a sea queen

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A Sea Queen emerged from the Deep Sea Kingdom.

Suzy Valtsioti

When no one was looking, the flowers would flock together in the air, pretending to be birds and butterflies.

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She traveled to a far off land to times unknown. The eunuchs were waiting for her to arrive. On a windswept day, they led her to where she wanted to go. She wanted to see the Tree of the Popped Balloons.

Excited about my new book that is coming out…It’s a fascinating experience for me to create a ‘different’ type of novel… It is a bit surreal, a bit ‘historical’ and a bit ‘gothic’.

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or the heart of the tree?

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strange stories.

art that screams a story.

whether or not they were intended to is another story.

dominique hoffer, “La Fabuleuse Insomnie des Manguiers à Plumes”
Edwin Austin Abbey – King Lear, Act I, Scene I [1898
Edmund Leighton, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
http://John William Waterhouse, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

a look at mandragora

the controversial herb/root of lore

magical, mystical, mysterious.

said to resemble humans…

“…Varieties of psychoactive plants were used in such infusions. According to Dioscorides, and his commentator Matthiolus, one could “boil the root of mandrake in wine down to a third part, and preserve the decoction, of which they administer a cyathus (about a fluid ounce and a half), to produce sleep, and to allay severe pains of any part; and also before operations with the knife, or the application of the actual cautery, that the operation should not be felt.” Theophrastus and Dioscorides are thought to have been the the first to directly  mention the aphrodisiac and soporific properties of mandrake (Atropa mandragora). …”

from: The Cannabis infused Wine of Dionysus?

A root? A narcotic? A therapeutic remedy? A myth? A forbidden drug? From Ancient Greece to Harry Potter, the mandragora, or the ‘mandrake’ never ceases to stir the imagination.

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