It begins in November, that being the Celtic new year. It was written at a time of increasing climatic instability; spring came early, but then there was snow in March. The summer was unusually hot and dry, the autumn mild, the future unpredictable.
This is the third book in a series of four, based on the Four Point Plan put forward by our Sufi teacher Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee. A summary of the four points is contained in the book (page 23). The third point is Prayer. This book is not about prayer, though perhaps it is a prayer.
Certainly much of it is wonder and praise. Other parts of it are difficult and disturbing. The River Spirit has many moods, and thankfully they do not include despair. Like the rest of the natural world, however, She is in deep and mortal danger.
Although it is not for sale, I shall give a copy to anyone who buys or who has bought from me ‘The River’ (2015) or ‘Petroc of Glastonbury’ (2017). A fourth book, quite different again, is still to come and the intention will be to explore the fourth point, ‘Action’.