July 2012

Making Spells and Charms: A Practical Guide to Simple Spellweaving

It’s cute, but will it work?

Digging through some old boxes of books to donate for our upcoming yard sale, I ran across a copy of Making Spells and Charms: A Practical Guide to Simple Spellweaving by Sally Morningstar. I had completely forgotten about this book; indeed, I can’t even remember when or where I purchased it. It is a gorgeous book, however, with full photos and a very Harry Potter-esque feel. With that said, does its aesthetic quality really mean it’s a useful book in any form of pagan rites?

In a word, I would say yes. As with any magic, I truly feel like anything that you incorporate must be meaningful to you; so if anything within this book is meaningful to you—or if you can pattern something meaningful for yourself out of any of the rituals in this book, which I think most pagans can do—then sure, it’s going to be quite helpful. It’s also got plenty of ideas you can use not just in spellwork, but also in decorating, I think!