'The Purple Book of Menteith'   


*Where the karmic love story begins of books 1-3*

Future Release

The third instalment ~ The Past
'A Carpet of Purple Flowers'

Set in Scotland

Book three tells an ancient Scottish folktale, a story forgotten by most and those that do remember, dare not speak. 

A young man with a rich destiny quickly finds himself on a path of which he has no control. Through him you meet the characters that shape 'A Carpet of  Purple Flowers'. It is here that the karmic love cycle begins. 

The song 'A Stor Mo Chroi' (Oh, Treasure of My Heart). 
The MP3 link below captures the essence of the lovers in this tale perfectly
Start the track below at .50 seconds if you wish to miss the intro.
 Sung by Brona McVittie (aka the Singer Harper - www.bronamcvittie.com)

A Stor Mo Chroi.mp3

 A Stór Mo Chroí, when you're far away

From the home you will soon be leaving,

Oh, it's many a time by night and by day

That your heart will be sorely grieving.

For the stranger's land may be bright and fair,

And rich in treasures golden.

You'll pine, I know, for the long, long ago

And the love that is never olden.

A Stór Mo Chroí, in the stranger's land

There is plenty of wealth and of wailing.

Whilst gems adorn the great and the grand

There are faces with hunger pailing.

Though the road is may be deary, and hard to tread

And the lights of their cities blind you.

Won't you turn a stór to Erin's green shore

And the ones you're leaving behind you.

A Stór Mo Chroí, when the evening's mist

Oft the mountain and meadow is falling,

Won't you turn a stór from the throng and the mist

And maybe you'll hear me calling.

For the sound of a voice will be surely missed

For somebody's speedy returning.

Oh, a ruin, won't you come back soon

To the ones who will always love you.

Photograph by Tracey-anne - Inchmahome Isle 
looking out to Inch Talla
Inchmahome Priory is situated on Inchmahome, the largest of three islands in the centre of Lake of Menteith, close to Aberfoyle, Scotland. The name "Inchmahome" comes from the Gaelic Innis MoCholmaig, meaning Island of St Colmaig.

Oh, as I rode out one summer's morn
Over lofty hill, moorland and mountain,
It was there I spied a lovely maid,
While I with others was out hunting.

No shoes nor stockings did she wear;
Neither had she hat nor had she feather,
And her golden curls, aye, and ringlets fell
While the gentle breeze danced around her shoulders.

I said, "Fair lassie, why roam your lane?
Why roam your lane amang the heather?"
She said, "My father's away from home
And I'm herding of his ewes together."

I said, "Fair lassie, if you'll be mine
And care to lie on a bed o' feathers,
In silks and satin it's you will shine,
And you'll be my queen among the heather."

She said, "Kind sir, your offer is good,
But I'm afraid it's was meant for laughter,
For I know you are some rich squire's son
Whilst I'm a poor lame shepherd's daughter."

Ah, but had ye been some shepherd lad
A herding ewes among valley of the heather
Or had been some ploughmans son
Its with all my heart I would have loved you

Now, I've been to balls and I have been to halls;
I have been to London and Balquhidder,
And the bonniest lassie that ever I did see
She was herding ewes amang the heather.

So we both sat down upon the plain.
We sat awhile and we talked together,
And we left the ewes for to stray their lane,
Whilst I wooed my queen among the heather.
Source HERE

Photography by TJ Drysdale
The Bracklinn Falls are a series of waterfalls north-east of Callander, Scotland, on the course of the Keltie Water, where the river crosses the Highland Boundary Fault.

 Charter by Walter Comyn of Rowallan.

 Picture Gallery of Inspiration for Book Three - 

'The Purple Book of Menteith'

The Agnaya (Ag-naya) male energy (Yang) & The Aniya 
(A-niya) female energy (Yin) - Anima animus - Twin Flame 
The [energy] experienced between two reunited Twin Flames is like a wild beast. It can’t be captured. It can’t be contained. It can’t be tamed. Instead, it burns fiercely with an unquenchable form of intensity that is both exhilarating and formidable. It is like Holy Fire: it burns, but also forges you into a new creature, like a Phoenix emerging out of the dust. ~ adapted from http://lonerwolf.com  Source

There are simply no words to describe what many refer to as the Twin Flame “love”- which could be more accurately described as a magnetic soul energy that emerges when two people meet and look into the mirror of their own souls.

The push-pull, runner-chaser dynamic is so often referred to in Twin Flame relationships. It is a normal human reaction to a very intense experience, which, once encountered, stays with you for life. If one or both of you decide to “run” from the intensity it can feel very devastating. Although Twin Flames WILL reunite, it will not be in this lifetime or in your present physical form.

Connecting deeply with another person doesn’t necessarily guarantee that you will stay with them forever – this depends on your own level of development and that of your twin flames. In the spiritual community most people suggest that we only have one twin flame in our lifetimes. Such a belief stems from the origins of the concept of “twin flames” in Plato’s The Symposium dialogue which indicated that humans originally had two faces, four arms and four legs. Because of this, humans were once so powerful that they threatened to overpower the gods, so the mythical god Zeus, split them in half. However, it is said that once we discover our other “half” again, we are filled with a profound sense of wholeness. 

 Plato’s Belief in the Soul and True Philosophy

The first principle of Plato’s philosophy was the recognition of the existence of the soul. From there, Plato followed the edict of Socrates: if the soul of man exists and is immortal, then the soul has always been immortal; therefore, the soul has always existed, right from the beginning of Time (if Time can be conceived as having a beginning at all). From this simple premise, Socrates and Plato developed their model of the soul’s origin and destiny.

According to Plato in Timaeus, the soul of man had originated in Heaven with the Demiourgos. It was he who had mixed the soul of man, dividing the mixture into the same number as the stars which he had created in the heavens. The Demiourgos had then introduced these newborn souls to their ‘companion stars’, and finally sowed them in the Earth, whereupon the Olympian gods took over and, in accordance with the Demiourgos’ instructions, wove the immortal souls to mortal bodies, thereby creating mankind.

This religious belief system was referred to by Plato as ‘true philosophy’ or ‘divine philosophy’ – a much higher kind of art than philosophy as we know it today. 

The aim of true philosophy was not to gain knowledge of changeable things on Earth but rather to gain knowledge of ‘That which always exists’. And to do this, the true philosopher had to recognise that the whole Universe was an allegorical riddle, where everything visible was a coded allegory of ‘That which is’, which was invisible.