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Coventry Magic with Candles, Oils, and Herbs
by Jacki Smith
In this work, the author shares the history of candle magic along with the recipes, spells, and divinations anyone can use to increase love, prosperity, luck, and abundance.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 15th 2011 by Weiser Books
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Repetitive and at times use of similes becomes so laboured it looses spontaneity. Clearly linked to desire to spruik her own wares - which is fine, but makes this extremely limited and inconsistent a reference for more experienced practitioners. For those who need more elaboration there are better texts they're capable of sourcing and using; I for one see where Smith is aiming at most of the time... but I remain unconvinced she has the same clarity which is easily obtained with a little self ref ...more
I know Jacki. I go to her shop and I've attended her classes. When I heard she was writing a book I was thrilled. And when I got my hot little hands on a signed copy I dug right in and enjoyed every page. Jacki has a way of writing that draws in the reader and makes you feel as if you're just having a conversation with a good friend. She is candid about her life experiences which she uses as examples for some of the concepts she describes. This is NOT a spell book. Rather its a how-to-do a spell ...more
This is a very good book for those who are really interested in making their spells happen. Jacki Smith really goes behind your magic to find out what really makes your magic happen or fail. She raises some questions that make you think about yourself and why you are casting your spell. There are reasons why spells succeed and fail and this book really helps the reader, with the help with meditations and an appendix in the back to help you with your spell work. I would recommend this book for pe ...more
A decent introduction to candle magic. Her style of writing is enjoyable to a point, but at times her reactions to certain things become repetitive and grating. Some of her ideas have given me some things to think about, which is a good thing indeed! The only thing that really nagged at me was her constant plugging of her products. I can understand her desire to do it but there are other ways to do so.
I've read a lot of books on candle magic, but this one is the best. Very informative and laid out in easy to follow lists of candle colors, essential oils, types of crystals to inhabited your spells, and there's even a section on incorporating Tarot cards into your rituals. An informative but highly entertaining book.