|"Cernunnos Australis" by Cathy Hartley|
It certainly feels like it has been a long time between updates and Windows 8 and Outlook 2010 deciding they would not talk to each other, the fact that I have any hair on my head at all is quite an amazing feat in itself. But despite these setbacks, progress has been happening (albeit at a slower than anticipated pace) with respect to this my first edited anthology.
The manuscript to Call of the God: An Anthology Exploring the Divine Masculine within Modern Paganism has been received back from the proof-reader and I am currently in the process of going through the suggested amendments as well as other notations. Some additional images have been added and the order of contributions slightly adjusted to attempt a better flow and even connection between the submissions received, with the word "anthology" added to the title.
As I wait to receive the remaining few outstanding bios, the next stage will be to reformat the manuscript into the appropriate template (this process in itself can be time consuming in ensuring that everything fits properly) and finalise the cover design before all documents are uploaded and a proof of the book is ordered.
Should the proof be approved, then Call of the God: An Anthology Exploring the Divine Masculine Within Modern Paganism should be available shortly thereafter.
Editing this anthology was proven to be a rather mammoth task, more so than what I had initially anticipated and being subjected to ongoing computer issues (some, I admit, were operator-related with me being described as a "techno-phob") has not helped matters either. However the end is in sight and what is coming together I am very please. I hope that when available, others will equally be as pleased.
My heart felt thanks to all those who have contributed towards this volume such as New Zealand textile artist Polly Lind who has provided examples of her devotional hangings of various Gods, such as this one of Cernunnos, will be included, as well as special mention to Cathy Hartley whose painting of "Cernunnos Australis" helped inspire this project.