Bear with me, this one rambles… writing it became a process that changed what I thought I was doing.
I commented last week, when I’m writing non-pagan characters I’m entirely easy with urban settings.
Starting next Friday (26th February) my dark, paranormal erotic series Heaven And Hell kicks off at www.loveyoudivine.com The first instalment – Sinners – introduces a night club in the middle of Birmingham, and some of the strange folk who hang out there. With lesbian werewolves, psychic vampires, and other, more peculiar folk, the nightclub Heaven and Hell is a curious place.
Is there a pagan connection? Well, yes there is.
At least, that’s what I thought. I had a very clear image in my head of a wall, in a building that was interpreted as a temple. On the wall, shapes that looked like breasts, and protruding from the breasts where the nipples should be, animal jaws. I had it in my head that this was a scene from Catal Huyuk, an ancient city in what is now Turkey. Can I find it online? Can I hell. I went back to the book I thought I’d got it from… and it isn’t there.
I could have sworn I’d first encountered reference to this in Hutton’s The Triumph of The Moon when he talks about Gimbutas and challenges some of her interpretations. Can I find my copy of The Triumph of The Moon. No.
Did I dream it? Has my strange and convoluted mind come up with this? Where the HELL did I get this image from? I based a character on it! Surely it came from somewhere?
If you know, or better still can find me an image, please leave a comment.