Books by Jill Smith

The Callanish DanceThe Callanish Dance

Publisher Capall Bann, 2000
ISBN 186163 105 7

“Moments of deep spirituality…Recommended reading”
Northern Earth

“I find this mix of the spiritual and the physical in its everyday aspects particularly rewarding”
Wood and Water

The cycle of the year celebrated in the sacred landscape of the Western Isles. This is the story of one woman’s journeying through life, through the sacred landscapes of the British Isles and primarily the journey around the cycle of the years during a decade lived on the Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles of Scotland. This is a very personal story of self-discovery set in a magical landscape, illustrated with original artwork and photographs by the author. Jill Smith’s articles, poetry and drawings have appeared since the early 1980’s in many magazines including: Pagan Parenting Network Newsletter, The Pipes of PAN, Wood and Water, Northern Earth, The Ley Hunter, From the Flames, Source, Dalriada, Celtic Connections, Avalon Magazine, We’moon almanac etc.

Price £9.95

Copies of this book are available from Jill.

Mother of the IslesMOTHER OF THE ISLES

Publisher Dor Dama Press, 2003
ISBN 0 9518859 7 9


Artist and writer JILL SMITH’s beautiful book about the myths, legends, places and Goddess-lore of the Western Isles

Writer, researcher and artist JILL SMITH takes the reader on a very special journey to the Western Isles of Scotland, in particular, the Isle of Lewis where she has lived for many years. Here she found a powerful energy of Goddess in the landscape, which led her to delve into the old tales and legends of the place to uncover the original meanings and significances of the Land.

Includes Creation Myths and ancient history, Callanish and its myths, the Sleeping Beauty mountain, Brighde, the Cailleach Bheure, the Sheela-na-gig at Rodel, Scathac and the Amazon Woman of St.Kilda.

“Researching and writing this book has been a great adventure for me and also a long and rewarding journey. I hope that in reading it, you will share in that adventure and that it may be for you also a journey which will set you off in new directions.”

Price £9.95 (sterling) $20 US

Now back in print in wire-bound format (it looks lovely), available from Jill (click here for contact details).

There is an extract from the book in Goddess Alive! Magazine Issue 2

NB – This book is now available online from the Calanais Visitor Centre website:  Look under “shop online” on side menu.