Editor: Michael Fallon
Desk Calendar, 384 pages
Publication date: August 2000
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The 2001 Spell-a-day Calendar is a desk calendar which provides a spell for your Book of Shadows every day. Spell contributors include Amber K, Scott Cunningham, Gerina Dunwich, Marguerite Elsbeth, Ed Fitch, Yasmine Galenorn, Edain McCoy, Dorothy Morrison, Silver Ravenwolf, and many others. The spells cover a variety of areas of life. Health, home, protection, travel, money, and love spells each get a day of the week (Sunday through Friday). Saturday is a grab bag. This schedule is interrupted with special magick for new and full moons and the major Wiccan festivals.
Like most Llewellyn calendars, the 2001 Spell-a-day Calendar provides some basic astrological information for each day: the moon sign, the time the moon enters a new phase, and lunar ingresses. All times appear to be Eastern Standard Time, although I did not see any mention of this in the notes to the calendar. Llewellyn wall calendars tend to give more astrological data, but this is enough for the most beginning mages.
Physically, this calendar has a fairly sturdy black plastic base and its binding held up to this reviewer reading it like a book. The only physical drawback I see is that most of the days don't have as much writing space as one might expect from a desk calendar.
While the spells in this calendar are generally nothing to write home about for the well-read or the well-trained witch, they are all simple to perform, use easily available items, and few present serious moral issues for anyone but a Rede literalist. In other words, the 2001 Spell-a-day Calendar would make a nice, affordable gift for an inexperienced Witch interested in the magickal aspect of his or her craft. If you know someone who is always asking you for spells, this might be the perfect holiday gift.
Reviewed by Randall