Sacred Stone, Sacred Water: Women Writers and Artists Encounter Ireland
SACRED STONE, SACRED WATER is an elegant and intimate collection of writing, art, and photography evoking Ireland's wild beauty and deep soul through the work of 14 American women writers and artists at some of the island's most eminent sacred sites. Their journey produced exquisite poetry, photographs, drawings, and essays from visits to three renowned parts of Ireland. They explored world-famous Newgrange and ancient monastic sites in the Boyne Valley, and experienced the rising sun enter the 5,000-year-old passage mound at Lough Crew. In the scenic southwest, they traveled the world-renowned Healy Pass and the Ring of Beara, and were immersed in the exquisite Irish landscape through sun, wind, rain, rainbows, mists. They completed their journey with an immersion of the spiritual legacy of the goddess/saint Brigit, at her ancient monastic site, sacred wells, and Solas Bhride in Kildare. The contributors include award-winning writers, poets, photographers and artists, with backgrounds as medical doctors, healers, psychotherapists, musicians, shamans, teachers, social workers, and international women's activists. They include: Carolyn Brigit Flynn, Janis O'Driscoll, Nora Jamieson, Linda Serrato, June BlueSpruce, Judy Tsafrir, Anne Fitzgerald, Jean Mahoney, Jennifer Comeau, Suzanne Daub, Sandy Dempsey, Sarojani Rohan, Jessice Webb, and Ursi Barshi. Contributors are from California, Washington, Oregon, Maine, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts.