May 1, 2015

Excerpt about Invoking Animal Magic:

“I admit, I was expecting this book to be the usual information about communicating with your magical kitty. While I enjoy that type of material, too, Hearth Moon Rising gave a very academic and experiential accounting of several types of animals that I might not have thought of on my own. The book offers an in-depth study of nine animals: snake, bat, mouse, bear, owl, toad, spider, rabbit/hare and dog/wolf. Surprised by some of them? I was. She also touches on other animals and insects of all sorts — including the noble cockroach! …

The author has really spent time researching the pagan historical context of the chosen species. She has also interacted with living animals and done her work to connect with them. She has designed rituals, meditations, and journaling prompts in each chapter. These make for motivating individual study or for fun group work …” [Leslie Linder]

Medusa Coils

August 28, 2013

Excerpt: Hearth Moon Rising’s Book About Animals and Goddesses

Invoking Animal Magic is an extraordinary book, richly written and chock full of information and inspiration related to goddesses (and some gods) and the creatures with which they’re associated …

“It is extremely well written, clear yet with depth and humor. Its writing appears effortless (though usually writing that appears effortless has taken a lot of thought) — certainly it is easy to read, with its fine organization adding to the reader’s enjoyment…” [Judith Laura, Medusa Coils]

Before It’s News

August 1, 2013

Excerpt about Invoking Animal Magic:

“When I’m going on a train journey I like to make sure I have a really interesting book to read. This summer I’ve been doing some freelance work in an office and the book that’s been taking my mind off the delays, smells and general unpleasantness of the commute is Invoking Animal Magic: A guide for the pagan priestess

“It is one of those books you can dip into and read a section that’s so full of interesting facts and ideas you’ll be mulling it over for the rest of the day — or at least thinking about in those boring moments in an office when otherwise you’d be watching the clock …” [Before It’s News]