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Infinite Light Publishing LLC is an independent publishing company based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia yet part of a global network of emerging body, mind, spirit voices. The company began with spiritual children’s stories, and has grown to publish award winning books on mythology and folklore. The theme for our 2020 titles is the Sacred Feminine and the love of the natural world. We strive to be a cutting edge sustainable publishing company using green printing techniques whenever possible. Our primary author is Ayn Cates Sullivan, Ph.D. and we are now excited to welcome our new authors and wise women: Marcela Benson, Iva Kenaz, Lucinda Rae and Hannah May Hocking.


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Our goal is to publish sustainable books with powerful messages that inspire and awaken the world one book at a time.

Infinite Light Publishing titles coming soon:

Fantasy Fiction inspired by Roman myth and legend.
Readers: Adult and suitable for YA

Heroines of Avalon
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The Goddess Within by author Iva Kenaz is a fantasy novel set in 16th century Italy. Raised by her hermit father in the wild, secluded from human society, Berka grows into womanhood. At the dawn of her fifteenth summer she meets a faun, a being from a different realm. The two are instantly drawn to each other, but their secret meetings are soon disturbed by the arrival of a group of bandits. The threat intensifies when the group’s leader establishes an alliance with spirits from the shadowlands. Berka’s father comes up with an escape plan, but hesitant to leave the land she loves, she realizes she must find a way to face the inevitable peril. Berka soon learns her true origins and understands why she is so drawn the the otherworld. In this journey of self-discovery, Berka learns to embrace the powerful aspects of her divine feminine as well as the inseparable bond to the masculine. 

--A powerful read for young women who wish to understand their True Nature. 

The Rainbow Dragon's Emerald

Publication date November 1, 2019 - for pre-orders contact ayn@infinitelightpublsihing.com

Title: The Rainbow Dragon's Emerald / Ayn Cates Sullivan

llustrated by Belle Crow duCray.

Ages: 4+   

Length: 32 pages/ 994 words.

About: This is a book for children of all ages who care about the environment and about finding solutions so that we may all thrive. It is a heroine’s journey about discovering the magic that lives in your heart. 

Summary: A girl awakens in the forest surrounded by animals that are concerned about the Earth. They tell Eva that she must find the Rainbow Dragon’s Emerald otherwise the world will perish. She bravely ventures into the forest and then into a cave to find what has been lost. After meeting the Old Woman of the World (a metaphor for the Living Earth), Eva discovers what it means to love the Earth back to life. 

The Rainbow Dragon's Emerald is an epic fantasy storybook for children written by Ayn Cates Sullivan, Ph.D. and illustrated by Belle Crow duCray. Eva was a gifted young girl who instinctively felt at home in the forests and woodlands. She could converse with the animals and plants she found there and knew about the healing properties of every plant, tree, and vine. Eva was asleep in the meadow one day when the animals and the water spirit, Undina, came to see her. The animals sang an ancient and magical song as she slept. White Stag and the assembled creatures believed that Eva was the one being who could find the Dragon’s missing emerald and restore harmony to the planet. When Eva awoke, Undina explained what had happened and asked for Eva’s help. Could Eva be the one who finds the missing emerald and returns it to the Rainbow Dragon?

The Rainbow Dragon's Emerald gave me shivers as I followed Eva’s acceptance of her quest. I especially loved how the author merges modern-day concerns for the environment with the classic fantasy theme of her story. I appreciated the influence of classic fantasy visionaries like George McDonald and Hope Mirelees, and found this a story worth reading over and over. Belle Crow duCray’s colorful and lovely illustrations work so well to enhance the story and display its roots in both nature and high fantasy. Each panel is a work of art suitable for framing and hanging on a child’s wall or in a classroom. Sullivan’s choice of a young girl for the quest sends a marvelous message for young girl readers. Eva is not a princess but a quest-taker whose courage and intelligence are summoned to save the world. A perfect selection for story-time or bedtime, this book is also suitable for new readers to read on their own. The Rainbow Dragon's Emerald is most highly recommended.

— Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

“A magical tale of discovery that will enlighten children to respect the Earth and its importance to us all.” 

— Suzanna Crampton author of Bodacious the Shepherd Cat

“A beautiful story about the quest for inner knowledge.”

