Winter Moon Rises

Winter Moon Rises is the third installment in the trilogy that includes Summer’s Path and Waiting for Autumn, and is based on a personal journey into fatherhood by filmmaker and international bestselling author Scott Blum.

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Scott Blum: During my research I came across some very convincing arguments that males were indeed being phased out, but as the writing of the book progressed, I became convinced that the death of the male species was not going to be a physical one, but a death of the patriarchic paradigm we’ve been experiencing during the past century. It is a popular belief that the Divine Feminine needs to be honored and exalted above all else, which is of course a necessary response to the current state of affairs in order to swing the pendulum in the opposite direction. However, the Divine Masculine which has also been ignored in recent history needs to be celebrated as well which is what unites them both. And whether or not we as individuals correspond to the traditional view of gender, or we choose to focus on the crucial task of integrating the male and female aspects within ourselves, ultimately it is the Sacred Marriage of the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine wherein true healing takes place.

There are several rituals from different spiritual backgrounds within the book. What do you think is the importance of ceremony and ritual in our culture today?

Scott Blum: With today’s modern lifestyle encouraging and facilitating hyper-individuality and ultimately self-imposed isolation, practicing rituals helps connect us to each other and those that have come before. By practicing the same rituals that our ancestors have, it allows us to draw strength from the entire history of our family line which helps to support us in a unity of mutual honoring. This energetic strength is at the core of the process known as ancestral healing which ultimately serves to allow each of us to take our own powerful place within our family line. However, rituals don’t need to be traditional to serve their purpose. Even if your aren’t able to participate in the ancient rituals of your relatives, creating your own rituals can be beneficial, whether it’s saying special words to loved ones before going to sleep, or taking a break to watch the sunset each day. What’s important is that you devote yourself fully to the moment and use that time to connect to something bigger than yourself. Soul contracts are a theme in all three of your books.

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