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5 Books for Your Witchy Side

I love books, and I especially enjoy books on witchcraft and divination. I am gathering quite the collection of new books now that I get free books from the publisher for unbiased reviews (in fact, they say I don’t have to review them at all, and I still get them for free — that’s a great deal).

518h0PPcnBL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_This week I decided to focus on some of my favorite I’ve gotten in the past few months, beginning with Palm Reading for Beginners by Kenneth Lagerstrom.

I already have a few palm reading books and a friend who does palm reading — but there are some books you can never have too many of. Lagerstrom’s book is colorful, and I love the artwork. Instead of your basic line drawing graphs with all the life lines and such, this book opted for a more creative look.

This is an excellent beginner’s guide, and it’s incredibly affordable ($11.99 cover price USD). I love that it’s an easy-to-read guide, and the colorful insides keep your eyes happy!

51YsKIWy39L._SY498_BO1,204,203,200_If you’re a crystal lover (like me), you’ll love Karen Frazier’s An Introduction to Crystal Grids. Crystal grids are a new concept to me, so I was excited to get my hands on a book from an author I like.

I love that this book touches base on the importance of crystal shapes, not just colors and meanings. Frazier breaks the grids down into categories of what you might need them for, from public speaking engagements to increasing your creativity.

This is a must-have guide for all witches and healers if you’re working with crystals regularly!41xw4VYCisL._SX404_BO1,204,203,200_

The Complete Guide to Astrology by Louise Edington will surely help you better understand your birth chart and makes a great companion to Modern Astrology. I’ve had a passion for astrology and horoscopes since I was a kid, and both of these books from Edington have renewed my love of the subject and brought me into the world of birth charts. Birth charts are essential to really understand your astrological makeup — sun signs are just one small part of it!

No list of witchy books would be complete without some spells and rituals. Two amazing witchy books I recently got my hands on are The Spell Book for New Witches by Ambrosia Hawthorn and The Witch’s Guide to Ritual by Cerridwen Greenleaf. Both books are full of useful info for new witches and experienced folks in the craft.

The spell book is filled spells for everyday life, to help you deal with anything that comes at you. I love the spell descriptions, the creativity behind each spell, and that the instructions are easy to follow.

The ritual book is also excellent for novices and experts. It covers how to get started with a ritual, and many of the basic rituals you may want to do (from sabbats to moon phases). It’s a very descriptive book and has all you need to start practicing as a witch or Pagan!

 

 

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The Door to Witchcraft by Tonya A. Brown

41uoi0cuo3L._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_You ever fall behind at life? I did. That’s why you haven’t seen many posts from me. It seems like everything took its own self-piloted path, and that path missed the stack of review books waiting for my attention (and growing almost weekly). I’m back on the right track, so I am also back at sharing some great books with you. Since I’ve recently launched my own witchy related business, The Art Of Dreams And Divination, I decided the best place to start with this stack of books would be a witchy one.

As someone who has been studying and practicing witchcraft since I was 13 (to give you an idea of the span of time, I’m 44 now), I was really looking forward to checking out The Door To Witchcraft. It’s subtitled “A New Witch’s Guide,” but don’t let that keep you away from checking it out even if you’re experienced—I found it to be a great reminder of some of the “basics” I’ve forgotten over the years.

Not only does this book touch base on the history and traditions of witchcraft, but it offers a great jumping point to start learning more about things like color magic, herbology, and more. You won’t get all of the knowledge in this one little book, but it will help you decide which witchy path (or paths) you want to pursue more info through.

I love this book, and it has found a permanent home in my personal library. What I liked about it is that the layout is perfect—everything goes in the order you’d expect it to, ending with spells and spiritual work you can do to help you get started on your own witchy path.

As a divination addict, I was thrilled with the fact that Brown made sure to talk about that aspect of witchcraft as well. I feel like a lot of general info books like this focus only on ritual and spells and miss on all of the other aspects of witchcraft, Paganism, Wicca, and spirituality that a lot of us live by.

So, I need to let you know that I got this book for free from the publisher for this unbiased review (Honestly, this is a great book).