Sharynne is a wonderful person and a fantastic musician and ritualist, and this book reflects both her personality and her spirituality quite deeply. A wealth of research and consideration went into this book, and the references are both extremely helpful AND trustworthy, which is something that can't be said about many other books in the realm of Celtic spirituality and reconstructionism. Further, this book is one in which a variety of topics--shamanism, classical views of the continental Celts, insular Celtic stories and traditions--are brought to bear on the overall question. While one may not agree with the overall interpretation presented, what is given is also not presented dogmatically as the only possible way; no matter what, the average reader will come away with much more information than they had initially, and the specialist (both academic and those practicing Celtic spirituality) will also benefit from the point-of-view under which the evidence is presented. I commend the author greatly, and would unreservedly recommend this book to anyone who is a seeker in the Celtic traditions!
Queen of the night is one of the best books I have read so far on spirituality. So many books rehash the same information over and over....Wicca 101 and Goddess basics 101. This book is definately different! It is rare to find a book that provides historically accurate information in a spiritually inspiring setting. This book provides a solid foundation for so many aspects of moon worship and Celtic religion, and continues to take you deeper into the heart of each one. This book is a treasure trove of really authentic wisdom about Celtic spirituality...a rare thing indeed!