A New Thread Is Strung

I thought I would begin with explaining the name of this blog and its significance. 

The most influential book series of my life (for many, many reasons) is The Witches of Eileanan by Kate Forsyth. They revolve around a fantasy land called Eileanan the histoy of which is that a group of Scottish witches fled there to escape persecution in the 16th century, in this new land they could worship their pagan, pantheistic religion and freely practice magic. Although my love for these books stems from the stories and characters, the world building has always fascinated me, the religion and beliefs especially. The Spinners were one aspect of these beliefs, in the novel they are the weavers of fate and are; The Spinner, Weaver and Cutter of the threads. They weave the tapestry of the world and of all lives. 

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