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characters Inner Witch A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft Free read ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub í Gabriela Herstik Gabriela Herstik í 9 Read Tunities and keeping away toxic energy Craft is the essential lifestyle guide for the modern woman who wants to take control and reconnect with herself After all empowered women run the world and they’re probably witches The Instagram guide to modern witchery It is sweet in its many affirmations that its reader is a Very Special Person but in practice problematic I am bothered by its insistence on convenient capitalism anachronistic cultural appropriation and overall trivialization of WiccaFirst I wish the author were aware of the environmental damage and slave labor resultant from the marketing push that every modern American needs a cache of mystical crystals Anyone who has been trained to believe they must purchase exotic crystals should ask themselves where did this thing I ve been told to buy come from Answer probably slave labor in an exploited distant country Before you get too caught up in the romance of moon charging your rose uartz in Himalayan salt consider that someone probably a child in Madagascar is living in poverty developing lung cancer and scoring irreparable scars in Mother Earth through unregulated mining practices just so that you can set it on your altar Rocks also come from the earth and are free why ignore their magickSecond palo alto and sage come from the earth They are similarly a potentially exhaustible resource linked to indigenous peoples and particular sacred practices If you yourself are not an indigenous person practicing a sacred ritual it is entirely possible for you to create your own ceremony of emotional and spiritual import without having to buy an extremely specific wad of herbs or container of oil infused water It s suspiciously specific to insist on supplies that happen to look very nice in photos I hate to come down so hard on this book as I thought it was genuinely very sweet And fine I can forgive the fashion chapter because sure clothing certainly impacts your mood your confidence and certainly how other perceive you might as well consciously embrace this reality Its message of personal empowerment comes from the heart However this is emphatically NOT a guide to the spirituality behind Wiccan practice The author should maybe re orient herself towards the generic self help genre rather than further exploiting and trivializing a spiritual practice which is already poorly understood maligned and mocked by so many

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characters Inner Witch A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft Free read ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub í Gabriela Herstik Gabriela Herstik í 9 Read Infuse a drop of magick into your everyday life Writer fashion alchemist and modern witch Gabriela Herstik unlocks the ancient art of witchcraft so that you can find a brand of magick that works for you From working with c This reminded me of some of the books I would furtively read as a preteen fun and simple and easy to read Beautiful picturesaestheticAs an adult it feels kind of shallow I wish there was sources or citations I wish it felt intentional I wish she had gone into why there are associations between colorsplantsfeelingsactions in any meaningful way or even articulated that she was drawing primarily from European traditions and why The lack of specificity in naming the origins of the bulk of what she writes about as European or even as coming from recent American new age communities makes it seem like this is just what witchcraft is in general and that makes me uncomfortable However what made this book truly un enjoyable for me is the casual way she appropriates in the name of eclecticism On the same page she encourages you to essentially do your research cite your sources and don t take from closed traditions she encourages you to smudge with white sage without ever citing where that tradition comes from or indicating that it is a practice specific to specific peoples for specific purposes and that it s appropriation by settler witchesnew age folks is threatening the ability of indigenous people to use it in their traditional ways She goes on to recommend smudging with white sage or palo santo another plant used by specific indigenous peoples in specific ways on practically every page and casually working with the Orisha even though the Orisha are worked with in traditions that specifically reuire initiation She also talks about Chakras a lot A lot a lot There is nothing eclectic about the shallow appropriation of eastern Africa and indigenous spiritual practices and beliefs into an otherwise broadly and unexamined European practice

Free read ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub í Gabriela Herstik

characters Inner Witch A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft Free read ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub í Gabriela Herstik Gabriela Herstik í 9 Read Rystals tarot and astrology to understanding sex magick solstices and full moons; learn how to harness energy unleash your inner psychic and connect with the natural world Full of spells and rituals for self care new oppor Some of this was honestly pretty shallow I felt like the chapter on fashion magic made me dumber Beyonce and Stevie Nicks are not goddesses no matter how cool they are They re just celebrities The book has that flavor of literature that tries to appeal to readers through femininity and fake empowerment while offering little of substance To be fair the chapter about tarot was informative and the correspondence charts were great but the information could easily be found through a uick Google search I also dislike that in many parts of the text Herstik makes blanket statements about what whole groups of people believe in She says early on There isn t a book or law you have to believe inbut there are certain cosmic laws that we acknowledge But a lot of the cosmic laws she later refers to are not natural and are the result of her own ideasmoralizing For example when she flippantly says I think it s impossible to enter a beautiful place of worship and not feel something After all in the end we re all praying to the same thing right Um yes it is possible And no we are not The Abrahamic God of Judaism Christianity and Islam is highly different from Buddhist and Hindu concepts of divinity And there are a thousand polytheistic religions and nature based religions that have entirely different viewpoints as well Also why do I have to worship or pray to anything I guess I dislike being told what I have to believe and yet I keep reading about different religions Look if you are interested in an overview of modern paganism read this book But don t look for nuancehistorical background Probably my problem with this book is MY PROBLEM with this book ie wanting it to be something it s not

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