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Book Reviews

Firechild

Firechild

The book takes us from Maxine's childhood more or less up to the present time although obviously dwells upon the time when she was most famous running her coven and temple in London.

Herb Craft

Herb Craft

Herb Craft: A Guide to the Shamanic and Ritual Use of Herbs

This is a very thorough reference book covering hundreds of herbs, plants and trees used in or important to Western magic. Appearance, cultivation, lore, correspondences and use of the herbs are all covered in the main alphabetical listing of the herbs, and there are extra sections covering dyes, festivals and much, much more.

Masks of Misrule

Masks of Misrule

A Unique and detailed study of the horned God in the Traditional Witchcraft of Britain and Europe, Concentrating upon the hunting, agricultural, arboreal and mystical facets of this most compelling and enduring of divine archetypes.

Ogham Sketchbook

Ogham Sketchbook

This is without a doubt the most beautiful book I have ever read. Karen Cater is the talented artist behind Hedingham Fair, and is a professional illustrator who has been designing pagan & folklore related greeting cards for several years.

The God Delusion

The God Delusion

Even if you consider yourself to be religious you cannot help but agree with most of what Richard Dawkins has to say. Although he has a dig at new age practices like astrology and divination his real issue is with the major religions which he feels are dangerous in their fundamentalism, in their subjugation of women, their intolerance of homosexuals/lesbians and other belief systems and their indoctrination of children.

Wintersmith

Wintersmith

As they watch the dance the beat gets into Tiffany's head, heart and feet. She thinks she sees a space in the dance, her good sense deserts her and she joins in. Tiffany dances with the Wintersmith and he falls in love with her. If Tiffany can't persuade the Wintersmith that she is not the Summer Lady and that his love will result in the destruction of her World, then all that she loves will die.