Review: Wicca Spellcraft for Men

Wicca Spellcraft for Men
Author: A.J. Drew
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Career Press
ISBN-10: 156414495X
ISBN-13: 978-1564144959

( 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.

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One Reply to “Review: Wicca Spellcraft for Men”

  1. I agree with you Barry. This man has “done gone and lost his mind” as some SIMPLE country folk would word it! For him to say “the goddess is center stage and men are once again spiritually and magickally castrated” in this male dominated earth where women have been relegated to property like chattel, whores, and if they’re lucky, the back cubbyholes of the church to be able to worship and ANY mention of any female deity being tied to heretical utterings and witchcraft so let’s burn them women attitudes, is completely ludicrous! WAH! WAH! WAH! Women are FINALLY getting in touch with the feminine divinity and enjoying it and embracing it, even for just a very short time, which has been previously withheld to the extent of penality of death, and he says it’s emasculating MEN? Try being on the women’s side of things buddy! Besides, Wicca, embraces and celebrates BOTH the masculinity and femininity of life. One needs the other to survive and grow. So, I don’t know where he gets the idea that men get emasculated just because the Goddess is brought to center stage, as her consort is the God! Besides, we’ve had thousands of years to celebrate the MALE God who has center stage, heck, the WHOLE stage, to himself…. so what’s the harm that the Goddess is having 15 minutes of center stage?
    He’s an idiot, IMHO!

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