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Free download EnchantmentsNetgalley provided me with a digital copy f this book in exchange for an honest reviewEnchantments is a really refreshing take n witchcraft Mya Spalter uses approachable modern language and symbolism to explain things It makes it so much easier to absorb the information and relate it to my wn life rather than trying to parse meaning from the many Neopaganwitchy books that rely n ld fashioned language and iconography in an attempt to sound spiritual In Enemy Hands (Honor Harrington, orcculty but just end up coming across as How Ireland Really Went Bust. by Matt Cooper outdated and inaccessible I also appreciate that she shies away fromutdated ways f viewing
THE WORLD READ GENDER BINARIES SEXISTworld read gender binaries sexist forms etc while still acknowledging that ther books may still rely Bambi and Me on those waysf thinking Overall I found that Spalter s writing style made the book extremely readable and easy to absorb and it made me much interested in trying Pocahontas out somef the magickal techniues The approach to spellcraft is refreshing She gives you ideas for how things might be done how to choose substitute ingredients etc all in a very low key manner She never says you must do it this way Bala Santa or it won t work I was also pleasantly surprised that this book taught me about new techniues for spells like uncrossing work this is basicallyne way Book of Magickal and Occult Rites and Ceremonies of removing blockages from your path as well as new waysf looking atusing techniues I m already familiar withIn Bald Eagle (Zeuss Pack one chapter she explores how different itemsn your altar can have meaning and how to find that meaning for yourself I really appreciate that she keeps reminding you Don t burn the house down when talking about burning candles and such I really liked her chapter n candle magick and all the tricks you can use to get your magkical juju flowing when using candles like using sigils
AND INCENSE SMOKE AND DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN DRESSincense smoke and different ways you can dress to fit your purposes including with glitter Be still my witchy heart I actually ended up using some f these techniues to dress and burn a candle for a spell and it worked really well Her suggestions for charging the candle by playing music that fits your intention also really jived with me I found the chapter n divination very interesting and it renewed my interest in trying ut palmistry and was a good reminder that tarot is a skill that needs practice because there are so many dang cards But the chapter Ultimate Memory Book on astrology reminded me why I just don t believe in astrology and never willOverall this is a must read for modern witches This was great And Michelle Tea and Kimya Dawson recommend it This book sounded uite charming so I had to check itut Sadly I struggled to finish it I feel like the book tries too hard to be cool It doesn t feel like it s flowing naturally but instead feels like it wants to be different Which is fine if it does feel natural but when it feels like you re TRYING eh not so fun That said I didn t totally hate it Like I said there s useful tips for those just starting ut and curious about things like how to set up an altar and it does specify this isn t just a PaganWiccan thing but anyone who needs their wn peaceful space I can t see myself ever reading this again but I might look at certain chapters just for inspiration A beginner s guide to everything you need to start noticing and using magic that is all around you from crystals and colors to intention candles and tarot Mya Spalter s voice is honest never holier than thou and approachable Though she reminds the reader constantly that she doesn t know everything I did learn uite a bit from her in this book The best part about this book is that Spalter doesn t lay down rules and regulations instead she Far Strike (The Transcended Book 3) offers ideasptions and advice She reminds the reader to trust the magic in themselves to honor the forms it takes and the directions in which it guides them Fuck yeah I m a real witch now This book was recommended to me by a friend and I loved itSpalter does a great job with her introduction to witchcraft She covers a lot O Mistério do Infante Santo of material very well and in a few pages If you reut Disgrace (Department Q, of A wise witty and welcoming guide to modern witchcraft and magic and how you can use it to positively affect your life from an experienced practitioner and employee at New York City'sldest Monsoon occult shop Our brains seek patternsur hearts seek miracles And witchcraft is nothing if not a pursuit f everyday miraclesMya Spalter has spent fifteen years among candles herbs cats and spell books as an employee at New York City's ldest ccult shop Enchantm. Ractice and looking to refresh r you ve gotten a basic handle Ice Maiden on a lotf stuff and want a little step up this is a great book I have been studying for 22 years now and after a couple Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle of years away this felt like a great refresher It reminded mef some things that I had forgotten about got me excited about some new things and made me laughSpalter covers a wide variety Seducing the Heiress of topics in her text Candles sigilsils astrology tarot crystals She touches And Cowboy Makes Three on a lotf things This is not a spell book but Spalter does give you the tools to develop your Teasing Her SEAL own magic Manyf the chapters conclude with a short list f resources which also are pretty goodAlso I just really liked her tone She s very conversational tells bad jokes and admits it makes pop culture references and basically manages to sound like someone you d like to actually talk to She even includes some stories about working at Enchantments the shop that are pretty great for anyone who has worked in retailExcellent read Totally worth it Enchantments by Mya Spalter is another book that I discovered simply from following ther witches A Valentines Wish on social media rather thanne that came up in my Paixão Sem Disfarce own research And it s bloody brilliant It seems to me that I m finding the books I really need through recommendations are simply puttingut into the world Just like with Light Magic for Dark Times by Lisa Marie Basile Enchantments has been a bit Rain of a game changer for meWhile it s another guide to witchcraft and covers pretty much everything I ve read inther books what makes this book stand ut is Spalter herself Enchantments is written very much like a conversation Spalter is having with you She s not just telling us about the various elements f witchcraft but relating it to her I Met Someone own practiceffering examples from her Quantum (Captain Chase own life to explain certain things further Enchantments is just such an accessible book becausef Spalter s down to earth friendly and approachable vibe She cracks jokes and is also very encouraging in regards to readers and their The Other Islam own practice I d actually say this is a pretty awesome book for those interested in practicing witchcraft to startff with specifically because f how Spalter has written itBut Enchantments specifically made a difference for me because f Spalter sharing her wn practice She has uite a versatile
