“If magic was a color,
That colour would be sparkling blue:
Aquamarine, cobalt, lapis, turquoise, sapphire,
It was the blue
In a dozen shimmering shades
Azure, cyan, deep sky,
Prussian, Egyptian, navy, cerulean,
That began the healing process.
Cornflower, teal, peacock, electric, baby, powder …
I seek it out in paints and inks.
Phthalo, indigo, true, royal,
Mermaid, pond, stream, denim
I call up these names like mantras,
Watching them spread in the silent
pools of water on the page,
Fingers stained with their vibrance.
I drink them in through my eyes
Like a dying woman gulps water.”
~ Lucy Pearce, She of the Sea
Marisa and I have a wonderful treat for all of you! We recently interviewed Lucy Pearce, (YES!!! THAT LUCY PEARCE!!), about her new book, She of the Sea. Connecting with Lucy was full of delicious tidbits about her new book, peeks into her writing process, and lots of laughter! She of the Sea is my favorite book of 2021 and maybe even 2020. If you have any connection to the vast primordial waters, this book is highly recommended. It is nourishing, life-changing, inspiring,and connects you to the depths in ways you did not even realize was possible. Plus, Lucy is delightful! Sending out gratitude to Lucy, Womancraft Publishing, and to all of our listeners! Enjoy! xo Kimberly
She of the Sea is a lyrical exploration of the call of the sea and the depth of our connection to it, rooted in the author’s personal experience living on the coast of the Celtic Sea, in Ireland.
This little book spans from coastal plants to the colour blue, pebbles to prayer, via shapeshifting and suicidal ideation, erosion and immersion, cold water swimming and water birth, seaweed and cyanotypes, from Japanese freedivers and Celtic sea goddesses, selkies to surfing, and mermaids to Mary.
She of the Sea is a strange and wonderful deep dive into the inner sea and the Feminine, exploring where the real and the magical, the salty and the sacred meet, within and without, and what implications this has for us as both individuals…and a species in these tumultuous times.
Dreamlike, meditative, poetic, She of the Sea is a love song. To the ocean. To becoming. To magic. To freedom.
With contributions from thirty sea-loving artists, musicians, cold water swimmers, mothers, environmental educators, witches, mermaids, priestesses and writers from around the world, who share their love for the stretch of sea they call home, from the Irish Sea to the Caribbean, via the Mediterranean and the North Sea, the Pacific and the Atlantic.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lucy H. Pearce is the author of ten life-changing non-fiction books, including Nautilus Award winners Burning Woman, Medicine Woman, and Creatrix: She Who Makes. Her writing focuses on women’s healing through archetypal psychology, embodiment, historical awareness and creativity. Her work has been shared internationally in online and print media.
Her latest book, She of the Sea, launches August 2021.
An award-winning graduate in History of Ideas with English Literature from Kingston University and PGCE from Cambridge University, Lucy founded Womancraft Publishing, publishing paradigm-shifting books by women for women, in 2014.
She is a multi-faceted creative whose work spans the expressive arts, exploring the lost archetypes of the feminine and symbols of the soul.
The mother of three children, she lives in a small village by the Celtic Sea in East Cork, Ireland.
ABOUT GODDESS BOOK CHAT PODCAST
Join hosts Kimberly Moore, Priestess and Founder of MotherHouse of the Goddess, and Marisa McCall, Managing Editor and Co-Creatrix of MotherHouse of the Goddess, for the new Goddess Book Chat Podcast!
Invite the Myth, Magick, and Mystery of Goddess Spirituality, Women’s Empowerment, and Living Mythology – how Goddess is moving through our lives today. At least once a month, our podcast will be aired live and you are invited to meet our featured guests, participate in the chat, share quotes, see what discussion grows from the inspirations gleaned in the pages of beloved books and new treasures.
Tune in as we discuss book topics, explore the joys (and angst) of writing and publishing, dish on new books coming soon, and peek into our guest’s personal reading stacks and snacks. Don’t forget to bring your favorite stacks and snacks!