Douglas and Olivia Rosestone have worked together for the past twenty years as “life coaches for couples by a couple” and together with their son, screenwriter Jonah Rosestone, are drawing upon their personal influences and inspirations for writing a fantasy book series, Secrets of the Rainbow Bridge.
The Rosestone’s work as life coaches, along with lessons-learned as students of archetypal psychology, and their family’s shared beliefs that fantasy is a vehicle for adults, as Tolkien says, “to suspend apprehensions and feel deep joy” have served as guideposts along the way.
The Rosestone’s are using the major archetype of elven and faery “Other-world” Tir na Nog, in the series. Douglas explains, “The Sidhe races of the Otherworld are of various kinds, which is taken right out of Celtic folklore The best source for this is W.Y. Evans-Wentz’s The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries. We also have elemental beings, earth, water, air and fire, which are universal archetypes and we have various kinds of faery elementals, as well as Celtic gods and goddesses. For the elves, we have the four metals, platinum, gold, silver and copper, which are also universal archetypes.“
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