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Take Back the Magic
A new book from a dear friend
Please meet my dear friend Perdita Finn, whose writing and friendship is a blessed constant in my life. Perdita once summed up our connection so beautifully: she is an oak tree and I am a hummingbird. She is rooted deeply in her home and family in the Catskills where I often travel to rest and renew, and I am a winged nomad, bringing nectar and stories from afar.
Perdita has a new book coming out on Tuesday called Take Back the Magic. I was blessed to read an early version, and here is what I wrote:
Lean in close as Perdita deftly weaves us back into relationship with what she calls the long story: the entangled, deep time community of the dead in intimate partnership with the living. Take Back the Magic is overflowing with miraculous stories and much-needed inspiration of why it is not just necessary, but urgent, for us to reach towards the invisible world for guidance in how to remember our place in the dance across aeons. When so many of us are fearful and confused in a world out of balance, Take Back the Magic puts solid ground under our feet and a gently guides us home to trust the compass of our heart’s desire.―HeatherAsh Amara, author of Warrior Goddess Training
And from the book:
What if you could live in a world where the guidance of those who were gone was available, right at your very fingertips? It's possible, if we are open to it. Anyone can reclaim the forgotten guidance of the dead, and anyone can return to the realm of magic and miracles. In Take Back the Magic: Conversations with the Unseen World, author, spiritual teacher, and co-founder of The Way of the Rose Perdita Finn reveals that life is beginningless, love is endless, and those who have passed don't truly go anywhere when they die. Weaving together memoir, history, and a non-denominational spirituality based in ecology, Finn invites readers to live the experience that the stories of our lives are much older, bigger, and more merciful than we have been led to believe.
Below is a post from Perdita’s Substack, which I highly recommend subscribing to.
Enjoy, and may we remember the mysterious weave of visible and invisible worlds we woven into.