Tuesday 9 October 2012

Book Review: Mrs. B's Book of

Book Title: Mrs.B's Guide to Household Witchery (amazon/ Goodreads)

Author: Kris Bradley
Publisher: Weiser Books
Format: Paperback, Kindle
Cost: $16.95, $9.95
Pages: 195
How I got it: Advanced Copy from Publisher 
My Rating:★★★★☆
Erotica Rating: N/A

For domestic goddesses everywhere--add some magic and fun to those mundane household chores with Mrs. B.'s Guide to Household Witchery. Whether you're sweeping the floor, making a meal, or cleaning out that junk drawer, domestic witch Kris Bradley, creator of the popular blog, Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom, will show you how to create spells and magic to bring happiness and balance into your home. Bradley offers ideas and solutions to make the most out of everyday items, activities, and obligations. From Anchovies to Broccoli, and Wine to Yeast, from sweeping the floor to blow-drying your hair, you can change your outlook on life with a pinch of knowledge and a dash of magic! The book includes simple rituals, spells, and ways to connect with the spirits that watch over your home and family. Includes an appendix of herbs and a complete materia magica from the kitchen pantry.
Mrs. B's Guide to Household Witchery features:
  • Room by Room: How to create magic while you cook, set up a family altar in the living room, or do a junk drawer divination
  • The Elements for the Domestic Witch: a primer on the 4 elements and how to balance them in your home
  • The Domestic Witch's Herbal: Magical uses for every herb and food in your pantry, as well as instant magic with prepackaged spice mixes
  • Simple Sabbats for the Busy Witch: simple ways to celebrate the passing of the seasons
  • Magical Recipes: More than 100 recipes and spells
My Review:

GET YOURSELF A COPY!!!! Yep that's the review folks, I don't have to wax on about the awesomeness of this book, it simply speaks for itself. It's small compared to some of the other books out there, but it's still good. The book is broken down into several sections. heck I didn't even think of using brussel sprouts in magick (well to be fair I hate brussel sprouts). Kris covers everything from making your own household protection spells, to charming you bedroom for your and your partner. i loved the Book of Love/Shadows that she suggested, it's like a scrapbook of your love. (I'm sooo doing that)

Another review mentioned that the book doesn't go in depth into Guardians, and she's right it compromises about 1 maybe two pages of information on Guardians, while having tons of information of deities. Personal preferences aside, guardians are usually something that are tricky to write about because they differ in each place. The Guardians that presented themselves at my home close to the woods are totally different from the ones here in the city. Their appearances  their mannerisms, even the magick attached to them is different. I believe the information provided was adequate enough for those who aren't familiar with their Guardians to get to know them.  

Kris's speciality is making the mundane magical and here she shows us how to do so as well, I loved reading this book along with Cunningham's Magical Household and utilising what was listed in both, Kris's everyday list was easier to follow than some of the things listed in other books. Not only does this book contain well known tricks like the witch's bottle, but new ideas especially in the laundry room. Now I'm looking at my home in a whole different way.  There are many ways to adapt what is shared within the pages if you need to as she gives a pretty decent herbal as well as a references of items by the magical need.

This is a book I'm keeping and recommending to those I know who are dabbling in household magick to get. Make sure to get your copy. Can't break the budget to get a copy?? Enter in for a chance to win a copy. Simply click the Giveaway and follow the directions.

Happy Reading

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