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Aisha's Moonlit Walk

Stories and Celebrations for the Pagan Year

Anika Stafford 

“What would our world be like if young people grew up knowing that Mother Nature teaches us everything we need to know? If they tuned their hearts to her rhythms, would it be easier for them to find their way in this life? Aisha’s Moonlit Walk reminds us that the Old Ways embody truths that, if revived, could help us reclaim something precious. This wonderful book will show everyone who reads it how to bring joy, understanding and meaning into his or her life and into the family circle.”
—Cal Garrison, author of Witch On the Go: A Book of Spells to Take with You 

Readers of all ages will delight in following Aisha and her family and friends as they celebrate the eight pagan holidays over the course of a year. Told in Aisha’s own words, these charming stories bring to life the beliefs, values and traditions of the pagan holidays as they are celebrated today.  Each story is followed by discussion points and activities suited for adults and children and designed for family and group settings. Stafford includes simple instructions for common ritual practices like decorating an altar and casting and closing a circle as well as an introduction to each pagan holiday and suggested books, music and web sites. Educational and interactive, Aisha’s Moonlit Walk is ideal for parents, RE teachers and anyone who wishes to celebrate the passing of the seasons in an earth-based spiritual way.

Anika Stafford worked as director of religious education for the Free Church Unitarian in Blaine, Washington. She is currently writing her graduate thesis on children’s literature at York University.

Praise for Aisha's Moonlit Walk:

"What would our world be like if young people grew up knowing that Mother Nature teaches us everything we need to know? If they tuned their hearts to her rhythms, would it be easier for them to find their way in this life? Aisha's Moonlit Walk reminds us that the Old Ways embody truths that, if revived, could help us reclaim something precious. This wonderful book will show everyone who reads it how to bring joy, understanding and meaning into his or her life and into the family circle."
—Cal Garrison, author of Witch On the Go: A Book of Spells to Take With You

"I have to tell you I was absolutely THRILLED to see this book on Pagan traditions written for children. A beautifully written book with stories and celebrations for the Pagan year as told by Aisha, a child of Pagan parents.  Each story has a lesson and is followed by activities exercises and things to talk about for children and the family for that matter. What a truly magical book this is. There is really very little out there on the market today geared specifically towards young children growing up Pagan.  This book is indeed a treasure and a must have for the Pagan Family Library!"
—Laura M. Wandrie, New Age Journal Online

"Aisha's Moonlit Walk: Stories and Celebrations for the Pagan Year by Anika Stafford is a great book for sharing earth-based spiritual experiences with children. Good books for kids are few and far between, but you can certainly add this to the list. The book follows Aisha and her family as they celebrate the seasons, and offers both discussion ideas and things to do and make for each seasonal feast."
—Apple Valley Books, Winthrop, Maine

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Last updated on Monday, March 14, 2011.

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