as many Guyanese living overseas as they are in Guyana
They are spread out far and wide to almost every country on the planet
This blog was created to chronicle the news and and stories of the Diaspora

Sunday, March 12, 2006

'Goddess Thoughts'

Amy Ramdass was born and bred at Susannah’s Rust a village, 34 miles up the right bank of the Demerara River, Guyana. Her childhood was serene, her parents over-protective. Ramdass and her 10 siblings were not allowed to travel. A portion of her elementary education was obtained at Susannah’s Rust Primary School. But essentially she was home-schooled. Amy is a professional accountant who now resides in Canada

“Books wove a magical flying carpet to secret worlds of intrigue, danger, romance, mystery, enchantment and wonder…it was poetry in the verbal and musical form that really enthralled and enticed….” – Poet Amy Ramdass

Professional Guyanese accountant, Amy Ramdass, who lives in Canada, recently published a hefty book of poetry. `Goddess Thoughts: The Rest Are Mere Details’, which was released late last year, is compact with more than 200 easy-to-read lyrical poems and rhyming thoughts on controversial subjects ranging from Big Bang, the Bible, the planets, celestial beings, ancient folklore and mythical gods, to love, family, friendship, nature and healing.

Ramdass was born and bred at Susannah’s Rust a village, 34 miles up the right bank of the Demerara River, Guyana. Her childhood was serene, her parents over-protective. Ramdass and her 10 siblings were not allowed to travel. A portion of her elementary education was obtained at Susannah’s Rust Primary School. But essentially she was home-schooled.

Being perennially surrounded by nature during her childhood, Amy said that she was able to engross in deep thinking – “to go deep for answers.” She sailed high seas and roamed deserts of the written word as she journeyed with numerous authors.

“Much of what I’ve learnt in life is from books, not from people,” Ramdass declared.

She states in the introduction of Goddess Thoughts that she fell in love with the written word at a very tender age mainly due to the entertainment void at Susannah’s Rust.

“Books [wove] a magical flying carpet to secret worlds of intrigue, danger, romance, mystery, enchantment and wonder…it was poetry in the verbal and musical form that really enthralled and enticed…,” she said.

Poetry became her solace. Her indulgence in the art form ruptured the monotony of academic study.

From childhood she began to pen her own feelings, working mainly during the early morning hours when her thoughts “flow like a river” and she can write her “heart out.”

As she matured, got married, moved to Canada and started a family, her interaction with people improved. Her relations with others boosted her writing.

Although Ramdass believes that her writing ability is a gift, she says, “Just being around people inspires me to write. I see their positives and I want to show them that they have something beautiful inside of them.”

Tragedy also induces her ink on paper talent as it did when her father died in 1988. Prior to his death, Ms. Ramdass had put poetry writing on hold.

She got serious about compiling the book in 2005.

With the title coined, she went after internationally recognized visual artist David Howard Johnson, who sketched a thought-provoking cover design for `Goddess Thoughts: The Rest Are Mere Details’.

The title of her book is inspired by Einstein’s “I want to know God’s thoughts, the rest are mere details.’

And who is the Goddess?

Ramdass answers: “Some believe that she is the divine principle, the feminine aspect of God, while others feel she is nature, the creative Goddess. I also believe that the Goddess is the ultimate power, the supreme mind within each woman. She is wholeness, negative and positive, good and evil, Kali and Durga, black and white, life and death. She is like the sea totally healing yet totally destructive. She is the warrior woman and the peacemaker, the unholy one and the saint.”

From AmyRamdass



"Goddess Thoughts"
A book on the secrets to life....a book that will bring magic to your life...a book filled with secrets vast... a book written in the divine language...a book to enchant your soul and make you loving and whole.

Goddess Thoughts "The Rest Are Mere Details"
by Amy Indira Ramdass (Author) (Paperback - October 2005)

Order 'Goddess Thoughts'

1 Comments:

Anonymous Bernadette Fernandes said...

Nice to see we Guyanese are tuned in to each other's websites and are passing on much history and information not commonly known or taught to enhance and maintain our legacy. In light of all we've lost and can't get past this is one reason I enjoy this very positive blog site.

Keep up the good work.

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