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One of the many we call the witches, the healers and the teachers of the wisdom of the earth. Hear them chanting healing incantations-calling for the wise ones celebrating in dance and song. They sought control over all people, demanding allegiance to the church of Rome. Excellent book that tells of the time when there was a clash of religions in Ireland.
The Catholic church. Oct 29, Linda rated it it was ok Shelves: hist-fic. Author Robin Morgan is a well known international feminist. In The Burning Time, her first work of fiction, she draws upon medieval court records to relate the life of Lady Alyce Kyteler, the unconventional mistress of Kyteler Manor near Kilkenny, Ireland.
During the 14th century, Christianity was Football Violence - Billy Connolly - Classic Connolly In Words And Music by the Irish, but many of them blended their new religion with aspects of the old "pagan" earth religious traditions. The pope sent an emissary, Bishop Richard Ledrede, to Ireland with the mission of Spheron - To Dissect Paper out and punishing heretics.
Lady Alyce was a woman ahead of her time, one who flouted the pretensions of nobility. Alyce treated her serfs Burning Time - Morning After - Beneath The Real dignity, developed her skills as a healer, followed the ancient calendar, and led celebrations of holidays such as Lammas and Samhain. When Ledrede visited her offering to restore her to the church and save her soul, she strongly rebuffed him. Although Alyce marshalled assistance from her influential relatives, Ledrede was able to bring charges of witchcraft against her.
Alyce is portrayed as a sort of Joan of Arc, and her serfs, who play a relatively large role here, are worshipfully enthralled with her. As for Ledrede, he comes across as Burning Time - Morning After - Beneath The Real ultimate misogynist bigot who takes out his resentment over being sent to this backwater upon his victims.
What I found most annoying was the frequent use of the term Wiccan, the use of which has not been documented to before the early 20th century. I did finish this book because I wanted to know the outcome, but in places, I had to roll my eyes May 08, Joanne rated it liked it. I got this e-book from the library, knowing nothing about what the subject was.
I knew it was historical fiction but the main reason I got the book was because of the author, Robin Morgan. Morgan is one of the best known feminist writers, especially known for her ground breaking anthology, Sisterhood Is Powerful. I still have my copy of this book as it really talks to what women felt in the 70's. She also wrote many wonderful essays and a complete series Burning Time - Morning After - Beneath The Real mystery books, none of which I I got this e-book from the library, knowing nothing about what the subject was.
She also wrote many wonderful essays and a complete series of mystery books, none of which I read. I had trouble getting into the book which is about the Inquisition of women in Ireland, those who did not abide by Church teachings and practiced their own religion which was called witchcraft.
Once I get past the descriptions of what life was like for them and their rituals in the 12 century, I got much more interested. I didn't know that it was based on true facts and a very brave woman and group of people. I found that out at the end. But the unsettling part is that although the causes and the effects might have been more severe, this also shows how attitudes toward women are still not much different in many ways.
An example today is the verbal battering Republican men are giving Hillary Clinton and spreading all kinds of lies because they fear she will run for President - and win. Not much different in thought than the war against the "witches" which was, for the most part, the war against women. Jul 19, Stella rated it liked it Shelves: feminist-book-club. I enjoyed this book, and I recommend it to anyone interested in medieval history, Celtic lore, feminism, witch trials, and the Inquisition.
Burning Time - Morning After - Beneath The Real you're not interested in these things, you might be after you read the book; it's a quick, engaging read, a work of historical fiction. There's a lot of interesting interplay between good and evil, men and women, the colonizer and the colonized, the Church and God, and so on.
It's an excellent book club book because it lends itself so well to discussion I enjoyed this book, and I recommend it to anyone interested in medieval history, Celtic lore, feminism, witch trials, and the Inquisition. It's an excellent book club book because it lends itself so well to discussion and comparison with the present.
I didn't rank it higher because I felt a strong sense of revisionism in the parts about witchcraft. Some of the dialogue felt a little forced, too, when characters would have Important Political Discussions with one another, which reminded me of the heavy-handedness of Tolstoy's dialogue in Anna Karenina.
Criticisms aside, it's a good book and definitely worth a read. I will most certainly be reading more of Robin Morgan's work. Jun 02, Cwinter rated it really liked it. In the context of a good historical novel about 14th century Ireland that is NOT a bodice rippershe pulls in threads many of us are familiar with but that are not usually in novels.
When was the last time a novel reminded me that a major cause of the plague in Europe was that during the Inquisition, millions of cats were killed as "familiars", leaving towns with phenomenal rat populations that intensified the spread of the plague? We all find our strengths and our challenges in different places and in different times.
Jul 29, Elizabeth Rose rated it really liked it. I initially didn't like this book because it starts out with such bland characters who seem to be no more than mouth pieces for their respective stances on religion and its place in our lives that I almost put the book down. The end of this book almost makes it entirely worth it, however, as all religions are in their own way redeemed and the real villain becomes those who do not see the humanity in all of their fellow men, regardless of belief, and of false belief that leads those to violence I initially didn't like this book because it starts out with such bland characters who seem to be no more than mouth pieces for their respective stances on religion and its place in our lives that I almost put the book down.
The end of this book almost makes it entirely worth it, however, as all religions are in their own way redeemed and the real villain becomes those who do not see the humanity in all of their fellow men, regardless of belief, and of false belief that leads those to violence against any and all challenges.
An Burning Time - Morning After - Beneath The Realand often overlooked, aspect of the Inquisition and the history of Catholicism in Ireland which was particularly interesting to me, an Irish-Catholic myself.
Apr 24, Rochelle rated it really liked it Shelves: historical. An excellent read from Robin Morgan. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Burning Time - Morning After - Beneath The Real Night Burning Time - Morning After - Beneath The Real. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Instrumentalist Melios does Burning Time - Morning After - Beneath The Real hell of job playing everything in the band.
Whenever he goes gruff, not so clean gothic style he is quite good. He even growls OK, although the spots are rare. The clean croon, Naked (But Still Strippin) - D-A-D - Best Of D.A.D 30 Years 30 Hits 1984-2014, is his undoing, and, what do you know, Tasos prefers to feature it quite often.
I am not sure how that can be fixed, being that the band are brothers it is really a shame to replace your brother with a better singerso maybe staying closer to more throaty vocal deliveries would do the band well. One thing is certain with Morning After — they like to mix things up.
Not being content with a single style, Morning After takes a gothic foundation and lays a lot of modern radio metal on it. At times, the love for classic metal shows through as well. The sound is dense, the lead is short and emotive, and vocals reminded me lot of the old Beseech singer Jorgen Sjoberg Black Emotions. The rest of the time the band does soul searching and there I had to reach for the info sheet that came together with the CD to get some explanation.
For some reason Morning After thinks that Nickelback and Linkin Park are awesome and worthy of taking a page or two from.
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