Interviews: Once A Goddess

Mark your calendars! ParaYourNormal Blog Talk Radio Interview on Weds April 4! 6:30 pm est. ParaYourNormal Blog Interview Reviews of Once A Goddess… Once A Goddess reviews on… Amazon.com. … “Unique, fascinating and magical story that kept me turning the pages…” Historical Novel Review  …”It is an emotionally provocative and compelling story…” History and Women  …”Unrequited love, passionate liaisons, lies and deception, treachery and betrayal line this novels…

Pagans, Saints, and Groundhogs

February. Those who celebrate the early days of this month will either be in church or in the fields, both celebrating Brigid, in two of her aspects. Imbolc, St. Brigid’s day, Candlemas (Feb. 2) or – as most of us know it – Groundhog Day.  Myth and legends of Brigid, both goddess and saint, overlap and I’m still trying to figure out how the…

Beltane: An Excerpt from Fiery Arrow

Patrick set up his camp and noticed numerous bonfires in the distance to the south.  He stood gazing from the top of the ridge.  What was going on?  Another pagan ceremony of some sort? “It’s Beltane today,” Brigid said. “What is it?” Patrick asked, although he recalled Brawen’s explanation of the festival. “Beltane is the festival for summer, a time when marriages are created. …

Moonscape: The Burren

Burren (c) Sheila R. Lamb Moonscape, once a forest.  The Burren, the Boireann, or great rock, is one of the most unique landscapes in Ireland, close to 155 square miles of Karst limestone. Located in western County Clare, this area edges up to the Atlantic Ocean and Galway Bay It’s through pollen evidence lodged the soil between the rocks that pollen archaeologists (palynology) believe that in prehistoric…

Ogham Mystery and the River Caragh

River Caragh (c) Sheila R. Lamb One of the most beautiful places in Co. Kerry (and there are many) is along the River Caragh.  It’s part of Killarney National Park, and we were lucky enough to have a boat ride on the river.  The Caragh is popular for its abundance of fish. Rose (c) Sheila R. Lamb  Writes Yeats …”Surely thine hour has come, thy…