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Basic Witches

How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven
Narrated by: Amy McFadden
Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)
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Summary

Want to feel terrifyingly beautiful? Wear the right color of eye shadow to project otherworldly glamour. Need to exorcise a toxic friendship? Repeat the proper incantation and make it disappear. Want to increase your energy? Whip up a tasty herbal "potion" to rev up your stamina. 

DIY projects, rituals, and spells summon the best trends of the modern witchy lifestyle and the time-trusted traditions of the hell-raising women of the past. With humor, heart, and a hip sensibility, Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman dispense witchy wisdom for the curious, the cynical, and anyone who could use a magical boost. Contains mature themes.  

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman (P)2018 Tantor

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Really wasn't for me at all

Talking about what to wear and make up bit boring for me could finish this book

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  • Heather
  • 07-07-18

Absolute garbage

I’m not sure what I was expecting, but this book should just be called “how to be gothy but not in, like, a scary way.” Literally no substance at all. I have no idea who this book is for. It is full of “spells” (mostly thought experiments, really) but it’s constantly explaining how much the authors don’t believe in witchcraft or the occult. The first chapter is literally a how-to guide for goth fashion. It’s all in the name of empowerment, but it’s seriously defanged by the authors’ seeming to apologize for every line. I don’t even think this book would have taught me anything when I was fifteen. It’s short and I couldn’t even make it halfway through.

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  • laika
  • 19-09-18

One word: cute. Know what you're in for.

This book is CUTE. From the concepts to the tone to the delivery, this book is just plain cute. This book is basically a self-care book shown through the lens of "modern witchcraft". This book has a slightly liberal and feminist slant, so if you have issues with those concepts then you may not like the author's opinions. If you are Christian then this book will show you there is nothing evil about "witchcraft" aka self-care rituals and you will see that you can adapt the ideas in this book to just about any religious belief.
All this book does is take basic wiccan and magik principals and apply them to a modern teenage girl's life. If you are not a young lady then this will absolutely not appeal to you. If you are already schooled in basic concepts of ritual magic and mindfulness then this will not give you any new info. If you are young and brand spankin' new to developing a spiritual practice then this book might appeal to you. It has some half-decent ideas for basic self-care rituals.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-10-18

Loved it

Loved it. Being new to this way of life this book helped me discover a side of me that I didn't know was there. I liked that everything was easy to understand.

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  • The Same Wound, Flav?!
  • 09-09-18

Not what I expected.

This is a self help book at best. It’s not a practical guide. If that’s what you’re looking for, this ain’t it...

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  • Diedra Holley
  • 27-05-18

Extras no longer available

I was looking forward to the extras but they no longer seem to be available from the site. Very disappointing.

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  • Prisd88
  • 15-03-19

Awesome Book!

This is a great book! I can’t wait to implement the things that caught my attention. I highly recommend this book to any female or male (it’ll work for you too)....BUT I also recommend you buy the book too either on paperback or on kindle/iBooks because I feel this will be easier for you to go back to the specific chapters you “need.”

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-01-19

Very Motivational

A creative, inclusive, and motivational guide for women. This is a must read, and I highly recommend it.

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  • ArielleH
  • 09-12-18

loved this book!

this is for any witch or any girl who just wants to harness her inner power.

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  • Tei J
  • 12-11-18

Don’t recommend

I couldn’t even finish the book and felt like it was a waste of a read. I personally wouldn’t recommend this book. But if you’re interested, read for yourself to determine if it’s a good read for you.

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  • Anthony Queen
  • 24-10-18

corrupted?

says cannot download file corrupted...have tryed downloading many times this the first time seeing it say file corrupted....