Practical Magic – By Nikki Van De Car

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Goodreads Synopsis: Focusing on three primary areas — healing, magic, and fortunetelling — this books provides the perfect primer for sophisticated dabblers, with inviting text and spell-binding illustrations. Clear introductions on trending topics, like herbal tonics and astrological charts, are paired with home remedies, hands-on instructions, and suggested rituals in a chic, stylish format that will capture the imaginations of good witches of all ages.

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I decided to read this book for research purposes, I’ve always been interested the metaphysical and witchcraft and this book seemed like it would be a good introduction.

I ended up really liking this book. It’s well written and really easy to get into, the author does a really good job of being concise and doesn’t overwhelm you with lots of information, but still gives you lots to think about. I loved all of the illustrations as well, I think it added so much to the feel of the book.

I tried to go into this book as unbiased as possible, but it was still hard to take some parts of it seriously. Even after reading Practical Magic I’m not sure how I feel about palm reading, it doesn’t quite make sense to me still.  But I liked the way the author explained it, I think she did a good job.

I did really like the chapter on chakras and the chapter on herbs and their uses. The herb chapter talked all about how to make tinctures and tonics. Even Grant liked that chapter and I’m excited to harvest and prepare herbs with him later this year.

In the end I gave the book 5 stars, and I would definitely recommend the book to anyone interested in any of the topics mentioned in the synopsis.  It’s a great intro book and will explain lots!

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