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  1. says:

    Today I m reviewing, The House Witch Complete Guide to Creating a Magical Space with Rituals and Spells for Hearth and Home by Arin Murphy Hiscock.Generally I like to start out with a disclaimer I am an atheist witch I look for the connection between magic and science without the need for a deity I receive no compensation for these reviews and all my links are standard links and not affiliate links I am a practicing photo reader and have spent the last 13 years honing my craft I offer personal readings by request and have a strong online history that boasts nearly 400,000 views.I like to start out with a review of the physical book This is a small book It would easily fit in a handbag or tote to take with you when you re out and about The cover is nicely printed and has a rough fabric feel Both the front and back are illustrated and offer a nice hand feel It offers a brief reference section with a short index and a quick list of basic color references as well as ingredients and supplies The pages are nicely bound and the spine looks great on the shelf The introduction is short and to the point It tells what we re going to find within the pages of the book and is well written and easy to read.To be such a small book, the chapters are packed full of information I really enjoyed with the way the author broke down the book into well defined chapters and sections that provide a great deal of easy to understand information Chapters such as A Place to Call Home and Your Spiritual Hearth open the door for the reader to fully understand just how much magic already lives in our sacred spaces The home being one of the most sacred I found the section on incorporating the ancestors to resonate the strongest with me and in my personal practice The author provides the following, which I found extremely powerful.Ancestors, thank you for being here with me and my family.Guide us daily and help us make the right decisions.Be our strength and our comfort,And help protect this home.Thank you for your lives and your accomplishments.Ancestors, we thank you.One of the things I really liked about this book is that it does offer examples from across spiritual paths In the section related to the history of the hearth cauldron the author gives examples from Welsh, Irish and Norse histories, however I felt that adding a bit here related to some other cultures would have made the book a bit inclusive I would love to see these types of connections made from other cultures such as South Africa or Ghana The we open ourselves up to magic around the world the we can learn to relate to others outside our personal experiences.I really enjoyed the section on household spirits The author takes the reader through out the house and around the northern hemisphere While a short book and I understand not all could be provided, I would have loved to see here again from the southern regions of the planet While much has been written about our witchy history from places like Scotland, Ireland and Norway I would love to see around other cultures as well From the title, I did not take this was a book devoted to the way white cultures interact with magic And seeing so many cultures left out was a bit of a disappointment That being said, however, if you re looking for a book that pulls in deities, mythologies and magic from these northern regions this book is right up your alley.Overall this is a good book related to hearth magic from a northern perspective I found it useful in giving me some background on the European background of household magic I do think that it is a good introductory book, however the reader really should look to other sources to enrich their practice with magic from around the world.


  2. says:

    I thought this might be a fun look at ways to add witchcraft to my space Instead, I found a book that was dull and slow Much of the information provided was really just definitions that could be found in meatier books While it s nice to have a book that focuses on the home and hearth, the author fails to capitalize on this specialty look at witchcraft I can t say that I d recommend this book to anyone.


  3. says:

    I m a beginner in hearth craft so am still very much finding and learning my craft but this book certainly helped in my journey Very kitchen focused.


  4. says:

    This is a lovely and very accessible book for beginners to hearthcraft I love Murphy Hiscock s no nonsense, non judgmental, and open attitude to the practice.


  5. says:

    This was an enjoyable, shorter audiobook about bringing witchcraft elements and sacredness to your home It doesn t go through all the witchcraft 101, which I appreciate Not every book needs to do that, and I like that this one didn t feel the need to pad its page count doing so I also appreciated that it looked beyond just Greco Roman, Celtic, and Norse influences, and included Finnish, Chinese, and Japanese examples, as well The ideas were down to earth, open to a variety of religious perspectives, and the book takes a practical view of modern appliances, and suggests ways to incorporate them into your practice, since you likely use them, anyway I actually used some of the suggestions in this book, which is not always the case with books of this nature, and that, alone says a great deal for me.


  6. says:

    A great read, no matter what type of spiritual path you are pursuing Taking mostly place in the day to day tasks, showing how you can practically and mindfully incorporate spirituality into your home Filled with lots of recipes on food, oils, incense, etc Explaining easy rituals, deities and household spirits from around the world, who will help keep the house up and running And focused all together on creating a lovely, warm and protected atmosphere for you and your family I absolutely loved this book, and have marked out several pages to travel back to.


  7. says:

    I honestly didn t care for The House Witch at all It felt to me like a generic rip off of Wicca I really didn t like how the book appropriated most of the ideas from other systems of magick with little to no credit given I was also not a fan of the author telling people how to smudge Smudging is an indigenous Native American ritual, and it s not something most of us white folks have been trained to do So yeah, just wasn t a fan.


  8. says:

    Yeah I m no hearth witch I don t connect with a lot of this book but that s okay It still has a lot of interesting information that I can apply to other areas of my life Like Murphy Hiscocks s other works, The House Witch is logically organised and easy to read I m glad to have it in my witchy library.


  9. says:

    Murphy Hiscock continues to impress with this third collection of practical minded everyday witchcraft magic I tabbed so much in this small book so useful and a great starting reference for my kind of lowkey practice.


  10. says:

    Over all a good book and I m glad I bought it Dropped 1 star for that section about smudging instead of smoke cleaning.


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