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The Coffee Oracle: Discover Your Future and Fortune in a Coffee Cup
The Coffee Oracle: Discover Your Future and Fortune in a Coffee Cup
by Stacey DeMarco
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A great guide to reading coffee cups, 10 Dec. 2014
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This is a good read(although shorter than the pages listed on the info page at the time of review-its 317 pages),telling all you need to know to start reading coffee,such can you read both mocha and latte,what areas of the cup mean,the 5 easy step method,advice on interpretation, the brilliant '28 day discovery plan' to move your life forward which I love,and a huge dictionary of symbols you might see,which I've found can be used for tea readings and scrying too.The author also seems like a genuinely nice person,even offering readers her email address so they can contact her in case they're stuck on what a symbol means!
So come on,buy yourself a copy, and take it to Costa or Starbucks (whoevers your favourite) and see what your cup has to say...


Tellstones: Runic Divination in the Welsh Tradition
Tellstones: Runic Divination in the Welsh Tradition
by Adam Byrn Tritt
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 30 Oct. 2014
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I visited Wales a while back, and fell in love with the place, the old ways seem to be within the mountains, fields and streams there and magic seems to be in the very air, it enchanted me and was where I found my first book on Witchcraft (Wicca a guide for solitary practioner by Scott Cunningham) so this book intrigued me.I'm glad I brought it as its a very good book, although very short, explaining what tellstones are, how they're used and what they mean along with sample readings, how to use the stones for affirming wishes, how to create the stones (either from finding natural stones or with clay) and a reading list.I am now planning to make my own and look forward to using them.
A couple of things I would like to have been added ;In the book the author talks of contacting people who used the stones and I would have liked to hear more on how long they used them, were they passed down or did they create their own? What kind of things had they foretold for them? That kind of thing, maybe like an interview with a couple of elders who used them.Also I would of liked abit more guidance on interpreting the symbols. However it is a good book and I recommend it.
If you enjoy stone divination and creating your own systems to use, two books you might like are:'Lid off the cauldron' by Patricia crowther, which helps you create your own witches runes, and'A witches book of divination' by callia underhill , which gives dozens of methods to make and try, including a chapter on talking stones


Light from the Shadows: A Mythos of Modern Traditional Witchcraft
Light from the Shadows: A Mythos of Modern Traditional Witchcraft
by "Gwyn"
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book but not what I was hoping for., 23 Oct. 2014
I did enjoy some of this book but was rather disappointed with other parts,especially with the section on magic, as it doesn't really give much deep information or any practical ideas of how you can start working traditional witchcraft, its more 'This is what was done' or 'This is what was said about that in the past', nothing much on how its done to day . Unfortunately it seemed almost as if written by an outsider who didn't have any real information to give you really rather than written by someone in the know (Maybe it was intended to seem that way as I know traditional witches are more secretive but still if you can't say all that much why write a book on it?).
The mythology part was good, the myths of the deities and folklore and the chapter on tools, where Troy stones were briefly mentioned (Stones carved or painted with a spiral which you trace with your finger or concentrate on to enter trace or raise power).
It is a book thats worth a read if you come across it but unfortunately its not a Must-have book in my opinion.
Some books that are more traditional that I found helpful are 'Green magic' (A book series) by Ann moura,'The witches craft'by Raven Grimmassi , 'Treading the mill'by Nigel Pearson and 'Natural magic' and 'Witchcraft for tomorrow'by Doreen Valiante (Although known as the mother of modern witchcraft, this lady had great knowledge on more traditional witchcraft too and if you asked me to name one,genuine 100% witch - this is the lady I'd name).


Spell a Day, A
Spell a Day, A
by Cassandra Eason
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant,I love it!, 22 Oct. 2014
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This review is from: Spell a Day, A (Hardcover)
Like another reviewer, I'm a huge fan of Cassandra Eason's books, and own quite a few of them.So when I saw this I was really happy and brought it as soon as I could.It didn't disappoint, it has a beautiful hardback cover, and is a handy handbag sized book.I haven't had a chance to read it properly yet but I've already seen dozens of spells I plan to try ( such has 'To bring amazing luck','A wanning moon spell to banish fears','To stop troublesome neighbours','A hand spell for instant karma','To help a sick pet','A genie wish spell','A spell to attract someone','A mint tea bargin hunting spell','A 12 month spell for happiness and abundance','To stop worry','To bring magic into your life','A crystal spell to help develop psychic powers','A candy spell to make life right after a bad day,'To win the lottery','To mourn loss of a beloved pet','To curb excessive spending(Although Amazon may suffer if I cast this!),'A hot chocolate spell for a luxurious life','A pearl necklace spell for beauty' and lots more!).
I did notice a few spells repeated from Cassandra's other books, but I guess thats to be expected since I have alot of them.Also , this book lacked a basics of how to on casting spells ( which Cassandra usually includes in her books-maybe it was left out due to publishers wanting to keep the book small?) which beginners would need as theres alot more to spells than just lighting a candle and saying a chant-you have to work with the energies and powers with your feelings and mind, using intent and visualisation to get the job done, so if you're a complete newbie you may want to team this book up with 'Everyday magic' by Dorothy Morrison or 'Earth power'by Scott Cunningham as they both give the important basics, along with Edain Mcoy's 'Making magic' which gives a very thorough grounding in magical skills . These are just minor points though and I am very happy with the book, it will have a permanent place on my shelf.
It would make a great gift for the witch or wiccan in your life.


The Wiccan Holiday Cookbook
The Wiccan Holiday Cookbook
Price: £0.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Not all that great really, 10 Sept. 2014
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I found this very disappointing, it rather lacked substance and depth.There's no mention of why a recipe links into a particular holiday, it seemed to me more like just a collection of various recipes thrown together just for the sake of it.
Alot of the recipes are like 'get a pre-made pie crust ,fill it with chocolate pudding mix and top with cool whip' or 'use a package yellow cake mix' and for the apple pie 'use pre made pie case and tin of apple filling' and for spiced cider'take spiced cider mix'.I don't have anything against ready mixed and use them myself but for a recipe book?Anybody who browsed the baking section of a supermarket could come up with that themselves. A recipe book is supposed to help you create them yourself.I make herb bread alot,I just use a bread mix and 2tbsp mixed herbs but its certainly not a recipe!
I did like some of the drinks though.
I think the author was well meaning but needed to put in more work to this title.
I recommend 'The kitchen witch' by 'Soraya,'Wicca in the kitchen' by Scott Cunningham and 'Pagan feasts'by Anna Franklin and Sue Philips.


Fortune-Telling by Tarot Cards: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Tarot
Fortune-Telling by Tarot Cards: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Tarot
by Sasha Fenton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book on using the Tarot for prediction, 24 Aug. 2014
Written by an expert on Tarot,this book deals with using the cards strictly in a predictive sense.It details the origins of the Tarot,choosing and caring for your cards,how to choose a significator,meanings of the cards (both upright and reversed meanings;although personally I've never felt the need to reverse any cards as I've found that the cards get they're message across perfectly well without some being reversed),and six very good spreads for laying out the cards.
Some other great books on Tarot are;
'Tarot' Soraya
'The complete idiots guide to the Tarot' Lisa Lenard and Arlene Tognetti
'The Tarot bible' Sarah Bartlet
'Tarot' John Dee
'Tarot-your everyday guide' Janina Renee


Fortune Telling by Tarot Cards
Fortune Telling by Tarot Cards
by Sasha Fenton
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book on using the tarot for prediction, 24 Aug. 2014
Written by an expert on Tarot,this book deals with using the cards strictly in a predictive sense.It details the origins of the Tarot,choosing and caring for your cards,how to choose a significator,meanings of the cards (both upright and reversed meanings;although personally I've never felt the need to reverse any cards as I've found that the cards get they're message across perfectly well without some being reversed),and six very good spreads for laying out the cards.
Some other great books on Tarot are;
'Tarot' Soraya
'The complete idiots guide to the Tarot' Lisa Lenard and Arlene Tognetti
'The Tarot bible' Sarah Bartlet
'Tarot' John Dee
'Tarot-your everyday guide' Janina Renee
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Vampire Tarot Deck
Vampire Tarot Deck
by Nathalie Hertz
Edition: Cards
Price: £16.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful deck, 23 July 2014
This review is from: Vampire Tarot Deck (Cards)
These are very striking cards,the pictures are Gothic and luxurious with alot of depth to them,I especially love the cards 'The lovers' (showing a vampire and mortal couple) and 'The tower'( showing a spookey old castle with bats flying around it),even the backs of the cards are nice;with vibrant red and black swirls.
They're a good deck to work with and mine have been accurate,I would say they're more for intermediate Tarot readers rather than beginners.
The booklet is well-written,giving brief interpretations for the cards and four card spreads (including the very useful 'Drawing of the day' spread).
A great deck to add to your collection


Crystals and Crystal Healing
Crystals and Crystal Healing
by Simon Lilly
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A good beginners guide to crystal healing, 6 July 2014
This is a well-written,easy to use guide with lots of beautiful pictures to help with identifying crystals when you're looking for a new one.
It starts by explaining the formation of crystals,the chakra system,the subtle bodies,how to choose crystals,methods of cleansing,shaped crystals,the quartz family,meditations to explore crystals,healing with crystals (including pendulums and wands),making gem remedies,several layouts,exercises to relieve headaches,pain, and pmt,ending with a directory of crystals,giving brief uses of crystals by colour grouping (Very brief properties are given-this book is best teamed up with Judy Hall's 'crystal bible-vol 1 and 2').
A great book for beginners or those looking for basic instruction,but if you already know alot about crystals this may not be indepth enough for you.


Emergency Magic
Emergency Magic
by Judika Illes
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good spellbook, 27 Jun. 2014
This review is from: Emergency Magic (Paperback)
This is an enjoyable read,offering spells for many occasions (such as get cash fast,increase business,pass an exam,make yourself irresistible,make someone love you,heal a broken heart,find your soul mate,fit into your wedding dress,stop a bully,protect your home,fulfill a wish etc ).
It starts with a basic introduction into magic and gives a collection of condition oil recipes (Banishing oil,command and compel,crown of success,fiery wall of protection,van van oil and florida water,other recipes are given as well but they are with the spell to use them with rather than given a separate section).
Much of the magic is very hoodoo style-using roots,mojos,oils and candles.
A good one to add to your spellbook collection.


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