Ayn Cates Sullivan, MA, MFA, Ph.D. is an an Amazon, Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author, publisher and podcast host of Wisdom of the Ages with over 5 million listeners. Weaving ancient wisdom traditions together with personal experience, Dr Sullivan crafts messages to support an evolving humanity.
Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses, is an award-winning collection of Irish myths and legends told in the traditional way with a twist; each Goddess is invited to share her story in her own way. In re-telling their tales, these archetypal figures free themselves of centuries of misunderstanding. The author, Ayn Cates Sullivan, Ph.D, brings urgency and relevance to the psychological reality behind the Goddess within each human psyche.View Book
Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales by Ayn Cates Sullivan transports readers into the time of legend and revisits deities and legendary female characters linked to British mythology and Arthurian Legend. In this book, the author shares her insights and her journey to discovering her past, a journey that compelled her to research the extraordinary characters in her book. Her research into the myth of the Holy Grail creates beautiful mythical encounters, bringing to life untold stories of characters like the Goddess Arianrhod, Blodeuwedd, Iouga, Elen, also known as Elen of the Ways, and the Goddess of Sovereignty, Elaine, and Dindraine, an Arthurian female Grail Knight.View Book
NIMUE: Freeing Merlin is a story in three acts: the first and last concern the teenager Nina, while the middle dives into the story of Nina’s past incarnation as Nimue, a powerful sorceress. As Nimue, Nina must free Merlin, who she herself had trapped, and find the Holy Grail. In Nina, author Ayn Cates Sullivan creates a realistic and relatable character who quickly draws the reader into her quest to discover more about her past. NIMUE: Freeing Merlin well written, with strong diction and a mystical tone, as when Nimue says “I imagined moving into the circle, dancing as flames” or “I am the stars and the spaces between them. … I am the pulse of the Earth. I am the lightning made manifest.”View Book
Sparkle & The Light is about finding wellbeing within our own nature. The stories offer insight on how to live from a place of truth and continue to be the best that we can be regardless of the views of others. These spell-binding tales include a story about a gifted young girl who is bullied at school and misunderstood by her parents. Ella can see energy and light and lives in a vastly more colorful and peaceful world. The uplifting characters remind us that we are all unique and that we must never be afraid of sharing our light with the world. Visionary and triumphant, Sparkle and the Light is a gift for all ages, and all time.View Book
“A timeless fairytale for children for all ages. Sparkle & The Gift is about a little girl who decides not to forget who she is, a radiant being of Light. Sparkle’s remarkable determination is contagious. She takes her mother, Alice, outdoors to align with the natural world and to remember that the Light is everyone’s friend. Alice is inspired to tell the story of ‘Kachina’s Gift’, which is a fairytale designed to remind us that everything we need is already within us.”View Book
Undina is a nature spirit who places a spell on a young girl so that Eva can travel into the Inner World of dreams to find and heal Mother Earth. Eva bravely sets forth on a heroine’s journey riding a white stag to a magical cave and then faces a dragon. Falling even more deeply into the Inner World, Eva begins to understand what is missing and what can be done about it. A story of hope and transformation, “Undina’s Spell” reminds us that healing the world begins with forging unexpected friendships. “Undina’s Spell” is for anyone on a hero or heroine’s journey.Amazon Order View Book
Hugo, a small boy who has been bullied, finds comfort in visiting the swans that swim along the river. His Grandmother has told him about Eala, the mother swan, who has magic abilities. Hugo, unlike the other boys, still believes there is magic and one evening at sunset he goes in search of the mother swan seeking her magic to free him of his sadness.View Book
Have you ever listened closely to the song that lives in your heart? Fairies know the healing sounds that help us thrive. In this Sparkle Fairy Tale, Kachina comes out of the forest and finds the human world to be very strange. In order to help bring life back into harmony, the fairy co-creates a magical healing rose. A gardener sees the flower, and takes it to his wife with surprising results.View Book
A Story of Becoming, by Ayn Cates Sullivan, Ph.D. is a beautiful tale that will resonate with readers young and old. This is a story which speaks on many levels to the hearts of readers who will relate to the hopes, fears and dreams of the apple tree as she struggles to survive and fulfill her purpose. Exquisite illustrations provide the perfect backdrop for the words penned in this lovely book which is sure to become a favorite among readers of all ages.View Book
“Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales is a gripping narrative, a collection of powerful mythical women that will keep the reader spellbound.”
“Heroines of Avalon weaves the ancient stories of British Isles goddesses and heroines together in a feminine, melodic assembly.”
I have been enchanted by the stories of the heroines. After each one, I take time to integrate and connect to the gifts that they have to share with us humans trying to do better in this world. It's been such a blessing for my life! I love the symbology with the colors and plants that help us connect and bring this stories (and the power behind them) into our daily lives.
“The story is about magic, love and what you can become in hard times.”
In the empowering picture book Eala, a bullied boy learns that magic lives in each human being.
In Ayn Cates Sullivan’s bilingual picture book Eala, a magical swan helps a boy to learn the truth about who he is.