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Boudica's Top 10 Books

 

Yes! There's a
Spell For That
by Boudica Foster

 



The Magical
Writing Grimoire
by Lisa Marie Basile

 

Spellcrafting
by Arin Murphy-Hiscock

 


The Mysteries of Merlin
by John Michael Greer

 

Llewellyn's 2021
Witches' Companion

 

LLlewellyn's 2021
Magical Almanac

 

The Witches' Almanac, Issue 39 Spring 2020 -
Spring 2021

 

Llewellyn's Witches'
Datebook 2021

Witch: For Those
Who Are
by Ly de Angeles

 

Circle for Hekate: Volume 1: History & Mythology
by Sorita d'Este

 

A Year and
a Day of
Everyday Witchcraft
by Deborah Blake

 

The Witch's Book
of Spirits
by Devin Hunter

 

TWPT's Upcoming, New and Notable Releases

Astrea Taylor

 

Air Magic

 

Intuitive Witchcraft

 

TWPT's New Release Book Spotlight

Air Magic and Intuitive Witchcraft

Air Magic

This second entry in Llewellyn's new Elements of Witchcraft series strengthens your connection to the element of air. Astrea Taylor presents amazing methods for activating the air energy within you and elevating your craft to new heights. 

Explore the history, folklore, and modern uses of air magic. Discover practical techniques for incorporating incense, sound, wind, voice, and smell into your practice. This enlightening book also features contributions from well-known writers, including Laura Tempest Zakroff and Phoenix LeFae. 

With captivating insights on air deities, animal guides, sacred sites, herbs, crystals, and more, Air Magic empowers you to achieve every goal and master this essential element.

Filled with spells, rituals, recipes, meditations, and correspondences, this second entry in Llewellyn's new Elements of Witchcraft series strengthens your connection to the element of air. Astrea Taylor presents amazing methods for activating the air energy within you and elevating your craft to new heights. 


Intuitive Witchcraft

How To Use Intuition To Elevate Your Craft

Follow Your Heart and Spirit as You Build Your Witchcraft and Intuition Skills Together 

Featuring extensive exercises, examples, and rituals, this amazing book reveals how to embrace the wisdom of your inner voice as you explore the endless possibilities of witchcraft. With Astrea Taylor's guidance, you can unlock your intuitive magical potential and celebrate the truth of who you are. 

Intuitive Witchcraft also offers insights from some of the best writers, thinkers, and leaders in their fields, helping you become your most empowered self. Discover how to work with energy, interact with deities and spirits, and create a personal practice that fits your beliefs and lifestyles. Learn to face your shadow side, make the mundane magical, use divination tools, and much more. Whether you're a beginner or advanced practitioner, this incredible book illuminates the path to manifesting your greatest desires in an intuitive way.


Her name is Astrea Taylor. Her mission is to encourage people to use intuition in their craft and to empower other witches. One of her main messages is “your witchcraft is valid.” There are a lot of people who try to tell others there are only a few right ways to be a witch. She says that’s BS. 

Astrea comes from a very non-traditional background. She has identified as a witch far before she ever heard about Wicca or any other historical figure. The out-of-body experiences she had at young ages showed her a whole other world out there that’s made of energy and spirit. Her other witchy childhood activities included poppet magic, glamor, weather magic, faery workings, spirit communication, and trance states. She has always had a sense of energy. She had some prophetic dreams and psychic experiences too. These practices came naturally to her. Astrea was drawn to repeat them because of the mysterious, ecstatic way they made her feel.

Celebrate the truth of who you are and embrace the wisdom of your inner voice with this inspiring guide. Beginners and advanced practitioners alike can use Intuitive Witchcraft to manifest their desires in an intuitive way and find greater energy and willpower to harness the enormous magical potential within. Featuring insights from some of the best writers, thinkers, and leaders in their fields, this book helps you become your most empowered self.    


