Supermarket Magic: Creating Spells, Brews, Potions & Powders from Everyday Ingredients
Supermarket Magic: Creating Spells, Brews, Potions & Powders from Everyday Ingredients by Michael Furie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Disclaimer: I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.
The tools of magic don't have to be expensive or difficult to find—they're right in your supermarket aisles! This easy-to-use book provides clear instructions for working simple and powerful spells—with only common ingredients.
Perfect for Witches and all practitioners of natural and herbal magic, this essential guide explains all the basics of magic including ethics, meditation, timing, and basic charging techniques. There are clear instructions for working a wide variety of simple and powerful spells: clearing and cleaning, increasing harmony, healing, love, lust, beauty, luck money, protection, and honing psychic abilities. Discover how to whip up magical brews, powders, and oils using inexpensive items that can be conveniently purchased at your local grocery store.
Having been a pagan for a very long time, I have seen my share of books that list spells and what ingredients that you should use for them. Unfortunately, the majority of them are herbs that are either very expensive or difficult to find. Thankfully, there are a few books on using items that are found in supermarkets to make our lives easier.
This is the latest one of those books. It is broken down into easy to use sections that take your from walking the grocery store aisles to actually casting the various spells. In fact, in the section on being in the grocery store there is an anti-anxiety protection chant to use for when you walk into the store. This really came in handy for me because I have trouble dealing with being in places with too many people.
There is an entire section devoted to the basics of magickal practice. This is one that I have down pat, but reading it over I have found that it has a lot of great information in there for beginners. There is also a section on magickal ethics. Many people believe that magick is either white (good) or black (bad). But in actuality, the magick itself isn't good or bad, it is the intention of the person that makes it good or bad.
One thing that really makes this book practical is the sections on the various spells each contain a shopping list. For instance, if you were looking to cast one of the spells for harmony, you would go to that section and the last page of that section contains a shopping list of all items that are useful in the various spells throughout that chapter. So you can check what you already have and then buy which items you don't. This way you can make your shopping trips much more successful.
There are even recipes for foods that can be made for each of the various spell workings.
So no matter what you want to tackle, there is something in this book that will help guide you on your way.
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