Posts Tagged "Theresa C. Dintino"

New 2nd edition paperback of my first novel, Ode to Minoa: Journey of a Snake Priestess

I have recently had the opportunity to revisit and publish a second edition paperback of my first novel, Ode to Minoa: Journey of a Snake Priestess I began this book in 1995 when my daughter was two and I was able to focus on writing full time again. I had “discovered” the Goddess in 1992 and intended to write a book about Lilith. I did massive research on Lilith but when I finally sat down to write this book it flipped into the novel Ode to Minoa. Lilith appears in its pages as a character.  I wrote the novel Ode to Minoa from a desire to imagine the past and also project into the future. I...

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The Power of Sacred Ritual: Cultivating a Life of Purpose, Connection + Flow

  Do you want to Discover the Power of Sacred Ritual? Have you been searching for your soul purpose? Are you feeling like you are racing through life and don’t have enough hours in the day? Do you want to create deep meaning in your life? I have collaborated with Megan Allen, a Medical Reiki Master and Spiritual Entrepreneur, and other coaches, authors and practitioners who are passionate about empowering people to live in their truths from the heart in a free interview series. The Power of Sacred Ritual: Cultivating a Life of Purpose, Connection + Flow Register Here To Reserve Your Spot for...

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Francesco Paolo Michetti (1852-1929): Famous Artist of the Abruzzo

Francesco Paolo Michetti  (1852-1929) is a famous artist of the Abruzzo region of Italy. Born at Tocco da Casauria near Chieti, a large percentage of his paintings are of his native Abruzzo. His paintings of the Abruzzo also give us a great idea and understanding of what life was like at the time he was alive, which for me matched closely  the dates of my great-grandparents lives that my historical novel, The Strega and the Dreamer, is based on. Michetti is another great resource for anyone interested in the Abruzzo of this time.   Read my most recent piece in Pollinate Magazine: The...

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Through the Apennines and the Lands of the Abruzzi

In my research into the Abruzzo region of Italy that my family is from, for my novel The Strega and the Dreamer, I found the work of women ethnographers, folklorists and travel writers of the early 1900s to be the most helpful.  Ethnography is: 1. The branch of anthropology that deals with the description of specific human culture, using methods such as close observation and interviews. 2. A text produced using such methods. I feel that these types of books have gone somewhat out of style. They are travel journals which include collected stories, folklore and local customs as well as...

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A Teaching Gifted to Me by My Great-Grandmother, the Strega

My great-grandmother was a Strega, an Italian wise woman, witch and healer. I am of this lineage. The lineage was lost or broken in my family and I have spent the last 20 years endeavoring to return it to myself and my family. In 2005, in a shamanic journey, I met my great-grandmother, the Strega, in a cave where she was busy crafting something which I could not, at first, see. After repeated visits I was finally able to determine that what she was crafting was something that I call “Wombs with Wings.” It took me fifteen years to understand the meaning of this image.  Wombs with Wings Wombs...

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