This is the tenth anniversary edition of the classic bestseller for women seeking their sacred connections. Long ago before the patriarchal period, in many places on Earth, the Goddess was worshipped. Circle of Stones draws us into a meditative experience of the lost Feminine and creates a space for us to consider our present lives from the eyes of women's ancient culture and ritual. Incorporating the most ancient symbol of spirituality — the circle of stones — Duerk weaves stories, dreams, and visions of women to lead each reader into a personal yet archetypal journey, posing the reflective question, "How might your life have been different if . . . ?" Reading group guide included.
In Great Britain during the Dark Ages, eleven-year-olds Edmund and Elspeth face the ancient god Loki one last time, at an ancient circle of stones that may be their last hope to defeat the terrible trickster.
Nik is an eccentric art student obsessed with painting his dancer girlfriend, Jennifer. When one day she inexplicably disappears, Nik’s world is shattered. Determined to find her, he embarks on a cross-country journey following a scant trail of clues. He doesn’t anticipate how far he’ll have to travel, what he’ll do when he runs out of money, or the fact that an intimidating stranger is looking for Jennifer, too. Nik and Jennifer fade into the background of their own tale, surfacing now and again like ghosts as the rest of their mysterious story unfolds through a series of chance encounters with intricately linked strangers. An English professor coping with a dying mother, a rebellious teenage girl, a debt-ridden civil servant, a disillusioned ex-anarchist documentary filmmaker, and other disparate characters who encounter the separate couple as they circle one another in a tentative dance. Circle of Stones reveals as much about the grief and the grinding frustrations of contemporary life as it does about the pursuit of love at all costs.
Three interwoven, spine-tingling historical thrillers from the New York Times bestselling author of Incarceron. Suspense, mysticism, and history encircle three separate but related narratives in this fantasy novel. Today, Sulis, a teenage girl with a mysterious past, arrives in Bath with a new identity, trailed by the person she's trying to outrun. In 1740, Zac is apprenticed to an architect obsessed with Druidic mysteries, but has his own secret—and destructive—agenda. In ancient England, a druid king discovers the healing waters of a magical spring, where he founds a great city, and the heart of Fisher’s story. Through each voice, the mysteries are revealed, linking Sulis, Zac, and the king through the circles of time.
The author of Sacajawea returns with a tale of Druids and Welsh princes, telling the story of Brenda, a naive girl who becomes a Druid healer in order to protect her son, who has been prophesied as a messiah figure. Reprint.
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Judith Duerk's best-selling Circle of Stones, Innisfree Press issued a worldwide "call for writing and art," inviting women to share their stories, poems, and art in response to the question, "How has the affirming, sustaining presence of women made a difference in your life?" The selections chosen for The Circle Continues -- representing sixty-five women from eight countries -- are a testament to women's strength, compassion, and wisdom. Book jacket.
Why are some rocks simply tossed out of the way while others, regardless of their size, are held as sacred, mysterious and imbued with power? The very atmosphere which surrounds some of these stones is permeated with a sense of ancient wisdom and we canno.