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A good introduction to the topic, with a decent summary of the history of candles in Southern folk magic. Some parts of the book are simply a reproduction of Yronwode's manuals, which could have been rewritten so that they made more sense in context. However, this is a solid, non-fluffy, non-misappropriating text on candle magic which is definitely worth reading.
Catherine "Cat" Yronwode (b. 1947) is an American writer, editor, publisher, and teacher. A practitioner of herbalism and traditional magic, she is a founding member of the Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers. She has had an extensive career in the comic book industry, and coauthored Women and the Comics (1985), the first book on women in comics. Born and raised in California, Yro ...moreMore about Catherine Yronwode...