Wawata – Moon Dreaming
Wawata – Moon Dreaming: Daily wisdom guided by Hina, the Māori moon – Dr Hinemoa Elder
Reclaiming connection every day of the month guided by Hina, our Māori moon.
Wawata is the Māori concept of dreaming. Hina, the Māori moon, guides our dreams for deeper connection through each day and night of the lunar calendar with her 30 changing faces.
This book gives us the chance to connect to the ancient wisdom of the old people, who reach forward into our lives, with each of the moon’s names as their offerings. Their reminders are a source of strength in our strange modern world, where we have been stripped of much of the connection and relationships we need for our wellbeing through successive lockdowns. We now see just how important these things are!
This book leads you through a full cycle of the moon, to consider 30 aspects of life. And lessons we thought we had learned come back around with each month’s cycle and remind us of deeper layers and blind spots. And when we do find a growing awareness of place and harmony, there is a sense of release. A new kind of freedom starts to emerge, soothing our modern-day pain and suffering.
This book is designed to open up our moon dreams, for a deeper affectionate connection with ourselves and others.
Māori psychiatrist Dr Hinemoa Elder shares the power of wawata and explores how Hina’s energies can help us better understand the tides of our emotions.
About the Author:
Dr Hinemoa Elder (Te Aupouri, Ngati Kuri, Te Rarawa and Ngapuhi) has lived on Waiheke Island for 21 years.
Hinemoa is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, working at the Child and Family Unit at Starship Hospital, in Auckland. She is also a Māori Strategic Leader for the Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) for the ageing brain.
In 2019, Hinemoa was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to psychiatry and Māori.
Dr Hinemoa Elder is also the Author of: Aroha Māori wisdom for a contented life lived in harmony with our planet.