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Magic It's Not Just For Witches Anymore|
Spell It Correctly
Author: Tish Owen [a Witchvox Sponsor]
Publisher: WillowTree Press
Category: Magic Level: All
Tish Owen’s down-to-earth and casually-compelling-writing style is like a breath of fresh air! She definitely knows her stuff, spells-wise, etc., but she doesn’t even once come off as condescending when revealing her extensive knowledge. Before jumping in with her spells on everything from invisibility to pregnancy, she painstakingly covers the basics: what magic really is, the importance of belief, the elements. visualization, karma, moon phases, the signs of the zodiac and 13 easy steps to performing a spell. On top of this, Owen goes into the different methods of spellwork: Candle Magic, Cord Magic, Poppets, Sex Magic, Thoughtform Entities, Crystals and Stones, and Oils, Herbs and Tarot Cards. Some spells take as long as 30 days to complete (like the one on breaking addiction) , whereas others are seven-day and three-day spells. Owen is careful to include whether they should be done during a waxing or waning moon, etc. And, personally, I liked the inclusion of optional tarot cards for each of the various spells. There’s a wonderful glossary in the back filled with terms you don’t hear all the time like: “NONA-neighborhood occult/new age shop” and “void of course moon-occurs when the moon in transit makes its final major aspect before it changes from one sign of the zodiac to the next. This only lasts for a few hours. It ends when the moon enters the next sign. In astrological terms, it is a period when you should just hunker down and wait until the moon enters the next zodiac sign before you do spellwork (or just about anything else) ” (p. 279) . Whether you’re looking for spells from banishment to world peace, this book just about covers them all, and in both a straightforward and accessible manner.
G.L. Giles for The Witches Digest The Imbolc Issue of The Witches Digest where the above review appears can be found
http://www.witchesdigest.co.ukG. L. Giles is an author and independent book reviewer.
If you have read Tish Owen’s previously published book, Chasing the Rainbow (see my review at http://www20.brinkster.com/gleasonreview/ ) , you know why I enjoy reading her work. She writes in a friendly, chatty style, while still conveying the essential information. Even when I’m not really a big fan of the topic (and I don’t really like spell books) , I enjoy how she presents the information.
Tish has made every effort to make the spells she provides easy to accomplish. The instructions are clear; the basics are repeated as needed (you can’t say “I forgot” because she won’t let you forget) ; and the ingredients are, for the most part, easily obtainable. Add to that the fact that she provides encouragement for the reader to create their own spells, and you have a well-written spell book.
Tish provides spells for a variety of uses from breaking an addiction to stopping gossip. While she may not have dealt with EVERY eventuality, she has certainly dealt with a significant number of potential situations. You should be able to find inspiration for almost any use within the covers of this book.
Tish is an author who knows how to get her lessons across. You won’t want to “read” this book, you’ll want to refer to it. Read the first few and last few sections of the book (“If At First You Don’t Succeed…Read the Directions”, “Real Magic”, “Different Methods of Spellwork”, “Glossary”, and “References/Resources”) and use the rest of it as needed.
You won’t find a lot of ceremonial in her spells. Tish writes for the average individual. It is easy to see why she is one of the up and coming authors being published by WillowTree Press. I hope to see a lot more of her work in the future.
Awesome and funny, what a fun book to read! I am a novice at Spell work, actually never tried it before so I will have to let you know how that all goes, but the book is awesome. Very well written and she had me grinning and thinking about my life and where I want to go, very clever writing, I loved it all the way through. I say keep an open mind, read this book and make it fun. I can't wait for her next one.
Beware, powerful stuff inside this book. I know of Tish Owen through a friend of mine and I was able to get an advance copy of this book. Wow. Be prepared for what you're getting into. There are very powerful and highly successful spells in this book. As happens sometimes, there were a few spells that had some hidden surprises in them but that is the nature of casting spells! Tish Owen's voice is very easy to read and companionable. I highly recommend this book to people that are ready to get things going with their spellcraft!
Karin Dicker Nashville, TN
Complete and With Charm! I found Tish Owen's Book "Spell it Correctly" Full of charm, intelligence and not overlooking gaps that can sometimes be forgotten in spells! She covers it all with humor and detail. She even mentions Great reference books as well as covering different items used in spellwork with explanations and helpful hints for each. I would most definitely buy this book all over again only this time I would get a copy for a special friend! I also had the privilege of meeting Tish at a book signing done at StoneKeepers. She was very polite and when I was about to leave she Thanked me and took my hand...I felt a tremendous strength and knowledge within her along with the experience that only comes with life! Meet her if you can!
WillowPam Murfreesboro, TN
Author's Notes: About twenty years ago I had a crazy idea and decided to put my psychic talents to work and actually make a living with them. So I opened in a little place where I could give psychic readings. In short order I found out that people did not want just psychic readings, they wanted spells to change the things in their lives that made them unhappy. They wanted spells to bring love and money and protection and new homes and new cars and new jobs. Before I could say, "boo" to a goose, I was covered up in people who wanted spells for every occasion and then some. Everyone was looking at me and thinking that I had all the answers. I did not know what to do! I knew next to nothing about spells, so I talked to other folks who used spell work on a regular basis, lots and lots of folks. I learned everything that I could about spells, how they work, what makes them work, and why they don't work. I read everything I could get my hands on about spells. I understood that before I could help others, I had to have knowledge. Finally, after a lot of research, I began to write and work my own spells. For a long time I used myself for a guinea pig and really learned first hand what worked and what did not. There is no teacher like experience. I started out with spells that other people had written and learned the steps necessary to make spell work actually give the results that I wanted. Eventually I felt proficient enough to write spells for other people. I have written spells for more people than I can count and I must be doing something right because my customers keep coming back to me. With every spell that I have written, I have learned even more. This book is the compilation of those spells and the knowledge that I have gained over the years. The spells presented here run the entire gamut from money to love and back again. Not all of the spells here are sweetness and light. There are spells to bind and banish included in this book. As long as you don't do a working for the offending person to come to harm, then you are doing defensive magick.
If at first you don't succeed…read the directions ~ If your first impulse is to skip all this boring information about how and why magick works and get to the real nitty-gritty of the spells, stop right now and listen to me. I urge you to read on and learn what magick is, what it isn't and how it works. If you will do that, then the spells that you perform will actually stand a chance of working. Without knowledge your spell work will be hit or miss, or sometimes a backfire.
Where To Buy: Willow Tree Press
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