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Book Review – Positive Magic: A Toolkit for the Modern Witch by Marion Weinstein

Book Review

Positive Magic

A Toolkit for the Modern Witch

by Marion Weinstein

320 Pages



This book is a toolkit for the modern witch. It has 320 pages. This book covers so much information. I really enjoyed it all. Its split up into two parts.

Part 1 is Basic Information. It has six chapters in this area. It covers Magic a world unto itself. Establishing magic as a new context for self help. Location in time and space. Presenting the magical point of view for transcending limited time and space reality. The 10 foot pole department. This area is about negative magic. Witchcraft a living heritage covers a complete discussion on religion and philosophy of Witchcraft. Karma and Reincarnation is about karma in daily life and the occult view of many lifetimes.

Part 2 is Magic and Metaphysical Techniques for Daily Life. This section has four chapters. This area covers Astrology, basic information about how astrology is used including how to locate the right astrologer. A Divination section is about looking into time an space, The I Ching, a personal oracle with complete instructions and also Tarot cards. Words of Power helps self transformation with complete instructions for using word of power in every day life. Widening the circle is about extending the work of magic to help others.

I would totally recommend this book to anyone new in Witchcraft. Its a great beginners book or even for those that aren’t to new to it like me as I actually learned a few things myself.

About the Auhor:

Marion Weinstein has other great books such as Positive Magic: Occult Self-Help, Earth Magic: A Dianic Book of Shadows, The Ancient Modern Witch: The Halloween Lecture, Marion Weinstein’s Handy Guide to Tarot Cards, Words Of Power – Transform Your Life, Marion Weinstein’s Handy Guide to The I Ching and Racewalking.

Marion Weinstein (1939-2009) was an author, teacher, media personality, and proud New York City witch. Known as the “Ethics Witch” she is one of the founders of the modern witchcraft movement. She was the first to coin the phrase and define “positive magic” and clearly delineated its use. Her radio show, Marion’s Cauldron, was the first regularly scheduled Wiccan and psychic programming on record and was a New York phenomenon for 14 years. Positive Magic, her first book, was published in 1978 and soon became a beloved classic. One student recalled Marion’s personal definition of magic as “transformational” and that her lifelong goal was to de-stigmatize witchcraft and shows its positive influence on the world.




About the Author:

Sarah Mascorro AKA Pixie Witch. I’m 45 years young and have been married to my soul mate for 28 plus year. We have 2 boys and live in good ole California. I was actually born in England but came to the states when I was 5.

I’m Pagan/Wiccan and have been practicing over 10 years now. I always knew I was different but didn’t figure it out till 2008, that’s when I came out of the broom closet. I’m a Witch and I’m proud of it. When I say different I mean I just didn’t fit in with what others did or believed in. I’m sure you all totally understand that feeling. Now I know though I’m not different, I’m me and there are so many others like me.

I hold rituals at my house with my circle for each Sabbat and we do a lot of witch crafts together. I love to do all types of crafts not just witchy like I make dream catchers, wood burn, make soaps and bath salts. I love to cross stitch and make latch hook rugs. I have a small page on Facebook that I sell my goodies. You can FIND THEM HERE at Pixiewitchcorner.

I love to cook and bake. My mother was a great cook & I picked up her talent. I love to make my own fun recipes and add some magick to them. I mean cooking is magickal right so why not add a little extra to it. I started a Kitchen Witch Group on Facebook over 4 years ago. If your on FB come check it out.

I love to spend my time with my hubby & boys. We love to be out in nature especially the beach & the forest. I belong in the forest, I guess all pixie’s do hee hee. My friends call me Pixie due to my size I’m 5’1 and barely 100 pounds with really long red and silver hair hee hee.

I collect stones like hag stones, labradorite, amethysts, quartz etc… I also collect witch statues, Goddess statues, owls, crows and the Moon. Oh & sea glass I cant forget that. Do tattoos count? If so I have over a 100 of them I’m about 80% covered.

Another hobby is photography. I love taking pictures of nature such as flowers, animals, trees, mountains, the ocean and my favorite of all the Moon.

I love to unwind two ways one is with a great book, usually witchy or paranormal ones catch my attention the most. I do read & research a lot about the human body and diseases due to my families rare health issues. The other is going outside under the stars and Moon. What a great way to end the day looking up at the dark beautiful sky.

That’s pretty much it, you see what you get hee hee. You either love me or hate me. Hopefully you all will love me haha.