a journey to Ireland

Sunrise in front of my cottage

September 5, 2017

Tags: Ireland sunrises, Irish hills, Trawbreaga Bay, Isle of Doagh, Inishowen

I never tire of these morning skies in Inishowen. Every day different. Every day a vision of all the manifestations of light from the heavens above.

Trawbreaga Bay Meets the Atlantic

July 7, 2017

Tags: Ireland, Donegal, Isle of Doagh, cliffs, seascape, low tide

Maybe it's auspicious. Something about to shift. Today was the first day you can walk all the way to where the waves break. They are soft breaking, not crashing. Tide is creeping in and you notice the water will soon make a circle around you. So you leave.

Glashedy Island from the castle, Inishowen

June 1, 2017

Tags: castle ruin, Ireland, Isle of Doagh, Inishowen

Carrickabraghy Castle on the Isle of Doagh, Inishowen.

If you could swim out there, you would. You are compelled. The magic pulls like a giant magnet. The cliffs are high, the tide is strong, the bright blue of the waters swirl around the stones and the cliff, splashing, daring you to make the leap,daring you to know you could if you believed you could. You believe in a time far away and long ago, that opens a space into the present, but for seconds only. You'd have to jump really fast and believe the Ones would take you there.

Dark and Light of Inishowen

June 1, 2017

Tags: Trawbreaga Bay, Isle of Doagh, Inishowen, Donegal, Ireland, cloud formations, pebbles and sand

You go walking anyway. If you waited for the sun, you'd rarely get out. You discover a new world of clouds, and the incredible brilliance, shades of the light coming out of the dark.

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A six-stage journey with the Great Mother, framed by Savitri Bess's own years of devotion to the Hindu mystic Ammachi (Mata Amritanandamayi).
A coming of old age story. A magical realism novel of mystery, romance, goddesses set in the village of Southwest Harbor, on the coast of "Downeast" Maine.
Adventure, romance, in the tradition of quest literature. A fast-paced story set in the Sonoran Desert where coyotes play a magical role.
Magazine Articles
An astrological study using mythology as metaphor
handmade books
Hickory Stroogle, a fantasy story set on an island in the Hebrides (long before the islands were known by that name).

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