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READ & DOWNLOAD Inner Witch A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft READ ë Inner Witch A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft Gabriela Herstik ☆ 1 READ Rystals tarot and astrology to understanding sex magick solstices and full moons; learn how to harness energy unleash your inner psychic and connect with the natural world Full of spells and rituals for self care new oppor. 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 purposefully 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

READ & DOWNLOAD Inner Witch A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft

Inner Witch A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft

READ & DOWNLOAD Inner Witch A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft READ ë Inner Witch A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft Gabriela Herstik ☆ 1 READ 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 c. This reminded me of some of the books I would furtively read as a preteen fun and simple and easy to read Beautiful picturesaestheticAs an adult it feels kind of shallow I wish there was sources or citations I wish it felt intentional I wish she had gone into why there are associations between colorsplantsfeelingsactions in any meaningful way or even articulated that she was drawing primarily from European traditions and why The lack of specificity in naming the origins of the bulk of what she writes about as European or even as coming from recent American new age communities makes it seem like this is just what witchcraft is in general and that makes me uncomfortable However what made this book truly un enjoyable for me is the casual way she appropriates in the name of eclecticism On the same page she encourages you to essentially do your research cite your sources and don t take from closed traditions she encourages you to smudge with white sage without ever citing where that tradition comes from or indicating that it is a practice specific to specific peoples for specific purposes and that it s appropriation by settler witchesnew age folks is threatening the ability of indigenous people to use it in their traditional ways She goes on to recommend smudging with white sage or palo santo another plant used by specific indigenous peoples in specific ways on practically every page and casually working with the Orisha even though the Orisha are worked with in traditions that specifically reuire initiation She also talks about Chakras a lot A lot a lot There is nothing eclectic about the shallow appropriation of eastern Africa and indigenous spiritual practices and beliefs into an otherwise broadly and unexamined European practice Something in the Wine The Moonstone Series #1 just what witchcraft is in general and that makes me uncomfortable However what made this book truly un enjoyable for me is the casual way she appropriates in the name of eclecticism On the same page she encourages you to essentially do your research cite your sources and don t take from closed traditions she encourages you to smudge with white sage without ever citing where that tradition comes from or indicating that it is a practice specific to specific peoples for specific purposes and that it s appropriation by settler witchesnew age folks is threatening the ability of indigenous people to use it in their traditional ways She goes on to recommend smudging with white sage or palo santo another plant used by specific indigenous peoples in specific ways on practically every page and casually working with the Orisha even though the Orisha are worked with in traditions that specifically reuire initiation She also talks about Chakras a lot A lot a lot There is nothing eclectic about the shallow appropriation of eastern Africa and indigenous spiritual practices and beliefs into an otherwise broadly and unexamined European practice

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READ & DOWNLOAD Inner Witch A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft READ ë Inner Witch A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft Gabriela Herstik ☆ 1 READ 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’re probably witches. 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 perspective 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 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 conflicted past related to these things and mentions them as if there is not 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 to pass 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 people that they can be active and they can speak out against negativity 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 palo santo collected in a way that hurts the source tree In fact maybe we should voice that it isn t okay to 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 that point Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark 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 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 I Love You Almost Always 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 conflicted past related to these things and mentions them as if there is not 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 to pass on information about cultural appropriation when we see it as a way not Gloom Town just to teach about atrocities committed by western culture but also as a way to show people that they can be active and they can speak out against negativity 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 uinze dias 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 palo santo collected in a way that hurts the source tree In fact maybe we should voice that it isn t okay to 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 that point