Written in the Ashes .
Mystic Misfits & Tea Together!
Always been a misfit, a loner, an exception to every rule? Welcome to where you belong. Discover interesting insights from modern relationships to ancient civilizations, worthwhile books, current events, world women’s issues, and meaningful wisdom teachings. Relax, sit back and enjoy your favorite cup of tea with Kaia Van Zandt and her special guests.
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Kaia’s debut historical novel, Written in the Ashes, features the untold story of the events that led up to the burning of the Great Library of Alexandria, Egypt. It follows the life and death of celebrated philosopher/astronomer Hypatia of Alexandria. A novel full of powerful women working together against impossible odds, it’s one of the first books of its kind to illustrate the hero’s journey for women.
“Written in the Ashes is one of those rare novels that sets ‘history’ afire, to bathe readers in the glow of a greater, hotter truth. Fans of the Mists of Avalon will find this romantic/alchemical/feminist/spiritual epic equally captivating.” -Tom Robbins, New York Times bestselling author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Field Museum exhibit at the Nat History Museum in SD brought some fabulous books including one of 75 of the largest Audobon books on birds ever printed! Audobon wanted to recreate the birds in actual size but the Civil War halted the book printing process. #alwaysbelearning #museums #naturalhistory #Audobon (at Balboa Park)
I first met Leonard when I was 15, and heard “Suzanne” and discovered a soul who could put poetry to my pain. A Zen master, a lover, a voice of light in the darkness, he lived his words. I realize he was ready to leave us, and I think how wonderful it is that he left behind his beautiful ashes, the songs and words of his heart. Fuck personal development, people. Just listen to Leonard. Be soothed by the voice of love laced with truth. “Who by fire? Who by water? Who in solitude? And who in this mirror?… And who shall I say is calling?” Return to God, beloved, be free. #RIP #LeonardCohen #loveyou #peace #goodtimetogo
‘A SLEEP OF PRISONERS’Christopher Frye
BY CHRISTOPHER FRY
The human heart can go the lengths of God…
Dark and cold we may be, but this
Is no winter now. The frozen misery
Of centuries breaks, cracks, begins to move;
The thunder is the thunder of the floes,
The thaw, the flood, the upstart Spring.
Thank God our time is now when wrong
Comes up to face us everywhere,
Never to leave us till we take
The longest stride of soul men ever took.
Affairs are now soul size.
The enterprise is exploration into God.
Where are you making for? It takes
So many thousand years to wake…
But will you wake, for pity’s sake?