BOOK REVIEW: DANCING WITH NEMETONA

Lovely review of my latest book, Dancing With Nemetona! x

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This is my Amazon book review for Joanna van der Hoeven’s latest book.

Highly recommended. With an ease and lightness of touch, this book reflects on the sacred in relation to physical and subtle space, relationships and boundaries, safety and risk, liminality and letting go. Sacred time too – I liked the author’s definition of ritual as “taking a moment, taking time out, to celebrate or honour a specific moment of time”.

A modern Druid, Joanna van der Hoeven uses her personal journey to illustrate her themes and suggests practices to explore them – within the home, within the forest and within the inner world. These practices, and the book as a whole, are accessible to beginners or non-aligned seekers as well as those already grounded in Druid and Pagan tradition. This is helped by the careful arrangement of the book in six chapters: Lady of Boundaries and Edges; Lady…

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4 thoughts on “BOOK REVIEW: DANCING WITH NEMETONA

  1. I’m just in the process of reading this. I’m trying to take my time over it (I have a tendency to treat all books like novels and read them cover to cover too quickly) so that I can spend some time thinking about each chapter.

    It’s already providing me with lots of food for thought; I’m just up to chapter 3. I’m particularly intrigued by Chapter 1, Lady of Boundaries and Edges, and your analogies of size and “density” of the nematon/aura indicating how “approachable” you are. (I know that’s not exactly what you were saying but it’s what it made me think of and it’d take an essay from me to explain it properly!) I’m only part way through chapter 3 but I’m already prompted to find out more about Elen of the Ways; must start by re-reading Elen Sentier’s book.)

    So; another great book, providing not only a relaxed and readable style but lots of ideas that I need to take further. (If it’s alright with you I may use some of the questions it raises as starting points for discussion suggestions if The Druid Network has another round of Talking Stick topics.)

    Other subscribers to this blog – if you haven’t already bought this book; do so, it’s highly recommended, by me at least.

    • Thanks, Gwion! I’ve put up a couple of posts on here about Elen as well – you may find them interesting! And please do leave a review on Amazon if you’d like once you’re finished – it would be greatly appreciated. x

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