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Author Louise O’Neill on making crystals and tarot cards her new gods


by IMAGE
12th May 2022

Anna Groniecka

As her new book 'Idol' goes out into the world, Irish author Louise O’Neill weighs in on the modern woman’s fascination with New Age spirituality.

I was a very devout child. I loved the drama of Mass; the solemn bowing of heads, the kneeling before an altar carved of gold, the heady scent of incense. For a little girl who wholeheartedly believed in magic – I blame Enid Blyton – the concept of transubstantiation was a thrilling one, watching as a man turned bread and wine into flesh and blood. I went through a period of wanting to be a...

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