Solitary Witch is the ultimate Book of Shadows for today's new witches. Definitely not meant for instawitches, this audiobook will give you a thorough understanding of the history and development of magick in the Western world, the evolution of Wicca as a religion, the theory and practice of both ritual and folk magick, and the spiritual depth of the craft. This audiobook is like a grimoire from days gone by. Laden with useful information throughout, it's up to you to decide how to use it. Solitary Witch will serve as an encyclopedia of magickal information for any witch as long as your mind is open, your heart is true, and your will is strong.
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I'll start out by saying that this is an encyclopedic type reference book, as opposed to a chaptered nonfiction book. So while the information provided is interesting, it wouldn't necessarily be something you sit down and read start to finish. The topics are alphabetized, which is great while flipping through a reference book for your desired topic, but it seems disjointed while listening to the audio version of the book.
The author states in the foreword that it is geared towards beginners so I'm not sure why the other reviewers seemed surprised by that or felt that it's condescending, though it could be another result of it being an encyclopedic book.
All in all I would pass on this book in audio form, but definitely look for it as a physical book to reference as needed. The author noted several other beginner witchcraft books and I think I'll be looking into those as audiobooks instead of continuing on with this one.
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this is the first book I have listened/read by this author. I felt that it was directed to a very very young person. I think if I were I the 11-14 year old range I may have connected.
if people exist who would enjoy this book, i dont know who they are, nor do i care to.
Wow... where oh where to begin? to start i will say, i got to somewhere in the 39th chapter before the relentless preachiness actually brought vomit to the back of my throat. in that time i can honestly say in the very rare moments when this book is not giving useless sarcasm, and an ironic feel of being judged by a christian ministers wife, there were a few moments where some interesting points of wiccan/pagan history/folklore was shared. as for any of the specific majik offered in this... um... well, i will not, not due to my lack in the subject, but considering the source, this is no opinion i will ever recommend following.
the only thing i have to say about pams performance is that i got the feeling she actually identified with the judgmental tone of the author. so if she was just doing her job, reading this piece of trash for a buck, then i cant blame her.
if you remove all of the nonsense, i feel like theres a really decent pamphlets worth of pagan history in there.
listen at your own risk... youve been warned.
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