So I haven’t had a lot of time to read lately but when Weiser Books sent me Mrs. B’s Guide to Household Witchery, I made time for it. It’s been no secret that I have been a bit annoyed at the saturation of 101 books on the market. But I have to admit, this one got my attention and in a great way. Kris does an excellent job at bringing the 101 element for the newbies but also entices us with information that isn’t exactly saturating the market. Think about how many books refer to “Lord and Lady” and the more popular gods such as Loki, Pan, Aphrodite, or Isis. You might see a recognizable name here and there but I found more correspondences for the god/desses that don’t garner the same attention. It’s sort of like high school except all the popular kids get ignored in this scenario. And that, that is a wonderful thing.
And can I say how pleased I am to see more Hoodoo? I am a big fan of Hoodoo and feel that more people of any path should embrace it fully. Hoodoo is what makes the world go around (well maybe, I like to think so anyway).
The other big positive is that she gives you the magical properties of anything you can find in the store. Think that package of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning isn’t magical? Think again. And the herbs aren’t just your standard lemon balm and lavendar. Nope we hear about all sorts of spices and herbs that people use on a daily basis and can find in any local grocery store.
I highly recommend this book. It’s a joy to read with a great flow and chock full of info for any level pagan/witch/magical individual.
Mrs. B’s Guide to Household Witchery
Everyday Magic, Spells, and Recipes
|7 x 9
Spot b&w art throughout
October 1, 2012