February 12, 2020

#BookReview: Touch the Earth, Kiss the Sky by Diotima Mantineia

Synopsis: Discover a Powerful Integration of Science, Spirit & Magic

Touch the Earth, Kiss the Sky is a fascinating blend of spiritual practice and cutting-edge science. Follow the eight Stations of the Sun through an astronomical year with "Touch the Earth" exercises designed to help ground your experience in nature as well as "Kiss the Sky" exercises that will help you get in contact with the Divine and your own inner sense of the sacred.

Within these pages, you will explore a scientific account of consciousness and its relationship to magical practice, spiritual energy, and the subtle realms. Profound meditations and exercises lead you to a deeper sense of personal meaning and show you how to make magical changes in your life and the larger reality around you.


Rating: ★
My Review: This book really confused me and I ended up DNFing this one because it just didn't work for me at all.  I wanted to love it but it just failed to pull me into it and explain things better. 

Go Into This One Knowing: confusing 

"Diotima has created a book on pagan spirituality truly for the modern age. It successfully integrates modern quantum theory with magic and spirituality without any dichotomy in theory. We'd highly recommend it both for beginners and seasoned practitioners."
Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone, authors of A Witches Bible

"The perfect book for the smart rationalist that has a magic-shaped hole in their soul. Diotima speaks directly to the beginner that perhaps has doubts about magic, while also engaging the experienced reader in views and methods that they perhaps never considered before."
Jason Miller, author of Elements of Spellcrafting

"A wise, thoughtful book engaging in the important intersection of science and magick, reason and intuition. ... Diotima distills powerful teachings, concepts, and discussions into something that can be easily understood and put to use."
Christopher Penczak, author of The Inner Temple of Witchcraft

"Gives you the ideas, insights, and techniques to find your own way into an expanded reality filled with starry wonder and rooted deeply in the soil. … It is a book that is meant to be read slowly and savored. If you do the work described in Touch the Earth, Kiss the Sky, you will be changed."
Ivo Dominguez, Jr., author of Keys to Perception: A Practical Guide to Psychic Development

"Diotima is both a broad and a deep thinker and her years of experience as a soil scientist, astrologer, and priestess are evident in this stunning book."
Byron Ballard, author of Earth Works: Ceremonies in Tower Time

"This book is a goldmine of wisdom, intelligence, and insight. Coaching the reader through fantastic exercises and practices, Touch the Earth, Kiss the Sky is sure to enhance any reader's connection and understanding of the Mysteries through direct experience."
Mat Auryn, author of Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick & Manifestation

"Discussions of the intersection of science and magic are intellectually engaging. The suggested practices for aligning with the eight-fold Wheel of the Year are deeply satisfying. I especially appreciate both the 'touch the earth' sections ― outer, practical practices ― and the 'kiss the sky' sections ― inner practices."
Joanna Powell Colbert, creator of The Gaian Tarot

"With insightful philosophy, models of science, magical theory, Pagan and indigenous wisdom, and useful exercises, Diotima inspires and invites us to walk the spiritual and magical path with practical feet, developing ourselves at the crossroads of science and spirituality."
Orion Foxwood, author of The Tree of Enchantment

"Generously filled with wonderful reference material and written by a woman who is both a scientist and a gifted Witch, this book provides dozens of ways for scientists to experiment with magic and for magic workers to understand some of the science behind what they do."
Hecate Demetersdatter, witch and blogger at hecatedemeter.wordpress.com

"An accessible and beautifully written bridge between consensual material reality and the realms of Greater Consciousness."
~Karel James Bouse, PhD, author of Neo-shamanism and Mental Health

"Diotima Mantineia’s Touch the Earth, Kiss the Sky presents animism through the seasons at its most applicable and actionable."
S. Kelley Harrell, MDiv, author of Runic Book of Days

"Diotima has done a remarkable job opening the middle path and interconnection between the scientist and the mystic. In Touch the Earth, Kiss the Sky one will find a treasure house of resources, information, and guidance."
~Aeptha Jennette, high priestess and ceremonialist with Light Haven

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