The Witch of the Forest's Guide to Natural Magick - A Review

 Today I'm reviewing The Witch of the Forest's Guide to Natural Magick. Discover your magick, Connect with your Inner and Outer world. By Lindsay Squire and illustrated by Viki Lester.

I'll start out with a review of the physical book.  This book is a medium size soft cover book with a dust jacket. The post left this outside in the rain and I was pretty impressed that even though the cover was damp, no real damage occurred to the cover and pages. The dust jacket can be removed and opens up to reveal a divination board. The font size is a bit small in my opinion but it was not overly difficult to read.  With the amount of information in the book I expected a larger index. It works, but I think a bit more attention could have been paid here to help budding witches locate content easier.

The book starts out with an introduction of the author and what you should know before getting started in Witchcraft.  I really felt the two pages on getting started were great. So many books spend time explaining the "right way" to be a witch, but not this one. It explained that we're all different. There are many ways to practice and there are many ways to grow into being a witch. The author explains the broom closet and why some witches may not be out. Even a final note on continuing to learn. That's something that I think many seasoned witches may forget from time to time.

Next the book jumps right into explaining the basics of witchcraft. It explains the differences between witchcraft, paganism and wicca and the begins going into the tools of the trade. I loved the section on alternative witchy tools.  A dustpan and broom or salt dough runes. Excellent ideas for those who cannot afford or choose not to invest in those items.

The book goes on to explain setting up a basic altar (alternative altar supplies) as well as the wheel of the year and how that works with elemental magic, phases of the moon and of course spells!  

Over all this was a pretty cute book for a budding witch. I could see this being a great gift for a witchling or as a intro to those who don't really understand this whole witch thing and they need something geared towards the novice. The book takes the time to explain what it is and why it is. It has some adorable illustrations and presents the information in a clear concise way.  I could see buying a few copies of this book and donating them to libraries or a local coffee shop to ease a town into thinking a little more positive about that lady down by the river.

Hope you enjoyed this review. Feel free to leave questions below or if you have a recommendation for a review, feel free to send in a comment and I'll see if I can get my hands on it.



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