Another book ticked off my reading goals list. I confess I had been reading this book since Christmas, but I knew I couldn’t rush it! I got this book as a present from my boyfriend as he knew I had started taking an interest in a new age. It was an interesting read, to say the least!
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Where do I start with this? As part of my 2018 Reading Goals, I wanted to add spiritual/witchy books to my TBR list. While I have been doing extremely well at reading contemporary fiction and self-help books, I have been struggling to read a spiritual book to help me improve my understanding of different types of witchcraft. My boyfriend bought me this book for Christmas and I was so excited to crack into it! However, it took me close to 4 months to actually finish this book!
What I found is that it was heavy going, the information was based on Wiccan Witchcraft (Witchcraft is a practice, not a religion). The book was very general and quite one-sided as it only referred to Wiccan practices, which was disappointing as I had hoped it would cover more faiths. I have been into the new age for only a couple of years now, but I have had the chance to understand the fundamentals or at least the differences in what people choose to learn and master.
I felt this book only covered lightly the basics of one denomination, also it was very “to make this effective you have to do it this way” attitude. Which is not my cup of tea. I did like the layout of the book, it makes it quite handy if I want to go back and references things. But that also leads me to another point, the lack of references was frustrating. I mean where did the author learn her craft? Are there other books I should read? I mean sharing is caring right?!
Overall it is a good starting point for anyone interested in Witchcraft. I just wouldn’t take it for gospel, more a helpful jump into the world of magic and spirituality.