Book Review – The Witch’s Book of Love: Hundreds of Magical Ways to Attract and Strengthen Love by Mary Shannon

Book Review

The Witch’s Book of Love

Hundreds of Magical Ways to Attract and Strengthen Love

by Mary Shannon

256 Pages



If Mary Shannon’s last chapter had been her first, it would have been a very different book.

The Witch’s Book of Love presents tools, tips, solutions and spells to help any love quest.

Introducing numerology – the metaphysical study of numbers – Shannon explains their potential significance. With the understanding “[e]verything in the universe is made up of some form of energy,” that means numbers do as well. The life path, destiny, soul urge and personality numbers give a profile of your personality. The meaning of each numbers gives readers a better understanding of themselves, followed by a paragraph about each pair of numbers to give a sense of their potential compatibility in a relationship.

[P]almestry offers a complete personality profile, including major life choices, challenges, and opportunities. Through connecting with the hands of another individual, you can get a sense of what they may be like as a partner or a lover,” she states. Chapter two introduces the ancient sacred art, its basics, how to read palms, and finding a love match by looking at the hands. The meaning of each of the lines, mounts, knuckle shapes, ridges, patterns and fingers are given so readers can again learn more about themselves and learn how to find a love match.

The third tool to help find a potential partner is astrology based on the date, time and birthplace. Highlights of the twelve zodiac signs, how they are when it comes to relationships, and how they match up with each other of the other signs offer witches – and everyone else – guidance in finding a partner.

Enchanting Your Way Into Your Partner’s Heart” is filled with spells, charms, potions, crystal grids, incense, and other information in addition to guidance to create sacred space in which to make and use them.

I tend to be cynical of love spells and would never want to do something to affect someone’s freewill. I have only done a few in my sixteen years as a witch, with little success. When I am ready, I will use some of the spells presented in this book, making modifications to fit my path and my practice. One incorporates feng shui’s love corner, another a crystal grid, the third a candle spell. The chapter also includes a sexy spiced wine recipe, an attraction sachet, an Adam and Eve talisman, a tarot love spell and two others that require love letters to be written. She wisely cautions the spells must all be done with care and honest intention

On the last page of the book, Shannon writes, “The ultimate truth of love is that first you must love yourself. … Sometimes what needs to happen before love can be allowed to enter your life is for you to accept yourself in all your glory. … Love you first, and that partner you have been searching for will appear as if by magic.”

Had that been the opening paragraph, I would have expected the book to present ways for me to do just that


About Author Mary Shannon

Mary Shannon is an intuitive counselor who works with clients from around the world. Her ultimate goal is to help each individual see the light within themselves and to direct them back to their soul’s purpose for coming to this earth. Knowing that the whole metaphysical field can sometimes seem pretty wacky and even scary, she strives to help normalize the field – to bring it out of the spooky realm and show that it is actually a practical and helpful tool. For more information or to book a reading, visit her website at


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About the Author:

Lynn Woike

All my life I have known magic was real. As a child, I played with the fae, established relationships with trees and “just knew things.” In my maiden years I discovered witchcraft and dabbled in the black-candles-and-cemeteries-at-midnight-on-a-fullmoon magick just enough to realize I did not understand its power. I went on to explore many practices including Zen, astrology, color therapy, native traditions, tarot, herbs, candle magic, gems, and, as I moved into my mother years, Buddhism, the Kabbalah and Reiki. The first man I dated after my divorce was a witch who reintroduced me to the Craft, this time by way of the Goddess. For 11 years I was in a coven, but with retirement, I have returned to an eclectic solitary practice. When accepting the mantle of crone, I pledged to serve and teach. This is what I do from my skoolie – a 30-year-old school bus converted into a tiny house on wheels that I am driving around the country, following 72-degree weather, emerging myself into nature, and sharing magic with those I meet. Find me at, Facebook and Instagram.