Rhapsodia – Keepers of the Mysteries is the story of Ia, a young girl with the gift of prophecy living just before the dawn of recorded time. On her sundrenched island she tends her olive groves, is inducted into the Mysteries (here revealed), and visits the pleasure tents; her world does not recognize the concept of sexual possession.
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A cataclysm threatens all Ia loves and she almost loses the thread of her people. She turns to her gift of prophecy to whisper a vow to always remember.
Woven throughout Rhapsodia is also the journey of two modern women, descendants of Ia, who seek to restore the Mysteries in their own lives, as they move towards healing, wholeness, and loving beyond possession.
Rhapsodia is a song, a verbal poem sewn together to transport the reader to life on a Greek island in 3,500 BC where villagers sing their stories and live in the daily splendor of natural abundance. With vivid and sensuous prose, American author Patricia Hajifotiou, who lives on her own Greek island, draws on her years of study and intimate knowledge of ancient Mediterranean culture to offer insight and new-found wisdom.
For the last sixteen years, Patricia Hajifotiou and her husband Manolis, have led specialized and acclaimed tours to the ancient sites of Greece, Italy, Turkey, and France. She wishes her readers “Na pas sto kalo!” (Greek for “Go to the good!”).