Chantia and Beck share the wonder of the world of the Tethyans being opened to them and feel a oneness with the universe. But their joy is short-lived when their refuge on the Turks & Caicos comes under heavy attack by Overlord agents. The women of the Andromeda defeat the attackers but they must take flight to a new refuge in Provence, France. For now the Overlords are left with nothing but their own fury at defeat.
Chantia is restless in their new home. She needs focus and understanding. It pleases her that the next step is she and Beck are to marry. A wedding is arranged near the village of Gaelach on the coast of Ireland where it serves the Tethys of Mach Meall. It brings a gathering of representatives from all the Tethys across the world. Gaia makes an appearance and signs her blessing of the union.
The Overlords are closing in on the Tethyans. They attack during the wedding but are roundly defeated by well prepared Andromeda women. Later they mount another powerful attack on Thonis but it fails because of the artful defenses of the Tethys. To their horror the Overlords are feeling their power is slipping away.
Simultaneously, alliances with the world of the spirits are growing. Andromeda women are building new and deeper relationships with the spirits including those from the world of Vodun. In the Thonis Tethys Chantia is deep in research and discovers oracles and prophesy among the books in the ancient library. It is clear there are deeper meanings to the Tethyans than she had believed.
Chantia is thrilled to learn that she is pregnant with the daughter she will call Thera but Celeste is terrified because she bears a a child conceived with a man who betrayed her. When the children are born the question becomes who they are and what they will bring to the growing conflict.
Gaia conveys to all humankind the sense of the presence of someone near. The Tethyans greet it as indicating benevolence. But each of the world religions believes it is proof that they have the one true religion and it triggers unprecedented conflict. In the Thonis Tethys a parchment is found which indicates Gaia is entering the struggle.
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Roger B. Burt is a clinical psychologist who earned his Ph.D. at Duke University. In his studies he was intrigued by the mythological and cultural underpinnings of humankind. Carl Jung
taught the wonder of myth from across the world. Leslie White, the father of culturology, introduced him to the “extrasomatic stream”, or culture. The work of these two men relate strongly to the struggles of humankind. Dr. Burt’s clinical studies and his understanding of the human mind deepened his interest in the development and process leading to our current crises. He feels we stand on the cusp of what we call reality and tremble on the edge of transformation or failure as a species.
Dr. Burt was intrigued by the Women’s Liberation movement in the 1960s and has supported its development ever since. He believes the empowerment movement is flowering across the world. In these circumstances he could not resist writing a series featuring powerful women dedicated to our future.