Mat Auryn

 

Air Magic

 

 

 

 

Other Voices Book Reviews

Pyschic Witch Review by PaganPages.org

Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick & Manifestation by Mat Auryn sets the tone for its intention with a beautiful dedication and quote in memory of Raven Grimassi  

… “ If the art of Witchcraft can be reduced to one aspect, it would be the achieving of altered states of consciousness…On a deeper level, we can add trance (induced by whatever means) and psychic development. Such states of consciousness allow the Witch not only to perceive things behind their veneer but also to reshape reality in an experiential sense.”... Raven Grimassi, The Witch’s Craft: The Roots of Witchcraft & Magickal Transformation .

The book is formatted into fifteen (15) Chapters, which may seem to be quite a lot, but the subject matter alone and the very thorough way in which Mat Auryn approaches the subject matter warrants the number. Each chapter methodically takes the reader through the process of beginning to adjust perception, break down the limitations we place on ourselves and provide concrete instruction. There is a wonderful balance between solid research and magickal studies that give the information the right amount of scientific credit and mystical wonderment.

Click here for the full review on PaganPages   


Mat Auryn is a witch, professional psychic, and occult teacher. He has been drawn to the occult and metaphysical since an early age, reading books on witchcraft at eight years old. He is a High Priest in Sacred Fires Tradition of Witchcraft founded by Devin Hunter. He has also studied with various other traditions and teachers including Christopher Penczak in the Temple of Witchcraft Tradition, Laurie Cabot in the Cabot Tradition, Storm Faerywolf in Black Rose Witchcraft, Jason Miller in the Sorcery of Hekate, and more. He is a devotee of the Covenant of Hekate founded by Sorita D’Este.  

He is the author of the international bestselling book ‘Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide To Meditation, Magick, and Manifestation‘. He runs the blog For Puck’s Sake on Patheos Pagan, is a content creator for Modern Witch, has a column in Witches & Pagans Magazine and Horns Magazine. He has been featured in various magazines, radio shows, podcasts, books, anthologies, and other periodicals. Mat was the very first recipient of the “Most Supportive Witch Award” presented by Witch Way Magazine for helping others in the witchcraft community and going above and beyond to make other witches feel like they are not alone.

Visite Mat's website for more info



The Four Elements of the Wise by Ivo Dominguez, Jr.

mePagan
edited by Trevor Greenfield



Urban Faery Magick
by Tara Sanchez



SpellCast
by Luna Hare &
Antony Simpson

Rise of the Witch
by Whiskey Stevens



The Eclectic Witch's
Book of Shadows
by Deborah Blake



Otherworld
by Chris Allaun

Living Fairy
by Morgan Daimler



Queering Your Craft
by Cassandra Snow



Year of the Witch
by Temperance Alden

Entering Hekate's Garden
by Cyndi Brannen



Witch Hunt
by
Kristen J. Sollée



Big Book of Pagn Prayer & Ritual
by Ceisiwr Serith

The Brother on the Runway
by Boudica Foster



Reclaiming Witchcraft
by Irisanya Moon




Kinesic Magic

by Michael Tyson



Allow Me to Introduce
by Lon Milo DuQuette



Modern Witchcraft
by Deborah Blake


Triumph of the Moon
by Ronald Hutton

Triumph of the Moon by Ronald Hutton

There are very few books that delve into the origins of our modern Neo-Witchcraft movement the way that Mr. Hutton has.  This is technically a history book, going into great detail to discuss the history and origins of the only religion to be truly originated and founded in England.   Mr. Hutton points out that while England has always adapted other religions to their own unique English flavor, the modern "Pagan Witchcraft" (as he calls it) religion is totally English in origination and has spread to the rest of the world from there.

Mr. Hutton goes into great detail as to the definitions of modern religion and how it becomes structured and evolves.  He finds the roots of many of the beliefs and myths that become incorporated into this religion.  He examines the influences of people, literature and Deities on this fledgling religion and gives us a most insightful and unique perspective into the birthing of a new religion.

He also examines the ideas of Gerald Gardner, how he put all this together and presented it to the world at large.  Many of the influences of Gerald Gardner are examined, his writings are discussed and the formation of this new religion is presented in an historical context.

We look at the whole picture, not just bits and pieces as provided by individual writers.  This gives us a larger perspective of what was going on at the time of Gerald Gardner, how England and the world was changing and how society and culture effected the presentation of this new religion as well as how they looked at it at that time.

