Book Review – Psychic Skills for Magic & Witchcraft: Developing Your Spirit, Intuition, & Clairvoyance by Cat Gina Cole

Book Review

Psychic Skills for Magic & Witchcraft: Developing Your Spirit, Intuition, & Clairvoyance

By Cat Gina Cole

Publisher: Llewellyn Publications

232 pages

Publication Date: February 8, 2022





“Psychic Skills for Magic & Witchcraft” guides readers to develop intuitive abilities, something many may not realize is possible. The book begins with an introduction to beliefs, a glossary of terms, and exercises to master the fundamental tools required at all levels of psychism. Meditation, imagination, and the effects of social conditioning are explained. Pathworking, remote viewing, psychometry, manifesting, and letting go are among the skills covered.

In Chapter 5, readers are given exercises to advance such skills as clairvoyance, telepathy, and invisibility. Eleven manic arts are explained in Chapter 6, from casting bones and runes (astragyromancy) to divination by flame (lampadomamcy). Practical exercises accompany some of them. Additional chapters present dreamwork, working with spirits and deities, and the astral realms. In them, psychic, witch, and author Cat Gina Cole shares her own experiences and excerpts from her journals to show how psychic occurrences can appear in daily life.

I found the chapter “What They Don’t Tell You” particularly interesting. In it, Cat writes candidly about some of the challenges of being a psychic and the tools she uses to cope.

“Psychic Skills” is a guide that can take someone from beginner to expert, which was what Cat needed when a head injury wiped out psychic skills she had had her whole life. She turned to the lessons she had taught in her witchcraft and paganism classes. They became a manual she used to regain her abilities. The resulting publication serves as a both a reference book and study guide to explore potential, develop intuitive abilities, increase skills, and apply those gifts. Seekers will find techniques for all skill levels and exercises for a vast array of abilities. It is easy to understand, It was Cat’s desire to bring “all psychics confidence, guidance, and peace of mind, no matter where they are in the journey.” It’s the book she wishes she had growing up as a psychic.

About the Author

Cat Gina Cole lives in southern Oregon. From age four she had psychic experiences. She was initiated into the magical tradition of her mother and grandmother at the age of thirteen. She is a hedgewitch, practitioner of Hermetic magic, psychic, teacher, and walker of many worlds. She ran Rowan Tree Pagan Ministries for five years. Cat currently serves as Priestess and co-leader of the Coven of the Rising Phoenix.

See her interview here.

Reviewed by Lynn Woike



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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.