In the fifth century, Ireland is in turmoil. Christianity is on the rise, and the old ways are dying. In this scintillating story, you’ll follow Aislinn, a young Druid priestess, who struggles for the freedom to follow her faith against the growing Christian influence and the expectations of her Druidic society.
Through Aislinn’s eyes, you’ll encounter everything from daily life to cattle raids, an unhappy marriage, and eventual romance. But there is more to the story than just an exciting narrative. Much of the information presented in this teaching tale is still vital and useful today, including ancient Druidic secrets, magical workings, and herbal lore.
Perhaps most wonderfully evocative is the presentation of how the Druid Fire Temple functions, something later copied by the historic St. Brigit of Kildare. An enthralling story itself, Priestess of the Fire Temple gives you a viable Druidic path to follow when combined with the author’s previous novels, Priestess of the Forest and The Druid Isle.
Before I met Merlin Stone I was blind. It took her a little time; she gave me a strong dose of love, and from then on I could see—see the world as a feminist, that is. Merlin converted me, so if you haven't yet read her work, be prepared to bring the Goddess into your own life as well.
I'm Lenny Schneir. Shortly after meeting Merlin in 1976,... read this article