What Function does Story Serve?

The Celts were master storytellers, reciting orally and from memory rather than the written word. They treasured their oral traditions as a source of entertainment, inspiration, and historical account. In the ancestral Celtic cultures, the trained storyteller was called a Bard. Bards also functioned as a minstrel poet and verse-maker, music composer, and genealogist. Bards … Read more

The Age of Aquarius

  ‘When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius
 Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind’s true liberation
Aquarius
 Let the … Read more

Inspiring Example of Visionary Fiction

  Visionary Fiction inspires, catalyzes, and expands consciousness. One classic example of this reading experience can be found in an excerpt from J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.” (above excerpt image). Years and worlds apart from our current times, these are such relevant words of inspiring wisdom. They moved me when I read them. … Read more

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

We define Visionary Fiction as stories about shifting, changing, and transforming consciousness. If there was a real-life person whose life exemplified these characteristics of Visionary Fiction, it would be the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  We’re all familiar with, and have read about her accomplishments, especially regarding women’s rights, universal justice, and fairness for all. … Read more

Marriage of the Muse and the Mess

I was in a writing group for 14 years. They were my first line readers. I truly appreciated how their frank critiques helped my manuscripts grow into their best versions.  During one writer’s meeting, we pondered the question, “Who writes?” When we sit down at the computer, who is it that comes forward to communicate the … Read more

The origins of the name Goddess of the Stars and the Sea

My five novels are dedicated to, and are part of a collection called, ‘The Goddess of the Stars and the Sea’ series. This ancient Goddess carries the evolutionary force of embodied love. She calls upon a young priestess to assist humankind in their evolutionary transitions through several reincarnations, starting from Atlantis, through to the Dark … Read more

Visionary Fiction and Nature

   In wilderness lies the hope of the world. Between every two pines there is a doorway to a new world. ~John Muir I have published articles about the Corona virus and the role of Visionary Fiction in catalyzing sacred and transformational visions. Our visions serve to “imagine a world as we can dream it … Read more

Visionary Fiction and the Global Pandemic

“This is precisely the time when artists go to work… We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.” ~Toni Morrison, author During this turbulent era of the coronavirus, I am sheltering in place, staying at home with my husband and our cats. The situation may or may not have changed by the time you … Read more

Lughnasadh

This is the name of the ancient Celtic festival of the Harvest, observed tomorrow, August 1st. The name is derived from Lugh (pronounced ‘loo’), a Celtic deity of light and wisdom. Lughnasadh celebrates the season for gathering the fruits of one’s labors. For the ancient Celts, this was the corn, oats, and grains, and the … Read more