Mr. Hutton goes on to look at the evolution of the religion after Gerald Gardner, how it becomes more based in the Goddess culture by the influences of other members, how it changed and yet still remains basically the same.

Read Boudica's review of Triumph of the Moon by Ronald Hutton



Daven

 

 

Daven's Views

Join us here at TWPT in welcoming Daven as he shares with our readers reviews written for his own website called Daven's Journal. Daven is a Witch of long standing, a 15 year Wiccan and a 7 year Druid. His site "Daven's Journal" is moderately successful where he writes for a hobby. In his spare time, he is either being with his wife and daughter (of nearly 15 years each), or at his mundane job working on computers. He is currently working on one of four books and has two children's storybooks on Wicca available through his website."


A Field Guide to Otherkin
by Lupa

Read Daven's Review
by clicking here.


 

 

Current and Archive Book Reviews
See Below

 

06-26-2010

Book Reviews: This is part 3 of a collection of orphaned book reviews from days past that I found as I was working on TWPT lately found that they no longer connected to the reviews pages. Some are quite old and the books may even be out of print but just to keep the content continuously available. There will be one more page of these reviews once I have sorted through all of the archive pages. Enjoy these blasts from the past. Imajicka and Boudica.

 

06-25-2010

Book Reviews: This is part 2 of a collection of orphaned book reviews from days past that I found as I was working on TWPT lately found that they no longer connected to the reviews pages. Some are quite old and the books may even be out of print but just to keep the content continuously available. There will be one more page of these reviews once I have sorted through all of the archive pages. Enjoy these blasts from the past. Imajicka and Boudica.

 

06-24-2010

Book Reviews: This is a collection of orphaned book reviews from days past that I found as I was working on TWPT lately found that they no longer connected to the reviews pages. Some are quite old and the books may even be out of print but just to keep the content continuously available I am creating this part 1 to house the first group of them. There will be another page or two once I have sorted through all of the pages. Enjoy these blasts from the past. Imajicka and Boudica.

 

10-11-2008

Boudica's Reviews: Wicca: Magickal Beginnings by Sorita D'Este & David Rankine

 

 

12-09-2007

Link's Reviews: The Witches' Heart by Eileen Smith

 

 

09-30-2007

Boudica's Reviews: Not in Kansas Anymore by Christine Wicker

 

 

09-23-2007

Boudica's Reviews: The Isles of the Many Gods by David Rankine and Sorita D'Este

 

 

09-08-2007

Boudica's Reviews: Seasons of the Witch 2008 Weekly Planner by Victoria David Danann

 

 

08-29-2007

Boudica's Reviews: Utterly Wicked by Dorothy Morrison

 

 

05-20-2007

Imajicka's Reviews: Natural Witchery by Ellen Dugan, Llewellyn's 2007 Wicca Almanac by Various Authors

Daven's Reviews: A Field Guide to Otherkin by Lupa, Oberon Zell presents Gargoyles by Susan "Moonwriter" Pesznecker

 

05-05-2007

Daven's Reviews: Protection and Reversal Magick by Jason Miller

 

 

02-25-2007

Daven's Reviews: Pop Culture Magick by Taylor Ellwood

 

 

12-11-2006

Boudica's Reviews: Grimoire of Magickal Correspondences by Eileen Holland

Daven's Reviews: The Way of Four Spellbook by Deborah Lipp, Gathering the Magic by Nick Farrell

 

10-15-2006

Boudica's Reviews:  All Acts of Pleasure by M.R. Sellars, The Llewellyn Tarot by Anna-Marie Fergusen, Llewellyn's 2007 Moon Sign Book, Llewellyn's 2007 Sun Sign Book, Llewellyn's 2007 Witches' Date Book, Portable Magic by Donald Tyson, Family Wicca by Ashleen O'Gaea, Elemental Witch by Tammy Sullivan

Daven's Reviews: The Way of Four by Deborah Lipp

 

9-06-2006

Daven's Reviews: Elements of Ritual by Deborah Lipp

 

 

8-20-2006

Boudica's Reviews:  Offering to Isis: Knowing the Goddess Through her Sacred Symbols, The Golden Secrets of Mystic Oils by Anna Riva, Earth Magic: Sacred Rituals for Connecting to Nature's Power by Starhawk, THe Aura-Soma Sourcebook: Color Therapy for the Soul by Mike Booth with Carol McKnight, 21 Spells for Assured Success: A Magical Reference for the Astute Business Woman by Dark Willow, Be Blessed: Daily Devotions for Busy Wiccans and Pagans by Denise Dumars, The Mysteries of Druidry: Celtic Mysticism, Theory & Practice by Brendan "Cathbad" Myers, Spell Castings: Practical Magick for Daily Life by Sister Moon.

