Saturday 28 June 2014

Shopping: Best-Selling Kindle Wicca Books Going Cheap

It has been pointed out to me that at the moment Amazon is running some really great deals on its top-10 best-selling books on Wicca. The first four books in the chart are all by the same author - Melusine Draco - and if you want to order them in Kindle version then Amazon is currently offering them at around 60p-70p per book.

I've reviewed quite a few of Melusine's books on my blog over the years and most of them are ones I've liked very much indeed. However, I will be honest and say the title in Amazon's number one slot is not one that I personally consider to be her best. It is Traditional Witchcraft and the Pagan Revival: A Magical Anthropologyand is an attempt to show that "Old Craft" traditional witchcraft has extremely ancient roots.

I found it interesting, but felt that in places the evidence provided in terms of historical and archaeological research was a bit too vague to be entirely convincing. Mind you, I'm no academic historian and seeing as this is a number-one best seller, other people plainly rate it highly. If you can pick up a copy for 60p or so then surely it is worth reading and seeing what you think.

The following three books are: Traditional Witchcraft for the Woods and Forests,Traditional Witchcraft for Fields and Hedgerowsand Traditional Witchcraft for the Seashore.I've read the last of those titles and thought it was excellent - offering some wonderful suggestions for magic you can do during a holiday by the coast and after you return home.

As I said in my my review of Traditional Witchcraft for the Seashore: "Melusine offers a selection of easy pathworkings and visualisations plus traditional folk spells and that you can whisper quietly or just go through mentally without saying anything aloud while sitting by the seashore or standing before the waves. The book also suggests creating a small garden containing such things as shingle, bits of driftwood, shells and plants that are happy growing on dunes and shingle or inland."

A few years ago, I read and reviewed Melusine's first book in her Traditional Witchcraft series. It was originally called Mean Streets Witchcraft, but was later renamed Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living.It offers some really excellent advice for city witches. It isn't in Amazon's top 10 at the moment, but that is probably because it is a relatively old book. If you haven't read it yet, Amazon is currently offering the Kindle versionat such great value that most witches could easily afford to buy the entire series.

I have no idea how long these offers will last, so you might want to take advantage of them before they change.

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