Review: Do It Yourself Akashic Wisdom

akshic wisdomDo It Yourself Akashic Wisdom: Access the Library of Your Soul

by Jacki Smith, Patty Shaw

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (October 1, 2013)
ISBN-10: 1578635403
ISBN-13: 978-1578635405

(Barry’s score 4 1/2 stars out of 5)
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Do It Yourself Akashic Wisdom: Access the Library of Your Soul

My thoughts:

This is such an unusual title that it jumped to the top of my TBR pile. I really expected it to be a disappointing mix of new-age fru fru with a dash of nineteenth century Theosophy. What I got was a book that was as entertaining to read as it was informative. I guess their description of  the Akashic dimension was the best that I have ever read.

The Akashic dimension was created as an interface with the universe or higher knowledge (God) so we can count and recount all of our thoughts, intentions, dreams,  actions, relationships, faux pas, successes, karmic credit cards, past lives, sneezes, farts, and coughs.

Those ladies had me hooked with “farts.” Not only do I have to worry about wearing my past sins like some grizzly war trophy, but now I have to worry about an Akashic  vault filled with the farts of previous lives (and people, I love spicy food).

The  book is broken into 14 chapters easy to digest chapters with a nice though diminutive glossary at the end of the book.  Having said that, I would like to have seen more than just a couple of pages on the “Trailblazers of the Akashic Craze.” I loved the “Tips” from Aunt Patty and Aunt Jacki. All in all, I enjoyed the book and I give Do It Yourself Akashic Wisdom 4 1/2 stars out of 5. I recommend it for your esoteric home library.

Product description:

The Akashic Records, or “The Book of Life,” is a dimension of consciousness that contains a vibrational record of every soul and its journey. For the spiritual seeker or the average Joe, most of us would like to know the meaning of our lives. And we’d all love to have a handbook to guide us through the pitfalls and challenges, and learn to embrace our place in it all. The Akashic Records offer just that–a guide to understanding your life and its lessons. In fact, they are a complete library of guidebooks, which help you understand yourself and your place in the divine universe.

Akashic Anarchist Sisters Patty Shaw and Jacki Smith not only teach you how to access your records, they also teach you how to break into the library and bring home the books! Through the use of journaling, mediations, personal rituals, and visualizations, you’ll learn how to read your records, understand their meaning, and use that knowledge to change your life. With humor and spiritual wisdom that comes from a lifetime of hacking into their own records, Shaw and Smith offer readers a unique and practical guide to learn the true wisdom of the Akashic Records.

Readers learn:

  • How the divine communicate with you, every day
  • What to do when life throws you a curveball
  • The Who’s Who of the Akashic Records
  • A Glossary of Akashic Terms

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Weiser Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Review: Coventry Magic with Candles, Oils, and Herbs

Coventry Magic with Candles, Oils, and Herbs
by Jacki Smith
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN-10: 1578635101
ISBN-13: 978-1578635108

Product description:

Jacki Smith, owner of Coventry Candles, one of the largest suppliers of magic candles in the U.S., has been crafting magic candles for more than twenty years. In Coventry Magic with Candles, Oils, and Herbs, she shares the history of candle magic along with the recipes, spells, and divinations anyone can use to increase love, prosperity, luck, and abundance.

Coventry Candle Magic is not your mama’s candle magic; this is candle magic for our complicated 21st century lives. Coventry Magic explores not only what color candle to use for a specific need but how to dig down deep inside and find out what that need really is.

So many times what we think is the problem is only the symptom of the bigger problem. Jacki Smith uses the humor of her own life experiences to show readers how to sort through the traps and tricks they’ve laid for themselves. Her self-evaluation system helps ferret out the underlying issues and beliefs that can often sabotage magical spells. The book helps readers get to the meat of issues and solve them in a magical, life-changing way.

Coventry Candle Magic will be an invaluable reference for beginners as well as experienced magic practitioners–the ultimate candle magic reference book.

The book features hundreds of candles and how to use them in a myriad of ways.

My thoughts:

Smith makes magic smart and sassy.I enjoyed every minute of it.

As is my usual habit, I like to thumb through the book before reading it. It isn’t uncommon for me to read the Notes, Sources, and Appendix before digging into a non-fiction book. How can you resist reading an Appendix with a title like “Is That a Rock in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Making Some Magic?”

I love Smith’s simple sassy style. The mechanics of magic are explained in a simple straight forward method. Her writing is stirring and motivational. I liked her “A Tip from Your Aunt Jacki” sections. This isn’t a book that will gather dust on a shelf. You will use this book, and use it often.

With chapters like “Here is where I Piss You Off” and “My Pipes are Clean,” I laughed and learned a lot.

A tip from Your Aunt Jacki
Know those methods like you know your porn collection, and all you have to do is think about them and they are immediately effective.

I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in magic.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Weiser Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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