— Peter Mt. Shasta, author of I AM the Violet Tara

“The Rainbow Dragon has a magical, wise core. It is a delight to read such a relatable and heartwarming story that focuses on the divine feminine and the power of love. May we all find our inner emerald!”

— Iva Kenaz, author of The Goddess Within

The Rainbow Dragon’s Emerald is a beautiful way to teach children and parents how to get
 in tune with nature and the magical gifts of love, power and integrity within. There are 
deep spiritual truths shared through enticing storytelling and gorgeous illustrations! This is 
a book to read multiple times and form a very special bond with your child.”

— Joanna Garzilli, award winning author of Big Miracles: The 11 Spiritual Rules for Ultimate Success 

“This fairy tale will delight children and adults alike as it teaches how to discover the magic of the heart.”

— Catherine Carrigan, medical intuitive healer, author of Unlimited Intuition Now

“There is hidden wisdom in these pages! The Rainbow Dragon’s Emerald is about the wonder of a child embracing her friends, the natural world, as well as the magical world of infinite possibilities."

— Bruce L Erickson, MotherEarth Media

ISBN: 978-1-947925-00-7 (hardcover) | 978-1-947925-01-4 (ebk)

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f the Grail

"Legends of the Grail"
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Winner of 3 Evvy Fiction Awards

CIPY Envy Awards

Legends of the Grail is the Winner of the Pinnacle Book Awards for Women’s Interest

Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards


Spirited Woman Top Pick

London Book Festival, WINNER of the Compilations and Anthology division 

Winner - Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Competition, a notable book 2018

Florida book festival, WINNER Wild Card

New England Book Festival, honorable mention

'Legends of the Grail' Series

Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses is a collection of ancient Irish myths and legends told in the traditional way with a twist. Each Goddess, generally demonized or misunderstood, has the chance to retell her story in a way that liberates her from centuries of misunderstanding. Some of the stories date back 8,000 years or longer, and yet the wisdom is timeless.

Praise for the book...

5 stars - The Best Introduction to the Celtic Goddesses... beautifully written, inviting, spiritually uplifting and emotionally soothing: "Such a beautifully written book... the writing itself is so soothing, so uplifting, like balm to the soul. Yet the information that is presented is deep, both intellectually and spiritually. Ayn Cates Sullivan has a way of drawing you in to a deep space to commune with the goddesses almost effortlessly. She wraps you in words that release all reluctance or resistance, and beguiles you with tales that are both fascinating to the mind and healing to the heart. She not only introduces you to the Goddesses, she connects you to them in deep and powerful ways, so that they become a deep part of your own spiritual landscape. A must-read.” By Brandi Eileen Bennitton September 7, 2017

5 stars - book not to miss: "A book you cannot put down...........with the history of ancient goddesses.......and how they overcame is very electric........and helps one go inside oneself to see one's truth........leaves one with a growing experience.........well written and illustrated…….” By Aletaon September 5, 2017

5 stars - Celtic artwork most beautiful I've seen yet: "Such a creative masterpiece... elequent portrayal of the Celtic goddess in true form ... as the myth unfolds you can sense the color...within each goddess ..with the ability to really tune in to each goddess life force energy ! Celtic artwork most beautiful I've seen yet . Legends of the grail truly brings the heart of Celtic tradition for all too enjoy !!! by Beth panteli

author: Ayn Cates Sullivan, Ph.D.
Genre: Fiction, Irish Heritage, Women’s Studies
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author: Ayn Cates Sullivan, Ph.D.
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Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses has been selected as a 2018 Best Indie Book by Shelf Unbound.

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Heroes of Avalon and other TalesHeroines of Avalon & Other Tales is now available as an eBook from Amazon or Smashwords.

To order a signed copy with dedication from the author, please email: ayn@infinitelightpublishing.com


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Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales awards.

IP Book Awards Nautilus Book AwardsIndie Book Awards National Indie Book Awards

COVR Coalition of Visionary Resources

Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales awards.

ISBN: 978-1-947925-04-5 (hardback) - Price: $26.95 

Library of Congress Control Number: PS3619.U42 H47 2018

Names: Sullivan, Ayn Cates, author. | duCray, Belle Crow, illustrator.

Title: Heroines of Avalon / by Ayn Cates Sullivan ; illustrated by Belle Crow duCray.

