Traditional Witchcraft for Woods and Forests; A review.

Traditional Witchcraft for the Woods & Forests by Melusine Draco is a wonderful read for anyone who feels the need to get away from the pressures of the city for a moment or few.

One of the very first books I read from Moon Books had to do with spirit animals and animal magic, and as a wolf I definitely need the comfort of the forest. This book isn’t just an instruction manual (like so many of these type of books are) it cuddles you up in forest and that for me is priceless.

I am lucky enough to have the follow up books to this first gem, and I am excited to start on my next adventure with lady Draco. I strongly recommend this book and probably will ( I’m pretty sure) the rest of her books. I also found her page Traditional Witchcraft so go have a look at that too.

 

In terms of style I enjoy that she is more of a story teller like I mentioned earlier. It also makes me happy that old lore is a recurring topic and that we get to learn and bathe in the wonders of things that we will possibly never be able to fully comprehend.

I think I have exhausted my thesaurus and just writing this review makes the hairs on my body stand up in excitement and admiration.

 

Definitely worth the time it took to get to this book.twwf

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Heritage Day

Today is my last day

 

I manage to crawl off the bed that ceased to be coupled almost a decade ago

then land in my still relatively tiny bathroom, though my own physique seems to be shrinking by the second now

I look up at my reflection and I realise the purpose of mirrors

There is a headline,

my face

wrinkled and grey beneath its letters seems to unfold like an over ripe flower without ever having been touched

it says;

Heritage Day

I shuffle along until I trip over the now almost dry white board marker and I begin the list:

One: I inherited the dark lines of deceit off my mother’s core

Two: I learned how to live with being a liar

Three: I came as a foreign being full of love

Four: I was denied love but I’m still leaving filled with only those four letters

Five: Life was beautiful though the darkness is always the beginning of a new story

Six: I inherited the art

Seven: I will never forget

 

I rinse myself off and decide that it would be better to leave full of hope

After all

3 months before they expected me I was ready

13 years before I was

they weren’t

my family

 

The wardrobe whispered the call of majesty

I obeyed my longing eyes

past the dioors and my goodbye suit

I found the two letter phrase barely in disguise and I remembered why

Heritage day:

One: I learned how to judge myself better than anyone had ever judged me

Two: It wasn’t always sunny

Three: How to fake the smile through heartache

Four: How to cause the same

Five: My clothes are cheap

Six: I am unworthychocolat_l

Seven: I knew this each time we made eye contact… after all; we are self proclaimed judges

 

So neat, tidy and fresh I walk towards the lonely seat and the non functional tv

and on the top right hand corner of the screen

A phrase in white paint screams out at me

Heritage Day:

One: My skin colour murdered my first love

Two: I inherited the skill of not caring much for those attributes

Three: My father Died of a broken heart

Four: You saved mine

Five: Our life was puzzled together by vibes and muted sentences

Six: In the end, my quirks were irrelevant and your were my indica

Seven: I fell eternally asleep with the very thoughts that days and nights before had always haunted me.

 

Palm on palm now

My eye lids find their space

No tears left in me

My heritage day is eternal

and I only grew to know that the moment I looked into you!

 

 

 

 

Sacred Sex & Magick; A Review

The Web PATH Center have created, a short, sweet and tangible guide to why Sex Magick is important and helpful to and for the Pagan community all over the world.

This Moon Books release instantly captivated me, its non biased outlook and thorough layout gives this one a fresh feel and has definitely set a new standard for anyone who dares approach this topic without being more than sufficiently equipped.

In a nut shell: Enjoyable, informative and spicy!515q13csOzL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

Herbs Of The Northern Shaman by Steve Andrews – Review

I read a few reviews of this book before taking on the task of writing one myself, and I do have to agree with this one:

A BAd Witch’s Blog;

She starts off by saying that, ‘Herbals – or books listing plants that are useful to humans – aren’t usually the kind of thing one can enjoy reading cover to cover. They might be great reference material, but they aren’t exactly page-turners.’

And really, ‘Herbs of The Northern Shaman’ is probably the only exception to that rule… I for one, am not a huge fan of herbal books or any kind of guides in general but this was a pleasant experience that pushed me along my day to day routines so that I could get back to this book as quickly as I could.

Alright, now about the official review type stuff:

I for one would have appreciated a little more on the subject of Cannabis however, Mr. Bard of Ely man does branch out to describe a few herbs that could in mere mortal terms be described as the cousins of Sativa.

What made this book wonderful to read was that it was to the point and had very little excess information or big latin words that normal herb books usually do. This is A book I could see myself buying and putting up on my kitchen book shelf one day right next to the, ‘How to make delicious Vegan food’ one that I am yet to discover.

If you enjoy testing out the boundaries of the herb kingdom, this is a splendid way to NOT get poisoned while you are at it as Mr. Steve Andrews graciously points out which herbs might be alright to experiment with and which are better left alone, unless of course you are the sort of person who will push the button just to see what it does.

Over all, the feeling is mutual between the reviewers of this book, it was an easy read and interesting one, which will prove useful at some point, no doubt.

If you are interested in more of the wonders of: ‘weird and wonderful stuff that people have got high on’: Moon Books has this copy just for you. All you have to do is; ask for it.

P.S. It feels great to be able to add some factual, work stuff to this blog again. I have thoroughly missed it.

P.P.S if you hover the cursor on the featured image you will get the link where you can see more about Moon Books and this specific book… actually here’s the link: Moon Books/ Herbs Of The Northern Shaman

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