Seth referred to Barrie Gellis as "our poet" in his very first words to him in Jane Roberts' class on October 31, 1972. Outside Is A Secret Key is a powerful and inspiring collection of poems which explore the "secret keys", the links between daily events and the personal psyche.
"And now a word from your poet: Emerson believed that every word was once a great poem. Perhaps, then, every object was once a great symbol. Could it be that each hair, then, is a map leading to sunken treasures? My poems celebrate the wonder, sadness, confusion and joy of the human experience. Outside is a secret key that contains spiritual answers found in every day life... (From the Preface)
Barrie Gellis was a member of Jane Roberts' Seth/ESP classes in Elmira, NY and also attended Jane Roberts' poetry workshops. He is featured in Susan Watkins book, Conversations With Seth.