Since before recorded history, we have lived with Dragons. We’ve summoned them from the mists with our longing and banished them twice as quickly with our fear. These leathery-winged, mountainous creatures are elemental, capable of commanding Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water. They fly across the face of the moon and dive beneath the seas. They can be loyal, loving, elegant, musical, fierce, and wise. They are The Wonder that inhabits our dreams.
Using everything from myth to hard science, The Dragon Keeper’s Handbook puts everything you need to know about Dragons right at your fingertips. With wit and wisdom, it explores Dragons, both famil- iar and rare, and how our relationships with these fiercely splendid crea- tures have shaped each other and the Earth. A serious study for adults and cryptoherpetologists alike, it treats Dragons as real, flesh and blood beings as well as mythic and cosmic entities. With almost forty breath- taking illustrations, this is truly the sum of all things Dragon!
In Irish tradition, there is a wonderful story of bile, the ancient tree. It grows by the side of a sacred well, and acorns, nuts, and apples spring from its branches.
How wonderful it would be to live in the world of folk-tradition: a magical place where the world is joined-up, the sacred is apparent in the everyday world, and every living thing... read this article