Ly de Angeles
Ly de Angeles
Witchcraft is not a religion. We do not worship. To know more is to read these pages. This gathering of lore, mostly Celtic, as well as contemplations and life-asserting training, spans fifteen years of the author’ life.
It is hoped that this work will assist those who identify as witch – those still trapped by the bigotry and condemnation of societal stereotyping – to be true to their practices. To no longer feel the need to justify. This is for my friends, all over the world, who have long informed me they don’t want, or need another 101, or ‘how to’ manual.
Come, sit with me. The woodstove is warm, and the candles are lit. I’ll make us both strong coffee, or I’ll shoot you a whisky if you’re so inclined. Put your bare feet up on my table, or the hounds’ll make you wish you’d taken the advice.
Make yourself at home and… stick around a spell.
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THE SKELLIG – Ly de Angeles & Melaine Knight (2017)
The year is 2156. Dystopia. Misrule. Pirates, badlands, transdrones, cowboys, rebellion. THE SKELLIG is a story of hope and redemption where hard tech and stainless steel meet legend and myth.
The skellig’s name is Gamble. She’s all woman. Most of the time. On the black of the moon she’s another creature altogether, a praying mantis. A deal she made, with the soul of earth known as the Grace, a few thousand years ago. Sometimes, over a couple of days, she’s a bit of both.
A desperate escape north is the only hope for thousands of runaways. Guided by an indigenous and immortal starman, the shapeshifting skellig, a Maori mystic named Mukata and Terrence, a scientist who should be the enemy but is not, they make the journey.
Bull and Rattlesnake Lil drive the Airstream, called the Midnight Express, packed to the rafters with escapees and hybrids. Alice, in his armored all-terrain tank, raises his rainbow pennant on a fifteen foot high middle-finger to the drone swarms overhead. A militarized force, not far behind, is intent on annhialation. Freedom is beyond the northern border, a mighty, raging river, guarded by a mythic race called Álfur. It is live free or die trying.
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INITIATION | A MEMOIR (2016)
Initiation | a Memoir reflects on the moral and ideological changes of the last sixty years. Written in a perennial voice de Angeles, witch, rewilds her own story and transforms cultural stereotypes into the language of myth.“Witch people, like magicians and sorcerers, conjurers, druids and hoodoo hexers, like cunning women and cunning men, kadaicha, shaman, manitou, angakok, curandera, bruxa, enchanter and shapechanger are needed in this world.
We are the stories not bound by dogma or displayed as relics in a museum. We cause disquiet. We summon questions but it’s not our way to give answers. They take us to the wild and the frightening places. The cave entrance under the ice at the base of that crevasse. Blue handprints on the rock face imprinted with an ochre of confusion. By people we cannot name and from a time we cannot confirm. Once Upon a Timepeople. People of the reindeer. Volcano people.” Born in 1951, a bastard, de Angeles was sold by the catholic church for £300. She was always going to be a problem.
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GENESIS – Fantasy/Future Mythic Realism (July 25 2012)
Beginning in 3030 this is the mysterious story of a Time Traveller. When does time cease to be relevant? When a year is measured by a season? A thousand years ago, in the middle of the twenty-first century, environmental chaos and seismic upheaval changed the face of the earth, and the people who populated it, forever. It had all been predicted.
Set in the red heart of what was once Australia the people of Kata Tjuta live in symbiosis with the land. Linked together telepathically through a Matrix they possess a library of extraordinary sophistication and are the hosts of some of the largest events in history. When yet another, altogether new prediction, heralded an experience way beyond anyone’s imagining only one person’s record of events survived.
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THE SHINING ISLE – Magical Realism (Revised July 4 2013)
The island of Inishrún, small and forbidding, holds a deeply protected secret. It is home to the Sidhé, a magical race as old as the earth. This is their stronghold in a world that has forgotten them. Holly Tremenhere, sad and disillusioned with her life, travels across the wild sea to the island on the second-to-last ferry before winter closes the crossing.
She is there to unravel the mystery of who she truly is and the only living person who can tell her is her beautiful, estranged aunt, Mim. When developers intrude into the pristine peace of the island and wreak havoc Holly is thrust into the heart of a mystery, a time out of legend and an inheritance that will forever change her. One culminating in choices neither good or evil. Simply necessary. A magical but deadly redemption.
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THE QUICKENING – Magical Realism (Revised edition July 18 2012)
Winner of he COVR USA Visionary Fiction Award 2006.
Most people see the Irish Travellers as a ragged bunch of musicians, artists, and fortune-tellers crossing the country in an old double-decker bus in the new land, in the twenty first century, but these people are a secret. They are a race older than time, the Sídhe, the Fair Folk, almost immortal.
On an unforgettable night of murder and mayhem, Kathryn Shilton meets the Travellers and her life changes forever. She and her witch friend Merrin help the Sídhe find the ones responsible for the bombs, fires, and terror wrought on the Southside of New Rathmore. No one knows what’s really going on except, perhaps, a conspiracy of ravens.
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