There are goddesses in every woman. JEAN SHINODA BOLEN, Goddesses in Everywoman

Woman Lying in a Field by Arthur Boyd

Nature is our source. The trees are our lungs, the air is our breath, the waters are our circulation and the Earth is our body. SHIKOBA WOLFE

GAIA, Goddess Of Earth And Nature

In order to reclaim our full selves, to integrate each of these aspects through which we pass over the course of our lives, we must first learn to embrace them though our cycles. LUCY H. PEARCE, Moon Time

SELENE, Goddess of the Moon

The Goddess does not rule the world. She is the world. Manifest in each of us. STARHAWK, The Spiral Dance

EOS, Goddess of the Dawn

Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity and ageless knowing. CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTÉS, Women Who Run With the Wolves

ARTEMIS, Goddess of the Hunt and the Moon

A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim. MAYA ANGELOU

ATHENA, Goddess of Wisdom, War and Crafts

The psyches and souls of women also have their own cycles and seasons of doing and solitude… of being of the world and returning to the soul-place. CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTES, Women Who Run With The Wolves

HESTIA, Goddess of the Hearth, Home and Hospitality

All my heart is yours, sir: it belongs to you; and with you it would remain, were fate to exile the rest of me from your presence forever. CHARLOTTE BRONTE, Jane Eyre

HERA, Goddess of Marriage, Queen of the Gods

Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears. KATE WINSLET

DEMETER, Goddess of the Grain, Harvest and Fertility

Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. BRENE BROWN, Daring Greatly

PERSEPHONE, Goddess of Spring, Queen of the Underworld

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. GEORGE SAND

APHRODITE, Goddess of Love, Beauty and Desire

The women I admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because shit worked out. They got that way because shit went wrong and they handled it. They handled it on a thousand different days, in a thousand different ways, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes. ELIZABETH GILBERT

PSYCHE, Goddess of the Soul

What a woman desires above all else is the power of sovereignty, the right to exercise her own free will. ETHEL JOHNSTON PHELPS, Gawain and Lady Ragnell

LIBERTAS, Goddess of Freedom

Welcome!

Welcome to my website!

And welcome to my writer’s world!

Thank you for visiting me. Here is where you can find out more about my books and about me, too! What I am like, what I like to do and what inspires and motivates me. My passions when I am not creating beautiful books about nature, gardens, fantasy, love, romantic quests and goddesses, toggling between fiction and nonfiction.

Goddesses, their mythology and archetypes, are a particular fascination, especially their relevance and influence over our lives today.

The goddess paintings and quotes above form an integral part of Goddesses in You, my latest nonfiction book, due for release late 2022.

Currently I am working on Awakening Aphrodite, a fictional quest to find the goddess within.

May the creative spirit be with you, too.

Feel free to email me  with any questions, requests or comments.

Books by Christine Lister

Goddesses in You

Who are you?
What makes up your personality?
At the deepest level, what instinctively drives you?
What stereotypical gender roles are expected of you?
Are you living the life of your true self?

Goddesses in You illuminates how women’s lives are shaped by archetypes – powerful inner patterns, personified by twelve Greco-Roman Goddesses and derived from myths.

Archetypal patterns are like the door into a hidden realm, a parallel reality… (They) hold the key to the real you.

CAROLINE MYSS, Archetypes

GODDESSES IN YOU is due for release late 2022.

The Hidden Journey

Christine, a passionate gardener and recently retired after a long career, was enjoying her new found life and freedom when her husband Rex was diagnosed with melanoma.

This beautifully moving story is taken from her journal, as she observes the changes in the seasons and her garden that seem to mirror the changes in her world with her beloved Rex.

Christine bravely lets us into her world with honesty, humour and compassion.

In The Garden
Of My Delights

Author, Christine Lister’s much-loved bushland garden in suburban Melbourne is the setting for
In The Garden Of My Delights.

Stunning photography of the garden by Brett Foster, over the changing cycle of the seasons, is
accompanied by beautifully matched inspirational quotes and an introduction to each season.

Tahlia,
You Can Do It!

Help children learn that they can do anything!

Tahlia has a special affinity with her Poppy who loves motorbikes.
Poppy believes everyone should ride a motorbike and decides Tahlia should learn to ride one.

“I’m only three Poppy. Little girls don’t ride motorbikes.”
“Tahlia, You Can Do It!”

So Poppy took Tahlia riding on his motorbike up and down the driveway, round and round the backyard, so many times she lost count until she wasn’t scared any more. It was exciting. It was fun, until…

Books by Christine Lister

Phantoms

The legend lives on in Phantoms… as the modern-day Phantom of the Opera, Eric Destler, plots to take over and rule the Palais Garnier with La Divina, the world-famous soprano, Carlotta Caccini, as his queen. But at every turn he is thwarted by his nemesis, the original Phantom of the Opera, now the Opera Ghost.

Phantoms is set in the dark underground of the famous Paris Opera House and the stage above, where Guiseppi Verdi’s famous opera Macbeth is being rehearsed – exactly one hundred years since the first production of Le Fantome de l’Opera in 1910.

This is a tale about many phantoms – the real, imagined and ethereal – that haunt us all. And about the phantoms who live in the darkest recesses of the world, often lurking behind beautiful facades. It is about parallel worlds, where opera imitates life with potentially catastrophic results.

This is a world where some masks cannot be seen.

How Do I Love Thee?

How Do I Love Thee?  is a celebration of love. A lover’s repertoire.

Timeless love quotes are married with images of another enduring love – the beauty and bounty of my garden. So, you too can say to your loved one, 

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING