( 1 star out of 5 )
I really didn’t care for this book and the author gave me a really creepy vibe. Basically, the author is trying to put a male spin on what he believes is a feminine-dominated Wiccan spellcraft or as the author puts it, “the
goddess is center stage and men are once again spiritually and magickally castrated” page 58.
I was really troubled by the guys attitude. Page 18-19, “Chances are the green candle will work if you are gullible enough to believe it will […] the exception of the few customers who are mostly brain dead” and those remarks are early into the book. Later Drew drops a few more pearls of wisdom on us with, “Simpletons are quick to argue that magick works on a quantum level.” On page 65, Drew explains that Wiccans with certain ethical beliefs “must have checked (their) reality at the door.”
Drew’s credibility is up in the air with comments like there is “no essential oil of strawberry” and yet a google search puts that comment in doubt. Sadly, Drew does not explain why there is no oil of strawberry. Do I believe the various manufacturers of the oil or do I believe Drew?
That isn’t the first time that I wondered about the credibility of Drew. On page 64, during a diatribe about ethics, Drew says, “In his book Incense, Oils, and Brews, Scott Cunningham lists business incense. The instructions tell the reader to burn the incense in a window to attract customers.” Yet on page 61 of Cunningham’s book the instructions read only, “Burn to attract customers.” You would think that Drew would be a little more accurate with his quotes while arguing ethics.
All in all, I got a bad vibe from the author. I give it 1 star out of 5.