I am a lover of myth, legend & fairy-story & over the years have adapted & set to music numerous tales of wonder from around the world including The Celtic Quest for the Grail - Sir Gawain & the Green Knight - The Six Swans - Vassilsa the Beautiful & many more. I have written two books - The Little Goddess & The Dark Moon & present lectures & workshops on related topics.
I publish a blog and upload content to YouTube every month. My wish is to create material that inspires & sooths the soul.
I am married, have two daughters & live in the UK.
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THE LITTLE GODDESS - e-book
Drawing deeply on the enchanting myth of Isis & Osiris - The Little Goddess is a time-traveling adventure for 14 year old Jamila who finds herself mysteriously transported to the exquisite, moonlit Temple of Isis in ancient Egypt. There she meets Mia, a young girl identical to herself, who is the newly initiated High Priestess of the Temple. Jamila soon learns that Mia's mother has been imprisoned by the wicked Pharoah who seeks absolute power throughout the land. Together the two girls must find a way to rescue Mia's mother and restore the rightful heir to the throne before disaster overcomes the land. Both girls are pushed to their limits - the choices they make have implications far beyond themselves - the outcome is shaped by them alone.
For lovers of myth & make-believe of all ages.
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Coming soon: Tolkien: Fairy-stories & the Long Journey Home
An in-person presentation @ Rock Bank Transpersonal Psychology Center in Leicestershire UK
1st October 2022
presented by Anne Maria Clarke
If we could choose a single archetype that encompasses Tolkien’s entire legendarium
- it would undoubtedly be that of home.
Home, that is our comfort & our calm sanctuary. Homes that are lost or threatened, that we are sometimes called to leave, to defend to the death. Homes we ache for when we are far away & homes to which we might one day return when our adventures are over & done.
Join us as we explore Tolkien’s unique understanding of fairy-stories & his poignant depictions of home & sanctuary – so dear to him both personally & spiritually.
All are most welcome
Booking details to follow....
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The Six Swans - I am delighted to finally upload the full version of this lovely tale, recorded with my dear friends, Kate Beswick, Ruth Churchill & David Johnson. I hope you enjoy it as much as we loved making it. Anne Maria
" .... a beautiful rendering of a magical story that takes the listener into an enchanted world where dark powers are overcome by the devoted love of a sister for her brothers. Anne Maria's voice is beautiful and she tells it beautifully and poignantly, drawing the listener into the story and its unfolding. Many congratulations in creating such a moving rendering of one of the great fairy tales."
Anne Baring author of The Dream of the Cosmos: A Quest for the Soul.
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DANTE ALIGHIERI in QUEST of PARADISE
A Series of talks in celebration of the 700-year anniversary of Dante’s death in 1321
Presented by Anne Maria Clarke
Enluminure, Giovanni di Paolo, Sienne, v. 1438–44
The quest for Paradise is the quest for consciousness, writes Jungian analyst Helen Luke in her book Dark Wood to White Rose: Journey & Transformation in Dante’s Divine Comedy, but in order to discover the light we must first encounter the darkness. This dark night of the soul is where Dante’s Commedia famously begins.
The journey that follows is universal. It will lead us to the very depths of hell, and then onward, if we survive, to the great Mountain of Purgatory, to a cleansing and purification of our souls in readiness for the great ascent to Paradise and to heaven’s bliss.
Join us as we peer into the mystery of Dante’s greatest work.
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