Qty:1
  • List Price: $14.99
  • Save: $3.51 (23%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
How To Be A Wicked Witch:... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by giggil
Condition: Used: Good
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

How To Be A Wicked Witch: Good Spells, Charms, Potions and Notions for Bad Days Paperback – September 13, 2001


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$11.48
$4.00 $0.01
Best%20Books%20of%202014


Frequently Bought Together

How To Be A Wicked Witch: Good Spells, Charms, Potions and Notions for Bad Days + A Kitchen Witch's Cookbook
Price for both: $25.24

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Holiday Deals in Books
Holiday Deals in Books
Find deals for every reader in the Holiday Deals in Books store, featuring savings of up to 50% on cookbooks, children's books, literature & fiction, and more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone (September 13, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 068486004X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684860046
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #396,681 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Despite its ominous title, How to Be a Wicked Witch is more like a bad girls' guide to being a good witch. Considering the primary tenet of witchcraft--"Harm no one, including yourself"--there's really not much leeway to be wicked, according to author Patricia Telesco. The trick, then, is not to attack your enemies, notes Telesco (author of Magick Made Easy). Rather, stay well defended and sharp in skills. This way, you can ward off attackers and remain wickedly happy with your dazzling strength and confident attitude. Telesco offers specific suggestions for boosting witch esteem and magical powers, such as "Living well is the best revenge" and "Own a decent broom" (to sweep out the dirt in life and sweep in good luck). She refuses to offer guidelines for enacting revenge or casting evil curses, since black magic will come back to "bite you in the butt." Other tips include casting spells for self-protection, learning fortunetelling skills, and creating magic potions. --Gail Hudson

From Publishers Weekly

In the same vein but less specific is Telesco's new book, which, despite its title, is a thorough (if brief) how-to guide to witchcraft rather than a primer for evildoers. Telesco includes lots of glossaries and correspondence lists, making this a handy reference for creative types looking to craft their own spells. She works through basic Wiccan ethics and practice in one quick chapter ("Rule Thirteen: Don't turn people into toads"); the rest of the book takes on divination, spells and curses, portable magic, and "food and beverage magic."

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.


More About the Author

Patricia Telesco aka Marian Singer is the mother of three, wife, chief human to 5 pets, and a full-time professional author with over 60 books on the market, each of which represents a different area of spiritual interest for her and her readers.
Trish travels minimally twice a month to give lectures and workshops around the country. She (or her writing) has appeared on several television segments including Sightings on muli-cultural divination systems and National Geographic Today ' Solstice Celebrations. Besides this, Trish maintains a strong, visible presence in the metaphysical community including having given over 300 radio interviews from coast to coast, writings on the internet through popular sites like: www.witchvox.com, her yahoo club: www.groups.yahoo.com/groups/folkmagicwithtrishtelesco, and various appearances on internet chats and bbs boards.
Trish considers herself a down-to-earth Kitchen & folk magician whose love of folklore and worldwide customs flavor every word she writes. Her strongest ethical guidelines are honor, respect, and gratitude in all things.

Customer Reviews

Delightful, informative and FUN!
Bonny Peters
This book isn't just for witches, anyone can learn that if they harm someone, they're bound to get it back!
Leslee
I have long been a fan of the no-nonsense writing style of Patricia Telesco.
Wendy A. B. Whipple

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Wendy A. B. Whipple on October 14, 2001
Format: Paperback
I have long been a fan of the no-nonsense writing style of Patricia Telesco. The title is what caught my eye, but the author is what made me buy it. I was NOT disappointed.
This book is a blend of practical approaches to modern witchery and older folk magic. She suggests easily-obtainable substitutes for the "budget-minded witch" and invites you to adapt spells to suit your individual purpose.
The title may be somewhat misleading to someone who doesn't bother to delve beyond it. It's not about curses and hexing, but about taking the phrase "wicked witch" and OWNING it; being proactive in your life, instead of letting things just happen to you. It's about turning an epithet into a badge of honor. (Women who take pride in being called a b**** will know exactly what I mean!)
I think this is a fabulous and very usable book, that belongs in every wicked witch's knapsack.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia M. Caton on November 9, 2001
Format: Paperback
With one eye on the 'three-fold law,' this book lightheartedly illustrates ways of practicing gray magic. The workings are highly creative and range from divination, spells, charms & amulets, and kitchen witchery among others. With this book, every single act can be turned into a magical moment. What is 'wicked' about the book is its humor. The charm adapted from Albertus Magnus is a riot.
Rather than repeating detailed correspondence charts, the author references other magical books with more detailed entries. What makes this book special is the sheer inventiveness of what can be considered a magical tool. "The Wicked Witch's Rules" are also important to take into consideration as we walk in our pointy shoes. This is beautiful, pure, earth magic at its best.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Leslee on April 28, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book isn't just for witches, anyone can learn that if they harm someone, they're bound to get it back! Its really a sweet approach to living with little lessons about how to treat others, to use your mind and rationalize the best route to go when dealing with difficulties and so on! The book is positive and upbeat, modern and informational too! Enjoy learning new spells or just gain insight. I would reccommend this book to someone who is wanting to begin practicing or to family and friends of witches everywhere for a better understanding of how human witchcraft really is.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 17, 2001
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This has got to be the best book I have ever read by this author. I purchased her book on ghosts and hauntings, and one other one by her, which I don't even remember. I thought they were well written, but boring and basic. I really didn't learn anything with those books, but this book is cute. Don't let the title decieve you though: It really has nothing to do with being "wicked", but rather independent, lively, and crafty. I recommend this book to those who are interested in somthing other than your run-of-the-mill Earth Based religion book. ;)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 26, 2002
Format: Paperback
Reader friendly ideas, readily accessible components (did that other reviewer ever shop?), clever humor, and old fashioned common sense combine in this book to give you all the best tools for handling those inevitable "bad days"
Telesco has gone where few writers dare to tread by handling the concept of using magick as a warrior or a weapon in a direct, adult manner. This book doesn't advocate violence, but it doesn't promote the "poor me" syndrom eitehr.
Bravo!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bonny Peters on August 4, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is a wonderful "starter" book for someone who wants to try some simple spells and charms. It also gives you good advice on how to conduct yourself as a witch. It is the first book on witchcraft that I ever purchased and I was very surprised and pleased with it. For example, the author gives you simple substitutions for items used in spells that you can find around the house, even in your "junk drawer". So, you don't have to spend a lot of time and/or money looking for for "ingredients". Delightful, informative and FUN!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Quigley on March 29, 2008
Format: Paperback
I enjoy this book it cheeres me up when I am having a bad day..good info and ideas to help put a pep in your step even on a very bad day. You can't help but to love this book it's fun and lighthearted and I higly recomend this book. It isn't evil and a must have for all.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 4, 2003
Format: Paperback
This was a fun little book to read. She presented some creative ideas, especially in the section on divination. It's a nice lighthearted read, but don't let the lighthearted tone fool you, b/c there is actually a lot of information in this seemingly thin book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews