Category: Book Review

Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda

  I think of all three of these books (The Teachings of Don Juan, and A Separate Reality come before this one), this one is my favorite. Fun side-note is that my copy came with a stock card listing the date it was originally received by the bookstore as 8-25-75, which means that the book is older than I am.… Read more →

Lucid Dreaming by Stephen LaBerge

Lucid Dreaming by Stephen LaBerge is not the ever popular book, Exploring Lucid Dreaming (same author). It is however, an interesting read about the science and history behind Lucid Dreaming, as well a glimpse at some of the science behind the techniques explored in his second book.   The forward is brief, written by Robert E. Ornstein, it is only… Read more →

A chicken in every yard by Robert and Hannah Litt

  The book, A chicken in every yard by Robert and Hannah Litt, is the urban Farm Store’s Guide to Chicken Keeping, a comprehensive guide for beginners in keeping egg laying chickens. The pages have bright and attractively colored photos, and the book is laid out fairly well. The preface lays out the authors meeting and getting married, and their… Read more →

Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain

Creative Visualization is an excellent introduction to the basics of meditation. Meditation and Visualization are such close topics that one can rarely be done without also utilizing the other. For the new practitioner and the old there are a wide variety of techniques that work at the source of it all- the inner self. Many of the basic techniques required… Read more →

A complete guide to the TAROT by Eden Gray

  A complete guide to the tarot has been, hands-down, my most relied on book while learning to read Tarot cards. Irregardless of the deck in use, the meanings are always spot on. The contents page shows that there are eight chapters as well as a glossary and an index. Each of the tarot cards are laid out in an… Read more →

Fang and Fur Blood and Bone: A primal guide to Animal Magic by Lupa

Fang and Fur Blood and Bone is a book that comes highly reccomended by many traditional witches. The book is set up well, and is divided into seven chapters, along with a foreward by Taylor Ellwood, an introduction, an afterword, four appendixes, a glossary, bibliography, and an index. The foreward is a nice touch from Lupa’s mate, Taylor Ellwood, and… Read more →

The Master Book of Candle Burning by Henri Gamache

  The Master Book of Candle Burning by Henri Gamache is an introduction to the ritualized use of candles, that relies heavily on the psalms.Originally published in the 1940s, it became a staple for anyone who wished to work with candles.┬áThis is a new and revised version that was published in 1998. There is no contents or index, which is… Read more →

Mythology by Edith Hamilton

“Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes” by Edith Hamilton is one of the most popular books on mythology to be found. While it includes a small section on the Norse Gods, this book is truly a book about Classical Gods. The book is divided into seven┬áparts with a foreward. The foreward is a note from the author on her… Read more →

Liber Sigillum by Frater E.S.

  Liber Sigillum, by Frater E.S. is a work presented by the A.A.O. that deals a lot with the DKMU. Confusing, I know. But basically it’s a treatise that covers the godforms of the group, as well as a bit on the work the A.A.O. The artwork in this 1st edition is gorgeous, as is the layout. While there are… Read more →

The Magical & Ritual Use of Herbs by Richard Alan Millar

This is a review of the book The Magical and Ritual use of Herbs, by Richard Alan Miller. It covers a wide variety of legal plants detailedly, their ritual use and preparation. The book is slim, and is laid out really well. It begins with a fantastic introduction, then is divided into segments- stimulants, depressants, narcotics, and hallucinogens. The introduction… Read more →

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