Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Book Review No. 17 - The Magical Year by Danu Forest

Welcome dears! Today, I'm writing a review of  book called "The Magical Year" by Danu Forest. This book is a Celtic-centered experience of the Wheel of the Year. Now, if you don't know, the Wheel of the Year is one of the pagan (or neopagan) methods of marking the seasons of the year with a collection of eight celebrations.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Forest gave a well researched history of each spoke of the wheel, and introduces the reader to several different deities associated with that time of year. Each chapter is sort of broken down into themes, including several meditations, witchy-pagan crafts, some evocations and more. The spellwork and evocations are simple, yet powerfully written, with corresponding texts as to why this is suitable for this time of year.
Now this is Celtic-centered, so all of the deities, celebrations, and crafts have a very Celtic slant. I appreciated how the author introduced me to new deities and historical practices. I like the modern interpretation Forest gave as well, making these celebrations doable for a modern-day pagan.

If you are interested in the Wheel of the Year, Celtic celebrations and cultures, and paganism, I recommend this book. 

Until next time!
**I was given access to an advanced e-copy of this book for an honest review. 

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