The first book that I wrote, how it happened is a rather personal story which is related in the book itself. Let’s just say it was a case of compulsion, obsession, and possibly a very constructive midlife crisis that led to its publication.
And I’m still obsessed with birds…just not so worried about which kind they are.
By the way, if you want to read an exquisite poem that’s kind of about a bird, find Christopher Meredith’s ‘What Flight Meant’ from his book, ‘The Meaning of Flight’. Makes me cry.
Here’s the cover blurb
A wonderful read for all bird-lovers and those interested in the folklore, mythology and spiritual symbolism of birds throughout the world. Packed with fascinating historical esoterica and inspiring true stories of birds working their magic as spiritual messengers.
A fabulous inspirational reference book, packed with historical facts, myths and real-life spiritual encounters with birds. Ranging from the robin to the phoenix and the everyday to the mythological, any bird lover who is interested in esoterica, history and folklore will find the book a must for their bookshelf.
Arranged thematically, each section explores a different aspect – e.g. Birds of Myth and Legend, Divination and Auguries, Birds and Astrology, Symbolism of Eggs and Feathers, Alchemy and Birds; plus sections on birds in the Celtic Tradition, in Ancient Latin America, in India, and the New World. Find out how to find your Spirit Bird, and in another section discover an A-Z of the history and folklore of individual birds, and how their symbolism is often shared in many cultures and myths.
One of the key themes in the book is the concept of the winged creature carrying messages, as well as the history of bird-as-augur from Greek and Roman times where they studied birds’ flight patterns and entrails to make critical decisions. Many people will love the many wonderful true stories of ordinary people in the present day too, who have encountered the miraculous, or healing qualities of birds in their own lives.