On the Winter Solstice, thirteen women across the world see the same terrifying vision. Their world is about to experience ravaging destruction. All that is now sacred will be destroyed. Each answers the call, to journey to Egypt, and save the wisdom of the Goddess:
She who is Kali Ma from the jungles of Arya, Tiamet from the Roof of the World, Badh of the Cailleach from the land of Eiru, Awa from the Land of Yemaya, Uxua of Ix Chel from the Yucatan, Parasfahe from the Land of Inanna… all racing against time and history to bring us their story.
This is the history before history.
This is herstory, as it emerged.
An imagining… or is it a remembering… of the end of matriarchy and the emergence of global patriarchy, this book brings alive long dead cultures from around the world and brings us closer to the lost wisdoms that we know in our bones.
Sisters of the Solstice Moon is a story of vast richness and complexity, in the tradition of speculative historical novel series, Clan of the Cave Bear and The Mists of Avalon.
Gina Martin creates a magical weaving of exotic landscapes, perennial wisdom, ritual and remembering.
Journey into myth, and allow it to become real.
Sisters of the Solstice Moon is the first in the When She Wakes series.
From Womancraft Publishing.
Gina is a practitioner of Classical Chinese medicine and a Board certified licensed acupuncturist having been a longtime student of Dr. Jeffrey Yuen, 88th generation Jade Purity sect. She has served as chair and board member of the NY State Board of Massage Therapy. As a Shiatsu Sensei and head of the Eastern Studies department at the Swedish Institute College of Allied Health Sciences she helped design the degree-granting curriculum and wrote the text The Shiatsu Workbook. She has acted as a consultant to national accrediting bodies and state boards to enhance the professional standards for somatic therapies.
She lives as a steward of the land that previously held a village of the Ramapough Lenape where people can come together now to remember the Old Ways. She is kept company by her husband and dogs, as well as the Sidhe who live in the hills.