In this intimate kōrero, Hinemoa Elder will discuss her new pukapuka, Wawata – Moon Dreaming, which explores how living in sync with the moon can help us find a growing sense of place and harmony. Facilitated by Olivia Hall.
Dr Hinemoa Elder (Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupōuri, Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi), author of Aroha, top-selling Aotearoa non-fiction title of 2021, shows us in this new book how to reclaim intimacy with others, with ourselves and with our planet using the energies of Hina, the Māori moon goddess.
Hina has 30 different faces to help illuminate life’s lessons – a different face and a different energy for each day of the month. And with her changing light, new insights are revealed. This book gives us the chance to connect to the ancient wisdom of the old people, who reach forward into our lives, with each of the moon’s names as their offerings. Their reminders are a source of strength in our strange modern world, where we have been stripped of much of the connection and relationships we need for our wellbeing through successive lockdowns.
This book leads you through a full cycle of the moon, to consider 30 aspects of life. And lessons we thought we had learned come back around with each month's cycle and remind us of deeper layers and blind spots. And when we do find a growing sense of place, a place of harmony, there is a sense of release. A new kind of freedom starts to emerge, soothing our modern-day pain and suffering. This book is designed to open our moon dreams, for a deeper affectionate connection with ourselves and others.
Buy the pukapuka here:
Wawata: Moon Dreaming & Aroha
With thanks to Penguin Books NZ.