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Not for me...
on October 2, 2009
I bought this book because it looked cool and I'm doing a lot of research about magic and spellcrafting. On the back it states "open this bewitching handbook of ancient gypsy spells". It refers to "Romanies" in the text. It looked and sounded fun.
As a Wiccan, I think it sometimes goes against the Wiccan rede "An' it harm none, do what thou wilt" This book includes a few manipulative spells that may harm others and/or go against their free will. For example: "if you love someone but sense he or she is not equally passionate about you, try this spell" Another example:"But there is a spell that draws a partner home to his or her original ties" (an "unwanted divorce" spell).
The book also doesn't contain any discussion on how and why spells work, the ethics of spells, how to raise and release energy, or any other type of discussion. It just contains simple spells.
However, some of the spells look a bit interesting, simple, but interesting, but probably not worth the price of the book.
I just received my copy of "Power Spellcraft for Life" by Arin Murphy-Hiscock. It's wonderful! A better fit for me.