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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wicca: The Complete Craft

I’ve already ranted about this book, you can find it by clicking here.

Published in 2004 by Ten Speed Press

Other Books by D.J Conway: A Witch’s Travel Guide to Astral Realms; Guides, Guardians and Angels: Enhance Relationships with Your Spiritual Companions; The Ancient Art of Faery Magick; A Little Book of Candle Magic; Moon Magick: Myth & Magic, Crafts & Recipes, Rituals & Spells; Magical, Mystical Creatures: Invite Their Powers into Your Life; A Little Book of Pendulum Magic; The Celtic Dragon Tarot Kit; Crystal Enchantments: A complete Guide To Stones And Their Magical Properties; Animal Magick: The Art of Recognizing and Working with Familiars; Dancing with Dragons: Invoke Their Ageless Wisdom & Power; Norse Magic; A Little Book of Healing Magic; Celtic Magic; Mystical Dragon Magic: Teaching of the Five Inner Rings; By Oak, Ash and Thorn: Modern Celtic Shamanism; Maiden, Mother, Crone: The Myth & Reality of the Triple Goddess; Fantastical Creatures Tarot Deck; Shape Shifter Tarot; Magick of Gods and Goddesses: Invoking the Power of the Ancient Gods; Perfect Love: Find Intimacy on the Astral Plane; The Mysterious, Magical Cat; Lord of Light & Shadow: The Many Faces of the God; Magickal, Mythical, Mystical Beasts: How to Invite Them into Your Life; Soothslayer: A Magical Fantasy; Feminine Shamanism, Witchcraft & Magick (cancelled); Altar Magic; The Dream warrior: Book One of the Dream Warrior Trilogy; Astral Love: Romance, Ecstasy & Higher Consciousness; Ancient & Shining Ones; Magick of the Gods and Goddesses: How to Invoke their Powers; Falcon Feather & Valkyrie Sword; Warrior of Shadows: The Final Battle; Flying Without a Broom: Astral Projection and the Astral World; Laying on of Stones; Advanced Celtic Shamanism

Readability:
Is it easy to read? Yes
Is it easy to follow along with? Yes
Is it interesting? Some parts are. Conway rants. A lot.
How long does it take to read? A couple of days if you skip the rants.
Overall: 3/5

Content:
Is the author knowledgeable? Sometimes...
Is the knowledge valuable? Yes
Is the knowledge new knowledge or is it common knowledge? VERY common knowledge
Is it cohesive and relevant? Some parts
Other notes: Conway goes off on tangents like a Super Villain about to kill the Super Hero. They are pointless and are just including to ridicule “orthodox” religion. There are some good lists in this book, however. For someone who is new to the craft, these lists can be invaluable. However, these lists can also be found online with some symbol Google-searching.
Overall: 2/5

Design/Layout:
Is the book set up for easy reference: not really. I recently tried to look up the list of candle colour associations to grab some candles for my bath, and my bath was almost overflowing by the time I found the list.
Is the layout or design obnoxious or annoying? No
Overall: 2/5

Overall:
Do you recommend this book? No
Was it worth the money? It’s almost $30, and it’s not worth it at all.
Will You Purchase Other Books from this Author?: No
Overall: 7/15

DISCLAIMER

A lot of my information is directly copy-pasted frm my own Book of Shadows, collected over the past couple of years from a variety of sourses. I try to credit where I can, and I try to paraphrase and change words around without changing meanings as much as I can.
IF YOU SEE YOUR INFORMATION HERE: Please let me know, I'll be more than happy to credit you. The best way to contact me is to leave a comment on the post, and I'll be sure to edit the post as soon as I get the message.

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