JOURNEYS WITH THE DIVINE FEMININE
Sue Fitzmaurice, editor; Patricia Iris Kerins, foreword; Sue Fitzmaurice, Sarah McCrum, Detta Darnell, C. Ara Campbell, Doreen Devoy, Andrea Pollard, Elizabeth Russell, et al, authors.
JOURNEYS WITH THE DIVINE FEMININE is a collection of 24 personal stories of women’s experiences in discovering the Divine Feminine and journeying within to experience it, understand it, and grow from it.
You will see yourself reflected here. You will see paths you didn’t know existed. You even may feel freer to walk some paths you may have been afraid to venture down.
The writers are from Irish, Dutch, German, Scottish, North American, Trinidadian, English, Indian, French, Australian, New Zealand, and New Zealand Maori backgrounds, with combinations of Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Pagan, Wiccan, Baha’i, and other religious and spiritual practices and traditions. They are writers and artists, therapists and coaches, mothers and grandmothers, academics, yoga teachers, psychics and healers, nurses and salespeople, sisters and daughters.
MONDAYS WITH MYRTLE
Every minute of every day, an American will develop Alzheimer’s disease. It is disease which threatens to bankrupt Medicare. We do not ask if it will touch our lives. We ask when.
Dementia entered Rosemary's family slowly. It dismantled her mother slowly. There was never a time when she and her siblings knew what would happen next.
Her hope is that this book helps you prepare and helps you cope, and most importantly, that the advice and experiences you read here will help you forgive yourself the things you could not do and be grateful for the things you could.
In between their hallucinations, rage, confusion, grief and psychosis, there may be recognition, gratitude and pleasure. These moments, however flawed and fragmented, truly matter. They are glimpses of the value of yesterday’s sunshine. Seize them and say thank you.
THE DELIBERATE MARY PILGRIMAGE
After an accidental encounter with “the Marys”, a more deliberate pursuit of the Divine Feminine became inevitable, as the author visits over 40 sacred sites through England, Scotland, Wales and France.
What had been a delightful introduction though, became a massive soul journey, both dark and enlightening, magical and painful.
If you’ve decided on a spiritual quest, there are consequences, and it’s not all sweetness and light.
‘The Deliberate Mary Pilgrimage’ introduces you to ‘thin places’ where the veil between this realm and the next is more subtle; to the truth and legends of Mary Magdalene, and the lives and hardships of many of the women Saints; and through the author’s ‘dark night of the soul’, a falling into madness, and a gradual transformation to a new spiritual landscape.
OLIVE BLUES – Bren Atkinson
Olive Blues introduces us to a blend of intriguing characters and the appealing atmosphere of a small French town in Provence. Explore the dreams and challenges facing three generations of women, and the positive and negative sides of our connected world. For Shirley, the dream of opening a B&B is nearly reality. She loves the area, its cuisine and its culture, but her elderly mother’s constant criticism and complaints—including about the ‘boarding house’—weigh heavily. Her daughter Emma, a bright young marketing executive and social media fan based in London, faces drastic changes to her life. What lies ahead when somebody she cares about seems to hate all she’s worked for? And Gran? Is she as difficult as she seems? Enjoy Bren Atkinson’s lively writing, memorable characters, and her love of this charming area of France.
SPICE ISLAND – Ginger Rankin
Paki and Jerold live on Spice Island where chickens roost all night in the trees and every day is summer. They swim and snorkel and fish for silver jacks in the soft Caribbean Sea that surrounds them. They climb mango trees that are heavy with ripe juicy fruit - good for eating and even better for throwing at their friends in mango fights. They know where to find mountain springs where the water tastes like sparkling soda and they’ve found the best places to hide in old Fort George where the cast iron cannons still angle toward the sea.
So what is their secret adventure? Why are they putting together a raft from driftwood and twisted palm fiber? Who is Mr Ready? And what happens when the two eleven year olds find out that the sea is not always their friend?
