Title: Witchery: Embrace the Witch Within
Author: Juliet Diaz
Witchery: Embrace the Witch Within was a wonderfully written and informative beginners book for witches. It covers the basics of magic, creating books of shadows and grimoires, ancestor magic, some beginner spells, and some ethical issues with practicing witchcraft.
Diaz has a wonderful style of writing that is beautifully prosaic but also very easy to follow and understand. She easily breaks down the basics of witchcraft but also teaches valuable lessons about the importance of self-love and practice. Her section about harnessing ancestor magic was very helpful for me because I have little knowledge about this type of practice. She easily broke it down and provided simple and easier to follow ways to commune with my ancestors.
Diaz provides a wide variety of beginner spells to practice to get your practice started. But I think it’s important to know that some ingredients were not exactly beginner, or in the closet, friendly because they were not items that would be already in your spice cabinet or easily found at a local grocer, especially if you live out in a more rural area.
Overall, this was a very good beginner book. I really enjoyed Diaz’s writing and will look into more of her books in the future.