Description: Santa Barbara, CA : Infinite Light Publishing, [2018] | Series: The Legends of the Grail series ; volume 2. | Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: ISBN: 978-1-947925-04-5 (hardback) | 978-1-947925-08-3 (paperback) | 978-1-947925-17-5 (eBook)

Subjects: LCSH: Mythology, British--Fiction. | Mythology, Celtic--Fiction. | Women, Celtic--Folklore. | Grail--Folklore. | Women--Folklore. | Women’s studies. | Determination (Personality trait)--Fiction. | Self-actualization (Psychology)--Fiction. | Spirituality--Fiction. | LCGFT: Arthurian romances. | BISAC: FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical. | FICTION / Fantasy / General. | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women’s Studies. | LITERARY COLLECTIONS / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.

Classification: LCC: PS3619.U42 H47 2018 | DDC: 813/.6--dc23 

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Heroines of Avalon - chosen as the top fiction award with Indie Reader Discovery Award.

About Heroines of Avalon:

Any nation or tribe that remembers and re-tells the stories of their people carry a torch of light and insight that continues to pass hope from one generation to the next. Heroines of Avalon includes a round table of inspiring women, including well-known Welsh deities and almost forgotten Arthurian female Grail Knights and landscape Goddesses. In this collection of British myths and legends, each heroine re-tells her story, often freeing herself from centuries of misunderstanding. These feisty women are inspiring role models. The book also includes practices that can help the reader journey to the deity and integrate the heroine’s life affirming qualities. This is the second volume in the “Legends of the Grail” series, which focuses on the Grail as Goddess. The series is designed to help us restore and embrace the qualities of the feminine that have been lost in most cultures and religions.  As the age of violence and domination ends, we look to the feminine archetypes to heal us both individually and collectively, so the planet can be restored. It is a book that invites wholeness and peace.

GREAT REVIEW for Heroines of Avalon

"Successful on every level – intellectual, mystical, reverential, and spiritual – this is a unique literary contribution, and one that deserves a very wide readership. Highly recommended.” 

— The San Francisco Review of Books


Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales Reader’s Favorite 5 Star Review: 

Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales by Ayn Cates Sullivan transports readers into the time of legend and revisits deities and legendary female characters linked to Welsh and British mythology. In this book, the author shares her insights and her journey to discovering her past, a journey that compelled her to research the extraordinary characters in her book. She says: “Recently I discovered through DNA testing that my family is related to the most powerful woman of the 12th century. Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204), the daughter and heiress of William, Duke of Aquitaine and Count of Poitiers.” While her discovery can be judged to be stunning, her research into the myth of the Holy Grail creates beautiful mythical encounters, bringing to life “untold” stories of characters like the Goddess Arianrhod, Blodeuweddi, Iouga, Elen, also known as “Elen of the Ways,” and the Goddess of Sovereignty, Elaine and Dindraine in the Arthurian female Grail Knights.

The writing is beautiful and atmospheric and readers listen to the voices of women of legend. The stories begin with an informative commentary that shares the author’s personal journey and offers elements of myth and the culture around which these characters evolved. The reader will understand the feminine visage of God and the role of some of the heroic women in the lives and history of legendary heroes like Arthur. The literary allusions are manifold in this narrative, and they feature the Lady of the Lake, Morte D’Arthur, and the Arthurian Round Table. One understands the role of women in British mythology and that brave kings were nothing without them: “A king must connect to the spirit of the land through a woman.”
Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales is a gripping narrative, a collection of powerful mythical women that will keep the reader spellbound. Ayn Cates Sullivan combines her storytelling craft with research to provide readers with great entertainment. Each story includes symbolism, a spirituality developed around the deity, and poems evoking a spiritual atmosphere linked to the character. It is well-illustrated and loaded with symbolism.” 

— Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite


Hannah May Hocking, a British based author and her debut picture book - A Fairy Tree.

ISBN: 978-1-947925-09-0 - Pub Date September 15, 2018.

A young girl named Daisy discovers an unusual path of flowers. As she explores it, she realizes her mother seems oddly familiar with the path that leads to a Fairy Tree. Her mother then tells a story about her own journey with the Fairy Tree and the friendly unseen helpers who reside inside. A story of hope, we are reminded that even when we lose our way, with some help, we can find our way home again. 


Number one best selling book on Amazon 2016.

