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    Book Review – Witchcraft: A Secret History by Michael Streeter

    Book Review Witchcraft A Secret History by Michael Streeter 256 pages   From Ancient Times until Today, magic has always been an important aspect of human life. Witchcraft: A Secret History explores the relationship between humans and magic, witchcraft and religion throughout the Ages. In Part 1 The Ancient World, Michael Streeter teaches the reader about the origins of witchcraft through stories of Hebrew witches and magicians to the Gods and Goddesses that were revered in ancient civilizations. Discussion is given to how these once revered Pagan entities fell out of favor and were replaced with the new religion of Christianity. Part 2 The Medieval World, explores the growth of…

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    Book Review – Heart of Fire An Intimate Journey of Pain, Love and Healing by Leisa Stockall Cartelli

    Book Review Heart of Fire An Intimate Journey of Pain, Love and Healing by Leisa Stockall Cartelli 231 Pages     As a clinician, I am always amazed by the resilience of the human spirit…stories of abuse and trauma transforming people into survivors unexpectedly. Leisa Stockall Cartelli’s story is one of overcoming great adversity in the face of an unexpected accident. At the age of 9, a dramatic event forever changed her life and led to a life of pain, rejection and insecurity. This is a story of learning to love yourself despite your outward appearance. Having overcome many barriers in her life, Ms. Stockall Cartelli speaks of her journey…

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    Book Review – Witches and Wizards: The Real-life Stories Behind the Occult’s Greatest Legends by Lucy Cavendish

    Book Review Witches and Wizards The Real-life Stories Behind the Occult’s Greatest Legends by Lucy Cavendish 178 pages     I cannot begin to tell you just how much I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I read it from cover to back in one sttiing in an afternoon. I was captivated and enchanted by these stories. The book is beautiful. It is a hard bound book with a ribbon for a bookmark (so helpful, don’t you wish every book had this feature?). It is illustrated with images from Flickr, Shutterstock and Lucy Cavendish. The images help the characters come to life. The beginning chapter is devoted to Merlin, the well-known wizard…

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    Book Review – Moon Spell Magic for Love: Charms, Invocations, Passion Potions, and Rituals for Romance by Cerridwen Greenleaf

    Book Review Moon Spell Magic for Love Charms, Invocations, Passion Potions, and Rituals for Romance by Cerridwen Greenleaf 190 pages     Books about spell casting are abound for those who practice this art. Here we present another book of spells but for the sole purpose of love. A wonderful book to help bring love into your life or to enhance the love you have. This book has much to offer. As the book suggests, there are many love offerings; teas to drink, an ink to bind; oils to anoint. If you are seeking rites of love, this book will provide you with rituals for engagements, hand-fasting, divorce, and baby…

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    Book Review – 10 Minute Magic Spells Simple Spells and Self-Care Practices to Harness Your Inner Power by Skye Alexander

    Book Review 10 Minute Magic Spells Simple Spells and Self-Care Practices to Harness Your Inner Power by Skye Alexander 208 page     Any book by Skye Alexander is an enjoyable read. This is the second book I am reviewing by Ms. Alexander and it proves to be as good as the last book I reviewed (The Modern Witchcraft Book of Love Spells: Your Complete Guide to Attracting Passion, Love, and Romance). This book is great for anyone beginning a journey into magic and spell work. Part One of the book covers the basics of magic, how it works and how to use it so it is successful for you.…

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    Book Review – Sister Karol’s Book of Spells, Blessings and Folk Magic by Karol Jackowski

    Book Review Sister Karol’s Book of Spells, Blessings and Folk Magic by Karol Jackowski 255 pages     The idea of a book about spells and folk magic written by a religious sister with a Catholic background is fascinating. Sister Karol’s Book of Spells, Blessings and Folk Magic is a beautiful book that explores the impact of mainstream religion on what Sister Karol refers to as the religion of “none”. The religion of “none” is described as persons who are “living at the heart of what the Dalai Lama sees as a spiritual revolution, a shift in consciousness touching the heart of those who seek to save their soul without…

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    Book Review – The Modern Witchcraft Book of Love Spells Your Complete Guide to Attracting Passion, Love and Romance by Skye Alexander

    Book Review The Modern Witchcraft Book of Love Spells Your Complete Guide to Attracting Passion, Love and Romance by Skye Alexander Published by Adams Media 207 pages Without realizing it, love spells are all around us. The hanging of mistletoe? A pagan love spell. A toast to a life of happiness between a bride and groom? Rooted in magic. According to the author, Skye Alexander “witches cast more love spells than any other kind”. It is in this pursuit that we are provided with this book of 150 spells focused on passion, love and romance. This book is well organized. Different types of spells are divided into chapters. Each spell…

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    Book Review – Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic: The Green Witch’s Guide to Essential Oils for Spellcraft, Ritual & Healing by Amy Blackthorn

    Book ReviewBlackthorn’s Botanical MagicThe Green Witch’s Guide to Essential Oils for Spellcraft, Ritual & Healing by Amy Blackthorn319 Pages The use of essential oils has gained a lot of attention in recent years, it has become easy to purchase bottles of these extraordinary elixirs at local retailers, but do people understand how to properly use these oils? Amy Blackthorn, founder of Blackthorn Hoodoo Blends, provides the reader with a guide to the safe and proper use of essential oils both in everyday use and in magic. Ms. Blackthorn has admirably demonstrated her extensive knowledge of horticulture, herbalism and agriculture in this book. Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic is an encyclopedia of essential…

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    Book Review – Protection Spells: Clear Negative Energy, Banish Unhealthy Influences and Embrace Your Power by Arin Murphy-Hiscock

    Book ReviewProtection SpellsClear Negative Energy, Banish Unhealthy Influences and Embrace Your Power by Arin Murphy-HiscockPublished by Adams Media224 Pages The first thing that catches your eye about this book is the strikingly beautiful cover, but as the saying goes “never judge a book by its cover.” In this case, I can say that the content is as impressive as the cover and you will not be disappointed in reading and owning this book. As a newcomer to the world of spellcrafting, I was pleased about the breakdown and content of the information in this book. The book is divided into three parts: Spellcrafting; Spells and Rituals; and Protective Objects. Part…