SUN, MOON AND STARS: SEASONAL CELEBRATIONS FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES, TAMARIKI & WHANAU ~ JULIET BATTEN
Would you like to help the children in your life to grow up with a deep connection to nature and the rhythms of life?
Sun, Moon, and Stars will show you how.
Juliet Batten guided her family and others for over two years through celebrating eight markers in the seasonal cycle. Her account, together with those of her contributors, results in a book that is inspiring and practical. By following the simple steps she outlines, you too can enjoy creating rituals to enhance the lives of your family and the young ones you care for.
You may choose the approach that fits your situation from the three possibilities outlined below:
- Simple activities for beginners, especially families with preschoolers.
- Deeper-level, earth-based rituals that bring in magic, wonder, and a sense of the sacred — for those who have become more adept at seasonal celebrations, and for school-aged children as well.
- Community seasonal celebrations, for those who wish to reach out and include others.
Sun, Moon, and Stars won second place in the Ashton Wylie awards for an unpublished manuscript, 2020.
"A beautifully written, practical book for children and families, whanau and communities, which will inspire a sense of wonder, joy and sacred connection to nature, to one another, and to our deepest selves." - Dr Kathryn Rountree, celebrant, Professor Emeritus, Anthropology and Ritual and Belief
Format: Paperback (235mm X 152mm) 214 pages
First published 2020.
Juliet Batten, a teacher and artist as well as a psychotherapist and writer, has worked extensively on seasonal celebrations and ceremonies, leading rituals throughout New Zealand. This revised edition of Celebrating the Southern Seasons follows her award-winning fifth book A Cup of Sunlight: discovering the sacred in everyday life.