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TRACK: Aldebaran ARTIST: Enya ALBUM: Enya / The Celts
"The magical sounds of Enya’s orchestral song "Aldebaran" filled the room. I swallowed down the last of my nervousness, and began walking forward, tracing a path around the outside of the circle, like I’d watched both Neferet and Aphrodite do in the rituals they’d led. As they had I moved in time with the music, making little impromptu turns and dance moves. I’d chosen this particular music because of it’s beautiful, lilting beat, and also because I’d Googled Aldebaran and found out it was a giant star- and I thought music that celebrated the night sky was appropriate for tonight. It was a good choice, because it seemed as if the music was carrying me, moving my body gracefully around the room and overcoming my initial nerves and awkwardness.”
Yea!!! Finally! Come see us on the REDEEMED tour! XXXOOO
-P.C. Cast on facebook
REDEEMED TOUR BEGINS 10.14.14!! Hope to see you there!
TTFN, Kristin Cast
Beautiful lavender sunrise in Somerset, England. Remind you of anyone?
-Kristin Cast on facebook
I hope y’all have been enjoying the sneak peeks of REDEEMED and beautiful illustrations by Aura Dalian! I can’t wait until 10.14.14 when the final House Of Night novel officially releases! We’ll have our tour schedule posted soon!
TTFN, Kristin Cast
Redeemed is the last book! Coming out October 14. As far a movie goes, there has been a lot of talk. For more info go to our FAQ page. ;)
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-P.C. Cast on facebook
The early Greeks considered air to be the first principle of the world, and the Latin word Spirare, meaning breath, became the root of our words aspire, inspiration, and even spirit. Air is not simply that which blows; it is the inhalation that infuses our bodies with oxygen down to our tiniest cells.
Air is the breath of the Muse that brings inspiration and mental activity. Air is the winds of change, the spoken word, the voice lifted in song or in praise of our Goddess. Air is the arrow that flies, the precise and planned movements of a sword master or a martial artist. It is the breath of a lover on your skin, it is the lips millimeters apart, hovering just beyond each other as your breath mingles and you breath in the essence of each other in anticipation of a kiss.
Birds represent air, as can be seen in the heightened vision of a hawk and in the owl, which represents the wisdom of the goddess Athena, who is still worshipped by Wiccans to this day. Air is represented in a Wiccan Circle by the athame (ceremonial knife), the sword, the pure tones of a bell, and the smoke from incense or a smudge stick, wrapping everyone in it’s cleaning ethereal tendrils. In fact, a smudge stick or a bell is often carried around the Circle during casting.
Air is associated with the zodiac signs of Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius, which are known for their talkative natures and clarity of thought. Look at those who have an affinity for air and you will find that like Damien they will have an agile mind and quick wit. I have never understood why humans refer to the unintelligent as “air heads”, because the domain of the mind is air.❞
- Nyx in the House of Night: Bryan Lankford disscussing the element Air
TRACK: Confluence ARTIST: John Williams (composer) ALBUM: "Memoirs of a Geisha" soundtrack
"As always, I was a ball of nerves until I started toward the circle and the music filled me. Tonight the soundtrack of "Memoirs of a Geisha” was hunting and beautiful. I lifted my arms and let my body move gracefully to the orchestra. Then Erik’s voice joined with the music and the night, creating magic.”
"Beneath the shinning stars,
Beneath the gleaming moon,
When night has healed the scars
Of burning noon…
…And so, I say to you
If hate possess your heart,
When day’s hot strife is through
Bid hate depart.
The disappointing day
Whenever wrong, or how,
Is something passed away,
Is ended now.
Forget, forgive, the scars,
And sleep will find you soon
Beneath the shinning stars,
The gleaming moon.”
Poem by Katarina Bowman
"Be still, and listen to the sounds of the pulsing energy as the life force inherent in all things sings a gentle song to your sweet ears."
"Sometimes life will present you with challenges that you think are too difficult to endure."
"This symbol comes to you to remind you that freedom is important to everyone."
"When you choose the symbol of hope, know that no matter what temporary setbacks there may be in your life now, light will return again."
-Wisdom of the House of Night: Oracle Cards
Illustrations by Jena DellaGrottaglia
Thank you for sharing the original illustration and first look of REDEEMED! As promised, here is another!! Click on “See More” to read another sneak peek…
Second sneak peak from Redeemed! This time a Kalona scene.
We have 35 days left until the big release!
Attention House of Night fans! We are releasing exclusive excerpts of REDEEMED along with never-before-seen illustrations that bring this story to life….
Ok guys we have our first sneak peak of Redeemed, with the bonus of an illustration to go with it! So check it out if you want (it’s a Neferet scene) and lets all get ready for 10/14/14!
"My secret is that sometimes I alter my appearance and visit earth, pretending to be mortal. I sit and gaze out across a lake or a river or an ocean, and I dream."
"Of what do you dream, Goddess?" Kalona asked, the skin of his cheek still tingling from her kiss.
"I dream of love and happiness and peace. I dream that there is no Darkness in this world or in mine. I dream that mortals would stop struggling against one another and unite instead. And I dream that I am not eternally alone."❞
- Nyx & Kalona, "Kalona’s Fall"
Hi Guys! I’m taking a much needed vacay in gorgeous Lumeria Maui - resting and relaxing before I finish and turn in the proposal for my next awesome series and the madness of the REDEEMED tour begins (details on that to come soon!).
And here’s an interview I did for answers.com at: http://www.answers.com/phylliscast. Happy reading! XXXOOO
-P.C. Cast’s blog
Photos also from P.C.’s blog