Selkie, I think you're probably right. I only have a couple of the Dark is Rising
books now, but I should get the rest and re-read them. For those who don't know Susan Cooper's work, she wrote a series of young adult novels in the 1970s (1960s?) on a theme that was as common in that period as apprentice witches and wizards is today, namely seemingly ordinary children and young teens getting caught up in ancient mythological battles that somehow break through into the modern world. Cooper's five (?) The Dark is Rising
novels are still in print and well worth reading. Another author in the same vein is Alan Garner. His book The Owl Service
is an absolute favourite of mine, and still gives me shivers in exactly the same way it did when I was fourteen!
Another favourite symbol of mine is the Vesica Piscis
that decorates the cover of the Chalice Well
at Glastonbury, England. I bought a silver ring with that design on it when I visited there many years ago, and I sometimes wear it for rituals, sabbats and such.
And to keep it from seeming too weird and specialized, I should add that I'm very fond of the pentacle as a symbol, too.
Finally got a whole day at home today, so I've made a trip to the storage locker to gather some supplies and I'm starting to work.