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Interesting book but not what I was hoping for.
on 23 October 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).