Anyone interested in the feminine face of God throughout the ages will find Sophia an illuminating experience. Caitlin Matthews' scholarship connects us to past, present, and future in the very depths of our femininity. ----Marion Woodman, Jungian analyst and author of Bone: Dying into Life. Sophia, or "wisdom" in Greek, has been revered in many forms throughout history--from the Dark Goddess of ancient Anatolia; to her Egyptian, Greek, Celtic, and...
A young girl travels through time with a bear as her guide in this glowing anthology of winter customs, including the Nativity, Christmas in Mexico City, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. She discovers the origins of winter tales and traditions from the first snowfall to the return of spring.
"From unicorns, salamanders, satyrs, giants, elves and trolls, to dragons, nymphs, mermaids, werewolves and griffins -- take an enchanting journey through the history, folklore, and mythology of these beasts from virtually every culture in the world."--Page 4 of cover.
The 9th century Welsh poem "Preiddeu Annfwyn" or "The Raid on the Underworld" ascribed to the 6th century poet and shaman Taliesin, is one of the oldest and most enigmatic documents relating to the mythic hero Arthur that we still possess. Extending to a mere 61 lines, it contains within it vital clues to the Celtic Mystery traditions of this and earlier times. Describing the descent of Arthur and his men on the ship Prydwen into the region of Annwfn...
This Scottish Hallowe'en story is about Hamish, a shy fisherman. He leaves the annual Samhain feast early and meets a young woman. He rows her home to an island in the loch, where they marry and raise a family. But what will happen when Hamish tries to leave the island?
In this magical Christmas Eve story from Austria, three brothers are too poor to hope for anything more than a decent meal. But then, while their father is out looking for work, there is a knock on the door. Who is their very unusual guest?
In this story from the Slavey people of Canada, the sun is kept in a bag by bears, who will not bring warmth back to the world. Can a group of animals work together to end three years a winter and bring back warmth and light?
The Cailleach rules in the high mountains, maintaining winter. She kidnaps Bride, and forces her to be her servant. Can Bride overtake Cailleach? Learn about the bravery of Bridge in this Scottish story of the coming of spring.
These farm animals are not going to let their owners' plans win the day! Instead of letting themselves be put in the pot, they escape to the woods, where they have to use their wits. In this old Russian story, can the animals survive the harsh winter?
In this winter tale, Samuel's grandmother tells him something about the local trees that the rabbi has not taught him. Samuel's love of the trees leads him into great danger. Learn about Samuel's bravery and faith in this Russian story about protecting the things you love.
Marusha is as pretty as she is good and hard working. When her stepmother and sister send her out into the cold to find violets in January, how can Marusha possibly succeed? This midwinter story from the Czech Republic reminds us to be respectful towards nature.
Gather round the hearth to share these wintry tales. Drawn from countries and cultures all around the world, these eight stories express the magnificent and unique aspects of the winter season, and each story is preceded by an introduction with background information on its origins.
Imagine a time when vast helium-fueled airships took the place of aircraft, and where the hunger for adventure and exploration took the human race into stranger places than we ever imagined. The Steampunk Tarot imagines this in an alternate-reality tarot where The Technomage is king and the Punk Diva is queen. Tumble down the rabbit hole into a construction of technology, machines, retro-art and culture, full of fantastic visions in a time and place...