Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The Good Spell Book-Love Charms Magical Cures and Other Practical Sorcery: Gillian Kemp
The Good Spell Book was given to me nestled into a box of random books on divination and magick and I very nearly bypassed it as just another bit of frivolous writing. Although my first response was to file it in the bookcase and forget about it, I kept finding myself drawn back to this book. It's beautiful cloth binding and comfortable heft kept asking me to open it up and explore. Once I did, I was delighted.
This little volume is densely populated with bits of Romanie folk magick and spells. It is fun and friendly to read and the handwritten notes in the margins give it a very personable feel. The intent behind this volume feels very sincere and accessible.
The test of any spell book is of course it's spells and this one could almost be viewed as a simple primer on earth magick. I have adapted a several of the spells and practices for my own use and been very happy with the outcome. The simple folksy manner of these workings make them ideal for the magical mother looking to infuse her home and the lives of her children positive witchy energy.