Sunday, July 1, 2018

Witchcraft: A Handbook of Magic Spells and Potions

A must-have volume for any occultist's library.
Featuring a host of information about witchcraft throughout history, this book features magic, spells, potions and voodoo, and much more, all highlighted by more than one hundred black-and-white illustrations.

About the Author

Anastasia Greywolf is a practicing witch and herbalist with many decades (some say centuries) of experience in casting and conjuring. She lives in the Northeastern United States where she is a founding member of the Coven of the Moonbeam Ravine.
Melissa West is a painter and printmaker whose work explores the magical place where comfort and menace meet. She lives in Santa Cruz, California, and has exhibited in many galleries in the area as well as being featured in Pilgrimage magazine. You can see more of her artwork at

My Thoughts
This little book is packed with lots of interesting spells. While I typically will create my own,  I still enjoy reading spell books for ideas and inspiration. This book has a lot of chants and traditional spells from a variety of traditions, and it's a great look at the history of witchcraft.

One of the things I like the most about this book is that it isn't specific to any tradition. There is a little bit of information from a variety of cultures including gypsy, Gaelic, and European. In addition to individual spells, it also gives you a quick overview of how to cast a circle and some common ritual tools. Though many of the spells are left-handed and not my personal taste, I still think this is a great book for reference. This is definitely a nice addition to my library.