Book Review: Moontime by Lucy Pearce

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I love reading and although I read less than I used to now I have a busy toddler I still try and get in as much as I can.

When I was feeling particularly lost in Motherhood Lucy’s book “The Rainbow Way: Cultivating Creativity in the Midst of Motherhood” was vital and re-energising for me.  So I jumped at the chance to review a copy of the second edition of Moontime when it was offered!

I’ll be the first to admit I’m pretty ambivalent about my periods.  They are neither bad nor good, they just are.  They are a bit annoying when I want to go swimming, they are extra hassle when I have to remember to wash my pads (I’m still a big re-usable hippy!).   But they are neither horribly painful and heavy or deep and meaningful spiritual experiences.  But I am a big hippy and I am open to thinking about things in new ways and it was in the spirit I picked up Moontime.

I did not regret it.  Lucy has a beautiful writing style, warm and heartfelt.  Her words flowed off the page and it was a joy to read.

It was also wonderfully practical. I’m in my 30s, I’ve had a baby, I’ve read all about fertility and I thought I was pretty smart about my insides.  But there was loads of factual information in here that was a revelation to me.

Secondly I really enjoyed reading how other women experience and celebrate their cycles.  This was a whole new world I never knew about and it has opened my eyes.  It was an amazing world of women gathering together in Red Tents, connecting and making a special kind of magic and it goes far beyond simply bleeding once every 28 days.

I think there is something I’ve been missing here, there is some level of connection with myself which Moontime might just be a roadmap to.  I’m still thinking and digesting what I’ve read and I’ll definitely be re-reading – so many things to think about!

There is a link here where you can buy the book (not an affiliate link).

Full Disclosure – I got a free review copy.

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