Monday, June 30, 2008

The Onion Girl

The Onion Girl by Charles DeLint ©2001
ISBN0-312-87397-2 1st Ed
A quote from this really thought provoking book written by Charles De Lint,
"People who've never read fairy tales, the professor said, have a harder time coping in life that the people who have.  They don't have access to all the lessons that can be learned from the journeys through the dark woods and the kindness of strangers treated decently, the knowledge that can be gained from that company and example of Donkeyskins and cats wearing boots and steadfast tin soldiers.  I'm not talking about in-your-face lessons, but more subtle ones.  The kind that seep up from your subconscious and give you moral and humane structures for your life.  That teach you how to prevail, and trust.  And maybe even love.  The people who have missed out on them have to be re-storied in their adult lives." pg 30HB edition
This tale is a whirlwind mixture of contemporary life in Canada and life in the Faerie Realm that many of these contemporary characters step in and out of during the course of this adventure.  A deep exploration of personal gnosis and magickal transformation, this story leads you into yourself and shows a new pathway to Faerie.

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