Book Review: Green Witchcraft Grimoire

reviewcover - green witchcraft grimoireTitle: Green Witchcraft Grimoire

Author: Amythyst Raine

Genre: Non-Fiction, Witchcraft

Rating: 5 Stars

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Description/Synopsis:

The green witch is a healer and practitioner of natural magic, who uses the power of plants, crystals, and the elements to draw on the energy of the earth. With the Green Witchcraft Grimoire in hand, you’ll learn how to harness your inner green witch and develop your own unique magical practice. It’s your how-to grimoire guide to the craft, loaded with spells, rituals, and recipes to help you create everything from meditation oils to sleep tinctures and spells for safe travels.

In this grimoire, you’ll find sections for working with stones, candles, herbs, and sigils, along with personal and reflective writing space. Take notes on the results of your spells and recipes, and the energies and ideas that come to you as you practice and grow. Over time, this practical grimoire will become your own keepsake record of spells cast, organic ingredients used, and recipes to share in the future.

Green Witchcraft Grimoire helps you:

  • Cast your green circle―Begin with simple directions for preparing your own sacred space for rituals, ceremonies, and solitary magical connection.

  • Within your witchy kitchen―Discover the everyday essentials for any green witch’s kitchen and the tools you’ll need to create balms, salves, oils, and elixirs.

  • Seek or be guided―Use this grimoire to look up the herb you need, or flip through it at random to catch information the universe is directing you to find.

The Green Witchcraft Grimoire is loaded with knowledge and will be an invaluable tool in your practice of green witchcraft.

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Green Witchcraft Grimoire by Amythyst Raine is a delightful little reference book for those practicing green witchcraft, whether they be new to the practice, or more experienced.

I found the book full of beautiful incantations with clear instructions and lists of needed ingredients and tools. It was easy to find spells and rituals for all sorts of situations, complete with suggested substitutions, thorough explanations, and helpful warnings about the toxicity of certain plants and stones.

As someone who doesn’t practice witchcraft myself, but has spent this year delving into the history of witchcraft and learning the practices and methods of modern witchcraft on a more academic and curiosity-based level, I found this to be a delightful read, and I believe, a useful addition to any witch’s library.

Book Review: Seasons of Wicca

cover-seasons of wiccaTitle: Seasons of Wicca

Author: Ambrosia Hawthorn

Genre: Non-Fiction

Rating: 5 Stars

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Strengthen your practice, deepen your faith―Wiccan rites and rituals for every season
Rooted in nature, spiritualism, and a reverence for the divine, Wicca is a religious practice focused on the balance and harmony between life and nature. Seasons of Wicca offers practical guidance and empowering rites and rituals that will bring the magic of Wicca into your daily life.

Discover the origins of Wicca with an overview covering the importance of working with nature and the deities. Explore in-depth primers on the Wheel of the Year and the crucial purposes of the elements, and embark on your own spiritual path with step-by-steps for Sun Celebrations, Moon Celebrations, and Wiccan Rites.

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Seasons of Wicca by Ambrosia Hawthorn is a great resource for beginner Wiccans who are looking for an all-encompassing reference for modern Wiccan Rituals. The book features a comprehensive list of not only rituals, but Wiccan holidays, and general knowledge. Each ritual comes with a complete list of tools, steps to follow, and offers alternatives of practice based on the reader’s preferences. It is a solid book to add to anyone’s Wiccan library.

Book Review: Modern Wicca

cover-modern wiccaTitle: Modern Wicca: Beliefs and Traditions for Contemporary Life

Author: Rowan Morgana

Genre: Religion & Spirituality, Non-Fiction

Rating: 5 Stars

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Lighting the Wiccan path for the modern practitioner. The magickal practice of Wicca centers devotion to nature, promotes peace and balance, and embraces self-determination. Walk down the divine path with Modern Wicca, an up-to-date overview of the principles of the faith. Whether you’re just starting out or have already begun your journey, this inclusive guide can help you focus your intentions and claim your personal power.

Learn the history of Wicca, and find out how it has evolved into the modern day. Get acquainted with common deities of the Wiccan traditions, observe the spiritual significance of the holidays, and celebrate the full moon’s monthly cycles. Details for creating altars, gathering tools, and spellcasting offer plenty of possibilities to adapt and enrich your worship.
Inside Modern Wicca, you’ll find:

* Diverse traditions―Explore the variety of belief systems, and examine the pros and cons of joining a coven or practicing Wicca solitarily.

* The power of spells―Harness spell casting for positive change with 8 spells for protection, house purification, healing, and more.

* Rituals and rites―Learn 8 key rituals to foster connection with the moon and sun, Goddess and God, and Mother Earth throughout life.

Step into the light of the Wiccan way with the guidance of Modern Wicca.

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Modern Wicca by Rowan Morgana was an eye-opening and intensely thought-provoking read for me – someone not of the Wiccan faith. I have never been a religious person and classify myself as something akin to an Athiest or Agnostic dependent upon my place in life… but after reading this book, I can say that IF I were to ascribe to a system of belief, it might very well lead me towards Wicca.

The Wiccan belief system, which centers around nature, inclusivity, and the idea of balance between our actions and their consequences spoke to me on a very human and basic level. Though the idea of altars, rituals, spells, and magick may seem silly to the casual observer, it was fascinating to see the underlying currents of real thoughtfulness and awareness that went into the physical acts of ritual and spellcraft. There is a sense of patience and understanding in what Wiccan practitioners do that goes beyond the surface level things we see and hear about Wicca in the media.

I hold a certain respect for Wiccans after having delved this little bit into their world and am certainly interested in reading more. (Author, hit me up if you need more reviews!) This book was well-written, well-organized, and came across as both thorough and unbiased in the way the author portrayed information. If you are interested in learning about Wicca, I’d say that this is an excellent place to start.