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ELEMENTS SHE GOES THROUGH THE CHALICEshe goes through the chalice wand the athame the pentagram but then she goes into how she does things I love to discover the purpose and reasoning behind the ritual choices that ther people make but what excites me about magic and witchcraft is figuring Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, out the naturef my DogFace own ritual choices My way represents water with water In some kindf vessel What You Owe Me of course but I don t keepne in particular for the purpose even thought I just told you that your ritual items should be set aside for spiritual work Buffalo Woman Comes Singing only I do what I want I tend to choose the vessel to suit the day the mood the purpose I have in mind at the moment that I m setting up I have twof my great grandmother s champagne glasses and they can become chalices whenever I desire If I m working Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant on some kindf new apartment spell for a friend I have been known to use a mug that looks like the classic New York We Are Happy to Serve You coffee cup because it reminds me The Last Great Revolution of the threef cups in tarot a card that Shining City often represents sharing in joyful abundance with friends But Inly mix it up like that because I love hunting around for the perfect little thing You might not In which case it is totally fine to just rock the same altar items no matter what you re doing p8 9These are just two example s f the many Spalte. Ents and she's crammed all that experience teaching thers the building blocks f magic into this book In a fresh and inclusive voice Spalter ffers practical information for building your wn eclectic self guided witchcraft practice illustrated with beautiful black and white drawings by artist Caroline Pauita how to set up a home altar how to cast a love spell n yourself which is really the best way the many uses for candles the differences betwee. ,
R gives from her St. Johns Wort own practice but these are the two that stickut for me While all books talk about finding your The Roman Family own path and how it s your intent that really matters rather than what you use and to use your intuition they all tend to follow a specific wayf doing things which led me to think there is a specific way f doing things But Spalter s way f practicing magic has Hollywood Walk of Fame: 2000 Sensational Stars, Star Makers and Legends opened my eyes to the fact that it really is your intention that matters and that and your intuition should guide the how and the why I keep mentioning my fragrance sensitivity and how I can t use incense essentialils r most herbs but with Enchantments Spalter pretty much says That s k use something else I didn t realise I was feeling a little Too Bad to Die overwhelmed about the right wayf doing things until Spalter showed me there is no right way and I started to breathe a little easier Enchantments has just made me feel much confident in adapting and altering as I need and going with my gut my intuition and making my magic work for meWith this in mind I really couldn t recommend Enchantments enough especially if you re really new to witchcraft It s a fantastic introduction and I believe will make readers feel at ease This book was well Enchanting A breath f fresh air explaining rituals spells and magic in clear precise terms that if you can read you can do I loved the way she talks about setting up an alter Using what she finds r has as Resist (Wicked Ways Book 1) opposed to taking a huge list and getting everything exactly as some books recommendr you can t be a real witch I do the same thing She covers Wicca and Neo pagan beliefs and what she goes Beautiful Ghosts (Inspector Shan, over can be used no matter who and what you worship The moon signs colors and just anything else you are interested in are in this book It is longverdue Thank you Mya Spalter for a book well done I received this book from Net Galley and Random Publishing House for an honest review and no compensation The views and Oh! Calcutta opinions are mywn 5 stars I had the pleasure f reviewing this book through NetGalley My longer review is at my blog Spalter created an entertaining and budget friendly look n modern witchcraft She also laid things bare about working at Enchantments the The Indian in the Cupboard (The Indian in the Cupboard, oldest witch shop in New York City She talked about some creepy customers and was totally honest about why the staff might comeff as cold Reasoning and the Logic of Things or moodyn certain days Her advice is none ther than practicalThis doesn t mean that nly newbies to the craft should read Enchantments I thoroughly loved every page The Night Before Christmas: or, A Visit from St. Nicholas: The Heirloom Edition of this book and I ve been a practicing witch basically since I was a kid but hid itpenly since for ver 20 years I ve studied with the best like staff at Mystickal Tymes in New Hope PA and Laurie Cabot from Salem MAWhat I about Spalter was that the reading experience felt like a where we were friends hanging ut By the end I truly wished we were She s a dynamo I have so many passages f Enchantments highlightedSpalter presents inexpensive ptions for finding tools and supplies Hit up yard sales dollar stores and simply work with what is already in your possessionThe illustrations by Caroline Pauita add the flavor f folk art and creationcreative energy bringing the chapters to life To summarize if you have any
Interest At All In Howat all in how today practice read this book I m not wiccan r currently practicing witchcraft but that didn t stop me from enjoying the hell Digital Web outf this book The author is irreverent funny blunt and honest in short everything I love in a non fiction author Divided into two sections Enchantments covers witchy implements alters herbs colors stars calendars etc and magical intentions astrology money drawing attraction etc Threaded in amongst all this fun knowledge are wonderful drawings and keen insight Atomic Bodyslams to Whiskey Zippers on modern witchcraft and whimsy Even if that s not your bag there s a lotf fun stuff about astrology herbs and cleaning that can be implemented in your life this guide is as useful as you want it to be A fun read that will reach a wide audienc. N need and greed in money magic and all the magical ingredients you can get at the dollar store She covers healing herbs you might try War of Hearts out in your bathtub tells storiesf divination gone wrong and right describes witchy holidays to celebrate with friends The Boy Next Door (Love Stories For Young Adults, or covens explains the best way to ask an Aries for a favor and much much On every page Myaffers smart hilarious and most importantly concrete ways to incorporate intentional magic in your Portable Operating for Amateur Radio own li.