‘A Story of Becoming’ awarded the Children’s Division Winner of the Paris Book Festival and the GOLD for Inspirational/Visionary Picture Book Children's Literary Classics!!

The Story of Becoming

Ayn Cates Sullivan’s latest book, A Story Of Becoming is the story of a seed that over time becomes an apple tree and after a storm becomes a living miracle. The tale is a metaphor for our own process of self-discovery and reminds us that no matter what we have faced in life our essence is still whole and complete. Illustrator Belle Crow duCray hand drew each page. This best selling book has won 18 top literary awards.

Illustrator Belle Crow duCray hand drew each page.

author: Ayn Cates Sullivan
illustrator: Belle Crow duCray
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ISBN: 978-0-9884537-2-2

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Ella's MagicElla's Magic

A young girl tries to hide something strange about herself from friends and family. When she becomes curious a light shines out of her forehead. Ella goes on a quest to find out why this happens to her, only to discover it is a true gift.

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Sparkle & The Gift
Sparkle & The Light
Sparkle & The Rainbow Dragon


Series: Sparkle Series (Book 1) 2nd edition
Author: Ayn Cates Sullivan
Illustrator: Belle Crow duCray
Hardcover with Dust Jacket: 81 pages
Publisher: Infinite Light Publishing (2016)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0-9970467-3-1
eBook: 978-0-9970467-4-8

Praise for Sparkle:

“What a delight!! Sparkle reminds us to drink in the songs of the birds and fairy worlds and dance to the music of the rainbow heart. We all need Sparkle in our lives. Ayn Cates Sullivan pours out a nurturing balm of fun filled fairy light. Belle duCray’s beautiful illustrations bring everything vibrantly alive, in the ‘garden,’ to nurture us and help us to re-member who we are as Light Filled HUE-Mans.”

— Rev. Deb Court ~ Spiritual PeaceMaking Minister ~ MDIV~ Guide to John of God

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Mom’s Choice AwardsSparkle and the Gift was the winner of the Beverly Hills Book Awards; was is given the GOLD award of Excellence by the Mom’s Choice Awards, the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, and awards at the Los Angles and London Book Festivals.

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We are proud to announce that Sparkle & The Light, the second book in the international award winning Sparkle Series!

Series: Sparkle Series (Book 2)
Hardcover with Dust Jacket: 81 pages
Publisher: Infinite Light Publishing (June 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0988453703
ISBN-13: 978-0988453708

Top customer reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars Sparkle & The Light - a curl-up book
By Marilyn A. Wilson on November 26, 2015
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"Sparkle & The Light is one of the books from the series that I purchased for my granddaughter for Christmas. As a good grandmother does, I read them first to determine the age appropriateness since she is 11. The miracle of this book, is that it was not only a wonderful read for me as an adult, but I could see my granddaughter being mesmerized by the story, the pages, the artwork and more. The writing draws you into the magic. A wonderful curl-up and read together book that I recommend for ALL ages."

Sparkle & The Light won the GOLD Mom’s Choice book award for Children’s Books birth to nine! It was a top Spirited Woman Book pick. Ayn Cates Sullivan won the Irwin Zucker Award for the best spiritual campaign. It also won an award with the London Book Festival.

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From the HeartFrom the Heart

Maria Cristina's latest CD, From the Heart. The lyrics were co-created by Ayn Cates Sullivan and Maria Cristina. Maria's angelic voice uplifts the spirit and inspires hope in her listeners.

A great CD for yoga classes, meditation, and for children. Very uplifting.

Available Now: contact the publisher: info@infinitelightpublishing.com

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Three Days in the Light
Three Days in the Light - Available Today

Author Ayn Cates Sullivan
Cover Design by Lucinda Rae
Illustrations by Belle du Cray(2014)

ISBN 9780988453746
60 pages
Paperback with Illustrations

This is a book to treasure and call upon whenever you have the need for spiritual sustenance. The author shares her mystical experience of what it is to be released from the confines of the body/mind complex and to feel the bliss of Being. The story is followed by a series of inspirational poems that bless the reader and invite in aspects and qualities of light. Ayn Cates Sullivan book is non-denominational in approach.


5 stars - Three Days in the Light - a welcome side by

By Marilyn A. Wilsonon November 26, 2015

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"Three Days in the Light is a beautifully written book from the heart of experience. I use many of the prayers within the book for my circles of women. This is one of those books to keep close by ... a welcome addition to your spiritual journey."

