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Embracing the Moon: A Witch's Guide to Rituals, Spellcraft and Shadow Work

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You're searching for a spiritual path that is deeply meaningful. You hunger for a closer connection with the Earth, the seasons, and the shifting energies of the Moon. You long to weave beneficial magick into the very fabric of your life.
Paperback, 312 pages
Published September 8th 2002 by Llewellyn Publications (first published February 28th 1998)
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Hillary
Sep 02, 2014 rated it did not like it
I received this book from a friend back in like third grade. Neither she nor I considered ourselves to be Pagans and we didn't want to be Witches either, whatever that meant to us back then. We just enjoyed fantastical things, but we were kids and what kid doesn't? It was such a strange gift and my mother made it even stranger by taking it away promptly and hiding it. Why? Because the author speaks of "sex magick" and using your own blood in rituals. Yeah, not exactly something you'd want your y ...more
Nathan Burgoine
May 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
A really varied and interesting book on following a more personalized path to being a witch, Galenorn puts the more mundane aspects of life into a spiritual point of focus, and this leads to mostly good results from her point of view - the book is very biographic alongside its attempts to be instructional, and I have to admit a few times, as a gay guy, I dropped out of the "story" given how differently I felt.

From recipes for oils and powders to basic spell ideas, to candle and animal magic, to
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Cinnimini
Oct 26, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: wiccan, owned
Just re-read "Embracing the Moon". I've owned it for years and read it before, but I am currently re-reading all my books.

Over all it is an ok starter book. It does deal with Shadow work and so is a bit darker at times then your normal "everything is rainbows" beginner book, but I think that we all need to be aware of deeper mysteries.

Not to mention that while not everyone may be into spell work and banishings etc, its good to have an idea of how they work.
Hanna
Sep 15, 2011 rated it liked it
This is a great book if you are into Wicca and Paganism~ the author's very out of the box and not just your typical "by the books" practitioner of Magick. You can also tell she has been practicing for a good long time. Her writing style is super enjoyable,with lots of stories about her experience. She also incorporates lots of stuff for each of the elements which helps you get to know each one better. Also included are spells, charms, and rituals are included as well as recipes for food, powders ...more
Nic King
Sep 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book i have read from Yasmine Galenorn. The first that caught my attention was Totem Magic: Dance of the Shapeshifter. An excellent read if you were intrigued by the section in this book "Shapeshifting and animal magick". Totem Magic was published several years later and goes much more into detail with Animal spirits, guides and energies. Galenorn recommends this book herself in Totem Magic to help clarify and enhance the productivity of the craft by teaching fundamental basic ...more
Rik Potter
Jul 13, 2013 rated it liked it
This is a good one for beginners, and though I don't consider myself a "beginner", it is not beneath me to read books of this kind, as everyone seems to have a different perspective of how to approach these topics. Most of what I read in this book are things I already knew, so I will likely pass this one along to someone who will get better use from it. Lots of basic information, but it should be stated that this is not a book about Wicca. The author makes it very clear she is "Witch, not Wiccan ...more
Ang
May 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: book-shelf
This book was not quite what I had expected. Reading the title I had expected something focused on esbats or moon worship. She covers many topics never going into too much depth. She seems very practice heavy not explaining theory very well.
Donellacandra
Apr 07, 2008 rated it liked it
The book goes over some of her personal experiences and does have a few good recipes (for oils, spells, etc.) and a few details I had not thought of or heard about. But overall, nothing earth-shattering or mind-blowing.
Monica
Oct 25, 2009 marked it as to-read
Own this book just havent gotten it read yet!
Kim
Jul 10, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone interested in magic and Wicca
I'm working on a fiction novel about a witch and this book was well written and had a lot of useful information.
Kate
Aug 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is an incredibly good book for someone new to paganism! Yasmine really outlines things well and includes some basic spells and rituals (and recipes!) that are really helpful.
Vicent Howie
I find that for me this is the book I use for my SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION :)
I continue to return to it when my foundations need SHORING UP :)
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Very good, basic information, chants, and recipes.
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Yasmine Galenorn is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of the Otherworld Series (Sisters of the Moon), the Fury Unbound Series, the Whisper Hollow Series, and the Fly By Night Series. In the past, she also wrote the Indigo Court Series, two mystery series and eight nonfiction metaphysical books. She is now turning toward the indie side of publishing and bringin ...more
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