“I am so moved by her pictures and by her account of basing them, or creating them with the ancient spirals as her symbol: she brings the past into the present and future as one perfect whole…the fact that she is Maltese makes such a difference! “
Asphodel P. Long 1929-2005, Writer, Teacher, Feminist Theologian, Goddess activist.
Tahaya – Tales of the Tal-Qadi Stone
In this magical world of the imagination, history, dreams and religion are blended together in an informal historical-fiction/magical-reality book, presenting stories about new ways to co-exist with other species and with the environment. This body of work relates all aspects towards: “thinking well of one’s origins; it is part of having a healthy self-image.”
(Huston Smith, 1994).
Towards the end of Malta’s Neolithic temple culture in 2650BC, a temple child called Tahaya connects by distant feeling across a bridge of a thousand years to a horse called Intuit. He picks up her stories in the wind through the forelock of his mane. Tahaya: Tales of the tal-Qadi Stone is a cross-genre novel relating to Malta’s past Temple Culture. Combined with other future-related narratives, the story seeks to engage with an ecological and spiritual awareness. The story is backed by researched archaeological data and information, as well as many illustrations.
Tahaya, a temple child from the remote past, follows the spiritual calling of her very own shamanic virtual reality. She tells Intuit about the broken fan-shaped stone which was part of a lunar dial. In the dreaming, she reveals how to complete the stone and access the secrets of time… leading to a conscious mind, a healing body and a beautiful, boundless spirit.
The Story of Earth & Sky
Composed upon the Mandala, The Story of Earth and Sky is symbolic of the universe. These paintings represents a search for equilibrium, a transformation from chaos to cosmic order.