Book details

160 Pages
Publication date: October 2022
Imprint: Servus
Christoph Frühwirth Johanna Paungger-Poppe Thomas Poppe

The Moon and Us

A Year in the Rhythm of Nature

In the Rhythm of the Moon

Of all celestial bodies, the moon is the closest to the earth, every night it shows us a different face and fascinates us with its miraculous effect on humans and nature.

May, the »moon of pasture«, July, the »moon of haying«, August, the »moon of harvest«: The traditional German names of the months reveal the importance of the moon in the agricultural year. When is the best time to cut wood, wash clothes or sow seeds? The phases of the moon and its position in the zodiac have always been regarded as guidelines in everyday matters.

Christoph Frühwirth sets out on a search for this ancient knowledge, which is still put into practice in many places today. He meets people for whom the moon has become a compass for physical and spiritual wellbeing, and writes about gardeners, sawmillers, vintners, and healers who align their work with the course of the moon.

A book that describes the time-honored practices of craftsmen and -women under the influence of the moon, the traditional knowledge of our ancestors, and life in harmony with nature.

Author

Christoph Frühwirth

Christoph Frühwirth sees himself as a traditional craftsman: he always works with his hands, whether it’s for the theater, film, or for magazines. As a writer, he travelled in a vintage car with »Trautmann« Wolfgang Böck and visited local theater stages with »Bockerer« Karl Merkatz. As a playwright, he has created one of the biggest national successes of recent years: the »Blunzenkönig«. The theme of his life is »the country and its people«.