Iolite Gray

A Tarot Memoir

A creative writing journey into The Tarot of the Vampyres by Ian Daniels All characters and situations are fictitious. Iolite Gray is a character I have chosen to make the journey of discovery in an intensive study of the Tarot of the Vampyres.

The Creative Fire

"The most important thing you can do for your creative life, for this spiritual practice that IS  your creative life, is to remember that you have to reach into the dark places to find it and to nourish it.
And to realise that the dark place is not a horrible place, but a place of gifts. Though there's a natural inclination for the ego not to want to go into the dark, saying "No! No! Danger is terrible! God only knows what's in there!"
You know, and I know that your only hope is to go in after what treasure is there, or to find what you have lost. In other words, going into the underworld."

Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes - The Creative Fire