When modern-day Mikki ends up in the strange Realm of the Rose, Hecate has been waiting for her.
Author: P. C. Cast
Publisher: Piatkus Books
Category: Fantasy fiction
It's not green fingers that have kept the Empousai family's roses blooming for centuries - it's the drops of blood that their women secretly sacrifice for their gardens. But Mikki would rather forget this family quirk and lead a normal life. Until the day she unwittingly performs a ritual and ends up in the strangely familiar Realm of the Rose. As its goddess, Hecate, reveals to her, Mikki has the blood of a high priestess running through her veins. And the realm has been waiting for her . . . In a long ago flash of temper, Hecate cursed her Guardian beast with a slumber that only her priestess can undo - and Hecate is counting on Mikki to set things right. At first the beast terrifies Mikki - but soon he intrigues her more than any man ever has. But the only way he and the realm can be saved is for Mikki to sacrifice her life-giving blood - and herself . . .
Once upon a time, when men still believed gods and goddesses walked the earth, Hecate, Great Goddess of Night, ... him with the protection of the boundaries of the magickal crossroads, which the goddess christened the Realm of the Rose, ...
Author: P C Cast
Publisher: Hachette UK
International bestselling author P.C. Cast brings us the magical, sensual Goddess Summoning series, which retells ancient myths with a sexy, modern twist - original, enthralling and utterly unputdownable . . . It's not green fingers that have kept the Empousai family's roses blooming for centuries - it's the drops of blood that their women secretly sacrifice for their gardens. But Mikki would rather forget this family quirk and lead a normal life. Until the day she unwittingly performs a ritual and ends up in the strangely familiar Realm of the Rose. As its goddess, Hecate, reveals to her, Mikki has the blood of a high priestess running through her veins. And the realm has been waiting for her . . . In a long ago flash of temper, Hecate cursed her Guardian beast with a slumber that only her priestess can undo - and Hecate is counting on Mikki to set things right. At first the beast terrifies Mikki - but soon he intrigues her more than any man ever has. But the only way he and the realm can be saved is for Mikki to sacrifice her life-giving blood - and herself . . .
Romance Reviews Today Goddess of the Rose “P. C. Cast [is] well-known for her blending of mythological tales and romance . . . [A] beautiful adult fairy tale . . . Readers will be enchanted.” —The Best Reviews “Outstanding .
Author: P. C. Cast
New York Times bestselling author P. C. Cast presents the first novel in her Goddess Summoning series... Home alone on the night of her twenty-fifth birthday, Air Force Sergeant Christine Canady yearned for something to cure her loneliness. After drinking too much champagne, she recited a divine invocation to revive her humdrum life. But how was she to know the spell would actually work? When her plane crashes into the ocean, CC’s life changes forever. She awakens, bewildered, to find herself in a legendary time and place ruled by magic—and in the body of the mythic mermaid Undine. But danger lurks in the waters, ready to swallow CC whole. Taking pity on her, the goddess Gaea turns her into a damsel, that she might seek shelter on land. But when a dashing knight comes to CC’s rescue—a dream-come-true she should be falling for—she instead aches for the sea and the darkly sexy merman who’s stolen her heart…
S'Roya Rose. Restoration of the Sacred Goddess For too long now the sacredfeminine has all but been ignored andsuppressed. As a result, we have a worldthat's completely outofbalance, a world that has run amuck, that is driven by money, ...
On Brady's tower there grows a flower , It is the loveliest flower that blows ,At Castle Brady there lives a lady , ( And how I love her no one knows ) ; Her name is Nora , and the goddess Flora Presents her with this blooming rose .
Practicing Magic with Celtic & Norse Goddesses Michelle Skye. magical. activities. Physical Magic: Create Affirmation-infused Rose Water Items Needed: Two large, fragrant red roses; a small cooking pot; water; and a spray bottle Moon ...
Author: Michelle Skye
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
You are a reflection of the Divine Feminine. You shine like Sunna, Norse Goddess of the Sun; take risks like Cessair, Founding Goddess of Ireland; love like Creiddylad, Welsh May Day Goddess. With this guide, you'll discover how to use spellwork and magic to make lasting changes in your life with the aid and guidance of twelve powerful Celtic and Nordic goddesses. From creating abundance to increasing your psychic abilities to connecting to the land, you'll learn how to attune to a specific goddess and connect with her energy to manifest your dreams and desires. Through ritual, invocation, guided meditations, and magical activities, you'll explore the unique strength of each goddess and discover her gift for your life. Arianrhod • Blodeuwedd • Cymidei Cymeinfoll Creiddylad • Airmid • Cessair • Eriu Macha • Frigga • Sif • Skadi • Sunna
the soul star of the Goddess. The spheres rise above the flame leaving a trail of golden particles behind them. Then they join together in a smaller, higher circle. This forms a rose with each petal corresponding to one of you.
