The Lectory – 5 Minute Book Review// The Good Witch’s Guide by Shawn Robins

Lectory is a delicious word, and one of my new found favourites, so *naturally* it gets its own series! It’s a word that has me thinking of wingback chairs, the smell of leather and rain pattering on single pane glass. Apt, as lectory means a reading place; somewhere you and your books can be left in peace, away from distractions or nuisances. Somewhere I am more than willing to slink off to solve murders, steal jewels or do battle with dragons.

One of my Yule goals for 2019 was to read a book every month for the whole year, not a difficult task by any means, if it wasn’t for the fact that 17 years old me would be creating merry hell knowing I hadn’t read a book between 2013 and September 2018 and that my excuse was I didn’t have the motivation to read. Which to this day is probably the most ridiculous thing I have ever uttered and I am proud to say I devoured this book front to back! I consider this Wiccapedia a guide aiding me on my spiritual quest, so while some may not really consider it a “book” per se, I won’t lose any sleep over that.

The Good Witch’s Guide, A Modern-Day Wiccapedia of Magickal Ingredients and Spells by Shawn Robbins and Charity Bedell has been an invaluable source of practical and theological information for me, and it’s not in the least bit convoluted or vague which makes it a perfect accompanying introductory guide to Witchcraft; body, mind and spirit. It covers everything from using aromatherapy to talismans to DIY potions and brews whose ingredients are free and courtesy of Mother Nature herself. It’s a wonderful compendium for those if like me, have an interest in witchcraft and want to dip your toes in further.

No spoiler alerts here as the books does exactly what it says on the cover, but I did want to share a few pages with you just to highlight how aesthetically beautiful this book is, inside and out.

As a fledgeling into the world of Witchcraft, Paganism and Druidry I would love for you to send me reading recommendations, or any events based in the UK that are coming up where I can learn more!

Available to purchase from Waterstones (online and click and collect) and Amazon (online) – please see individual stores for stockists.


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