Chanukah, Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa – the next few weeks are rife with reasons to celebrate and exchange gifts. When better to spread a little draconic cheer – and wisdom. But what to give the dracophile who has most everything?
For the Dragon lover on your holiday list – modesty be damned – I recommend:
Here be Dragons.
…Not the slavering, whimsical monsters from childhood fancies, but real Dragons – fierce, complex, wondrous, and wild. They do not require our belief; they never have.
With hard science and myth, empirical wisdom and original line drawings, The Dragon Keeper’s Handbook is the draconic enchiridion for the modern world, providing everything you need to know about these extraordinary beings. From disparate theories of Dragon evolution and the golden geometry of their form to modern conservation efforts and how to release a well-weaned orphan back into the wild, this book answers all your questions, even those you didn’t know to ask. From awe-inspiring Cosmic Creators to wee pisuhänds guarding hearth and home, discover the habits and habitats of Dragons and pseudo-dragons both familiar and rare.
The Dragon Keeper’s Handbook shows us how human and Dragon lives are bound together and why Dragons are now – and ever will be – relevant: In their wildness lie lessons for us all.
Here Dragonfire sears the grass and the wind dances with Dragon-song. Here you’ll find true Dragons, real flesh-and-blood creatures that are as fiercely alive and majestic as they were thousands of years ago.
- Learn about the three true species: Eastern, Western, and Feathered
- Explore how Dragons evolved and the various types of pseudo-dragons
- Study the science of Dragons: size, diet, temperament, habitat, and more
- Discover how Dragons impact religion, art, literature, and occult studies
- Find out how to safely interact with Dragons
This essential, comprehensive introduction to Dragons is filled with what everyone must know about these extraordinary creatures. Whether a casual dracophile or a dedicated Dragon keeper, come explore what Dragons have to teach us about the world and ourselves. Discover how, with care and devotion, you can help save them from extinction.
At sunset our Jewish friends and family begin the solemn celebration of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Being a moveable feast, it does not always coincide with the Month of the Dragon, though there is something of a cosmic synchronicity to it when it does.
The moment Dragons lost their Creator luster, they became the quest du jour of every knight, saint, and would-be philosopher king in the world. Thankfully, pockets of the Orient remained essentially Dragon-enlightened, honoring even the least of our friends as descendants of the Sacred Cosmic Dragons.
In short, many of our ancestors treated Dragons very, very badly. Seeking emblems for their internal monsters, Dragons became easy targets. From the flow of draconic blood heroes would sprout like mung beans. And perhaps win the hand of a fair prince(ss) in the process. Through the years, this has become a rather one-sided sanguinary relationship.
Time for us to atone. To make amends and beg forgiveness from all the Dragons we have wronged. It is the least we can do. And, it being Yom Kippur, they might just grant us absolution.
Love all Dragons.
One cycle ends, another begins…
Wishing one and all a very fascinating new year, with good work done and dreams fulfilled. And a little peace. I won’t be greedy and wish for a world at peace, but perhaps if we each make our patch on this wondrous planet as balanced and joyful as possible, it will spread and illuminate even the darkest corners and meanest hearts.
Hey, it could happen….