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Book Review – Unicorn Magic: Awaken to Mystical Energy & Embrace Your Personal Power by Tess Whitehurst

Book Review

Unicorn Magic: Awaken to Mystical Energy & Embrace Your Personal Power

by Tess Whitehurst

288 pages



Ok, so I will admit that when I first got this book, before I even started reading it, I was afraid this was for the much younger crowd. But, after reading the book, I found that Mx. Whitehurst wrote it for 7th grade and above.

Mx. Whitehurst has written a lovely book for those of us who see the Unicorn as Magickal, Divine, or Inspirational. I have been a lover of Unicorns and their playfulness (they belong in the fae realm after all) since I was a child. I carry the spirit of the Unicorn on my person in the form of an ornate Unicorn skull tattoo. And this book goes along with my magickal practice.

There are 11 chapters in this book. Each chapter titled with a quality that is part and parcel of the Unicorn and their DNA. Mx. Whitehurst further breaks down each section into subtitles that take you, the reader, and hopefully Unicorn lover, deeper into the meaning of each chapter.

The Unicorn Portal Keys are beautifully written and fun meditations for you to use to connect with the Unicorn and meet your Unicorn guides. Each key described as a key on the astral plane that opens up an area for you to return to when you need more guidance on your journey to walking the path of a Unicorn ally and magic-user.

The author gives exercises and meditation in the form of 6 lessons for each chapter. This part is titled; Living and Breathing. Some are simple writing exercises, or maybe creating some art. But you can do 3 of them, or she asks you to do 6.

I did have to laugh at one point in chapter 6 when Mx. Whitehurst wrote about the Unicorn Portal Key. She described it as a 5-pointed star surrounded by a circle and said it was the symbol of nature and magical power. I realize she didn’t want to use the traditional name for this kind of magic, but I did find it helpful to see it described in that way.

The initiation ritual is brief, but I can see how it would be very transformative for someone who is doing this kind of work for the first time. I do like that the author did keep that brief, but still detailed.

The only thing that I did have a tiny grievance on is the Herbal part of Chapter 7. Mx. Whitehurst writes about the affinity that Unicorns have with crystals, trees, animal and herbs. The only grievance I have is that she didn’t use any Latin names for the plants. Mx. Whitehurst talks about Mint and names spearmint and peppermint. The author mentioned moss; now for me, I think Spanish Moss. And I understand that all species of moss and fern will work in affinity with Unicorns. I still looked up Latin names for myself, to be safe in use and to make sure none were off-limits for use.

I want to thank Mx. Whitehurst personally for writing this book and working with Unicorn Magic. I am looking forward to taking my time and doing the Living and Breathing Part of this book, at my own pace. And working with my Unicorn Guides. Thank You, Mx. Tess Whitehurst.




About the Author:

Dawn Borries is a prolific reader, having 3 books going at any given time. Dawn uses Tarot cards, Intuitive insights, and Numerology in her sessions with clients. She is also an Ordained Minister, Reiki and La Ho Chi Practitioner and Master. She is a certified EFT and TFT Counselor. Dawn calls herself a Spiritual Counselor, and Unicorn Lover. She can be found @eagleandunicorn on Facebook or @eagle_unicorn on Twitter.