These stories are so, so needed. I didn't know their deep need until I read them, and felt their hands and shapes touching my heart, contacting intergenerational traumas and offering a balm that feels beautifully healing. I have so much to learn, so much to learn from women, and from the Earth...I feel a deep call to listen, and to hear the words of the Old Language, and to let them shape me...Thank you for birthing such power and grace.
My order was for an amazing young woman who has overcome the odds to graduate from college and is planning on graduate school. She received the goodies last Friday and was overwhelmed at the beautiful of your products, could not wait to start reading, and wanted to frame all the artwork! And I cannot blame her. A perfect gift, your wonderful publications and inspired artwork will be cherished gifts she will have going forward. Thank you for doing what you do.
Beautiful book, thanks!
Items arrived quickly and in recyclable packaging. I'm enjoying the book and can't wait to open the Advent calendar in December (it's still packaged). Thanks very much and I really look forward to ordering again.
I love this book.
As a First Nations woman, and Priestess of the Goddess, I found these stories reached back through time, through the history of woman, our blood, and bones, and called forth the ancient truths embedded in our DNA.
They scream to our spirit to wake, and to embrace, and own our power, a power that has been ripped from us most violently over millennia.
Stunning book, I devoured it immediately and was transported to far away lands, far flung times of depth and mystery
I ordered this book in the Imbolc sale along with more of Rima's delightful prints.
As soon as I started reading it I couldn't put it down - its one of those rare books that I didn't want to end. So I decided that I must order 'Tatterdemalion' immediately - but alas, I was too late and it was sold out. (What a gem of a book it must be, combining Sylvias writing with Rimas artwork - an absolute treasure!) I am on the look out for a second hand copy.
The stories in 'Our Lady of the Dark Country' are more than fantasy folklore. The subject matter is dark, and deserving of further investigation and discussion. This book is not just for women, but also for the men in our lives. It's an important subject that needs light shined at it from multiple angles.
Highly recommended. I will definitely seek out all of Sylvia's books. Her style of writing is engaging, her storytelling is compelling, her insights come from a place of deep connection with some primal essence that very few people touch in their mundane lives, but are perhaps intuitively aware of, dancing at the edge of perception.
Linsteadt's book of stories and poems are wonderful for exploring the power of women. They depict bravery, strong will, and patience – always at work for the good of the whole and Earth, despite great patriarchal oppression. They are even better when read aloud, these tales inspire us to celebrate the rise of the feminine in today's world. I plan to share them at an upcoming women's retreat.
ThanX so much…….
Wonderful and thoughtful work
Opening my package from Hedgespoken felt like my birthday! And I loved the book so much, I stayed up all night devouring the stories, and dreamt of swaying hips and serpents and nettles and red moons.
I have been wanting to read a Sylvia Linsteadt book for a while, and 'Lady of the Dark Country' does not disappoint. It is a fierce, re-wilded, and often heartbreaking tapestry of women's bravery, sexuality, creativity and defiance. I can't wait to read more of Sylvia's work.
Wonderful stories, beautiful prints! They stir my soul.
Fantastic, beautifully produced, moving book. Highly recommended.
My 84 year old artist mum, Anne Hird, dipping in to the deeper myth stream from her home in Andalucia.
What a book to dream with.My bedtime reading, slowly for a few weeks. Reminders of the old ways of Being, in tune with Earth and to Spirit. Recounted with a spellbinding flow, I got lost in the characters and stories. Very beautiful book, thank you.
Thank you for the quick delivery of such a wonderful book!
This was my first order and the service was perfect.
This book has instantly reached the status of bible in my household.
It’s like Sylvia reached down inside me and articulated my truths.
Inspirational, loving, furious, dark and ultimately full of hope.
An absolute must read. I’m already half way through reading it for a second time!!
Thank you Hedgespoken
This is an utterly enchanting and magical book. I knew I would love it from the feisty feminist introduction that Sylvia writes, a call to heart action, through to the heartbreaking and beautiful tale of the Pythia. She is truly a weaver of witch magic. I have just finished the tale of Our Lady of Nettles, and was so spellbound, I went out into my wild patch of garden to harvest my own under the full moon. Rima’s artwork is a beautiful addition to what is a truly original and beautifully written book.
Loved ‘Tatterdemalion’ — so looking forward to reading this!
I ordered this book from Australia. I am familiar with Rima Staine's work and love it, am SO excited to have bedtime reading. Only just started as it arrived from UK yesterday. This is my familiar...
Our Lady of the Dark Country
Great service from this wee shop, easy to pay, prompt replies and quick to ship. The book itself was of good quality and arrived in pristine condition. Highly recommended shop 5*
The book itself is fabulous, if you haven't read it yet, you're in for a treat - buy it!!