Divining with Animal Guides: Answers From the World at Hand is a wealth of wisdom that will help you access practical and mystical guidance from the natural world. Hearth Moon Rising has done a vast amount of outstanding research on lore and history from around the globe – yet the book is captivating, never dry. The stories and exercises inspire while teaching. Everyone should own a copy of this valuable, readable resource. ~ Nikki Starcat Shields, author of The Heart of the Goddess: A Handbook for Living Soulfully.
Excerpt from review of Divining with Animal Guides:
“…The author, Hearth Moon Rising, is very attuned to the natural world and brings a clarity and dignity to the animals she writes about, that only comes from many years of observation, magical practice and deep love of all beings, whether four-footed, winged, swimming, crawling or slithering. And she reminds us of their sacredness.
Susun Weed interviews Hearth February 27, 2018 about animal divination.
Hearth Moon Rising uses personal encounters in this dazzling read that aims to open the readers’ eyes to a new way of viewing the world. ~ Elizabeth Konkel, San Francisco Book Review
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I was planning to write more this week about the Northern Goshawk, but I’ve been sidetracked once again by the patriarchally-minded Pagans, Witches this time, who no-platform feminists for disagreeing with them. I don’t even blog about this every time it happens, or they would effectively silence my voice by giving me nothing else to write about. But this week the entry in the no-platforming hall of shame is especially egregious: Max Dashu was disinvited from an event in San Francisco entitled “Modern Witches Confluence” per objections by trans activists.
As someone noted in a (still undeleted at the time of this writing) comment, there could be no such confluence without the scholarship of Max Dashu. Amidst many decades of concerted misinformation and specious attacks from the academy on the legacy of Witchcraft, Max has been a persistent voice on the side of truth, with meticulous research backing up her conclusions. She is the best scholarly resource Pagans have had since Robert Graves.
By parsing her work, those with “a shared vision of inclusion” (whatever that means) have revealed Max as having thought crimes, of not believing every part of the trans narrative. Not believing, in current Orwellian parlance, is “non-inclusive,” and the punishment for this heresy is…wait for it…non-inclusion.