(Free E–pub) Inner Witch A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft
The Instagram guide to modern witchery It Is Sweet In Its is sweet in its affirmations that its reader is a Very Special Person but in ractice roblematic I am bothered by its insistence on convenient capitalism anachronistic cultural appropriation and overall trivialization of WiccaFirst I wish the author were aware of the environmental damage and slave labor resultant from the marketing ush that every modern American needs a cache of mystical crystals Anyone who has been trained
To Believe They Must Purchase Exotic Crystals Should Ask Themselves believe they must urchase exotic crystals should ask themselves did this thing I ve been told to buy come from Answer robably slave labor in an exploited distant country Before you get too caught up in the romance of moon charging your rose uartz in Himalayan salt consider that someone robably a child in Madagascar is living in Gläsern poverty developing lung cancer and scoring irreparable scars in Mother Earth through unregulated miningractices just so that you can set it on your altar Rocks also come from the earth and are free why ignore their magickSecond alo alto and sage come from the earth They are similarly a otentially exhaustible resource linked to indigenous Fromentin peoples andarticular sacred Punishing My Slutty Little Sister practices If you yourself are not an indigenouserson Blood+: Russian Rose, Volume 2 practicing a sacred ritual it is entirelyossible for you to create your own ceremony of emotional and spiritual import without having to buy an extremely specific wad of herbs or container of oil infused water It s suspiciously specific to insist on supplies that happen to look very nice in hotos I hate to come down so hard on this book as I thought it was genuinely very sweet And fine I can forgive the fashion chapter because sure clothing certainly impacts your mood your confidence and certainly how other erceive you might as well consciously embrace this reality Its message of Friedrich Barbarossa (Gestalten Des Mittelalters Und Der Renaissance) (German Edition) personal empowerment comes from the heart However this is emphatically NOT a guide to the spirituality behind Wiccanractice The author should maybe re orient herself towards the generic self help genre rather than further exploiting and trivializing a spiritual ractice which is already oorly understood maligned and mocked by so many I read it for a book club and honestly it was a waste of money I kept thinking of it as buzzfeed witchcraft and while I enjoy buzzfeed for meme mining it isn t something I want to read in a book form or take spiritual advice from It was extremely disorganized and I felt like it touched on many things but was so brief on all of them that it was rather meaningless It also really bothers me when author s say Witches believe or Witches do because most of the time I dont believe or do what they say WItches come in every shape colour and form and euating the words with only one narrow set of believes is urposefully erasing a HUGE majority of the culture I feel like so many authors euate witchcraft with Wicca and no shame to that form of spirituality but there are so many other types A friend who is getting into witchcraft asked to borrow it but I didn t want to lend it to her It s irresponsible in its cultural appropriation it is shallow from every angle and it is a waste of time I didn t mean to be so harsh I just wish I had the money and time back really like a 25 arts of this book were really fun and interesting other The Taste of Her Blood (A Lesbian Vampire Tale) parts were historically inaccurate also it s very alarming to read a bookublished in 2018 written by a non indigenous erson that encourages eople to use white sage and that uses the term smudging ngl i was drawn to this book because of the aesthetics because clearly they rule my life but the inside of the ages whilst fun at first felt lacklustre this is all very superficial if you re looking for something on any topic that this book skims over just buy a book for that thing eg crystals chakras etc because whilst this books covers a lot it doesn t really talk about anything don t waste your money unless you re looking a cute coffee table book or something This is an excellent debut from Gabriela Herstik The book covers a variety of topics in witchcraft and is a great field guide to crystals tarot fashion herb and energy magic I learned so much from the book and absolutely loved the way she explained each topic and infused her own ersonal story The book offers tips spell examples mantras and rituals that even the beginner can implement in their everyday life Highly recommend Some of this was honestly retty shallow I fel. Infuse a drop of magick into your everyday life Writer fashion alchemist and modern witch Gabriela Herstik unlocks the ancient art of witchcraft so that you can find a brand of magick that works for you From working with T like the chapter on fashion magic made me dumber Beyonce and Stevie Nicks are not goddesses no matter how cool they are They re just celebrities The book has that flavor of literature that tries to appeal to readers through femininity and fake empowerment while offering little of substance To be fair the chapter about tarot was informative and the correspondence charts were great but the information could easily be found through a
uick Google search I also dislike that in many arts of the text Google search I also dislike that in many arts of the text makes blanket statements about what whole groups of eople believe in She says early on There isn t a book or law you have to believe inbut there are certain cosmic laws that we acknowledge But a lot of the cosmic laws she later refers to are not natural and are the result of her own ideasmoralizing For example when she flippantly says I think it s impossible to enter a beautiful lace of worship and not feel something After all in the end we re all raying to the same thing right Um yes it is ossible And no we are not The Abrahamic God of Judaism Christianity and Islam is highly different from Buddhist and Hindu concepts of divinity And there are a thousand Corazones solitarios polytheistic religions and nature based religions that have entirely different viewpoints as well Also why do I have to worship orray to anything I guess I dislike being told what I have to believe and yet I keep reading about different religions Look if you are interested in an overview of modern Napříč nekonečnem paganism read this book But don t look for nuancehistorical background Probably myroblem with this book is MY PROBLEM with this book ie wanting it to be something it s not This reminded me of some of the books I would furtively read as a reteen fun and simple and easy to read Beautiful icturesaestheticAs an adult it feels kind of shallow I wish there was sources or citations I wish it felt intentional there was sources or citations I wish it felt intentional wish she had gone into why there are associations between colorsplantsfeelingsactions in any meaningful way or even articulated that she was drawing rimarily from European t This book is a modern and new take on witchcraft and what it means to be a witch today in this new modern world Lately there has been a huge surge in these types of books and and women are coming out and are okay with saying they are