So maybe you didn’t come here to specifically ask this question, but in case you’re wondering, I’m going to answer it anyway. You deserve to know, after all, if you’re spending time here.
The Dragonfly Temple Chronicles come from a lifetime lived and several elements and experiences that tie it all together. At the less-than-tender age of 57, believe me, there is plenty of experience behind that statement.
Having the astrological sign of Libra as an ascendant means I demand balance in all things. And having less than 2 or 3 decades of life experience under your belt usually doesn’t give one the insight to understand that. That’s okay. Life is meant to be lived and experienced. We interpret the results as we go along and adjust our rudders accordingly.
I believe that the need for balance has kept me sane and out of trouble my entire life, but it has also been a source of deep frustration. Every time I am out of balance, I feel it acutely and if bad enough, stop everything to set it to rights. This is particularly troublesome if you don’t know what your purpose is in life. Most of my life, I didn’t.
Weaving the Threads Together
And that’s the funny part. While I didn’t know (or acknowledge) what my path was, I was doing it, it turns out all my life. It was only when I turned 50 that I fully embraced it. When that happened, I realized that a life I thought had been spent drifting, could be looked back at and woven into something new and amazing never before seen by anyone. And the vehicle for weaving it together was through writing.
What You Will Find Here
That being known, it is simple to answer the question now.
You will find each of the threads of my life represented in the characters in my series. And if you look close enough, you will not only get to know me a little better, but you will also see yourself in their reflections.
Are you going stir-crazy at home because of the recent lockdown due to the COVID-19 situation? Wish you had more to read? For those not yet patrons of the Dragonfly Temple Chronicles, I want to help you stay sane in the only way at my disposal – by offering you limited access to the eBook chapters I’ve written so far in the Dragonfly Temple Chronicle series.
This idea had been rolling around in my thoughts for only a day when my sister called and we talked much longer than we usually do on the phone. It occurred to me after we hung up that she, like so many others caught up in the net of mandatory isolation, are looking for ways to keep busy, keep engaged and keep entertained.
I thought long and hard about this for several days. How could I make this fair to my existing patrons who pledged at the $5.00 and above level for the privilege of reading these chronicles, yet introduce new readers to the same exciting series that would ease their isolation? The solution came almost immediately, but I gave it a few days consideration and ran the idea past my writing confidante (the husband) and my sister and they both agreed it was fair – by making this a LIMITED OFFER good for the duration of the U.S. mandated COVID-19 Safe at Home emergency.
So here’s how it works; ONE DOLLAR will get you access to all the eBook chapters I’ve written so in the Dragonfly Temple Chronicle series until such time as life returns to normal and the COVID emergency has been suspended IN THE UNITED STATES.
At that time, your pledge will REVERT to the basic monthly Thank You level where you will get a shout-out on all Nocte Libri’s social media and notices of all our activities as they happen. If at that time you like what you have read enough to continue, you are more than welcome to upgrade to the $5.00 level but are in no way obligated to. You can also cancel your pledge after the first month’s $1.00 has been withdrawn if you no longer wish to support our writing efforts.
As well as getting access to our chronicles, the first 12 new patrons, will get an exclusive sticker of our eBook’s beautiful dragonfly moon logo. This offer also applies to all existing patrons that get us a mailing address where we can send the sticker to. These are beautiful, full-color stickers that were made for our in-person eBook readings last year at Loscon and for the Metaphysical Healing Faire that was canceled at the end of this month due to the COVID emergency. I am very grateful for the opportunity to get these pretty little dragonflies out into the world and into the hands of those that would give them a good home!
So, if you have a spare dollar burning a hole in your pocket, itching to get out there and support a struggling writer, I humbly ask you to consider giving us a trial run and immersing yourself in a fascinating world of pagan fantasy the likes of which you’ve never seen before.
As everyone on the planet knows by now, the state of California is on “lockdown”, “shelter in place”, “quarantine” or whatever other buzzwords you want to call it. The organizer Anahit was forced to cancel A Day of Healing and with the current atmosphere of fear and paranoia, it is certain it would have been poorly attended at best anyways.
It will return in November. We will reapply then to continue our public readings.
Blessings and stay safe!
According to the founder & organizer, Anahit, the Day of Healing Metaphysical & Artisan Faire is still going to be held Sunday, March 29th. I am on record for supporting her and the venue 100%. I applaud her for going forward with an event that is BADLY needed to counterbalance the tide of irrational fear that is so prevalent right now.
My Take on the current atmosphere of fear
While it is most likely prudent to cancel large gatherings of people to slow the spread of COVID-19, I am finding the irrational reaction of the general public of hoarding toilet paper, water, bleach and food to be a pathetic, knee-jerk reaction by emotionally-driven, selfish people who don’t give a damn about who they hurt in their mindless rush to stockpile more toilet paper than they’ll need in a year. I have no patience nor sympathy for these types of cowards. They should be forced to pay a fine and give back the excess they are hoarding and not get any refunds for it. It is the DISGUSTING behavior of ANIMALS.
Why I feel this way
I have made a commitment to my writing that will not be sidetracked by ANYTHING that would threaten to get in the way and that includes FEAR. As a famous book & movie once stated, “Fear is the mind-killer, fear is the little death”. I was put here on earth in this physical existence to be a storyteller. Doing what we love and are meant to do boosts our immune system, keeps up happy and strong, even in the face of other’s mindless fears. Staying informed and having the facts instead of reacting to the media and friend’s opinions and fears builds the foundation for a calm that cannot be easily shaken.
Get the facts. This viral outbreak is and will be proven as time goes to by be FAR LESS of a threat than the knee-jerk, ratings-building media would have you believe.
Continue to do what you love and were put here to do – whatever that may be. It is a work that will be of far more benefit than hanging around on social media, spreading memes and more concern and panic. Trust that NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, this too shall pass. Maybe not in the way we expect, but the one thing constant in the universe is CHANGE and we must be informed and flexible enough to change with the circumstances, yet stand firm and fast in the foundations of our faith and belief that EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.
)O( Luna Whoticore
High Priestess of the
Dragonfly Temple of Whocate