Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses
Infinite Light Publishing – 2017
Ayn Cates Sullivan
298 pages Trade Paperback
Ayn Cates Sullivan’s Legends of the Grail is an in-depth, spiritual exploration of Celtic folklore and the impact that age-old stories have on modern women. Sullivan delves into the history of goddesses, what they stand for, and the people who worship them. Each section includes a journey through a goddess’s history, an intimate short story told through the eyes of the goddess, and a final reflection on how to travel with the goddess to discover her meaning and place within the real world.
A combination of short stories, spiritual reflections, and historical insight, the book weaves the world of Celtic mythology into the present day. Divided into seven sections, it is a powerhouse culmination of the Celtic stories of Danu, Ceasair, Áine, Scáthach, Emer, Caer Ibormeith, and Cailleach, Celtic goddesses with varying understandings of, and who give various advice related to power and womanhood. The author includes personal practical suggestions for utilizing the archetypal values embedded symbolically and firmly in the specified Goddess in order to facilitate psychological revival and continued health, and finally a poetic blessing to access the less structured but higher nature of the human mind. Anyone with Irish heritage is likely to be fascinated by these empowering tales.
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Ayn Cates Sullivan, MA, MFA, Ph.D. is an award-winning and best-selling author. She holds a master’s degree in spiritual psychology from USM, and a masters and doctorate in literature from Columbia University and King’s College London. Ayn writes stories for all ages designed to uplift, heal and inspire. She is well known for her best-selling book, A Story of Becoming, which won 18 top literary awards.
Her most recent book, Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses, is a collection of Irish folklore for an adult and young adult audience. It is a compelling book for anyone with Irish Heritage, or who seeks an understanding of the many expressions of the Mother Goddess. It has won six literary awards.