Along the Wheel of Time: Sacred Stories for Nature Lovers
"I was moved through tears, laughter and subtle patterns of connection..." -EagleSong Evans Gardener
"Rev. Judith Laxer's resonance with the deeply mysterious and often fantastic world shines through these lyrical stories..." -Sonya Lea
"Rev. Laxer, a contemporary Priestess, weaves stories of modern life infused with the sacred and with ancient ways of worship."
- Shawna Carol
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A young woman follows her lover and finds her calling in the Autumn realm of the dead; a first-time mother gives birth on the Winter solstice; a daughter’s grief heals in a Spring garden; a joyous ceremony of mature sexuality celebrates the peak of Summer: these stories explore magickal realism in ordinary life.
Following the Pagan Wheel of the Year, Along the Wheel of Time: Sacred Stories for Nature Lovers tells eight short stories, one for each of the natural Earth holy days called sabbats. Through the experience of the characters, these stories demonstrate how the changing of the seasons is a spiritual model for the soul.
Praise for Along the Wheel of Time
Kudos are in order for Rev. Judith Laxer’s Along the Wheel of Time: Sacred Stories for Nature Lovers. Each of the stories in this poignant collection delivers rich, dense nourishment celebrating everyday life lived sacredly within the context of a Great Mother’s matrix. Warmed by the Sun and graced by the Moon, these stories will ring familiar for those who practice earth-centered ways. For those unfamiliar, Judith’s deft writing style and relevance to our present world offers an exquisite encapsulation of the human condition and the organic process of soul making within the vale of Earth. Judith’s love of nature and deep compassion for people and our planet shines through every word. Each story offers a tale of strength and dignity inherent in Earth, reflected by those dancing rhythms of sowing, tending and harvesting life. Her ability to travel between worlds and carry us along as easily as if we’re sitting with her in a dugout canoe or an Irish coracle is to be applauded. I was moved through tears, laughter and subtle patterns of connection, as I journeyed a year and a day with Rev. Laxer and her milieu of palpable characters. I heartily recommend this book as a spirited travel log and a meaningful roadmap for a future with life on Earth.
-EagleSong Evans Gardener, Community Centered Herbalist, RavenCroft Garden
In these stories Along The Wheel of Time, the reader is invited to enter a liminal state, one not disconnected from our time, but born by the necessity of living wholeheartedly in a confusing, sometimes conflicted era. These characters are midwives, grandmothers, daughters, lovers and the occasional horned goat god, all sensual and curious, grappling with their choices, trying for integrity. Rev. Judith Laxer's resonance with the deeply mysterious and often fantastic world shines through these lyrical stories, each held by an ancient celebration of seasonal renewal. Her imaginative tales are like a night around the fire with the wise and soulful storyteller goddess you've always wished for.
-Sonya Lea, author of
Wondering Who You Are
Along the Wheel of Time: Sacred Stories for Nature Lovers beautifully illuminates the heart of earth based spiritual practice. Rev. Laxer, a contemporary Priestess, weaves stories of modern life infused with the sacred and with ancient ways of worship.
I loved this book.
-Shawna Carol, author of The Way of Song: A guide to Freeing the Voice and Sounding the Spirit
In Along the Wheel of Time: Sacred Stories for Nature Lovers the personal and the mythical intertwine, which is how sacred story should be. Page after page, Judith pours out the mystery of time and being like a wondrous broth, and on it we dine. We are served nourishment through our seasons from her lips, from her heart, from the voices that move through her from beyond the veils of time.
-Normandi Ellis, author of Awakening Osiris
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