It is one of those gifts that keep on giving and will own its place of honour on my magickal bookshelf for the years to come. Previously I would purchase the Witches Almanac , a beautiful book that comes out twice a year for the few pages it would dedicate to my particular spiritual path. I have longed for a similar type tome that would be dedicated to my area of study and the related paths that infuse the Indigenous American, African American and European American folk magic traditions that filtered through the southern states.
Upon receiving my copy I devoured it from cover to cover and am starting again. Glossary's, Calenders of Feast Days, Household Tips. Health Tips,sections on popular Saints,Spirit Guides as well as helpful omens and tables of moon signs. Voodoo Charms, herbal charms and chock full of lore , I can't even begin to scratch the surface of its dense 351 pages. To further extend your experience there are pictures and QR codes that you can snap with your android phone to take you websites that will further your reading ,including whole books for free!
This is a great source book for people wanting to connect with their roots via the folks magic of their Ancestors. A beautifully written and presented book (I love the aesthetic old time look the Authour's employed) for the Solitary Root Worker, Novice or Initiated or just plain curious. I really appreciate the something for everyone approach and the bringing together of many cultures that Authours' Alvarado,Dean and Pustanio have accomplished.
The best birthday present I bought for myself!