This book features the paintings of artist Beth Shadur, from her "away with the faeries" series, begun while she was an artist in residence in Ireland. The works look at the ancient symbol of the spiral as seen not only in Celtic culture, but as found in world cultures. The book explores how the spiral is seen as a sacred entity, found in both nature and in man-made creations. Shadur blends her symbols, English and Gaelic text with images of the Irish sacred landscape of the Burren, which features remains of the creations of the ancient Celtic culture combined with a unique ecology of wildflowers, mountains, and limestone rock. Shadur paints the sacred mountain An Mullach Mor as an iconic image on which to combine her rich imagery of symbol, text and observed nature.