Book Review — Mrs. B’s Guide to Household Witchery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weiser Books

When Kris Bradley decided to practice Paganism, there were no Pagan groups readily accessible to her and there was no internet to use for research. She learned the old-fashioned way, by reading books. She incorporated what she learned into her daily life until Paganism became a true way of life. She started a blog, Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom, to share her creative practices with other people. Now, coming full circle, she has written a book so others can learn as she did in the beginning.

The book is intended for those who already have a working knowledge of Paganism, but there is plenty for beginners to discover on a first reading. There is also plenty of interesting information for those who are just curious. Did you know that … The Polish goddess Mokosz helps out with laundry chores when well disposed toward the laundress … Iron placed at the entrance to your home stops negativity from entering there … Cork represents festive get-togethers … Placing a superhero bandaid under a blue candle while you burn it draws protection … The Asian guardian Baku eats bad dreams and leaves good fortune in their place.

The book includes an international roster of domestic deities, lots of magical recipes, an in-depth herbal listing the magical properties and uses for about a hundred common herbs and food items, as well as several appendices of correspondences for quick reference.

As someone who’s read more than a few books on witchcraft, I found this one to be a page turner — and it’s fun! I’m thinking “holiday gift” for more than a few friends. SHOP FOR THE BOOK

© 2012 Anna Jedrziewski and InannaWorks.com

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