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Grandmother Moon: Lunar Magic in Our Lives--Spells, Rituals, Goddesses, Legends, and Emotions Unde

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Entertaining and practical lunar lore exploring the moon's powerful influence on our lives, its ancient role in myths and rituals, and how to tap its power today for creativity, peace, and health.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 20th 1991 by HarperOne
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Mar 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recently I have gone back in the chronology of pagan and witchcraft literature to examine, to refresh my thoughts and workings as I have reached a plateau in my spiritual progress. I acquired Z. Budapest's revised classic “Grandmother Moon”. Organized by the lunar calendar, each cycle includes a Goddess myth, message from an associated deity, a “moontide” section which describes a possible obstacle during the cycle, spells, world lunar festivals, a lunar herb and other folkloric tidbits told in ...more
Feb 28, 2015 rated it liked it
This book is very Northern Hemisphere-centric, therefore it was a bit more confusing and even with converting things, it didn't quite make sense with regard to astrological correspondences as well as the seasons. That said, there are plenty of interesting anecdotes and is lots of generally useful information. I'd say take what you like and leave the rest, some ideas being more opinion than fact. I'm sure this book is really helpful if you're in the Northern hemisphere though I will take things f ...more
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I adore Zsuzsanna E. Budapest's work! This book is straight up fabulous! I love it! It has an obviously feminist flair to it. I love all the information, lore and musings within the book. She's been an amazing contributor to the Pagan community and her books empower women! I'm not a hyper feminist by any means but having done the work within her books shortly after my divorce while raising my children alone - my self esteem was rock bottom. Her books, helped to lift me up from feeling unworthy t ...more
Kelly Lynn Thomas
Interesting mix of lore, holidays, and feminist musings. You could read this all the way through, but I think it's more useful and perhaps more meaningful to read each chapter around the corresponding full moon and/or use it more as a reference guide.
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a book I've used over the years & to which I will always refer. One of my nicknames is Moon. If you want to understand better the moon's activity & its effect on the planet & our bodies & emotions/thinking, then take a look.
Aug 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Used this hands-on book constantly during the time I was in an active women's group. Very accessible and helpful for ceremony.
Terri Kempton
Jan 29, 2010 rated it liked it
Can't wait for this book to be revised and rereleased! There is a lot of beautiful content on the 13 lunar cycles of the year and rituals for each.
Sameera Kamulkar
Sep 02, 2012 rated it liked it
A beautiful book. Read it whether you are a witch or not. Its about connecting to that part of yourself that still beats in harmony
Juliet Waldron
Feb 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Lots of folklore, history and connections to the Past through this book. Much common sense and sanity couched in a magical format.
Terri Kempton
Oct 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some of you know I have personal reasons for rating this version higher than the previous. Enjoy!
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