Cosmic Flow: A Creative Guide to Harnessing the Rhythm of the Moon

Nikki Strange. Leaping Hare, $16.99 trade paper (176p) ISBN 978-0-7112-5348-3
Textile designer Strange (Watercolour Plant Art) delivers a beautifully illustrated workbook that encourages creative thinking and actualization based on the cycles of the moon. Each of the book’s sections—one for each of the moon’s eight phases—describes the spiritual symbolism of a phase and includes artistic exercises and writing prompts. For instance, in the new moon phase she recommends a ritual for understanding one’s true desires by creating an altar to the moon, meditating on one’s “inklings and desires,” writing down one’s intentions, and making a list of personal attributes. Basic information about the Western zodiac is included to guide focus and intentions for each month, which change according to which zodiac sign the moon is within. Strange also brings in a grab bag of global spiritual traditions—such as sacred Sanskrit chanting, Hindu goddesses, and spirit animals—though these fit awkwardly alongside her lunar cycle advice. Each page is filled with colorful illustrations that enhance the dreamy aesthetic. Strange’s charming lunar guide will help any New Age spiritualist build awareness and appreciation of natural cycles. (Oct.)
Reviewed on : 07/29/2020
Release date: 10/01/2020
Genre: Religion
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