Book Review – Spells for Living Well: A Witch’s Guide for Manifesting Change, Well-Being, and Wonder by Phyllis Curott

Book Review

Spells for Living Well:
A Witch’s Guide for Manifesting Change,
Well-Being, and Wonder

Written by Phyllis Curott

Publisher: Hay House

286 Pages

Release Date: October 25, 2022





Phyllis Curott is among my favorite witch authors, and I was happy to add “Spells for Living Well” to my collection.

The spells, charms, and conjurations in the book are curated from her personal Grimoires, teachings, and “wisdom gathered over a divinely magical lifetime.” Some are old, some are new; some are very involved, others are simple; some will manifest over time, others will bring results swiftly – sometimes in unexpected ways. Spells include candle magic, mojo bags, incense, and potions in several forms. All are meant to be adapted by the reader to manifest change and well-being.

She defines magic as “the source that creates, the flow of divine energy into form and form into energy” and “utterly natural” to work with Spirit, and nature. Explaining that everything has magic and anything can be a spell – an affirmation, a stone, a full moon, a meditation, a feather, an incantation – Curott takes readers through the steps necessary for successful casting. I applaud that she stresses the need to follow up by acting in accord.

Directions are clear, making it easy for a nervous newbie. They are full of tips and wisdom, offering those with experience an opportunity to deepen a nature-based practice.

The book contains spells for all reasons and seasons, be it banishing blockages or birthing a new life with seeds in the spring.

I caution people to “consider the source” when seeking out spells, and I consider Curott to be a priestess and wise woman of the highest integrity, therefore highly recommending this book. I will never give up my huge, hardcover copy of “Element Encyclopedia 5,000 Spells,” but this one is sure to get pulled out more often.

About the Author
Phyllis Curott

Phyllis Curott is a leading Wiccan priestess and founder of the Temple of Ara. She is a spiritual pioneer, an attorney, the best-selling author of five books, which are some of the most widely published books on witchcraft and Wicca in the world, and the only Wiccan trustee of the Parliament of the World’s Religions. She continues to write, teach, and lecture internationally on the embodied spiritual wisdom of Mother Earth, Nature’s “secret magic,” and why the world needs witches. Learn more 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.