Minoan Crete

The Amazon Pattern-Book 1 of the Tree Medicine Trilogy-is Now Available in ebook Format

The Amazon Pattern: A Message from Ancient Women Diviners of Trees and Time is now available in the kindle store. This file is friendly to most ereaders.  The Amazon Pattern is Book 1 of the Tree Medicine Trilogy I am releasing this spring. Many humans are currently experiencing unexpected, surprising or moving interactions with Trees. I know I am not the only one. Though interactions with Trees has been a persistent phenomena for humans throughout history, there does seem to be an upsurge in these types of exchanges in recent years. These three books were written as a way to reach out to...

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New Book Release—The Amazon Pattern

Announcing the Release of my New Book  The Amazon Pattern: A Message from Ancient Women Diviners of Trees and Time by Theresa C. Dintino I am so excited to tell you about the release of my newest book, The Amazon Pattern: A Message from Ancient Women Diviners of Trees and Time. The book describes a poignant and powerful turning point in my life initiated by an encounter with a very special Tree. It feels very important to share the message of this Tree and what it has taught me with you. Learn about the history and art of divination, my own personal journey toward becoming a diviner, the...

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Let’s Talk About Divination

I was  interviewed on the radio show EVOLVE! with host Robin White Turtle Lysne. on Thursday December 18th, 2014. We had a lively conversation about divination, the writing process, great-grandmothers who were midwives in Europe and Earth medicine. Robin’s show is at Firefly Willows L*I*V*E! blogtalk radio. She is interested in the intersection of arts and healing and how the arts and the earth based arts help people deal with their consciousness.You may listen to the show here. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fireflywillowslive/2014/12/18/evolve-with-robin-white-turtle-lysne ~Theresa C....

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Stories They Told Me

Announcing the new publication of the second novel in my Crete series, Stories They Told Me, in paperback and ebook format. My first novel, Ode to Minoa, is the journey of snake priestess-prophetess, Aureillia, in Minoan Crete (1600 BCE) who, through a series of trance visions, witnesses the murder of the Goddess and the future of women as a result of this loss. After I completed that novel I wanted to understand what happened to men with the loss and murder of the Goddess. Stories They Told Me is the culmination of that effort. The novel explores the separation of men and women and the...

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What is Minoan Crete?

Crete in the Bronze Age was an island surrounded by a world of change.  In fact, the Minoan society was one of the last holdouts for the worship of an all encompassing universal life source envisioned in the form of the Goddess; one that had previously thrived throughout most of Europe and the Mediterranean. The archeological finds uncovered by Arthur Evans at the beginning of the 20th Century from the “Minoan” Era are named after the legendary King Minos of Greek Mythology.  Evidence for a king, however, has yet to be found.  Instead, statuettes and images of Goddesses and priestesses...

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Priestess Diviners of Minoan Crete

In the archaeological remains of the Minoan Era of Crete, statues of priestesses in ritual attire holding a snake in either hand are found. The expression in their eyes and their enlarged ears lets us know these women are in a state of trance. In some of the temple rooms of the sprawling building found in Knossos, there were also snake pits. In small doses snake venom is a hallucinogen. Clearly these priestesses were engaging with the snake and her medicine to receive oracular information. In my novel Ode to Minoa, Aureillia—the protagonist, receives the bite of the snake at certain phases...

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