Release Date: 9th May 2017
Genre: Non-Fiction & Spirituality
Read: 1st February 2018 – 8th February 2018
I am very happy that I have decided to pick this very unique book. It was definitely not what I expected and it did come on too strong for me in some of the parts but apart from that, I loved it! I did listen to it on audible so some of the sections were hard to follow and were there for reference so I have decided to purchase the physical copy. Not everything the author talked about I agree with but a majority of the information she provided the reader with I will be definitely including in my life and I am super excited about it.
A witch is a wise woman, a healer. Yet for so long the word “witch” has had negative connotations. In this book, third generation hereditary witch Lisa Lister explains the history behind witchcraft, why identifying as a healer in past centuries led women to be burned at the stake, and why the witch is reawakening in women across the world today.
All women are witches, and when they connect to source, trust their intuition, and use their magic, they can make medicine to heal themselves and the world. This book is a re-telling of Herstory, an overview of the different schools of witchcraft and the core principles and practices within them. Discover ancient wisdom made relevant for modern witches:
The wheel of the year, the sabbats, the cycles of the moon.
Tools to enhance your intuition, including oracle cards and dowsing, so that you can make decisions quickly and comfortably.
Understanding the ancient use of the word “medicine”.
How to work with herbs, crystals, and power animals so that you have support in your spiritual work.
How to build and use a home altar to focus your intentions and align you with seasonal cycles, the moon cycles, and your own intentions for growth.
Cleanse, purify, and create sacred space.
Work with the elements to achieve deep connection with the world around you.
In addition, Lisa teaches personal, hands-on rituals and spells from her family lineage of gypsy witch magic to help you heal, manifest, and rediscover your powers. Above all, Lisa shows that we really are “the granddaughters of the witches that they couldn’t burn”.
For starters, I absolutely loved that the author clearly stated that not everyone will agree with everything she teaches us in this book! It just showed me that all the information in this book was up for interpretation and not there to brainwash you into believing every single thing is the correct thing to do/believe. Hopefully all of that made sense!
Listening to this made me feel empowered as a woman, especially the first section where Lisa discusses the background/history of witches and witch burnings etc. At times I did feel like she came on a tad bit too strong as I could really feel her anger at the male population for belittling females and their goddess powers. I really do believe in all the magic that Lisa discussed and I really liked that she described the sabbats and everything else to do with Paganism. I am just very interested in nature and the Paganism teachings. I have recently started to watch Harmony Nice and I just love that each person who decides to join this amazing path always clearly states that every person does things differently and that you can alter your beliefs and practices to suit you. I cannot wait to receive a physical copy in the mail soon as I have really been inspired to start my own Book of Shadows, I know it sounds a little bit creepy but I promise it is not! It’s actually just a book or journal that you use to document your journey and everything you learn from your own research. She also talked about different herbs and crystals and their purposes and uses and I am just really excited to continue referring back to all this amazing knowledge that Lisa Lister has decided to share with us.
I am just also really excited that this movement is personal and different from your mainstream ‘religions’ or beliefs and that there is something like this that can be tailored to your own liking. I was really happy with the information this book provided and that I ended picking it up! Now I do want to warn you all that this will not be for everyone, especially if you are not open-minded to other religions and beliefs, and do not believe in the natural ways of healing and worshipping mother nature. For me it was perfect and I am again glad I picked it up 🙂
Hope you enjoyed reading this review and see you in my next post!