Crossing the River: An Anthology in Honor of Sacred Journeys

Crossing_the_River___Cover_for_KindleEdited by Literata Hurley

Price: $10.99 (paperback) / $2.99 (ebook)
Publication Date: 29 December 2013
Place of Publication: Asheville, North Carolina
ISBN: 978-1494720162 / 1494720167
Pages: 188 pp
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5.5″x8.5″


Our stories are filled with journeys. Sometimes, though, we neglect the possibility that in our travels we will cross an important boundary, and we may never be the same again.

Crossing the River is an anthology of poems, myths, and tales that take the reader on many different kinds of journeys: travels in the company of deities, visits to other worlds, explorations within oneself, voyages with the dead (or back from death), and other excursions that lead to transformation. These are paths that challenge us and even change us along the way, for returning may not be as simple as retracing our steps.

Where will your journey take you? And who will you be when you return?

Crossing the River can be purchased in paperback format through Amazon, through Barnes and Noble, and for the Kindle and Kindle app. All of the proceeds from Crossing the River – as well as many of the other volumes in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina series – will be used to help promote the revival of the worship of the Greek and Egyptian Gods, with a portion of the proceeds given to a worthy charitable organization in their name.  So, not only will you be getting a wonderful book about sacred journeys – but your money will be going to do good work and help the revival of ancient polytheistic religions.

ATTENTION Librarians, Teachers and Retailers: Crossing the River is also available at reduced cost for academic institutions, lending libraries (public and private) and retailers. Check our online store, or email with any questions.

We are rebuilding the Library of Alexandria one book at a time!


Introduction by Literata Hurley — 1

A Note From the EiC by Rebecca Buchanan — 4

The Shaman and the Goddess by Joseph Murphy — 5

The Song by Szmeralda Shanel — 7

Con Rio by Karla Linn Merrifield — 27

All the Colors of the Rainbow by Gerri Leen — 28

Homecoming by Karla Linn Merrifield — 45

The Seasons March by Kit Koinis — 47

Mt. Kailash by George H. Northrup — 52

Bargain with the Mountain King by Juli D. Revezzo — 54

Some Kind of Orpheus by Valentina Cano — 80

Into the Light by Ruth Sabath Rosenthal — 81

Space Journey by Kristen Camitta Zimet — 83

Myself to Myself by Scathe meic Beorh — 85

I shall set free my hair and wear a fawn skin by Rebecca Lynn Scott — 92

Passing Through the Portal by Elizabeth Bodien — 100

Walking the Labyrinth by Kristin Camitta Zimet — 102

She Who Holds the Reins by Brenda Kyria Skotas — 107

Persephone by Valentina Cano — 110

Walking Two Worlds by Larisa Hunter — 111

Baptism in Four Reflections by Craig W. Steele — 120

Nine Lives — A Feline Cosmogony by Literata Hurley — 123

The Shaman Visits the House of Dust by Joseph Murphy — 128

Theseus, Considering the Ball of Thread by Hillary Lyon — 132

Orion: An EcoFable by Rebecca Buchanan — 134

Hadrian in Hyperborea: The Enigma of the Emperor’s Wanderings by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus — 137

Navigatio Gaii Suetonii Paullini ex Britannia ad Ogygia et Insulas Saturni by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus — 155

Our Contributors — 170

About Bibliotheca Alexandrina — 178

Current Titles — 179

Forthcoming Titles — 182


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