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  • Basic Witches

  • How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven
  • By: Jess Zimmerman, Jaya Saxena
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

Want to feel terrifyingly beautiful? Wear the right color of eye shadow to project otherworldly glamour. Need to exorcise a toxic friendship? Repeat the proper incantation and make it disappear. DIY projects, rituals, and spells summon the best trends of the modern witchy lifestyle and the time-trusted traditions of the hell-raising women of the past. With humor, heart, and a hip sensibility, Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman dispense witchy wisdom for the curious, the cynical, and anyone who could use a magical boost.  

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute garbage

  • By Heather on 07-07-18

One word: cute. Know what you're in for.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-18

This book is CUTE. From the concepts to the tone to the delivery, this book is just plain cute. This book is basically a self-care book shown through the lens of "modern witchcraft". This book has a slightly liberal and feminist slant, so if you have issues with those concepts then you may not like the author's opinions. If you are Christian then this book will show you there is nothing evil about "witchcraft" aka self-care rituals and you will see that you can adapt the ideas in this book to just about any religious belief.
All this book does is take basic wiccan and magik principals and apply them to a modern teenage girl's life. If you are not a young lady then this will absolutely not appeal to you. If you are already schooled in basic concepts of ritual magic and mindfulness then this will not give you any new info. If you are young and brand spankin' new to developing a spiritual practice then this book might appeal to you. It has some half-decent ideas for basic self-care rituals.

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