Priestess of Pompeii: The Initiate's Journey
Sandra C. Hurt, author
Pompeii, First Century BCE: Fate intervenes when a baby girl destined to be a servant is abandoned and miraculously found by a wealthy merchant family. Epileptic seizures and prophetic dreams disturb young Rufilla's life and loves. Leaving home, she embarks on a journey to ancient Greece where rituals, both healing and provocative, compel her to reconcile her powerful desire for independence with the expected role as someone's wife. Goddesses and gods, oracles and healers, women of wisdom and mystery are her guides in this ancient tale and those voices call out to women today.