- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Citadel; Later Printing edition (May 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0806522135
- ISBN-13: 978-0806522135
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.6 x 8.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,153,713 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Witch And Wizard Training Guide Paperback – May 1, 2001
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Sirona Knight has done dream readings on NBC’s The Other Half and other national programs. She is the author of Dream Magic, The Shapeshifter Tarot, and 14 other titles. A contributing editor for the magazine Magical Blend, she has a Master’s degree in stress management from California State University and is a Master Hypnotist. She lives in Northern California with her family.
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Top customer reviews
Things like saying that wood for a new wand absolutely must be gotten by taking it straight off a living tree (I've actually gotten a few nice wands from tree limbs that had fallen off a tree or were cut by a gardener, etc--I personally feel taking straight from the tree would be an act of violence, but that's just me.)
And while there's no reason you can't make "potions" in a blender, it came off as looking like so many fruit smoothie recipes (again, no reason you can't make a magical smoothie) rendering it a little silly.
The part I had the biggest problem with was the fact she teaches love spells to newbies without any discussion about the ethics of love spells. Just, boom here's a love potion.
This book was very obviously written to capitalize on the Harry Potter phenomenon, (indeed, she dedicates the book to her husband, son, and J. K. Rowling and the readers of HP) and I would rate this as a one and a half star book rather than a true two stars.
I liked the "Harry Potter" theme to the book while explaining what real magic truly is. However, in some instances I thought the Harry Potter theme went a bit far. For example, male Wiccans call themselves Witches, not "wizards." (At least she didn't use "warlocks.") I also didn't care for the "good magic, evil magic; good witches, evil witches" idea. Magic is magic. Like fire and water, it can save your life or kill you. And people are not always clear cut good and evil. Sometimes people will use magic in harmful ways (we're all human) but one mistake doesn't make you "evil."
Regardless, there's some very solid information in here, including some great potions. I had a lovely holiday afternoon reading this.
For instance, the Defense Against the Dark Arts chapter deals with the rede Harm None and the threefold law of what you send out come back to you threefold...in other words - don't think about using magic for revenge or to hurt someone.
Written in a very kid-accessible style, I was impressed with the solid beginner knowledge of the kind found in most adult books on witchcraft and paganism. I would highly recommend this book for any young adult looking to explore the real world of magick and witchcraft.