PARROT DROPPINGS – A Poor Man’s Poems – Scott Murray
Despite the self-deprecating title, ‘Parrot Droppings’ invites you to share the author’s deep empathy for the plight of the common man and a righteous anger at the excesses of privileged elites, writes Gordon Kerr in his Foreword to this deep and engaging collection of poems and photographs.
Scott Murray was raised on the banks of the Clyde in Glasgow. He might have been a street fighter but he’s turned out more of a spiritual warrior, with a deep love of nature and respect for all its creatures. Along with his Celtic pride and independent spirit, these form the foundations of his art.
“Like all true artists Scott can help stop time, prompting us to pause and consider our place in the cosmos and our relationship with other realms of existence. Such genius has the potential to draw us closer and live fuller, more meaningful lives.”
ME IN THE MIDDLE – Mary Louise Malloy
Mary Louise Malloy is the middle of five children. And she has five children of her own. This is her journey from small-town Catholic girl, through marriage, desertion, solo parenting, and creating financial security for her children and herself, within the almost constant context of the Church, its rules, and its own significant failings. This is an American woman’s life, through some of the most significant decades of the United States – the Fifties and McCarthyism, the Sixties with the Kennedy brothers and Dr Martin Luther King Jr, through to 9/11 and Ground Zero. The voice of one woman, who wants to be heard.
BEACH STONES - Poems from a Wild Greek Island
- Detta Darnell
Rebel Magic is pleased to announce the forthcoming ‘Beach Stones’, first of a series of poetry collections from Detta Darnell, Kefalonian-based English artist, writer and creativity coach. If you’ve ever been to Greece, you’ll recognise at once the joy-filled images of Greek people and island life. Charming and insightful, Detta brings Kefalonia to the page with her unique swathes of love, wisdom and enchantment. If you’ve never been to Greece, let Beach Stones take you there.
THE ACCIDENTAL MARY PILGRIMAGE - Sue Fitzmaurice
In the English winter of 2018, a chance encounter led to an unexpected journey of the heart and soul through more than a dozen spiritual centres in France, Spain and England. Most unusually for a non-Catholic, it became an investigation into the veneration of Mary, the mother of Christ, and Mary Magdalene, which among other things guided me into an internal dialogue about the odyssey of womanhood. It was beautiful and surprising in every way. Journey with me from Dartmoor in the south of England, to the miracle of Lourdes in the south of France, into Spain, through San Sebastian, Segovia, Grenada, Málaga and Montserrat, back through the Pyrenees to Rennes-le-Château, Montségur, Chartres and Rouen, finishing in the heart of the world at Glastonbury in Somerset.
ENERGY ON DEMAND - Sarah McCrum
This book is for business owners and leaders who need more energy, think too much, work too hard and have no time for themselves.
It gives you 6 keys to increasing your energy. You will learn how to:
RELAX so you have more energy
BALANCE your energy
RECHARGE your energy
SUSTAIN your energy
EXPAND your energy
SUPERCHARGE your energy
The book also gives you access to an online course, The 5 Day Energy Challenge, which teaches you how to recharge your energy any time so you can perform at your best, feel relaxed and at ease and attract more business without having to work harder.
PURPOSE 2 - Making Sure Your Purpose Finds You
- Sue Fitzmaurice
Following on from her successful Purpose – The Elements of Purpose, Sue Fitzmaurice gets into the nitty-gritty of finding and making your purpose happen. Or, more to the point, setting up the right conditions in your life so that your purpose finds you. She begins with what is fast becoming an essential discussion: What purpose isn’t! Sadly, in our haste to abbreviate, simplify, and create a meme for everything, the idea that purpose is simply marrying what you love doing with making a living, is almost completely wrong. Sue responds to the increasing everyday reality that is our deep-seated desire to know why we’re here and what we’re supposed to be doing and goes on to explain the many and varied distractions that keep us from our purpose.
THE COURAGE KEY - Unlock Yourself from Anxiety and Take Back Control of your Life - Stephanie Renaud
Anxiety is a part of every human’s experience.
This book is for you if your experience of anxiety is intrusive in your life, you don’t like it, you feel chained to it, and you know it’s possible to change it - you just don’t know how.
