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The Love Spell: An Erotic Memoir of Spiritual Awakening

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  249 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
The sequel to the acclaimed memoir Book of Shadows, ready to enchant readers in paperback

This is the true story of a love spell that worked. Ivy League lawyer and Wiccan priestess Phyllis Curott has a super-charged career in law and filmmaking, but one thing is missing: love. She casts a sexy spell and her dream lover soon arrives. But he’s not who he appears to be and t
Paperback, 368 pages
Published January 5th 2006 by Gotham (first published 2004)
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Jan 16, 2009 Kate rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
The perfect book at the perfect time.
Kind of like Eat, Pray, Love for Pagans. Read it if you're going through changes, particularly changes in relationships.
Carolina Dean
In her third book High Priestess Curott recounts her spiritual journey as she searches for true love guided by her daemon, a being described as her own inner divine masculine self. The story begins with the author’s yearning for love. In a moment of deep longing she makes a wish upon a star and shortly thereafter, she begins hearing and seeing the voice and image of James Dean--the form her daemon has chosen to interact with her. This causes her to research the concept of synchronicity and ultim ...more
May 11, 2008 Hilary rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone
I reread this book this year, and appreciate it more now than I did when I originally read it. The simple review of this book is a woman casts a love spell and you see the results of magic. As I said, that is the simple review.

What this book really is about is self-discovery through love and magic. This shows that magic really does work, but it never works the way anyone would expect it does. I can really understand and sympathize with Curott... I have cast a love spell as well, and know all abo
Dec 05, 2007 Kelly rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: woman who are looking for love.
This book hit me on so many different levels as a woman. I couldn't put this book down I related to it more than I wanted to admit at times. :) Phyllis's book is truly about finding yourself while also looking for your true love.
Oct 19, 2016 Rachel rated it liked it
I have some mixed opinions about this book.
On one hand, I learned a lot about synchronicity, paying attention and being thoroughly in the present moment. The interactions with the Gods, rituals, recipes and the scenes describing them were lovely. I think that there is a lot of good stuff here. Sometimes it's dropped rather abruptly into the narrative, though.
On the other hand, at times the narrative made it difficult for me keep progressing. I'm not saying that Phyllis' writing is bad (far from
I am split;
On the one hand the dialogues were insanely trite and the situations contrived. The main character is very conventional (witchcraft notwithstanding), and I kept wondering what anyone saw in her - why Nonna and Derek and anyone would take an interest in her at all. Finding your soul and such banalities are epiphanies to her - I rolled my eyes out of my sockets many many times during the length of the book.

On the other hand;
She (the author/the main character) doesn't take shortcuts, she
Eliza King
Jul 04, 2016 Eliza King rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars
This is a memoir. I don't read memoirs ever. I'm pretty sure this is the first one I read, and if I had known what they were actually like, I might have picked them up sooner. For some silly reason, I had it in my head that a memoir was going to read like a history book and I was very not interested in that. If I had not seen the little word "memoir" on the cover, I'd have thought this was just another fiction novel. I enjoyed the story and it didn't take me nearly as long to read as I thought i ...more
Nuit Moore
Oct 06, 2012 Nuit Moore rated it really liked it
It's been quite a while since I last read this book, so it was basically like reading it for the first time again. Curott is wonderfully evocative and unabashedly emotional, and the book reverberates with her experiences in life and love's true magick. Not only that, it's quite steamy and definitely erotic. I could definitely empathize with her experience (especially having a Dionysian daemon of my own), and I thoroughly enjoyed this offering of her personal journey. It makes me want to revisit ...more
Apr 15, 2014 Jennifer rated it it was ok
The author was obviously desperate to educate people about the Wiccan religion. She tried to weave this education into a story. It didn't work. Painfully obvious agenda. If you manage to complete the book, the moral of the story was that a woman's highest purpose in life is to achieve an orgasm.
Mar 31, 2008 Molly rated it really liked it
Very similar to my review of her first book, except that this one speaks to us about everyones greatest want and greatest, and that what we may seem to truly want may not be the best thing and that we need to let go in order to be open to getting what we should have.
I think this book is good as a story and a message. It held my attention very well for most of the book.

I will say I thought the end less exciting than other parts of the book, but that may be a personal preference. I can imagine some would feel the exact opposite as me, though!
Oct 22, 2008 Christy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Even though I found this book a little slow and difficult to follow, I thought it was an interesting memoir with unique ideas and insight into the Wiccan community and human relationships.
Rolly Stardust
Come romanzo non è un granchè. No davvero, è bello come libro di spiritualità, ma non mi è piaciuto troppo alla fine.
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