Welcome to Author Teresa Joyce Jackson's new MYSTIC GATES BOOKS website.
They exist in the “other" realms, can be accessed through “liminal" spaces ...
those spaces in-between the seen and unseen worlds,
in-between night and day — like dusk or dawn,
in-between the cyclic shifts of the Wheel of the Year,
in-between logic and fantasy ...
the “in-betweens," where your magical journey begins.
Myths, legends, spiritual teachings about medicine or spirit wheels, gateways, airts, quarter and cross-quarter energies, etc., have passed through generations of many different indigenous cultures. The mystic gates of this fictional series specifically focus on the energies of the “cardinal” directions, and are born from a fusion of the Celtic spirit wheel, “Old Forest” craft traditions, and the Adawee gateways of the Cherokee peoples. Though these different cultures vary in their teachings about directional energies, there are many uniting aspects.
In this fictional book series, each gate or threshold aligns with an element (one of air, fire, water, or earth), with one of the phases of the moon (waxing, full, waning or dead), with the “seasonal” cyclic shifts along the Wheel of the Year, and with the “winds,” or energies, of its cardinal direction (East, South, West, or North).
To enter through one of these mystical gates, you will need to discover its key. A riddle for each gate unfolds within that gate’s story. This riddle is the clue to help you find its gate key, open the gate, and access teachings from the grimoire of the Mystic Gates Series, The Book of Gates.
The Book of Gates holds many secrets and magicks. However, since it is imbued with its own magickal powers, it can choose to teach you, or not. If you want to be chosen, and if you want it to continue teaching you, you must first and always abide by its Sacred Creed:
“I may do as I want, as I will, as I feel, but may harm none
—neither here and now, nor then and there, nor in the coming of time anew—
for I am of it All as it All is of the One,
and you are in me as I am in you.
What I give to the world, be it kindness or pain
—what I do with intent, be it harm or humane—
will return to me with the force of three,
be it three times the love or three times the pain.”
Beware of those who covet this grimoire. Some have only heard of it whispered through the trees. They let nothing stop them from their eternal quest. Others have at one time held it close to their hearts, but it abandoned them, for they broke its Sacred Creed. They sacrifice all who get in their way to reclaim it once again. But, The Book of Gates cannot be claimed.
In Book 1, Dead Moon Awakens, Aishling, Lance, Morrigan, and Kelile search for the East Gate key. Did you figure out the key? If so, you’ll be able to find that key word hidden on this website. This key acts as a portal. When you click on it, you’ll be taken to a preview of The Book of Gates, and you may begin your journey. However, until you have unlocked all of the gates, you will only be able to “glimpse” some of the enchantments and magickal teachings for each Mystic Gate you unlock.