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Fires of the Kindred
Told through the lives of two apprentice shamans...
Robin Skelton speculates on an alternate past, an ancestry that might have been — or was, perhaps, forgotten. It is a revision of our origins, back to the roots of shamanism and the beginnings of mythology. True magic and harmony with nature undergo displacement by violent ambition and abstract thought, driving a wedge between the unity of Woman and Man. Told simply and sensitively through the lives of two apprentice shamans, themselves at the threshold of adulthood, the narrative draws us into a world where the ruling process is Change, where Humanity itself is losing its innocence and, for better or worse, is coming of age.
About Robin Skelton
Robin Skelton was born in 1925 in Easington, East Yorkshire, England and later attended the University of Leeds. He taught at the University of Manchester until 1963, at which time he immigrated to Canada. Mr. Skelton then went on to teach at the University of Victoria and produced a number of books of poetry and criticism. He was also a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a member of the Writers' Union of Canada, and editor of the Malahat Review for fifteen years. In addition to his academic pursuits, he was also a practicing white witch and wrote several books on witchcraft theory and the occult. Mr. Skelton passed away in 1997. [MORE]