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Bookversary: Dancing in the House of the Moon

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First published in 2014, today is the bookversary for my devotional to Mani, Dancing in the House of the Moon.

Dancing in the House of the Moon is a celebration and adoration of the Norse Moon God Mani. It is a collection of essays, prayers and poems ­ word­-pictures­ that summon a sense of His presence: ineffable, incandescent, and beautiful. This is a devotional for anyone wishing to know this God better, anyone who has tasted of the splendor of Mani, anyone wishing to throw themselves into His devotion. It is the expression of a cultus renewed and restored for the modern world.”

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Guest Piece: Prayer to Mani by Sparrow

My friend Sparrow recently wrote this lovely prayer to our moon God Mani. She was kind enough to give me permission to share it here.

Readers, feel free to share your own prayers to Mani in the comments. I’m prepping for exams and don’t have the mens rea atm to run an agon for Mani, but I promise that once my exams are completed, I will do just that. In the meantime, let’s praise Him with prayers and poems and inspire each other as we do.

Thank you, Sparrow, for sharing this prayer with us.

This is a photo of a moon at over 98% full. The image was taken one day prior to the supermoon, or a moon that appears larger due to being the closest to earth in its elliptic orbit. Photo by Mimi Ditchie, credit: Getty Images.

He Knows Me by Sparrow

You know me in my pain
You know me in my joy

You know me battered and broken
You know me as a conquering Hero

You know me at my worst
You know me at my best

You know my public face
You know the real me

You know my dark Shadow
You know my bright Self

You know my ancient history
You know my unknown future

You know my complexity
You know my simplicity

You know my hard edges
You know my soft places

You know the tears I’ve cried in private
You know the secret longings in my heart

You know me and for that I will be forever grateful

Hail to you Mani!
Sacred Watcher
King of the Night Sky
Protector of Midgard
Friend to our Ancestors
May you forever be praised
Hail Mani!