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Andy

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  • Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Raymond Buckland
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    Overall
    (40)
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    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft has influenced and guided countless students, coven initiates, and solitaries around the world. One of modern Wicca's most recommended books, this comprehensive text features a step-by-step course in Witchcraft, with information on rituals, beliefs, history, and lore, as well as instruction in spellwork, divination, herbalism, healing, channeling, dreamwork, sabbats, esbats, covens, and solitary practice. Exam questions are included as part of each lesson, so you can build a permanent record of your spiritual and magical training.

    Megan says: "I have to read it again to get all the info"
    "Bwhahaha!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This is the biggest load of bs ever published. So not publishing it would make me give it 5 stars


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Who knows? I have a wide variety of interests.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    N/A it is not a story.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft?

    Cut the entire book out and maybe revise the herb lore part to publish


    Any additional comments?

    What a crock. I have had an interest in nature based religions for a couple of years. I have done a good bit of research for myself. At first I thought this must have been written as a joke. I kept on listening and realized (sadly) that this guy was deadly serious about this stuff. Note: If I ever see somebody prancing around naked under the moon with a metal mixing bowl with glued on horns tied their head, I will laugh myself to death. This is the most idiotic book I've ever listened to. The guy that wrote this was a pervert. This is not a book about nature based faith. This is a book about weird made up rituals and pomp and ceremony. He writes an extensive section on how to make your own knife from scratch (this is really important and very easy to do according to "Uncle Bucky") Sure, because I keep an anvil,tongs and hammers in my kitchen for just such occassions! There is a lot of instruction on the proper style and color of robes to wear and detailed instructions on various complicated rituals. I fail to see what blindfolding and tying up a person naked then rubbing a knife over their body has to do with nature or spirituality (illustrations on how to tie up a naked person provided on the website).I guess this book has some value -as entertainment. The narrator does a good job and the herb lore is moderately interesting.

    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Better Than Normal: Why What Makes You Different Makes You Exceptional

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Dale Archer
    • Narrated By Marc Cashman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    What if the inattentiveness that makes school or work a challenge holds the secret to your future as an entrepreneur? What if the shyness in groups that you hate is the source of deep compassion for others? What if the anxiety and nervousness you often feel can actually help energize you? What if the mood swings you sometimes experience canbe the source of tremendous creativity?

    Douglas C. Bates says: "Rather Obvious, but Maybe Not to Some"
    "I'm Confused"
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    What did you like best about Better Than Normal? What did you like least?

    It did have a few good tips.The few (and far between) tips were not mind blowing or original.


    What was most disappointing about Dale Archer’s story?

    This gentleman spent most of the book bragging on himself.(Is there anything he hasn't accomplished in his life? ) He is "like a boss" of everything I would guess.I was also very confused by the description.Is this an autobiography or a self help book? Suggestion for a new title is; "This one time,....when I was at band camp......"


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes the narration matched the pace of the story.The narrator did an adequate job


    Do you think Better Than Normal needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No.Never.I'm sorry I wasted my credit and my time on this book.I have no desire to be treated to another dose of this man's incredible life story.


    Any additional comments?

    Can I get a refund credit? I think an award is in order for listening to this book in its entirety.......

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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