“We are children made of stone
Tiny voices are as grains of sand
Come to us, Marai
Man of Ai
Man of the sand”
When Marai, a shepherd living at the foot of Mt. Sinai in the third Millennium BC sings to his goddess one night, he sees a falling star. Tracking it, he discovers a strange vessel containing crystalline entities resembling earthly stones and gems: the Children of Stone. The Children delight in this simple shepherd and his songs of love. They ask him to host their intelligence; to bring them to the sages and priests who have spent their lives seeking the wisdom of the stars. when he agrees, he is transformed into a godlike being. Still a passionate shepherd at heart, Marai gathers others, like lambs to his fold. His journey to the wise men of Kemet won’t be easy. Things hidden, that wait in darkness, are always there.
Book 1 begins the journey.
“Voices in Crystal follows the trials of Marai, a grief-stricken shepherd who lost his wife to tragic circumstances fifteen years before. Chosen by a the mystical voices of the “Children,” he finds himself reborn and joined by three wise women on a journey toward enlightenment. Although the author doesn’t gloss over the grim details of a world where marauding slavers are a very real threat and where someone was considered old if they lived to the age of thirty-five, it still manages to be a kind and gentle tale.”
About Mary R. Woldering
Years ago, when I began to study mythology, it occurred to me that the gods and goddesses never seemed divine. They acted like super-talented people full of very human passions and shortcomings, appearing in different legends like threads woven into the tapestry of time and various cultures. This idea fascinated me and began a journey of recording and relating these stories. I weave them through all times and spaces as I chronicle all I have encountered.
Mary R. Woldering is an author, artisan, art historian, madwoman, visionary and devoted wife to Dr. Jackie F. Woldering, mother of Ruth and Thom and grandmother of four. She lives in Euclid, Ohio.
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