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SUMMARY Inner Witch A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft

Tunities and keeping away toxic energy Craft is the essential lifestyle guide for the modern woman who wants to take control and reconnect with herself After all empowered women run the world and they’re probably witches. The Instagram guide to modern witchery It is sweet in its many affirmations that its reader is a Very Special Person but in practice problematic I am bothered by its insistence on convenient capitalism anachronistic cultural appropriation and overall trivialization of WiccaFirst I wish the author were aware of the environmental damage and slave labor resultant from the marketing push that every modern American needs a cache of mystical crystals Anyone who has been trained to believe they must purchase exotic crystals should ask themselves where did this thing I ve been told to buy come from Answer probably slave labor in an exploited distant country Before you get too caught up in the romance of moon charging your rose uartz in Himalayan salt consider that someone probably a child in Madagascar is living in poverty developing lung cancer and scoring irreparable scars in Mother Earth through unregulated mining practices just so that you can set it on your altar Rocks also come from the earth and are free why ignore their magickSecond palo alto and sage come from the earth They are similarly a potentially exhaustible resource linked to indigenous peoples and particular sacred practices If you yourself are not an indigenous person practicing a sacred ritual it is entirely possible for you to create your own ceremony of emotional and spiritual import without having to buy an extremely specific wad of herbs or container of oil infused water It s suspiciously specific to insist on supplies that happen to look very nice in photos I hate to come down so hard on this book as I thought it was genuinely very sweet And fine I can forgive the fashion chapter because sure clothing certainly impacts your mood your confidence and certainly how other perceive you might as well consciously embrace this reality Its message of personal empowerment comes from the heart However this is emphatically NOT a guide to the spirituality behind Wiccan practice The author should maybe re orient herself towards the generic self help genre rather than further exploiting and trivializing a spiritual practice which is already poorly understood maligned and mocked by so many

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Inner Witch A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft

Infuse a drop of magick into your everyday life Writer fashion alchemist and modern witch Gabriela Herstik unlocks the ancient art of witchcraft so that you can find a brand of magick that works for you From working with c. This reminded me of some of the books I would furtively read as a preteen fun and simple and easy to read Beautiful picturesaestheticAs an adult it feels kind of shallow I wish there was sources or citations I wish it felt intentional I wish she had gone into why there are associations between colorsplantsfeelingsactions in any meaningful way or even articulated that she was drawing primarily from European traditions and why The lack of specificity in naming the origins of the bulk of what she writes about as European or even as coming from recent American new age communities makes it seem like this is just what witchcraft is in general and that makes me uncomfortable However what made this book truly un enjoyable for me is the casual way she appropriates in the name of eclecticism On the same page she encourages you to essentially do your research cite your sources and don t take from closed traditions she encourages you to smudge with white sage without ever citing where that tradition comes from or indicating that it is a practice specific to specific peoples for specific purposes and that it s appropriation by settler witchesnew age folks is threatening the ability of indigenous people to use it in their traditional ways She goes on to recommend smudging with white sage or palo santo another plant used by specific indigenous peoples in specific ways on practically every page and casually working with the Orisha even though the Orisha are worked with in traditions that specifically reuire initiation She also talks about Chakras a lot A lot a lot There is nothing eclectic about the shallow appropriation of eastern Africa and indigenous spiritual practices and beliefs into an otherwise broadly and unexamined European practice

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Rystals tarot and astrology to understanding sex magick solstices and full moons; learn how to harness energy unleash your inner psychic and connect with the natural world Full of spells and rituals for self care new oppor. To keep it short this particular brand of spirituality did not appeal to me at all I think it s because my relationship with gender based approaches to paganismspirituality is evolving and texts that are so so heavy on women and even femmes just fall flat This is another book that argues for the empowering nature of witchcraft while extolling the virtues of smudging and makeup magic yet takes absolutely no time to address the complexities of those topics all the while branding it for the masses Feels irresponsible and hollow to me I m tired of small picture micro spirituality Maybe big picture spirituality isn t the point of this text and that s fine But then I wish books like this wouldn t position themselves as responses and countermeasures to patriarchy and oppression when their overarching vision is no such thing Not anywhere near as frustrating as Lister s Witch but also not as engaging for me as Spalter s Enchantments


10 thoughts on “Inner Witch A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft

  1. says:

    This reminded me of some of the books I would furtively read as a preteen fun and simple and easy to read Beautiful picturesaestheticAs an adult it feels kind of shallow I wish there was sources or citations I wish it felt intentional I wish she had gone into why there are associations between colorsplantsfeelingsactions in any meaningful way or even articulated that she was drawing primarily from European traditions and why The

  2. says:

    The broom is to the masculine what the chalice is to the feminine It is a symbol full of power and intention Ancient witches were said to put hallucinatory herbs on their brooms and then masturbate with them which gave them the feeling of flying c TMI?Before performing magick do one of the following grounding exercisesGO

  3. says:

    really like a 25 parts of this book were really fun and interesting other parts were historically inaccurate also it’s very alarming to read a book published in 2018 written by a non indigenous person that encourages people to use

  4. says:

    Some of this was honestly pretty shallow I felt like the chapter on fashion magic made me dumber Beyonce and Stevie Nicks are not goddesses no matter how cool they are They're just celebrities The book has that flavor of l

  5. says:

    To keep it short this particular brand of spirituality did not appeal to me at all I think it’s because my relationship with gender based approaches to paganismspirituality is evolving and texts that are so so heavy on women and even femmes just fall flat This is another book that argues for the empowering nature of “witchcraft” while

  6. says:

    I read it for a book club and honestly it was a waste of money I kept thinking of it as buzzfeed witchcraft and while I enjoy buzzfeed for meme mining it isn’t something I want to read in a book form or take spiritual advice from It was extremely disorganized and I felt like it touched on many things but was so brief on all of them that it was rather meaningless It also really bothers me when author’s say “Witches believe” or “W

  7. says:

    This is an excellent debut from Gabriela Herstik The book covers a variety of topics in witchcraft and is a great field guide to crystals tarot fashion herb and energy magic I learned so much from the book and absolutely loved the way she explained each topic and infused her own personal story The book offers tips spell e

  8. says:

    This book is a modern and new take on witchcraft and what it means to be a witch today in this new modern world  Lately there has been a huge surge in these types of books and and women are coming out and are okay with sayi

  9. says:

    The Instagram guide to modern witchery It is sweet in its many affirmations that its reader is a Very Special Pe

  10. says:

    ngl i was drawn to this book because of the aesthetics because clearly they rule my life but the inside of the pages whilst fun at fi