a witch in whatever way they may define that This book takes the same erspective and lays out some basics of being a witch and details how the author sees both being a witch and witchcraft This book offers a lot to its readers by covering topics like Tarot using crystals and herbs moon magick astrology and how to write a grimoire Each chapter is highly researched and is written for a modern witchThere is a lot of information in this book when you read it it feels like each chapter could be its own book just on the specific topic What I did like about this book is how useful everything feels and how it seems like the author really cares about getting her message and info across This book truly feels like a uick introduction to what being a witch could look like or entail This isn t a book I would read for some in depth knowledge on the Tarot or any of the other topics in this book but is something I would give to someone who is young and dabbling or curious This is a book I would buy my niece or nephew as a Now Pitching, Bob Feller: A Baseball Memoir primer Regardless I m glad I read it because these sorts of things do trigger my memory and remind me of things that maybe I am or was curious about and have since forgotten Something about this book that really bothered me was the author s use of things that are culturally appropriated To be fair I did read this book just after I read another that was very conscious about this sort of thing and actively encouraged readers to avoid rhetoric that involved things that have been appropriated or stolen from native cultures as a way to combat imperialism Witchery by Juliet Diaz Where that book actively called those things out this book really doesn t mention the conflictedast related to these things and mentions them as if there is not Variance (Raise Your Weapon, problems related While it is important to me that young adults and everyone be educated and be able to read a book about witchcraft it is also our responsibility toass on information about cultural appropriation when we see it as a way not just to teach about atrocities committed by western culture but also as a way to show eople that they can be active and they can speak out against nega. Rystals tarot and astrology to understanding sex magick solstices and full moons; learn how to harness energy unleash your inner sychic and connect with the natural world Full of spells and rituals for self care new oppor. Tivity and ultimately have a voice I was really upset and bothered that the author of this book doesn t even attempt to address this when certainly others haveOverall I would give this book a couple stars less just because of the non activist or informed stance that both the book and apparently the author have I wish that as an introduction those things would have been mentioned It is not okay to buy smudge kits from a chain store that were made using endangered white sage and alo santo collected in a
Way That Hurts Thethat hurts the tree In fact maybe we should voice that it isn t okay to After Effects Expressions package culture and sell it in a way that is disrespectful I love that this book seeks to be a concise introduction but misses the mark on thatoint To keep it short this articular brand of spirituality did not appeal to me at all I think it s because my relationship with gender based approaches to aganismspirituality is evolving and texts that are so so heavy on women and even femmes just fall flat This is another book that argues for the empowering nature of witchcraft while extolling the virtues of smudging and makeup magic yet takes absolutely no time to address the complexities of those topics all the while branding it for the masses Feels irresponsible and hollow to me I m tired of small icture micro spirituality Maybe big icture spirituality isn t the Arts and Culture: An Introduction to the Humanities, Volume I point of this text and that s fine But then I wish books like this wouldn tosition themselves as responses and countermeasures to atriarchy and oppression when their overarching vision is no such thing Not anywhere near as frustrating as Lister s Witch but also not as engaging for me as Spalter s Enchantments The Broom Is To The Masculine is to the masculine the chalice is to the feminine It is a symbol full of ower and intention Ancient witches were said to Twisted Pathways put hallucinatory herbs on their brooms and then masturbate with them which gave them the feeling of flying c TMIBeforeerforming magick do one of the following grounding exercisesGOLDEN CORD METHODFind a comfortable seat close your eyes and take a few deep intentional breaths Be aware of your belly expanding as you breathe in and sense it contract as you exhale Once you feel settled imagine a golden cord extending from the base of your spine into the core of the Earth Imagine the energy from the Earth finding its way up your spine to your heart Perhaps it will feel warm and radiant as it moves Savor this connection Know that you are supported This is your lifeline a support system that is always thereTREE MEDITATION INSPIRED BY STARHAWKFind a comfortable seat close your eyes and take a few deep intentional breaths Feel your belly expand as you breathe in and contract as you exhale Once you are settled imagine the base of your spine as roots that dig deep into the Earth Feel the energy traveling up your spine with each breath like sap rising through a tree trunk Savor this supported grounded energy Imagine this energy extending from the top of your head sweeping back down to touch the Earth Feel this circular energy moving through you You have a few options on how to return your energy and ground your Die Powenzbande. Zoologie einer Familie power too Again take time to feel the energy finding its way back into the EarthAftererforming magick do one of the following grounding exercisesINHALING METHODFind a comfortable seat close your eyes and take a few deep intentional breaths Feel your belly expand as you breathe in and feel it contract as you exhale Once you are settled suck in your Stop Thinking Like a Freelancer: The Evolution of a $1M Web Designer power as if you were sucking through a straw feeling it flow through you back into the EarthSINKING INTO THE GROUNDEither lying down with youralms on the ground or in the resting osition known as the child s ose in yoga kneeling forward with your forehead on the ground take a few deep breaths Relax and melt into the Earth Feel the Defining Moments: When Managers Must Choose Between Right and Right power sinking back into the Earth imagining this to be so even if you re on the fifteenth floor Let this energy flow deep into the Earth starting from the top of your head and moving down your spine Imagine this energy being cleansed and renewed in the core of the Earth cHEAVENLY ELEVEN1111 is an angelic number and doorway The number 11 represents spiritual awakening and enlightenment illumination and connection to our soulurpose When we see the number 1111 or 11 repeating it s an invitation and reminder from our angels to ay attention to our thoughts and ideas It s also a erfect time to make a wish or say a The Family-Centered Library Handbook prayer Tunities and keeping away toxic energy Craft is the essential lifestyle guide for the modern woman who wants to take control and reconnect with herself After all empowered women run the world and they’rerobably witches. .