Author: Elixirs de Sagesse
"This story you are about to read is the story of your future. In the course of this reading, you will undergo a total transformation of your being in the purest and most rightful universal manner. View this book as the energy of Love, shining through each page, every sentence and each word that you read. It is time for Humanity to reveal itself to itself through this unique flow, which is the only way to Be until the old secrets are revealed once again on your planet. This is a testimony of a reality that will open itself to you at the end of this book. Humans of Earth, see this testimony as the purest representation of our Love for you. Allow yourself to be carried along in this harmonious flow so that you may recognize yourselves and when you do, I will be there, reaching out to you. Let this Love be Absolute. " Isis
She bustled into the room, lifted my quilted silk robe off its hook, and had me out of my gown and into the rose-dyed garment in seconds. “I think the elecampane root's still active,” I offered by way of explanation, or excuse. “Come.
Author: Coralie Moss
Publisher: Pink Moon Books
Goddesses in the modern world are burnt out, exhausted, and in need of a break. Worse, many have joined the ranks of the forgotten and disremembered. Habonde Barleywine trusts she has a solution. Problem is, this goddess of the hearth has lost her temples, her acolytes, and many of her key memories. How is she going to persuade sistren like Demeter, Persephone, and Brigit to support her grand ambition, when she needs to put her own house in order? Baubo, goddess of mirth and Habonde’s BFF, offers support in her own bawdy way. But things get complicated when Hades shows up in need of a favor and Zeus’s ego is threatened. Over the centuries, Habonde’s dalliances with dryads, naiads, and other immortals have kept her entertained. However, no one has ever captured her heart. Her unfinished business with the Woodsman—who seems to remember every moment of their shared past—could be the key to her undoing. *** Author note: The Goddess & the Woodsman is a contemporary adult fantasy set in the modern world. The characters within these pages were inspired by figures from Greek, Irish, and other mythologies. This book contains references to and scenes of trauma involving fire and loss of life; memory loss; explicit sexual intimacy between consenting adults; pregnancy (a minor character).
goddess of mere sensual love made rapid strides , and in particular districts assumed forms more and more immoral ... Among plants , the myrtle , the rose , and the apple were specially sacred to her as god- dess of love ; among animals ...
If you grow your own roses, use one of them no matter what the color. If you can find a wild white rose, use it; otherwise, one you buy at a florist will do. Do not strip the thorns off the rose you will use for this ritual.
Author: Arin Murphy-Hiscock
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Embrace the divine feminine power of the Mother Goddess and learn how to spiritually prepare for pregnancy with this guide to Pagan rituals, meditations, and traditions for every milestone over the next nine months! As you make the transition from maiden to mother, you fully embody the Mother Goddess. Embark on this sacred journey with this complete guide including special mediations, affirmations, and rituals designed to help you attune to the divine energies of childbearing. The Pregnant Goddess teaches you how to: -Prepare spiritually for pregnancy by attuning to your emotional and physical cycle -Conduct rituals to aide in conception, safe pregnancy, and easy delivery -Practice responsible magic during these critical nine moths -Deal with unexpected delivery developments The Pregnant Goddess is the perfect companion as you embark on the most magnificent and magical journey of your life!
The cult of all these goddesses and gods travelled throughout the Roman Empire. ... that the symbolism of the rose began to evolve as an image of resurrection, and the rose garden as the sacred world or hidden dimension of the goddess.
Author: Anne Baring
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Social Science
A comprehensive, scholarly accessible study, in which the authors draw upon poetry and mythology, art and literature, archaeology and psychology to show how the myth of the goddess has been lost from our formal Judeo-Christian images of the divine. They explain what happened to the goddess, when, and how she was excluded from western culture, and the implications of this loss.
And in a sense, all live under the rose. Not the rose of the House of Tudor or of York, or of any one nation, but the symbol of a Creator whose love is for all. While the Romans claim the rose to represent the mysteries of the goddess ...
Author: Steven Sora
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Reveals the existence of a Templar colony in the New World and how the explorer Verrazano, also a member of a secret society, attempted to reestablish contact with it • Explores Columbus’s connection to Henry Sinclair’s maps of the New World • Examines the secret alliance of Catholic Sulpicians and French Huguenots to preserve the Templar legacy • Reveals the hidden knowledge preserved in the Templar baptisteries found throughout Europe and in Newport, Rhode Island In 1524 the Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano was sent by the French king Francis I on an expedition ostensibly to find a shorter route to China. However, his true mission, Steven Sora suggests, was to contact a Templar colony that might have been established in Newport, Rhode Island, by Henry Sinclair at the end of the 14th century. In his expedition log Verrazano recorded that his only stay on this journey was at Newport Harbor, the site of a tower built to the exact measurements of a Templar baptistery, a sacred sanctuary representing baptism and eternal life. This tower is a remnant of Sinclair’s voyage to America nearly a century before that of Columbus (who had access to Sinclair’s maps thanks to his wife, who was Sinclair’s great-granddaughter). While Verrazano’s mission succeeded in finding the tower, the colony itself eluded him. His backers then decided to resurrect the dream of Acadia--a place where they could aspire to higher knowledge without fear of Church or state--by creating a new Secret Society that included Huguenots and Catholic Sulpicians. This Company of the Holy Sacrament would lay the foundations for Montreal in an attempt to realize the ambitions of Sinclair and his Templar companions, as well as to stave off efforts by the Jesuits to transform Quebec into a fiefdom of the orthodox Church. Quebec’s motto, “Je me souviens” (I remember), is a reference to this secret history.
