Friday 22 January 2021

Review: SpellCast – Folk Magic for the 21st Century

There aren't enough books of practical spells for 21st-century witches that aren't aimed at complete beginners or just coffee-table books. That's why I was delighted to read an early copy of SpellCast – Folk Magic for the 21st Century, which is specifically aimed at intermediate and advanced practitioners. 

Assuming that readers know things like how to cast a circle, the book goes straight into a chapter on instant magic for quick results. These include chants to get a car parking space, find a lost item, and slow time if you are rushing to make a deadline. I'm definitely going to try these out! Other chapters offer a wide range of spells using a variety of techniques. It isn't dumbed down or preachy about ethics either. If you want to bind or banish someone, that's okay, just as it's okay to wish for love or do a spell for money.

Here's how the authors Luna Hare and Antony Simpson describe the book: 
 "SpellCast is a comprehensive compendium of spells, oils, charms and talismans. It is purely a book about magic, folk magic for the 21st century. The spells are ones that are tried and tested, with some that will stand the test of time. In SpellCast you will read about the power of instant magic, of banishment and bindings, blessings, cleansing, communication, death, employment, finance and money, fertility, friendship, happiness and joy, health, love and relationships, luck magic, protection, tranformative magic and wishcraft." 
The book is a really useful addition to my library. I'm sure I'll be referring to it for years to come. It will be officially released on February 2nd and you can view SpellCast on Amazon.


1 comment:

Jane said...

At last, a 'what to do next' book and not a 'how to get going' book! I've ordered it. Thanks for this review, Lucya.