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by Mary Saracino
Mary Saracino's novel, The Singing of Swans, is so chock full of goddess lore I am tempted to keep it for a reference book.
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The swan song (ancient Greek: κύκνειον ᾆσμα; Latin: carmen cygni) is a metaphorical phrase for a final gesture, effort, or performance given just before death or retirement. The phrase refers to an ancient belief that swans sing a beautiful song just before their death, having been silent (or alternatively, not so musical) during most of their lifetime
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19th Annual Lambda Literary Awards finalist in the Spirituality Category. Madalene Ross's complacent life is about to be turned upsde down.
Overview of Mary Saracino's books. The Singing of Swans takes protagonist Madelene Ross on a multi-century journey back and forth through time to reclaim her soul and her very contemporary American life. Along the way she encounters healers who fly through rooftops, herbalists who paint flaming images of Black Madonnas, an ancient priestess who helps rescue a Goddess statue from the clutches of an evil 70 BCE governor of Sicily, and an environmentally compromised lake in need of restoration. Madalene Ross's complacent life is about to be turned upsde down
19th Annual Lambda Literary Awards finalist in the Spirituality Category. Never one to make waves, she's content to coast along, live in her head, guard her heart, and pay no mind to national or world events. But lately weird events have been happening. On the way to her downtown office building she's hounded by a homeless woman who asks, "Got a match?". At night bizarre dreams haunt her sleep.
In the January 15, 2012 Pearlsong Conversations teleconference call, er Peggy Elam, P. talked with Mary Saracino, author of The Singing of Swans & other books. Mary discussed how she came to write her multi-century novel rife with magical realism and feminine spirituality. She talks about the Black Madonna, which appears throughout The Singing of Swans, and Her roots in pre-Christian traditions