Thursday, May 27, 2010

Pagan meaning of the Summer Solstice

I've always been drawn to the moon as summer lovers are drawn to the sun. I prefer to walk in the twilight hours or night when a blanket of stars surround a full moon. To stand skyclad (au natural) on a beach or deep in the forest to commune with nature charges me with a snap of electric energy. My birthday is on July 18th, I'm a Cancer, the crab and find comfort in all things from the sea and sand. I've had the honor of joining Wiccan covens in the forest for ceremonies surrounding the natural celestial occurrences of mother earth. The one time I walk in the sunlight is during Litha.

Litha, or Midsummer, is one of the four solar festivals observed by many Wiccan and Pagan traditions on June 21st. Litha is an ancient Solar celebration when the sun reaches its zenith in the sky. It is the longest day of the year and the point at which the sun seems to just hang there without moving – in fact, the word “solstice” is from the Latin word solstitium, which literally translates to “sun stands still.” Stone circles such as Stonehenge were oriented to highlight the rising of the sun on the day of the summer solstice.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Reading Dreams the Gypsy Way

On my gypsy side, I was taught by my great grandmother Lucia that all animals dream, whether they have nightmares of predators or just running for play, every being dreams. Psychologists would tell you that dreams and sleep keep you sane. What gypsies believe is that a dream can foretell your future or present circumstance. In gypsy lore, there are many symbols that may come one at a time or many in the same night. Deciphering these dreams takes years of apprenticeship and are discussed openly among the Romany and other clans. If you dream you are under the warm sun...a worry will be relieved. If the sun comes out from behind a will learn a truth about something that has eluded you. Symbols you may think will bring you harm or dark days are in fact good wounds, cuts, bruises and illness could mean love will come unexpectedly or a hasty marriage is in your future.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Embracing the Irish Gypsy

The Irish Gypsy's Parlor allows me to stretch out as an author of paranormal using my heritage as both a gypsy and my family's history of Wicca. I can trace my family on both sides from the wandering gypsies across Europe to the Irish Wiccans who came to Massachusetts. There is something very comforting in knowing where you come from and where you're going. After three decades of serving my country, working in an operating room and traveling extensively...I've found my niche. I will share everything from the family Book of Shadows to the old Gypsy sayings, tarot readings and spells. Enjoy the paranormal novel excerpts, the ambiance and remember...And ye harm no what ye will...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Author Blog now PARANORMAL!

Welcome to the Irish Gypsy's Parlor...This is where all the characters from my novels will share their lives with us. A gypsy love spell is on the blog today and I'll be creating niche areas that will draw you into the world of gypsies and wiccans. Share your thoughts, talk to the characters and read the novels to bring you closer to your favorite hero or heroine.

Tales of the Red Moon Clan, buy it NOW!

Tales of the Red Moon Clan
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Neol Pallaton walks alone through the bowels of society as a bounty hunter, until he shifts into a cougar to save Assistant D.A. Sara Hughes from certain death. A relentless killer keeps them moving by day through the Oregon forest—and by night under the full moon, passion rules their hearts.

The rugged forest is no place for a beautiful and feisty city woman, but Neol’s determined to help Sara piece together why she's being hunted. Sara thought bounty hunters were brutal loners who stretched the law she’s sworn to uphold. But Neol proves that no one can hunt, track and protect her like a Navajo medicine man from the Red Moon Clan.

Neol is willing to anger the spirits to protect his one true mate. Sara will have to bend the law to keep Neol and her alive—and together forever.