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Home > Books & Reviews > Pagan > Spinning Spells Search

Book Review:
Spinning Spells, Weaving Wonders

Author: Patricia Telesco
Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Crossing Press
Publication date: May 1996
ISBN: 0895948036
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I found this book while browsing through the local New Age book store. I almost passed it by. The last thing I needed was another 'cook book' of spells and rituals.

Still...I like Patricia Telesco's books. . . .

So I carried the book over to a handy chair and started to read. Fifteen minutes later, my husband finally got my attention. I had gone into the store to buy a new tarot deck, but put it back so that I could buy this book.

What is so wonderful about this book? Instead of giving us lists of spells to perform, she teaches us how to create our own spells. As a teacher of Pagan subjects, I have often moaned the matter that there were no good books on the subject. Many books 'touch' on the subject, but none have given it the in depth attention Ms. Telesco does.

The first part of the book deals with magic and spellcraft and how to create it. The second part is a list of spells by topic -- such as blessing or anger. The spells are there, but more importantly it set you up to be able to create your own spells. Each listing has general uses, timing, props, secondary listings, then sample spells. There are three appendixes dealing with symbols, deities, and making magical items.

I suggest that this is a wonderful addition to any magickal or coven library. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Reviewed by Elspeth

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