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    Just wondering, how many people have read Phyllis Curott's beautiful book, Book of Shadows? And what did you think?
    Meet Alex and Nicole , my adopted smilies!

    'Maybe we could live without passion. But we'd be hollow; empty rooms, shuttered and dark. Without passion, we'd be truly dead.' Angelus

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    i read that book last spring and loved it. i like how it's in a novel form instead like the millions of "how to becaome a witch" books out there. it tells the authors story about her journey into witchcraft and paganism while explaining the history and demonstrating rituals and other areas of wicca so it's basically a really good story and a how to book in one. very interesting. great book for beginners or anyone else.
    blessed be,
    angelwulfe
    p.s. has any one read her most recent book witchcrafting?
    Brightest Blessings,
    Angelwulfe


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    • #3
      I've read Book of Shadow. I enjoyed it because it was written as a story...not a straight how-to book. I haven't read her new one yet. Just took a quick glance through it at the book store, though.
      Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege to do so also. - Voltaire

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      • #4
        I read this book over the summer. Like the others, I loved that it was written in novel form & I felt it offered a much more personal view of witchcraft opposed to the usual 'how to...' books. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

        BB
        Michelle
        "The hardest thing in this world is to live in it. Be brave. Live." Buffy Summers

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        • #5
          I haven't seen Witchcrafting. I might check the Easons website and see if it's been released in Ireland yet.

          Is it written like Book of Shadows, or in the 'usual' form?
          Meet Alex and Nicole , my adopted smilies!

          'Maybe we could live without passion. But we'd be hollow; empty rooms, shuttered and dark. Without passion, we'd be truly dead.' Angelus

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          • #6
            I loved Phyllis Curott's Book of Shadows. It was interesting to read her own spiritual journey into Witchcraft. I also could relate to her line of work as I am a paralegal with a law firm and dealing with coming out as a Witch in your profession takes serious consideration. I am looking forward to her new book "Witchcrafting: A Spiritual Guide to Making Magic," which I did see 1 week ago at Borders Books, but I went back the next day and it was gone. I will just have to anxiously wait!
            MystyPines

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            • #7
              Originally posted by phoenixsong
              I haven't seen Witchcrafting. I might check the Easons website and see if it's been released in Ireland yet.

              Is it written like Book of Shadows, or in the 'usual' form?
              what i can tell from browsing through it at borders it's a usual "how to" book.
              Last edited by Angelwulfe; November 5th, 2001, 09:13 PM.
              Brightest Blessings,
              Angelwulfe


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              • #8
                I have both her books. I love BOS, it's great to read her personal story of how she found her way.

                Witch Crafting, is great so far, but I haven't read much yet. Good excersizes, and I love how she covers writing your own BOS right at the begining. Witch Crafting has the usual format for these kinds of books, not like her book BOS.

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                • #9
                  I'm currently reading BOS and think it's wonderful. Very interesting to read how another found her way. I've also had some Egyptian connections over the past few months like she spoke of in the beginning of the book.
                  Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
                  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
                  Begin it now.
                  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

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                  • #10
                    I just spotted it in the bookstore myself. But I'm severely low on cash AND I just finally bought Sprial Dance for the first time. I intend to finish reading the few books i've started before I buy any more new ones.

                    I really want to get her book though. It looked good and from what I see in this thread it comes highly recommended.
                    It's been minutes, it's been days. It's been all that I remember. <3

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                    • #11
                      The Spiral Dance and Book of Shadows... my two favourite books in my personal Pagan library!
                      Meet Alex and Nicole , my adopted smilies!

                      'Maybe we could live without passion. But we'd be hollow; empty rooms, shuttered and dark. Without passion, we'd be truly dead.' Angelus

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                      • #12
                        I really enjoyed "Book of Shadows", best pagan book I've read in a long time. My thoughts in full are on my site (http://kisstheviolets.org/padma) in the book reviews section; I'd give the direct link but then you wouldn't be in frames.
                        http://kisstheviolets.org/padma

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                        • #13
                          Loved the book

                          I also could relate to her not coming out-I am a collection specialist for a small law firm and we basically have a dont ask dont tell policy whenever its something personal. I would recomend her book-its a fast read due to the format yet is very informative...her personal experiances are pretty relevant all the way around. Just finished Maiden, Mother, Crone by DJ Conway which is good-though I think I preferred Z Budapest's handling of the material
                          in Summoning the Fates- though I believe both SHOULD be read as there is some overlap but some is not- and the points of view are parallel but not identical...I really loved Patricia Telesco's works-I am finished reading but beginning exercises in the Crone book , got some things done from the Yule book and making items/some completed from the Magical Needlework book-and start Candlemas;Feast of Flames by Amber K this morning.(and if you have not guessed, I am a former English lit major who reads as much as I did in college on a variety of subjects-no kids-though I do work fulltime and have other elements in my life as well-one is only old when one accepts it and stops learning. I also take mass transit which gives me 1 1/2-2 hours to read 6 days a week just going back and forth to work. I am discrete though about the titles of the books-live in the Bible belt. I keep the covers folded back to not be seen by prying eyes.):boing:
                          Last edited by dragonwyfe; December 30th, 2001, 05:39 AM.
                          "I refuse to tailor my conscience to fit the cut of this year's fashion."-Lillian Hellman

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                          • #14
                            Well, in my previous post i said I was gonna wait to buy the book. I didn't. LOL. I bought it. I have soooooo many to read right now. Gotta put myself on a schedule & stop playing on this machine, so I can get some reading done!!!!!!!!!

                            I can't wait to read it. I also bought a book titled "pagan & chrisitans" that looks interesting as well.
                            It's been minutes, it's been days. It's been all that I remember. <3

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                            • #15
                              cheer up

                              If Amazon.com doesnot hear from me at least 1x per month-they send out search parties for me....
                              "I refuse to tailor my conscience to fit the cut of this year's fashion."-Lillian Hellman

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