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


by IMAGE
12th May 2022

Anna Groniecka

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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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