A Lantern in the Dark – Book


A Lantern in the Dark: Navigate Life’s Crossroads with Story, Ritual and Sacred Astrology by Danielle Blackwood

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    Meditations, Stories & Rituals for Life’s Crossroads

    All too often, when we find ourselves at a crossroads, the conventional ways of understanding where we are can fall short of the mark. Intuitively, we know we need something more. Sacred astrology teaches that there are several distinct rites of passage that can show up as a psychospiritual crisis characterized by intense challenge and confusion. We are betwixt and between—no longer who we used to be, but not yet who we are becoming. However, these powerful thresholds are where the real magic of our lives happens. They usually coincide with significant turning points that lead us toward our life’s unique purpose.

    Learn how myth, folklore and story can be a source of guidance in difficult times. Illuminate the archetypal dimensions of your own story and re-enchant your life. Learn when to expect the crossroad times throughout your life so you can make peace with the past, navigate the present, and create a more purposeful future. Discover the keys to self realization and step into alignment with who you’re becoming. Create a self-care tool kit for the distinct issues that arise with each crossroads, and get clear about what you’re calling in. Unlock new levels of self awareness through ritual, guided meditation, and journal reflections crafted specifically for each threshold. You will also learn how to support family, friends, coworkers, and clients who are going through difficult times with a transpersonal understanding of where they are and what they’re going through.

    Having insight into what time it is in your life can be a lantern in the dark.

    “An illuminating guidebook for some of life’s most challenging astrological transits…full of encouragement, beauty, and grounded expertise.”—Acyuta-bhava Das (Adam Elenbaas), author of Fishers of Men

    “There is a holy art to making old truths fresh and new so that we are enlivened to them again…Blackwood has invoked that magick.”—Steven Forrest, author of The Inner Sky

    “In this exceptionally wise and well-written book, Blackwood offers deeply helpful insights, exercises, and rituals.”—Renn Butler, author of The Astrology of Love and Relationships

    “The definitive book on the holistic use of Wise Women Ways…I don’t know of any other book that combines such practical insights, wisdom, and do-able ideas.”—Elizabeth Spring, author of North Node Astrology

    “Packed with practical tips and insights, correspondences, meditations, rituals and journaling suggestions—this book is an excellent and key companion.”—Danu Forest, author of Wild Magic

    “Blackwood’s beautiful writing and rich stories have the power to awaken parts of yourself you didn’t know existed.”—Virginia Bell, author of Midlife Is Not A Crisis

    “A lovely, richly evocative book that guides us through the astrological alignments that we all experience.”—Diotima Mantineia, author of Touch the Earth, Kiss the Sky

    “The perfect illuminating companion for life’s cosmic twists and turns.”—Annwyn Avalon, author of The Way of the Water Priestess

    “This book provides clear guidance that can be applied to the challenges of moving into adulthood and through your years as you become a giver of wisdom.”—Ivo Dominguez Jr., author of The Four Elements of the Wise

    “Blackwood weaves myth, magic, and astrology together to create a unique and holistic guide to finding your way through life’s crossroads.”—Amy Herring, author of Astrology of the Moon

    “If you want to learn about astrology, you want to learn from Blackwood.”—Dr. Sara Cleto and Dr. Brittany Warman, founders of the Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic

    “Blackwood describes in detail and in depth the phases we all undergo in our timely way, illuminating how we can mature with both grace and gratitude.”—Erin Sullivan, author, astrologer, and teacher

    “A brilliant resource for those who find themselves lost in the forest and for therapists who are dedicated to helping those who are lost.”—Tiffany Lazic, author of The Noble Art

    “This book is invaluable for anyone seeking both magical and practical advice for navigating the major transits in life.”—Stephanie Woodfield, author of Priestess of the Morrigan

    “Danielle has beautifully woven together the threads of astrology and mythology with the transformative power of our life cycles…There is depth here and it speaks directly to the soul.”—Elena Rego, creator of The Witches Box

    “The soul-illuminating, person-first astrology guide book we all need.”—Meg Rosenbriar, author of The Healing Power of Witchcraft

    “Amateur astrologers and seasoned stargazers alike will find themselves empowered to embrace life’s stormy seasons.”—Briony Silver, writer and host of the Worldwide Witchery podcast

    “A magical apothecary overflowing with mythology, ritual, and other powerful tools.”—Kris Waldherr, creator of The Goddess Tarot and author of The Book of Goddesses

    “Potent wisdom wrapped in Danielle’s signature poetic eloquence.”—Seraphina Capranos, co-founder of The Center for Sacred Arts

    “Erudite and beautifully written, this book can guide us on a more meaningful, satisfying journey.”—Dr. Theodora Goss, author of the Athena Club Trilogy

    256 pp.

    6 x 9



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