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Women Mythology

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    “In the traditional mythological tradition, the woman is there. All she has to do is to realize that she’s the place that people are trying to get to. When a woman realizes what her wonderful character is, she’s not going to get messed up with the notion of being pseudo-male.” —Joseph Campbell Women […]

Seasons Greetings; Apollos Raven Updates

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SEASON’S GREETINGS The holiday season and New Year is a time to reflect on the blessings of family and friends who have enhanced our lives. I would like to thank everyone who has shared my adventures in exploring the mystique of the Ancient Celts and the Roman Empire on APOLLO’S RAVEN. This year, I have […]

Celtic Heroines: Golden Age of Warriors and Queens

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“We have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time have gone before us. The labyrinth is thoroughly know. We have only to follow the thread of the hero path…And where we had thought to be alone, we will be with all of the world.”—Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth […]

Historical Fantasy–Balancing History and Spiritual Beliefs

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Tweet One thing that comes out in myths is that at the bottom of the abyss comes the voice of salvation. The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light. —Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth Balancing History and Fantasy I […]

Quest for Catrin: Photographic Adventure—Celtic Spiritual Warrior (Part 4)

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Tweet Quest for Catrin: Photographic Adventure—Celtic Spiritual Warrior (Part 4) On his first expedition to Britain in 55 BC, Julius Caesar wrote in Conquest of Gaul the following description of the coastal white cliffs: “…on his approach the whole line of hills crowned with the armed forces of the enemy. There was so little space between […]

Quest for Catrin: Photographic Adventure—Celtic Spiritual Warrior (Part 3)

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Tweet     I have fled in the shape of a raven of prophetic speech —Taliesin’s Song of his Origins, 6th century Raven Tattoo One of the challenges in the photo shoot was to transform my eleven-year-old granddaughter, Maylin, into the adolescent Celtic warrior princess, Catrin—the heroine in APOLLO’S RAVEN. Isabelle Kai, a makeup artist from Boulder, […]

Quest for Catrin: Adventures in Massilia Roman Empire (Modern Marseille) (Part 6)

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Tweet Quest for Catrin: Adventures in Gaul (Part 6) Massilia Roman Empire (modern Marseille, France) Mediterranean Sea Adventure Leaving the coastal town of Marseille, France—the ancient site of Massilia—my daughter, Sonja, and I took a sea adventure on a motorboat to Cassis.   Against the backdrop of towering white cliffs, the Mediterranean Sea was turquoise […]

Quest for Catrin: Adventures in Gaul (Part 5)

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Tweet Quest for Catrin: Adventures in Gaul (Part 5) Massilia Roman Gaul (modern Marseille, France) Continuing the journey that Catrin takes in APOLLO’S RAVEN, Sonja and I enjoyed exploring the town center of Marseille, France—the ancient site of Massilia Gaul—next to the harbor where several open storefronts were ready for business and ships were waiting […]