drawing down the moon
Drawing down the moon is a small collection of poetry and drawings, crafted in the last thirteen years. It’s a testament to lots of L words…luna, love, longing, limbo, longevity, lust, lunacy, the list is long but you get the idea. The moon is the eternal feminine and all she is; creativity, emotion, intuition, tides, blood, water, grace, irrationality.
Mentioned first in the Greek Magical Papyrus, drawing down the moon was a ritual of feminine magic. The moon goddess and all her power is invoked and then embodied to affect a situation. It was serious, and often mad business. This power could literally make rivers run in the opposite direction, stop day from issuing forth, it could grant the power to walk on water or to fly, and of course, to channel poetry.
In Plato’s Gorgias, Socrates speaks of “Thessalian enchantresses, who, as they say, bring down the moon from heaven at the risk of their own perdition”.
Love is like that though. Eros is the great transformer.
The book is self published as a grey linen hardcover with dust jacket and can be purchased on Amazon After June 3rd it is also available as an ebook. If you contact me directly on firstname.lastname@example.org, you can get a signed, limited edition copy containing handcrafted sterling silver end pages, bespoke additions, and handmade wrapping. These special copies are available for AU$99.00.
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This is why utterance is magic. Words do have power. Names have power. Words are events, they do things, change things. They transform both speaker and hearer; they feed energy back and forth and amplify it. They feed understanding or emotion back and forth and amplify it.
~ Ursula K. Le Guin