5 stars - Kiss from the divine

By oskar fassleron November 21, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

"This is an invitation to experience what we can all experience. The essence of our true nature. Ayns willingness to give all gave her the experience of being kissed by God. Let this book take you home as much as it took Ayn."

5 stars - Profound and Overflowing, a Potent Re-Connection

By C. Remondon April 7, 2014

Format: Kindle Edition

"I am so grateful to Ayn for her incredible journey into the Light, into the annihilation of the small self, and into cosmic consciousness. I am even more grateful that from this journey we can receive the blessings that are overflowing. These blessings and prayers are an absolute gift that help me easily, swiftly and so deeply reconnect to the Light within and help it to overflow. They are a cherished part of how I reconnect and strengthen my Light so that I can serve and make a greater contribution with my Life."

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Three Days in the Light is a book of blessings, several of which are sung on Maria Cristina's latest CD "From The Heart." The Ayn Cates Sullivan shares her mystical light experience of what it is to be released from the confines of the body/mind complex.

The author shares her mystical experience of what it is to be released from the confines of the body/mind complex. The story is followed by a series of inspirational poems that bless the reader and invite in aspects and qualities of light. Ayn Cates Sullivan book is non-denominational in approach. This is a book to treasure and call upon whenever you have the need for spiritual sustenance.

Several of the poems are sung on Maria Cristina's latest CD "From The Heart."

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A book of mystical poetry written in the tradition of the mystic poets, such as Rumi, Hafiz and Gibran. Many of the poems were turned into lyrics and are sung on Maria Cristina’s CD “From The Heart."

Author: Ayn Cates Sullivan, Ph.D.
Cover Illustration: Gwen Cates
Paperback: 48 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1466952317

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“Ayn’s poetry truly touched my soul. The poems are incredibly beautiful. I was so moved by them. As a horse owner and happily married mother of two, I could relate to all of her work. What an amazing blessing it was to read these.”

– Pamela Guerrieri

The first thought that comes to mind when I think of Ayn Cates Sullivan is 'Thank God she’s here!'. Followed very quickly by 'What on Earth would we do without her?'. And I mean that literally. Ayn’s consciousness is a treasure for this planet.”

- Jessie Lamando

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Ayn Cates Sullivan’s first book of poetry published by Envoi Press in Wales. (1993)


“We amply enjoyed your poetry and read it cover to cover. The Windhorse reminds us of the works of Rumi, which we love.” 

– Mr & Mrs Saeed Koreie

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Consider This: Recovering Harmony and Balance Naturally, by Ayn Cates Sullivan, Findhorn Press, 1993

Author: Ayn Welsey Cates (Ayn Cates Sullivan)
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Findhorn Pr (September 1997)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1899171401
ISBN-13: 978-1899171408

About the book

Consider This: Recovering Harmony & Balance Naturally, is a lay person’s introduction to twelve alternative therapies which Ayn researched and studied in depth while completing her doctorate at King’s College London in England. The book was published by Findhorn in 1995, a well known and loved spiritual community, ecovillage, and international center for holistic learning in Scotland. Consider This introduces various modalities including Aromatherapy, Color Therapy, Crystal Healing, Energy Therapies, Flower Essences, Homoeopathy, Nutrition, Reflexology, Sound Therapy, Spiritual Healing, Affirmations and Yoga. The book was used as a text book for New Approaches in the UK for several years, and is written as a guidebook which can open the way to further study and inquiry.

Praise for Consider This

“Out of a hundred or so subjects, Ayn was invited to write on twelve of her choice. This book is her free expression and personal view. As you read the book you will certainly have been inspired by Ayn.”

- Colin Ryder Richardson, author

“This is a handy layperson’s reference book that I always keep nearby.”- Kat Hamilton, college student

5 stars - Consider This Is Required Reading

By Marilyn A. Wilsonon November 26, 2015

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"I was surprised at the detail and resourceful assistance this book offers. As a woman on a spiritual journey and a woman guiding other women also - this book easily defines each modality of the healing light and the gifts each person can study or deepen into when needed. It is clear in order and layout. I love the way the chapters lean into the astrology .. which is another modality of understanding. A great book. I've highlighted it to use many of the explanations within my own teachings. Thanks Ayn."

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