2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 13 July 2007
ok book if your starting a coven. it was good i definetly have used the grimore section on acasion and i have used some and adapted them to a solitary i must say that must be the most useful and best bit of the book
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 10 September 2003
Having just read this book, I find myself wondering about the differences between US and UK Wicca/Witchcraft. I must comment first on the strange (mis)use of the term Magick. The normal usage is "Magic". The term "Magick" was first coined by the late lamented Aleister Crowley to identify his own brand of Thelemic (mostly Sex) magic. The author, like many in the US seems to be unaware of this and appears to assume that it merely looks traditional and "old fashioned" when, in fact, it is incorrect.
On to the book itself. Perhaps the author could clarify to which religion he is referring! I find references to Gods/Goddesses from all parts of the world and, even ancient and legendary Kings and heros, where inspiration runs dry. The entire book appears to be saying "let's call on any available deity name, regardless of country of origin, powers, influences (and which comic he/she/it appeared in, etc.". This cannot be called Wicca, or Witchcraft. More a mish-mash of assorted legends/myths/beliefs/superstitions cobbled together from religious works, comics, fairy-tale books etc. It might appeal to youngsters brought up on "Buffy" and/or "Charmed" but it bears little resemblence to Witchcraft. My copy will be going straight to a children's book sale. It certainly does not seem to be aimed at anyone who wants to seriously study or practice Wicca. There are far more accurate, detailed works available.