There could be no better title for this book! Praise to the Moon has "gratitude" glowing from it, for this will be what all those that read Elen Hawke's latest masterpiece feel! The moon has controlled every ounce of fluid on this earth, from the smallest of molecules to the tides of the ocean. For all the moon-lovers, worshippers and novelists alike, this is the book for you!
Ms. Hawke begins Praise to the Moon with "In the Beginning." This chapter harkens back to the eons when the moon was earth's only satellite. She discloses the many aspects of the moon in history, scientific fact, different religious beliefs, legends and lore. Moving on, Ms. Hawke explains the cycles in "New Moon", "Eclipses", "The First Quarter", "The Man in the Moon", "Full Moon", "Initiation" and "The Last Quarter". She continues on this wonderful journey with "The Indian Lunar Zodiac", "Old Moon", "The Moon in Astrological Signs" and "The Celtic Tree Calendar".
Just as you think Praise to the Moon is winding down, you are amazed at all there still is: "Circle Casting","Color Correspondences", "Moon Gardening", "Related Websites" and a very thorough glossary.
Adding her own Magic to Praise of the Moon, Elen blends in recipes, crafts, spells, gardening, rituals and invocations along with the many lunar deities from around the world. This is the book we have all been waiting for. Kudos to Ms. Hawke for Praise of the Moon...Bravo!
M.L. Benton, Publisher, Echoed Voices.
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