By Craig Chalquist

the tale all started within the TEARS OF LLORONA: A CALIFORNIAN ODYSSEY OF fantasy, position, AND HOMECOMING (World Soul Books, 2009) and prolonged into VENTRAL DEPTHS: ALCHEMICAL topics AND MYTHIC MOTIFS OF the good relevant VALLEY OF CALIFORNIA (World Soul Books, 2011) reaches a end during this, the ultimate quantity of the Animate California Trilogy.

Inland of its spectacularly busy and famously scenic coast, and round the edges of its large significant Valley, California extends itself right into a mysteriously introverted land of dry deserts, tall mountains, historical lakes, and solitary valleys. To hear deeply to the myths, legends, and pictures emanating from this arc of isolation calls for an open-hearted inquiry from border to frame and Sierra to open sea.

THE TEARS OF LLORONA took the historic, ecological, and imaginal pulse of the unique project counties of California alongside El Camino actual from San Diego to Sonoma. VENTRAL DEPTHS sampled alchemical and mythic motifs within the crucial Valley. EDGES, PEAKS, AND VALES strikes the terrapsychological concentration to the inner edges of California, and for that reason to these of a quintessentially place-based cognizance attuned to its startlingly sentient surroundings.

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