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    Book Review – The Complete Grimoire: Magickal Practices and Spells for Awakening Your Inner Witch by Lidia Pradas

    Book Review The Complete Grimoire Magickal Practices and Spells for Awakening Your Inner Witch by Lidia Pradas Fair Winds Press 176 Pages     Excerpt From the Publisher: …Welcome to my grimoire! You are about to begin an exciting journey of ancient knowledge and self-discovery. In this book, I share with you everything you need to know about the pillars of witchcraft, helping you connect with the energy of the universe. Let me guide you through this path of the occult! Everybody has the potential to use witchcraft. In these pages, you will learn how to work with your energy and intention, as well as the energy of the elements…

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    Book Review – Elemental Magic: Traditional Practices for Working With The Energies Of The Natural World, 3rd Edition by Nigel Pennick

    Book Review Elemental Magic Traditional Practices for Working With The Energies Of The Natural World 3rd Edition by Nigel Pennick 144 Pages     Elemental Magic: Traditional Practices for Working With The Energies Of The Natural World by Nigel Pennick is a classic text of introduction to and practical application of nature in magical practice. Mr. Pennick’s books can be found in the libraries of both the scholars and those who follow the ways of the pagan path and he is an expert in the details of European folk magic. This is the 3rd Edition of a timeless book that provides a comprehensive and thorough teaching of the expression of…

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    Book Review – Light Magic for Dark Times: More than 100 Spells, Rituals, and Practices for Coping in a Crisis by Lisa Marie Basile

    Book Review Light Magic for Dark Times More than 100 Spells, Rituals, and Practices for Coping in a Crisis by Lisa Marie Basile 176 Pages     I was lucky to be sent a copy of the book “Light Magic for Dark Times” by Lisa Marie Basile. It’s published by Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc, 2018. This book is 176 pages and is a hardback. This is a book that is perfect for the current state of the world. It is filled with self-care and coping practices targeted for the hard or challenging times in life. This book has lots of general information that will help any newbie to magic…

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    Book Review – Demons and Spirits of the Land: Ancestral Lore and Practices by Claude Lecouteux, Translated by Jon E. Graham

    Book Review Demons and Spirits of the Land Ancestral Lore and Practices by Claude Lecouteux Translated by Jon E. Graham 212 Pages     In Demons and Spirits of the Land: Ancestral Lore and Practices, Claude Lecouteux has written a fascinating and well-resourced exploration of pre-Christian Europe’s relationship with the spirits of the land. The writing is academic in nature, with many quotations from and cites to original sources deftly weaving centuries of cross-cultural traditions from Northern and Western European. Lecouteux describes the practices by which humans first respected the spirits of natural places, then colonized and “civilized” those places, changing their relationship with the local beings. With numerous references…

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    Book Review – Russian Black Magic: The Beliefs and Practices of Heretics and Blasphemers by Natasha Helvin

    Book Review Russian Black Magic The Beliefs and Practices of Heretics and Blasphemers by Natasha Helvin 176 Pages     I didn’t really know what to make of this book when I received it – I don’t really believe in the reality of “black” magic – or “white” magic, for that matter – magic is magic! – and I don’t care about the practices of so-called “heretics and blasphemers” – where I’m from, spiritually, “heretics and blasphemers” are simply those who do not adhere to the orthodox view, whatever it may be. Which would include me. So although I read it eagerly – I love anything about Russian culture –…

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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 – The Seven Elemental Forces Of Huna: Practices for Tapping into the Energies of Nature from Hawaiian Tradition by Susanne Weikl

    Book Review The Seven Elemental Forces Of Huna Practices for Tapping into the Energies of Nature from Hawaiian Tradition by Susanne Weikl 228 Pages     When I studied Huna decades ago, I learned about the three bodies and the seven principles. In this book, Susanne Weikl presents the seven elements of nature from the ancient Hawaiian shamanic tradition. These forces are sources of power “to bring fulfillment, incentive, inspiration, growth, healing and ease into our lives.” These energies are primordial and powerful, and are at work in our DNA, she states. The book offers exercises, rituals and techniques to recognize and tap into the energies of water, fire, wind,…

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    Book Review – The Magical Sexual Practices of Ancient Egypt by Judy Hall

    Book Review The Magical Sexual Practices of Ancient Egypt by Judy Hall 200 Pages     The Magical Sexual Practices of Ancient Egypt by Judy Hall was a very difficult book to review.   It was difficult reading as much as it was challenging to review and is not for the average reader.  It requires some foreknowledge to dig out its hidden jewels.  Let my pain in attempting to read this serve as a warning.  There is a term I am going to use in this review, which is mixing work, and when I personally use it the meaning is as follows; it means that it’s a work that is mixing…