A creative guide to harnessing the rhythm of the moon
by Nikki Strange
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 6 Oct 2020 | Archive Date 29 Oct 2020
Quarto Publishing Group –Leaping Hare, Leaping Hare Press
Cosmic Flow is a practical and entrancing workbook that connects you with the natural cycles and energies of the moon, and helps you manifest your dreams and intentions.
It covers simple science, meditations, and well-being rituals while you explore, log, and track your monthly hopes and intentions. There are over 70 activities, including:
While guiding you through the eight stages of the lunar cycle, award-winning artist Nikki Strange also offers a variety of drawing and writing prompts for self-reflection and cosmic creativity. With insightful activities and plenty of space for visual journalling, this precious book is a holistic reminder of how lunar connection can enlighten and enrich both our spiritual and physical lives.
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Average rating from 31 members
This book is great, it’s more interactive than I thought. It encourages you to write down your thoughts etc. I wasn’t quite sure what I expected from this book, but I loved it. It was far better than I thought it might be. Its definitely a book that you can keep going back to. Thank you NetGalley for my complimentary copy in return for my honest review.
Wow!!! This book is one of the most beautiful books I have ever seen!! I was expecting a non fiction on the moon, but it's actually more like a self development journal, focussing on the moon phases. I have been a fan of Nikki Strange and her designs for a while now - having many diaries/notebooks over the last couple of years. This book keeps to her usual spiritual style and more! I love following the moon phases anyway, but I feel that this book will just further my exploration. I was lucky enough to receive an early electronic copy for review, but I have just preordered the actual hard copy for when it comes out later in the year. I can't wait to have my own hard copy. Any moon lovers will adore this journal!!
Fantastic book, I love this so much. It’s one of the best guides I’ve ever had. This is illustrated so beautifully , it’s inspiring just reading it. The book is divided into helpful phases of the moon, suggestions of how to create your own altar, I love the fact the author suggests rather than instructs as a lot do ! Nikki writes this like you are speaking to a friend, it’s such a lovely inviting style of writing. Simply just a wonderful guide and if you are interested in phases of the moon, meditation, self healing or just opening yourself to new experiences then I urge you to pick it up as you won’t regret it. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
Cosmic Flow by Nikki Strange is a wonderful workbook for those looking to align themselves and their energy with corresponding moon phases. The book itself is beautiful. Each page has a colorful, relaxing design and plenty of space for each exercise. It’s almost too pretty to write in. There is a wide variety of exercises for each phase, including chanting, coloring, affirmations, meditations, reflections, goal-setting, etc., so nothing seems repetitive. I also appreciate that the author includes activities that use an assortment of magical materials including crystals, essential oils, and herbs. Not everyone will have those materials on hand, but I’d say at least 85% of the exercises do not require anything other than the book, a writing instrument, and an open mind. My only complaint about this book is that I wish there was a bit more information on the actual moon phases themselves. There is a little description at the beginning and at the start of each chapter, but I was hoping to learn some more in depth information to help me get more out of the exercises. I’m not sure if that’s a fair complaint considering this is a workbook after all, but for someone newer to the power of the moon, I think a solid understanding of the science behind these practices could go a long way. Thank you to the author, Quarto Publishing, and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review!
What a lovely, creative book! This eclectic guide to using the moon for intuition and manifestation was easy and delightful to use. It covers everything from Kundalini to goddesses to crystals. The artwork is gorgeous and serene. It led me to joyful productivity and insight when I did the work, especially with the full moon rituals. Be sure to order soon so you can start with the new moon on October 16.
Understanding that not everyone is into witchy vibes and spells under the full moon, this book gives you ideas on how to channel the energy from the phases of the moon. You may have always wondered why things tend to go awry on the full moon, or maybe your cycle follows the same schedule? Either way, there are endless ways to harness, pray, or just witness the power by journaling, setting intentions, visualizing, and so much more. I invite you to give it a chance if only to learn something new! With the last full having just passed and the next one scheduled to appear on Halloween, now is the perfect time to pick this title up!
This is such a lovely book! More like a guided journal, it's a charming way of harnessing the moon's phases and observing their impact into our lives. What I liked about this book is the fact that it goes beyond explaining the moon's movement on the sky and it can affect you and delivers all kinds of ideas for journaling, for setting milestones into your journey, for appreciating the moments and for doing small acts of kindness. There are a lot of helping questions, ideas for small rituals, invitations to calming drawings, writing poems and more. I loved how the author connects all this to the divine feminine, no matter where you are in your spiritual journey this is a great help and a lovely way to add creativity and delight to daily routines. The graphics for this book are so gorgeous, it's pretty magical :) Loved it!
This book is a piece of art manifested. For the curious, the spiritual verses, the consciously creative — this book is part journal, part journey. Beautifully done with information throughout to serve as a reference but also a reflection. This is an activity book for soul seeking adults. This will be a gifting favorite — to give and receive.
Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. I have been wanting to learn more about astrology, wicca etc. and this one seemed up my alley. Unfortunately, the format on the Shelf App was distracting and took away from enjoying the content. However, there were some helpful things and it was nice to have a touch of a "work book" included within.
