Francis Brabazon

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Francis Brabazon
Born 24 January 1907
London, England
Died 24 June 1984
Queensland, Australia
Occupation Poet

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

In the 1940s, Brabazon became interested in Eastern spirituality and soon became a student of the Australian Sufi leader Baron Friedrich von Frankenberg.

Brabazon and a party of helpers built "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 helped establish a new center on a 99-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.


Books by Francis Brabazon[edit]

  • 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

Pamphlets by Francis Brabazon[edit]

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

Booklets by Francis Brabazon[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • 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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