To Sing with Bards and Angels
Step into the magic of a creative spiritual journey.
To Sing with Bards and Angels is an invitation to travel through landscapes evoked by beautiful language, into the heart of nature and imagination.
Step into the magic of a creative spiritual journey through the descriptive voice of a contemporary Bard, as she shares her quest to live and work in harmony with the Creative Spirit, writing her way into being, turning her life into poetry and story.
With help from an angel and a full moon shining on the ocean, Iona Jenkins blends this potion of inspiration from a treasury of memories, her love of wisdom, sacred places, native landscapes, legends, the arts and nature, all served in a cup of creative possibility for those aspiring to live with wisdom and soul as spiritual artists. A few sprinklings of practical suggestions, optional meditations and tasks are added to help readers discover inspiration flowing through the unique song of their own lives.
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A beautifully crafted book full of evocative poetry and wonderful prose. ~ Jack Scott, bestselling author of Perking the Pansies, Jack and Liam move to Turkey
To Sing with Bards and Angels weaves together the fertile worlds of our spiritual and creative lives with the natural world and the realm of Spirit, illustrating with personal stories, poems, and suggestions for practice, how the relationships between these worlds are intimate, inseparable, and life-enriching. Iona Jenkins' gentle wisdom illuminates the landscape of the heart and the song of the soul in each of us. ~ Eimear Burke, Chosen Chief of the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids
Poet and artist, Iona jenkins has spun a luminous tapestry interwoven with conversations with her muse and wise inner guide, the Angel Astariel. This lyrical book, which moves back and forth over the borders between waking reality and the province of dreams is a joyful celebration of a life lived in harmony with the Spirit that flows through all things. Through the author's eyes, we experience the sensual magic of the sacred lands, from Arizona to Nepal and Italy, then back to her home in Wales, with its Druidic and Arthurian mysteries. Along the way, we discover how to connect with our souls by opening to the living world of Nature, through simple exercises to align our lives with the seasons, to commune with the trees, to embrace the wisdom of the animal kingdom. This book is sure to inspire everyone who longs for a life filled with creativity and spirituality that embraces both the outer beauty of the Earth and the inner beauty of the soul. ~ Mara Freeman, Author: Kindling the Celtic Spirit and Grail Alchemy. Director of the Avalon Mystery School
Some see visions and express them in words, marble, paint, clay, or music. But where do these visions come from? Tracing her own spiritual journey through Celtic mysteries, Buddhism, art, and meditation, Iona Jenkins suggests myriad ways to call down angels of inspiration to ignite your own creative forces. To Sing with Bards and Angels is a fascinating original book. ~ Vicki Mackenzie, author of several books on Buddhism including Cave in the Snow, Why Buddhism, and the Revolutionary Life of Freda Bedi