 

5-29-2006

Boudica's Reviews: The Reflexology Atlas by Bernard C. Kolster and Astrid Waskowiak, M.D., Return of the Great Goddess edited by Burleigh Muten, Modern Herbal Spellbook: The Magical Use of Herbs by Anna Riva, The Little Book of Hexes for Women by Sophia,  Da Vinci Tarot by artist Mark McElroy for the book A Lo Scarabeo Deck, The Pocket Guide to Rituals - Magickal References at your Fingertips by Kerri Connor, Wicca Demystified: A Guide for Practitioners, Family and Friends by Bryan Lankford, How to Turn Your Ex-Boyfried into a Toad & Other Spells by Athena Starwoman and Deborah Gray.

 

04-04-2006

Boudica's Reviews: How Would It Feel by Mary Beth Goddard, Spellcraft, Hexcraft an Witchcraft by Anna Riva, The 2-Hour Tarot Tutor by Wilma Carroll. Moloch's Reviews The Life & Works of Marie Laveau by Raul Canizares, Book of Shadows by Migene Gonzalez-Wippler, The Master Grimoire of Magickal Rites & Ceremonies by Nathan Elkana, The Wealth Magick Workbook by Dave Lee, Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires, The Love Spell by Phyllis Curott, Sexy Witch by LaSara Firefox, The Chicken Qabalah by Lon Milo DuQuette, Exploring the Northern Tradition by Galina Krasskova.

 

11-19-2005

Boudica's Reviews: Seasons of the Witch 2006 Weekly by Victoria David Danann, Witches' Calendar 2006, Power Spellcraft for Life: The Art of Crafting and Casting for Positive Change by Arin Murphy-Hiscock, Masters of Magic Oracle Cards painted by Severino Baraldi, Pragmatic Magics: Grimoire of Modern Sorcery by Brother Moloch, Solitary Wicca for Life by Arin Murphy-Hiscock, Witch in the Boardroom: Proven Business Magic by Stacey Demarco, The Enchanted Diary: A Teen's Guide to Magick and Life by Jamie Wood

 

10-14-2005

Boudica's Reviews: The Witches' Sabbats by Mike Nichols, An Ordinary Girl, A Magical Child by W. Lyon Martin, Natural Magic by Nigel Pennick, Tarot of the Secret Forest- Artwork by Lucia Mattioli, Qabalah for the Rest of Us (DVD) by Lon Milo Duquette, Witchcraft: Rebirth of the Old Religion (DVD) by Raymond Buckland.

 

9-11-2005

Boudica's Reviews: Love is the Bond: A Rowan Grant Investigation by M.R. Sellars, The Well Worn Path Book and Cards by Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor, Art by Mickie Mueller, The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft by Judika Illes, Llewellyn's 2006 Herbal Almanac, Ancient Triquetra Spirit Board by Portals to the Beyond
Moloch's Reviews: Foundations of Magic by J.F. O'Neill, Pagan Anger Magic by Tammy Sullivan, Purification by Burning Sage, Advancing the Witches' Craft by Lord Foxglove.

 

8-14-2005

Boudica's Reviews: Animals Divine Tarot by Lisa Hunt, Autumn Equinox: The Enchantment of Mabon by Ellen Dugan, Archangels and Ascended Masters by Doreen Virtue Ph. D. ,  Llewellyn's Witches Datebook 2006 by Various Authors, Llewellyn's 2006 Tarot Reader by Various Authors.

