I review books on my main blog and I thought I’d share a couple of books I received recently for review. They’re more appropriate for this blog than my main book blog; I’m focusing on history and crime over there. You’ll have to excuse the use of US $ for the prices, I couldn’t find the UK £ prices.

Published by: Llwellyn Publications

Publication Date: 8th October 2017

Format: Paperback

I.S.B.N.: 9780738750927

Price: $17.99

Blurb

Connect with your witchy self every day using small, easy, and fun practices. This book features quick and meaningful ways to integrate witchcraft into your daily life, inspiring you to take your magick to a new level whether you’re a beginning or experienced practitioner.

Deborah Blake guides you on a journey through the Wheel of the Year, providing witchy wisdom, affirmations, spells, questions to ponder, and much more. From connecting with nature to connecting with deities, A Year and a Day of Everyday Witchcraft explores a variety of modern Pagan practices to help you get more in touch with your personal path of witchcraft.

My Review

A useful day book for people interested in witchcraft/paganism but not sure where to start, with small things to do and think about every day for a year and a day that will help to deepen understanding for the beginner and help the more experienced pagan step back and reconnect.

3/5

Published by: Llewellyn Publications

Published by: 8th October 2017

I.S.B.N.: 9780738751016

Format: Paperback

Price: $15.99

Blurb

Celebrate the wheel of the year and the Wiccan sabbats with recipes, spells, and rituals prepared using items commonly found at the supermarket. This book features a complete year’s worth of magical items and practices; all the needed ingredients are at your local store and just as effective as rarer ones.

Organized by season, Supermarket Sabbats focuses on seasonally relevant spells, recipes, and formulas as well as a full ritual for each of the eight sabbats. Michael Furie combines ancient knowledge and traditions with twenty-first-century methods, providing you with the best of both worlds. Discover prosperity magic cleansings, blessings and banishing of negativity, and more, that builds upon the energies of the sabbats.

My Review

I found the arrangement of this book, and the recipes supplied, a refreshing change from the usual spell/ritual book. The idea of focusing on supplies a person could get from the supermarket is a novel change. The simmering pots – putting ingredients in a pan of water on the hob to simmer and scent the air – is an idea I like, although I don’t have a hob so I might have to use the slow cooker when I try them out. The author puts together a useful shopping list for each season and sabbat, ready made for the reader.

3/5

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