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Queen of the Night is a journey into the world of Celtic cosmology, shamanism, and sacred animals, as well as Celtic language, art, and culture, to discover the power and centrality of the moon. Since the earliest times, from stone circles and passage graves to the rites and customs of Druids, the moon has been the symbol of the Goddess and has played a crucial role in worship and celebration.
In 13 chapters representing the moon’s monthly and annual cycles, NicMhacha tells the story of Celtic moon mythology, as well as touching upon Greek, Hindu, and Norse traditions. Each chapter sets forth the role of the moon in Celtic tradition and culture and includes poetry, quotes, or prayers honoring the moon. At the end of each chapter, she offers meditations, ceremonies, and exercises to help readers connect with the moon and apply its power to their lives.
From the world of fairies to bards, seekers, and shamans; from the moon’s role in the secret meetings of women spinners to the role of sacred animals and mythic beings, Queen of the Night is a lively, informative, and transformative book for anyone who wants to understand and experience the power of the moon.
Sharynne MacLeod NicMhacha is a writer, musician, and practicing pagan of Scottish and Irish ancestry. A member of the Celtic band The Moors, winner of the best CD of the year from Noise magazine, MacLeod NicMhacha studied Celtic languages and literature at Harvard University. Her articles have appeared in New Age Journal, Shaman's Drum, Earth Star, and Green Egg. She lives in Massachusetts.