 

8-6-2005

Boudica's Reviews: Confessions of a Teenage Witch by Gwinevere Rain, Revelations Tarot by Zach Wong, Spiritualism & Clairvoyance for Beginners by Elizabeth Owens, Lammas: Celebrating the Fruits of the First Harvest by Anna Franklin, Pagan Tarot by Designed by Gina Pace – Artwork by Luca Raimondo & Christian Spadoni

 

7-29-2005

Boudica's Reviews: Tarot of Dreams by Ciro Marchetti, Dream Inspirational Cards by Lsa Donnelli and Illustrated by Luigi Diganmarino, Exploring the Pagan Path: Wisdom from the Elders edited by Kristin Madden, The Guises of the Morrigan by David Rankine and Sorita D'Este.

 

7-13-2005

Boudica's Reviews: Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham, Living Wicca: A Further Guide to the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham

 

5-30-2005

Boudica's Reviews: Witch Hunts: Out of the Broom Closet by Kerr Cuhulain, Cakes and Ale for the Pagan Soul- Spells, Recipes and Reflections from Neopagan Elders and Teachers- Edited by Patricia Telesco, The Hand from A to Z: The Essentials of Palmistry by Judith Hipskind Collins, The Egyptian Book of Days- The Calendar of Ancient Egypt by Melusine Draco, The Tarot of the Four Elements: Tribal Folklore, Earth Mythology and Human Magic by Ishna Lerner and Amu Ericksen, Tarot Plain and Simple by Anthony Louis with illustrations by Robin Wood
Moloch's Reviews: Madame Endora's Fortune Cards featuring artwork by Christine Filipak, The Answer Deck by Nicholas "Nicky" Zann, Becoming Magick by David Rankine, Primal Rhythm 1 by Sue Balaschak, Necronomicon by Nox Arcana (CD).

 

4-15-2005

Boudica's Reviews: Romantic Guide to Handfasting by Anna Franklin, Dancing the Fire by Marian Singer, The Celtic Book of Seasonal Meditations by Clair Hamilton, My Life with the Spirits by Lon Milo DuQuette, Becoming Magick by David Rankine, Fairy Healing by Margie McArthur, The Art of Ritual by Renee Beck and Sydney Barbara Metrick
Moloch's Reviews: Science of the Craft by William H. Kieth, Llewellyn;s 2005 Witches Calendar, Llewellyn's 2005 Wicca Almanac, Wicca for One by Raymond Buckland, The Kitchen Witch Companion by Particia Telesco, Exploring Scrying by Ambrose Hawk, The Wiccan Mysteries by Raven Grimassi, A Wiccan Formulary and Herbal by A. J. Drew, The Complete Guide to Labyrinths by Cassandra Eason

 

2-17-2005

Featuring reviews of Irish Witchcraft from an Irish Witch by Lora O'Brien, Spells for the Solitary Witch by Eileen Holland, The Earth Path: Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature by Starhawk, Pendulums and the Light: Communication with the Goddess by Diane Stein, Women's Rites, Women's Mysteries: Creating Ritual in the Dianic Wiccan Tradition by Ruth Barrett, A Year and a Day:  Days of Spiritual Practice in the Craft of the Wise by Timothy Roderick, Sons of the Goddess: A Young Man’s Guide to Wicca by Christopher Penczak, The Enchanted Candle: Crafting and Casting Magickal Light By Lady Rhea with Eve LeFey, Spellcaster: Seven Ways to Effective Magic Edited by Elen Hawke & Martin White, Evolutionary Witchcraft by T. Thorn Coyle.

 

1-09-2005

Featuring reviews of The Whimsical Tarot Deck by Dorothy Morrison, The Whimsical Tarot Book by Dorothy Morrison, TeenageWitch's Book of Shadows by Anna De Benzelle and Mary Neasham, Yule by Dorothy Morrison, Earth Divination, Earth Magic by John Michael Greer, Magical Pathworking by Nick Farrell, Corporate Magick by Bob Johnson, Making Talismans by Nick Farrell, Practice of Magic by Draja Mikaharic, Ceremonial Magic by Joseph C. Lisiewski, Ph.D, Creating Magickal Entities by David Michael Cunningham with contributions from Taylor Ellwood & Amanda R. Wagener, Polarity Magic by Wendy Berg and Mike Harris, Portable Voodoo by Voodoo Lou, Circles of Power by John Michael Greer.

