Wednesday, January 25, 2012

BOOK REVIEWS

TRADITIONAL WITCHCRAFT FOR URBAN LIVING and TRADITIONAL WITCHCRAFT FOR THE SEASHORE Melusine Draco (Moon Books'/John Hunt Publishing Ltd http://www.moon-books.net/ £9.99/US$16.95 each 143pp and 149pp)

The author of these books was an initiate of the late Bob Clay-Egerton's Coven of the Scales and she has been a practising occultist, magical teacher and writer on esoteric subjects for over twenty years. These two books are the first volumes in a series on modern traditional witchcraft for beginners.

'Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living', as the title suggests, is a guide to being a witch today in a town or city environment and still connect to nature, the elemental forces and the land. The other book is for those who live near or often visit the coast and wish to magically commune with the sea and its energies. You will not find any 'Wiccan Rede' or invocations to Cernunnos and Ceridwen here and the featured charms are mostly Christianised ones as traditionally found in historical witchcraft. Both of the books are written in a down-to-earth style with a refreshing commonsense approach and are rooted in the folk traditions and Old Ways of the British Isles.
Recommended.Michael Howard. Editor The Cauldron

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