This book is for you if you are open to the idea that you are not being told everything about anxiety, that it’s more complex than we are led to think, but that because doctors are experts at medication, and not education, we often leave their offices with a prescription and not much more.
ANGELS IN THE ARCHITECTURE - Sue Fitzmaurice
1185. Bishop Hugh takes on the re-building of Lincoln Cathedral after a devastating earthquake, and attempts to calm superstitious town folk among Christian and Jewish communities, some of whom seek to lay blame at the feet of a poor ‘idiot’ child.
1981. Journalist and stay-at-home dad, Pete, tries to get inside the mind of his autistic son, and at the same time, make sense of a chaotic world of riots, assassinations and religious strife. Lincoln Cathedral is the setting for a thrilling story, alongside an exploration of what is real, what can be known, what is Faith, and is there really a God? This fascinating journey of alternating stories weaves real historical figures and events with an exploration of what is possible, of angels, and of saving the Western and Islamic worlds from their own violence and prejudice.
LOVE MONEY, MONEY LOVES YOU - Sarah McCrum
What does Money want to say to you? When Sarah McCrum asked Money this question, it replied “I want you to love me.” With that, Sarah began a conversation with Money. Love Money, Money Loves You takes you into the heart of the energy of money, giving insight into how it operates behind our physical world. It shows you what happens when you make any financial request and explains why so many people struggle with lack of money. It gives clear, simple guidelines on how to transform your relationship with money so you can be aligned with the way it works naturally, including blueprints for making money.
Funny, uplifting and enlightening, this is a unique view of money. Learn about the loving energy of money that is there for you, and how to access it.
ONE SMALL THING - Moving Forward after Devastating Loss - Doreen Devoy (coming soon)
September 27, 2013 started like any other day for Doreen Devoy. By that evening, her husband and her 10-year-old daughter Molly were dead.
Killed when their car crashed only a hundred yards from their front gate, when Doreen opened her front door to a state trooper that evening, she knew immediately she needed to hold it together for her two sons, and put one foot in front of the other.
This is the story of that night, of Doreen’s journey through catastrophic grief, and what she learned along the way.
Intended for those who’ve been stopped in their tracks by paralysing grief, this is a tale of immense courage, and unbelievable insight and growth, with the clear message not only of surviving, but thriving.
PURPOSE - The Elements of Purpose -Sue Fitzmaurice
Sue’s first book about this important topic looks at what Purpose is, as a precursor to getting anywhere close to knowing how to find it.
“In Purpose, Sue breaks down that vague word into practical, logical advice. If there’s a part of your mind that doesn’t believe you have a purpose, it will have a healthy argument here to believe you truly do. Purpose delves into the mind to discover where it may be blocked and how to nudge it forward. Excellent advice and well worth the read.” ~Doe Zantamata, author of Happiness in Your Life
“Purpose is the kind of book you wish you had had when you were starting out in life. Fortunately, it’s never too late to live your purpose. Sue provides us with an insightful as well as inspirational road map for the journey.” ~Eleanor Brownn, author of Mile 9
BILLOW & BREEZE - A Journey through the Scottish Islands
- Sue Fitzmaurice
Sue Fitzmaurice wangles her way onto a polar exploration ship and sails for ten days through the remote Scottish islands, accompanied by an archaeologist and historian, a naturalist, and an international expedition crew set on providing the adventure of a lifetime.
Join this stunning expedition and discover hidden secrets, the perils of the North Sea, the revelations of Angels, and the centuries of travel of the hardiest and most hospitable sea-faring people.
Sue brings alive the mystery, legend and beauty of the islands of Scotland, and their three millennia of visible history – from Goddesses to Saints to Vikings, from standing stones to round houses, from sea stacks to lochs, from the holy island of Iona to the far-distant Shetlands. Through the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, let your imagination take you back in time to more than twenty of Scotland’s most fascinating and faraway islands.
Available in Limited Edition colour photograph paperback, plain text paperback, & Kindle.