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1. Introduction

Francis Brabazon (24 January 1907 – 24 June 1984) was an Australia n poet and a member of Meher Baba's mandali.

Brabazon was born in London, but moved to Australia with his family when he was still a boy. At the age of 21, Francis Brabazon embarked on a quest to discover the relationship between beauty and truth. He studied music and painting and finally found his niche in poetry. In the 1940s, Brabazon became interested in Eastern spirituality and soon became a student of the Australian Sufi leader Baron Friedrich von Frankenberg.[1]

With the death of his Sufi teacher in 1950, Brabazon became the head of the Sufi Movement in Australia. He met Meher Baba on a trip to United States in 1952 and later described Baba as "the very personification of truth and the very embodiment of beauty."[2] After returning to Australia, Francis and a party of helpers managed to complete "Beacon Hill house" near Sydney in time for Baba's first visit to Australia in August 1956. It was later renamed "Meher House". In 1958 Brabazon established a new center on a 100-acre (40 ha) estate on Kiel Mountain, Woombye, Queensland to host Meher Baba on his second visit. While he was there, Meher Baba named the area Avatar's Abode and said it would become a place of world pilgrimage.[3]

Francis' grave is on Avatar's Abode overlooking the ocean. The Avatar's Abode Trust holds copyright of Francis Brabazon's works.

2. Publications

2.1. Books by Francis Brabazon

  • Early Poems, 1953, Sydney: Beacon Hill Publishing.
  • Proletarians Transition, 1953, Sydney: Beacon Hill Publishing
  • 7 Stars to Morning, 1956, Sydney: Morgan’s Bookshop
  • Cantos of Wandering, 1957, Sydney: Beacon Hill Publishing
  • Singing Threshold, 1958, Sydney: Beacon Hill Publishing
  • Stay With God: A statement in illusion on Reality, 1959, Sydney, Garuda Books. 1977, Bombay, Meher House Publication. 1990, Melbourne, New Humanity Books. (ISBN:0949191078)
  • Let Us the People Sing, 1962, Poona, India: Privately published
  • The East West Gathering, 1963, Sydney: Meher House Publications
  • The Word at World’s End, 1971, Berkeley: John F. Kennedy Press
  • In Dust I Sing, 1974, Berkeley: The Beguine Library
  • Four and Twenty Blackbirds, 1975, Myrtle Beach: Sheriar Press
  • The Wind of the Word, 1976, Sydney: Garuda Publications
  • The Silent Word: Being some chapters of the life of Avatar Meher Baba, 1978, Sydney: Meher Baba Foundation Australia
  • The Golden Book of Praise, 1982, California: The Awakener Press
  • The Beloved is All in All, 1988, New Jersey: Beloved Books

2.2. Pamphlets by Francis Brabazon

  • The Birth of the Nation, 1956, Sydney: Meher House
  • The Lord Is Our Brother, 25 February 1959, Address, Bombay Press Conference

2.3. Booklets by Francis Brabazon

  • Three Talks: Francis Brabazon, 1969, Sydney: Meher House
  • Journey With God, 1954, Sydney: Beacon Hill Publishing

3. Further Reading

  • Ross Keating, Francis Brabazon – Poet of the Silent Word – a modern Hafiz, 2002, World Axis Press (biography)
  • John A. Grant, Practical Spirituality With Meher Baba, 1987, Merwin Publications
  • Bill Le Page, The Turning of the Key, 1993, Sheriar Press
  • Robert Rouse, The Water Carrier, 1998, Deesh Books
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References

  1. Stay With God, Francis Brabazon, New Humanity Books, Melbourne, 1990, p. 3
  2. http://www.avatarsabode.com.au/fb.htm
  3. Lord Meher, Bhau Kalchuri, Manifestation, 1986, p. 8460
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Name: Francis Brabazon
Born: Jan 1907
Died: Jun 1984
Birth
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London, England
Titles: Poet A member of Meher Baba's mandali
Affiliation: Unknown
Honor: Unknown
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Subjects: Poetry
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