January 2020 Round Up

Things that are still endlessly weird: Writing 2020. This month we kicked off with a post greeting 2020 into the world. It also covers this year's wishes and goals plus an introduction. It also also includes a self-dedication spell for your new year's resolutions at the bottom of the post. (Anyone fall off the wagon … Continue reading January 2020 Round Up

Book Review: The Witch’s Book of Self-Care by Arin Murphy-Hiscock – 5/5

The Witch's Book of Self-Care by Arin Murphy-Hiscock 5/5 - The Preciousssssss. [Crown's Book Review Guide] TL;DR: It's more than just "take a bubble bath and meditate". It covers real self-care and includes a ton of spells too! No errors or issues that I could see. I love this book. I've heard great things about … Continue reading Book Review: The Witch’s Book of Self-Care by Arin Murphy-Hiscock – 5/5

Review: The Witch’s Mirror by Mickie Mueller – 4.5/5

The Witch's Mirror: the craft, lore, & magick of the looking glass by Mickie Mueller - 4.5/5 This book is a neat, approachable little technical book written in a conversational tone about magic mirrors. It gives you the basics, runs through different types, gives you DIYs and spells. The only "eh" thing about the whole … Continue reading Review: The Witch’s Mirror by Mickie Mueller – 4.5/5

Review: Basic Witches by Jaya Saxena & Jess Zimmerman – 4.5/5

Basic Witches by Jaya Saxena & Jess Zimmerman - 4.5/5 - You should be reading this. Heads up: One section covers black/white magic, somewhat out of nowhere. Another talks about familiars but it's uncertain what is meant by familiars, and could possible refer to spirit animals? It's unclear. Lots of talk about sex and adult … Continue reading Review: Basic Witches by Jaya Saxena & Jess Zimmerman – 4.5/5

Review: The Creative Tarot by Jessa Crispin – 4/5

The Creative Tarot by Jessa Crispin - 4/5 - You should be reading this.  [Crown's review guide here.] I didn't see any flaws in this book. I sometimes felt the book was missing something. I think that's because this is more of a creative lifestyle book using tarot as a medium of understanding than a … Continue reading Review: The Creative Tarot by Jessa Crispin – 4/5

Review: Tarot Spells by Janina Renee – 3.5/5

Tarot Spells by Janina Renee. 1994. Llwellyn. 3.5/5 - Meh Warnings: None except very slight "negative energy will come back to you" mentioned once. A good book and accessible for everyone. Reads as light ceremonial or ritualistic but can be easily adapted. However, poor formatting, uninspired card choices, and cookie cutter (and sometimes boring) spells … Continue reading Review: Tarot Spells by Janina Renee – 3.5/5

Book Review: The Soul Searcher’s Handbook by Emma Mildon – 4.5/5

The Soul Searcher's Handbook by Emma Mildon - 4.5/5 This book gets a four and a half star review merely because the book is gold - but there are some things that could have been mentioned, like cultural appropriation. THat being said, the book's like a tour guide. It's not meant to be a 101 … Continue reading Book Review: The Soul Searcher’s Handbook by Emma Mildon – 4.5/5

Book Review: Bewitchments by Edain McCoy – 4/5

Bewitchments by Edain McCoy 4/5 - You should be reading this [TCC review guide] Warnings: Chakras, some stuff stated as fact rather than preferred methodology. Some spells need more research as they could be dangerous using as is. Some spells may come from another culture so tread carefully to avoid cultural appropriation. Overall, this book is … Continue reading Book Review: Bewitchments by Edain McCoy – 4/5

Book Review: Yule: A Celebration of Light & Warmth by Dorothy Morrison – 4/5

Yule: A Celebration of Light & Warmth by Dorothy Morrison 4/5 – You should be reading this [TCC review guide] Warnings: Glossing over history, slight Christian passive-aggression, lots of world traditions shared without a mention of cultural appropriation but no cultural appropriation within the book itself. This book was an extreme surprise for me. Save … Continue reading Book Review: Yule: A Celebration of Light & Warmth by Dorothy Morrison – 4/5