What a lovely book! It's honestly more of a guided journal, a charming way of harnessing the moon's phases and observing their impact on our lives. I enjoyed the fact that it delves deeper than just explaining the moon's movement on the sky and how it can affect you. It is filed with all kinds of ideas for journaling, for setting milestones into your journey, for appreciating the moments and for doing small acts of kindness. There are many of helpful answers to your questions, excellent ideas for small rituals, invitations to calming drawings, writing poems and so much more. Most enjoyable is that the author connects all this to the divine feminine, no matter where you are in your spiritual journey. What a helpful, lovely way to add creativity, enrichment and delight to daily routines. The graphics in this book are so gorgeous. A truly read. I loved it!
I love journaling, I have a several number of notebooks to write on them. Why am i saying this? Because, this is the kind of book that kept you writing on it. Nikki Strange doesn't elaborate the lunar topics a lot it is not a divulgative book about the influence of the moon and many rituals, it keeps them short and also wich is a plus for a modern new age kind of approach is that the different rituals are simple. They are about connecting with one self having a thought in the moon phases. I like that is simple and that it gave me new topics to journaling. The design is simply gorgeous with watercolors spread pages. Is like a little pagan diary that you want to fill with your inner goals and toughts. I simply love when a book want to make me write. You will enjoy it a lot and is an ideal gift for your pagan friend who happens just beginning his or her path across the cosmic universe. It must be an amazing in fisical form. thou i enjoy the digital edition too.
A beautiful book. I liked how the author keeps bringing back in previously mentioned information and connecting it to the next thing. Lots of questions throughout to get the reader to think about what they're reading. Definitely a book to keep coming back to and studying.
Such a lovely book! Cosmic flow is a beautifully designed work book/journal/guide. It’s divided in to sections of the phases of the moon and within each section are helpful guides and activities to help you connect with the moon. There are a wide variety of activities such as goal setting, affirmations, colouring, chanting and meditations to name a few. I just loved everything about this book but the layout and design was by far my favourite part, it’s so incredibly beautiful. I’ll be buying this book as soon as possible. Thanks so much to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
A really beautifully illustrated and laid out book. The exercises are fun and engaging and are a good starting point for exploration. It's not a very in=depth book, I would have liked some more information about the way the lunar cycles historical and cultural significance, or how other cultures use the lunar cycle. But it is a really lovely, light-hearted book.
Cosmic Flown is a beautifully designed workbook with lots of space for creative journaling. The illustrations are lovely and it includes many ideas for getting in tune with the various phases of the moon cycle. There was more of an emphasis that astrological signs than I’ve seen in similar books. It wasn’t quite what I was expecting, but for someone with a strong interest in astrological signs, an appreciation of lovely art, and the mystical this book will be a great.
Cosmic Flow is a beautiful book, full of lovely and inspiring illustrations. It is full of interesting and engaging exercises and starting points for further exploration. The information om the moon cycles is very high level so it is a perfect book for a beginner. It is a workbook as well as a guide and it would make a lovely gift, Overall a visually appealing book and definitely one to mull over.
This workbook feels like a guided journal for visual learners. If you're looking for a guide through the moon cycle (new to full) and enjoy bullet journals and the like, then this workbook is for you. The art style is very focused on watercolor effects and pastels, which work well to provide imagery without muddling the words on the pages. As a word-focused learner, I didn't get as much out of this workbook as I'd hoped, but it's largely due to the differences in approach. There are only a few mentions of specific deities or ritual components in this workbook as well, for those who wish to align with nature's cycles without necessarily embracing it as a form of religious work. If I were going to recommend this workbook to anyone, it'd be to a non-witch or new witch looking for a semi-spiritual guide aligned with the moon's phases. A long-time witch might find this guide refreshing if they need a visual stimulus to rejuvenate a stagnant personal practice.
I love this book and will be purchasing a personal copy as well as gifting it! The only reason I won't purchase for my library is that it is personalized and journal based. Not everyone will grab a notebook and apply! It was informative, beautifully illustrated and instructive without being prescriptive. Wonderful introduction to cosmic energies...
I saw this on Net Galley and decided to give this a try. Thank you to Net Galley and Quarto Publishing for letting me read this for an honest review. I've been hearing so much about meditation most especially during this time of the pandemic. At first I really couldn't take it seriously. I read this as somehow a guidance. Thanks to this book I learned so much on the importance of meditating and reflecting. It talks about just breathing, acknowledging how you feel, and knowing what you want in life and taking action. It's an interactive guide that will help you along the way. Affirmation and other activities listed are things you can do that create a positive change in your life. I can say that this book is definitely a great start for people like me who are just so down.
Not often you come across with a book where you can feel it was written and designed from the core of your soul. The words are honest and the illustrations inspiring, helping you to connect with your creative self without fear. This book takes you on an intimate journey to rediscover yourself through the moon rhythms. After going through the sample copy, I got inspired to buy a hard copy, and I was not disappointed. The texture of the illustrations come sharper, and the quality of the paper adds more sensoriality to the journey. Well done to Nikki Strange for sharing her journey and creative wisdom.
This is a beautifully illustrated journal which guides you on what to reflect and journal on in relation to the moon. Each of the book's eight chapters represents a different stage of the moon's cycle and features a number of exercises which take you through various themes around setting intentions and self discovery. These include clearing headspace, working through limiting beliefs and observing your own habits and thoughts. There is also loads of extra interesting info on chakras, moon/sun signs and kali energy. Great for people who already love journaling, self reflection, the divine feminine and all that 'woo woo' stuff :-)