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Book Review – The Mythic Moons of Avalon: Lunar & Herbal Wisdom from the Isle of Healing by Jhenah Telydru

Book Review

The Mythic Moons of Avalon

Lunar & Herbal Wisdom from

the Isle of Healing

by Jhenah Telydru

408 Pages

 

 

“The Mythic Moons of Avalon” by Jhenah Telyndru is a very worthy sequel to the author’s “Avalon Within”.

It’s worth noting, however, that, while you may wish to for scholastic background, you do not have to have read “Avalon Within” to full enjoy and learn from “Mythic Moons”.

“Mythic Moons” is based on the Women’s Mystery Tradition that is followed within the Sisterhood of Avalon, but again, you do not have to be a member to gain full benefit from Ms. Telyndru’s wisdom and knowledge.

Part One of this book outlines the foundation on which the rest of the information is based:

–What is Avalon?

–What are the phases of the Moon?

–What is the Avalonian Cycle of Healing?

–How does this lead us to the Avalonian Cycle of Revealing?

Within this modern Avalonian tradition, each moon has its’ own corresponding herb, one in which we learn to work with the plant and its’ energies, said energies based upon the moon phase and the corresponding Avalonian Goddess.

Ms. Telyndru explains how to explore these energetics and get to know them intimately, using the making off elixirs, meditations, herbal and personal journaling, immram (visualized journeys), scholastic knowledge, as well as our own intuitive wisdom.

Each named moon is discussed in full with it’s herbal ally, as well as the Avalonian Goddess that is honored at that particular time of the Cycle.

The myths for these Goddesses are based upon the Four Branches of The Mabinogi.

The author outlines how to immerse yourself within the energies of each herb and each moon, learning the workings and focus for each.

For those of you who love and study herb lore, this book is filled with invaluable information that will enhance your herbal work. For those of us who follow the Moon and Her phases, the knowledge and wisdom within the pages of this book can only strengthen our love for this beautiful, mystical orb.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves herbs, the Moon, the Goddess and wishes to further their studies. Obviously, it is even more recommended for those who follow this path in their personal journey.

Jhenah Telyndru (MA, Celtic Studies) is an author, educator, and Priestess. Founder of the Sisterhood of Avalon, she presents Avalonian Training Intensives around North America, and facilitates pilgrimages to sacred sites in the British Isles. You can find more about her on her site http://ynysafallon.com/

(Note: I am a member of the Sisterhood of Avalon and friend with Ms. Telyndru.)

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About the Author:

Susan Morgaine is a Priestess, Healer, Witch, Writer, and Teacher.

She is entering her 21st year teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, being a Certified instructor through the Kundalini Research Institute.

She is a Certified Women’s Empowerment Coach/Facilitator through Imagine A Woman International, founded by Patricia Lynn Reilly. She has long been involved in Goddess Spirituality and Feminism, teaching classes and workshops, including Priestessing local Red Tents.

She is a monthly columnist with PaganPages.org Her writings can be found in The Girl God Anthologies, Whatever Works: Feminists of Faith Speakand Jesus, Mohammed and the Goddess, as well as Mago Publications She Rises, Volume 2, and “Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess”. She is the author of “My Name is Isis, the Egyptian Goddess”, part of the “My Name is ” series of children’s book. She has also been published in Jareeda and SageWoman magazines.

She is a a Reiki Master and a proud member of the Sisterhood of Avalon. She can be found at MysticalShores.com