 

11-17-2004

Featuring reviews of Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot by Lon Milo DuQuette, Inside A Magical Lodge: Group Ritual in the Western Tradition by John Michael Greer, Witchcraft: A Mystery Tradition by Raven Grimassi

 

11-06-2004

Featuring reviews of Crone's Moon by M R Sellars, The Pagan Mysteries of Halloween by Jean Markale, The Pagan Book of Halloween by Gerina Dunwich, Halloween: Customs, Spells and Recipes by Silver Ravenwolf

 

10-08-2004

Featuring reviews of Incense Crafting & Use of Magickal Scents by Carl F. Neal, Essence of the Tarot by Megan Skinner, Self-Initiation for the Solitary Witch by Shanddaramon, Angels, Demons & Gods of the New Millennium by Lon Milo DuQuette, The Outer Temple of Witchcraft: Circles, Spells, and Rituals by Christopher Penczak, Light from the Shadows: A Mythos Of Modern Traditional Witchcraft by Gwyn, Natural Magic: Potions and Powers from the Magical Garden by John Michael Greer 

 

9-26-2004

Featuring reviews of Mythastrology by Raven Kaldera, Seasons of the Witch - Weekly Planner 2005 Tarot Edition - by Victoria David Danann, Night Magick Wall Calendar for 2005 featuring the artwork of Jessica Galbreth, Celebrating the Seasons of Life:  Samhain to Ostara by Ashleen O'Gaea, A Year of Ritual by Sandra Kynes, The Gilded Tarot - Box Set - Ciro Marchetti - Companion Book by Barbara Moore, Llewellyn's Tarot Reader 2005, Llewellyn's 2005 Herbal Almanac, Llewellyn's 2005Magickal Almanac,  Llewellyn's 2005Witches' Spell a DayAlmanac, Llewellyn's 2005Witches' Datebook

 

6-16-2004

Featuring reviews of The Paganism Reader edited by Chas Clifton and Graham Harvey, The Recovery Spiral by Cynthia Jane Collins, A Voice in the Forest by Jimahl di Fiosa, Handfasting and Wedding Ritual by Raven Kaldera and Tannin Schwartzstein, Invoke the Goddess by Kala Trobe, The Wicca Herbal by Jamie Wood.

 

5-22-2004

Featuring reviews of Love Magic - A book of Spells to Solve Every Relationship Problem You've Ever Had by Sheryn George, A Witch Like Me - The Spiritual Journeys of Today's Pagan Practitioners by Sirona Knight, A Wiccan Bible - Exploring the Mysteries of the Craft from Birth to Summerland by A. J. Drew

 

5-15-2004

Featuring reviews of Gaia Eros - Reconnecting to the Magic and Spirit of Nature by Jesse Wolf Hardin, Moonbeams & Shooting Stars - Discover Inner Strength and Live a Happier, More Spiritual Life by Gwinevere Rain, Progressive Witchcraft - Spirituality, Mysteries & Training in Modern Wicca by Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone, Before You Cast A Spell - Understanding the Power of Magic by Carl McColman, Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart and the Grey Council, Silver's Spells for Protection - Silver Ravenwolf

 

Previous Reviews

Waking the Wild Spirit Tarot
by Poppy Palin


Click here to read the review

 



Grimoire for the Green Witch

by Ann Moura



Click here to read the review.

 


The New Encyclopedia of theOccult

by John Michael Greer



Click here to read the review.

The Law of Three –
A Rowan Gant Investigation
by M. R. Sellars




Click here to read the review

 

The Witches Familiar –
Spiritual Partnerships for Successful Magic
by Raven Grimassi



Click here to read the review.

 



Signs Symbols & Omens - An illustrated Guide to Magical & Spiritual Symbolism
byRaymond Buckland



Click here to read the review.


Pagans and the Law –
Understand Your Rights by Dana D. Eilers
(Attorney and Pagan Activist)


Click here to read the review

 



Ancient Pagan Symbols
by Elizabeth Goldsmith



Click here to read the review.

 


Spell Crafts
– Creating Magical Objects
by Scott Cunningham and David Harrington



Click here to read the review.