In lyrical, often dazzling prose, woven throughout with poems that weep, call, sing, and shimmer, poet, author, Corinne Stanley takes us to the Spain of our heart's deepest imaginings in La tercera luz. This expertly crafted tale entwines the artistic yearnings and creative passions of two women, both poets – set in each other's path by a mythopoetic destiny... Esther Bendala Pavón, a prodigy Spanish poet fallen into obscurity, terminally ill with brain cancer, longs for her poems to have voice in the world after her death, and our Poet, feeling stuck in an academic career that has ceased to have meaning for her, aches to be ignited back to vibrant life...to reclaim her voice and her passion. The two poets meet on the Avenida de Hercules in Seville, Spain, and their dual journey to fulfillment begins, braided together by mysterious synchronicities, guided by omens and signs, and the presence of the Divine Feminine.
Set against the luminous backdrop of the Spanish landscape, and the haunting vestiges of la Convivencia, La tercera luz is an incandescent tribute to the ever- refilling well of possibilities when we have the courage to make the journeys of the Heart. When Corinne Stanley, herself a cancer survivor, reaches out across oceans and cultures and generously gifts Esther Bendala Pavón her longed-for place in the literary sun, she ensures her own triumphant legacy.