Researching and acting out or crafting a poem or story of a Maiden–Virgin Goddess can be a powerful way to spend ... In celebration of this day, either in group or alone, prick your finger3 with a rose and placing a drop of blood on ...
Author: Katherine MacDowell
Goddess Wheel of the Year invites each of you to explore the many ways to enrich your spiritual life in ritual celebration of yourself and the Goddess. Learn to match your own developmental, psychological, and spiritual needs with specific Goddess aspects of the Maiden, Mother, Crone and Dark Goddess. Explore ways to celebrate at Solar and Lunar rites, as well as learn how to creatively re-imagine rites of antiquity or develop a unique year of celebration that reflects your own revelation of the Goddess. Whether you are new to the Goddess path or have been a life-long practitioner, youâ€™ll find ample ideas to inspire you and reinvigorate your life.
Finding the rose as widely distributed as we do in all north temperate lands , we should expect to find it in the ... of the rose , expressing this appreciation in the consecration of this flower of Aurora , the goddess of the dawn .
Release on 2022-07-20 | by William Richard Bradshaw
On her neck were circles of rich rose pearls whose light gleamed soft on the green lustre of her attire. On her head was the tiara of the goddess, the triple crown of Harikar. Her holiness had an air of girlish frankness combined with ...
Author: William Richard Bradshaw
This is a fantasy novel in which the author creates a hidden world within our existing world. In the story, this hidden world, Atvatabar, is not only discovered but conquered by those who find it. At the centre of this amazing world is the Goddess, a fantastically beautiful woman in human form. The story moves along at a gripping pace and the adventure of the encounter is vividly described.
Her symbol was the star and her flower, the rose. Plant a rose plant in your back yard or in a pot. Place the rose plant under the light of the Gangsta' Goddess (CH.3) BREAK DOWN?....OR BREAK THROUGH! “We must get.
And the Goddess' power of love went Out to the Rose; The Goddess let the Rose have the power, but in exchange Gave the Rose thorns as a warning Against jealous and envy. So now Everyone gives Roses to show their Absolute love for one ...
Ancient wisdom for today's world in poetry, inspirational wisdom for young girls, praise for smart girls and women.
... or even touched the creatures who had touched her, the child of the goddess, the anointed one. ... Already she imagined that the Rose of Sarifal was probably a moron or a charlatan, chased out of Gwynneth because of some genetic or ...
Author: Paulina Claiborne
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Cloaked in mist and layered in magic, the denizens of Moonshae Isles move in secret circles as capricious rulers vie for power. High Lady Ordalf wanted her niece, the princess known as the Rose of Sarifal, dead. Instead, the young regent was secreted away by the high lady’s opponents. For years the eladrin queen of Gwynneth Isle has searched for evidence of her niece’s death, and word has finally come in the form of a castaway’s tale. The princess lives on the island of Moray—a mad beauty who leads a nation of lycanthropes. As long as her niece is alive, Lady Ordalf cannot rest secure in her claim to the throne. Enlisting a band of adventurers to seek out the princess is the first step toward stemming the Rose of Sarifal and her tide of wolves. Will those heroes see the same threat the queen sees in the beautiful young maiden?
Thus there are several Frickenhausen , situated near lakes — quite in keeping with the myth which makes the Goddess haunt the water even as Aphro- dite rose from the waves of the sea . In called Holda ; Frau Gode , Gauden , or other ...
reading of history assumes a prehistory focused on “the sacred feminine,” including goddesses, especially the loving mother ... The Priory of Sion, to this day, still worships Mary Magdalene as the Goddess, the Holy Grail, the Rose, ...
Author: Mary J. Magoulick
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Social Science
Goddess characters are revered as feminist heroes in the popular media of many cultures. However, these goddess characters often prove to be less promising and more regressive than most people initially perceive. Goddesses in film, television, and fiction project worldviews and messages that reflect mostly patriarchal culture (included essentialized gender assumptions), in contrast to the feminist, empowering levels many fans and critics observe. Building on critiques of other skeptical scholars, this feminist, folkloristic approach deepens how our remythologizing of the ancient past reflects a contemporary worldview and rhetoric. Structures of contemporary goddess myths often fit typical extremes as either vilified, destructive, dark, and chaotic (typical in film or television); or romanticized, positive, even utopian (typical in women’s speculative fiction). This goddess spectrum persistently essentializes gender, stereotyping women as emotional, intuitive, sexual, motherly beings (good or bad), precluded from complex potential and fuller natures. Within apparent good-over-evil, pop-culture narrative frames, these goddesses all suffer significantly. However, a few recent intersectional writers, like N. K. Jemisin, break through these dark reflections of contemporary power dynamics to offer complex characters who evince “hopepunk.” They resist typical simplified, reductionist absolutes to offer messages that resonate with potential for today’s world. Mythic narratives featuring goddesses often do, but need not, serve merely as ideological mirrors of our culture’s still problematically reductionist approach to women and all humanity.