Review: The Elements of Spellcrafting: 21 Keys to Successful Sorcery

The Elements of Spellcrafting: 21 Keys to Successful SorceryThe Elements of Spellcrafting: 21 Keys to Successful Sorcery by Jason Miller

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

All in all, I really enjoyed “The Elements of Spellcrafting”. I like Miller’s writing style, he seems to be a person that you could have a beer with and argue the evening away. My favorite line in the book: “There is no Magic Magic.” Trust me, you’ll have to read that section.
Of course, as I usually do, I jumped to the back of the book. I found a nice Appendix and Notes section. The Notes section makes for a nice starting point for your own research.
One the downside, I hated the interior art. The cartoons looked like jokes from an old 1970s era D&D magazine. They just didn’t work for me.
That being said, I give the book 4 stars out of 5 and strongly encourage you to add this one to your esoteric home library.
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Product description:

51bx2bbjt6elThere is no shortage of spells out there. Some books highlight thousands of spells, but do any of them actually work? And how well do they work? I don’t mean just getting a result—I mean getting a result that matters, a result that will impact your life or the lives of those you work for. The Elements of Spellcrafting provides the most effective and efficient ways to get things done with magic.

The Elements of Spellcrafting identifies and explains 21 keys to successful sorcery—a best practices of sorcery—in three sections:

  • Principals and strategies for how best to apply magic before you begin.
  • Methods and tactics that will ensure a positive outcome.

How to take spells to the next level—building a life of spiritual accomplishment and material success beyond the basics.

If you have ever cast a spell that didn’t work, The Elements of Spellcrafting will help you figure out why.

If you regularly cast spells that seem to work but you still wind up in the same circumstances, this book will definitely help you chart a new course for victorious spellcrafting.


Picture 22Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from New Page 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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Review Conscious Ink by Lisa Barretta

Conscious Ink: The Hidden Meaning of Tattoos: Mystical, Magical, and Transformative Art You Dare to WearConscious Ink: The Hidden Meaning of Tattoos: Mystical, Magical, and Transformative Art You Dare to Wear by Lisa Barretta

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I didn’t really care for Barretta’s last book “The Book of Transformation” but “Conscious Ink” was superb. It was really an uplifting book.

Picture 18I suppose what stuck me most was the courage and strength the woman, Anita, who had cancer and mastectomies. There is a picture of her with her tattoos covering her scars. I just hope that I have enough courage to face adversity as she did.

There are several stories detailing what a person’s tattoos mean to them and I found them very moving. Barretta also covers topics like symbolism, chakras, magic, and more.
All in all, it is an excellent book. I give it 4 stars.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from New Page 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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Review: Bloodline of the Gods

Bloodline of the Gods: Unravel the Mystery in the Human Blood Type to Reveal the Aliens Among Us

by Nick Redfern

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: New Page Books; 1 edition (August 17, 2015)
ISBN-10: 1601633653
ISBN-13: 978-1601633651

Barry’s score 4 stars out of 5.

Product description:

Are significant numbers of humanity the product of an ancient and advanced alien civilization? Have we, across the millennia, been periodically modified and refined as a species? In short, has our genetic make-up been manipulated by otherworldly beings that view human civilization as one big lab experiment?

These are controversial and thought-provoking questions. They are also questions that demand answers, answers that may very well be found by examining those people whose blood type is Rh negative.

The vast majority of humankind–85 to 90 percent–is Rh positive, which means a person’s red blood cells contain an antigen directly connected to the Rhesus monkey. This antigen is known as the Rh factor.

Each and every primate on the planet has this antigen, except for one: the remaining 10 to 15 percent of humans. If the theory of evolution is valid–that each and every one of us is descended from ancient primates–shouldn’t we all be Rh positive? Yes, we should. But we’re not. The Negatives are unlike the rest of us. They are different.

They are the unique individuals whose bloodline may have nothing less than extraterrestrial origins.

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My thoughts:

I have to start off with the admission that I enjoy Nick Redfern’s books. I like thinking outside of the box and Nick Redfern never fails to take you on a wild ride. In this case, Redfern talks about Rh negative blood and the theory of it’s connection to extraterrestrials.

redfern-mug-mugIf you are familiar with the ancient alien theories, you will recognize many of the elements of this book. Having said that, Redfern pulls in topics such as Incubus and Succubus, Black-eyed children, and Reptilians. He also poses some interesting questions like “Did ETs wipe out the Neanderthals?” I suppose that my favorite part was the discussion of Lilith: Adam-Anunnaki Connection.

All in all, This book is an excellent read, and I really enjoyed every second of it. I highly recommend “Bloodline of the Gods” for your alternate History home library. I give it 4 stars out of 5.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from New Page Books and Warwick Associates. 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: Between Now and When

Between Now and When: How My Death Made My Life Worth Living
by Richard House. MD

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: New Page Books; 1 edition (May 18, 2015)
ISBN-10: 1601633750
ISBN-13: 978-1601633750

Product description:

Between Now and When relates a transcendent journey from earthly suffering and addiction into the rarely glimpsed supra-reality of higher dimensions.

The author first experienced the oneness of existence at age seven. As a teen, he heard a mystical voice that foretold his death at age 33, a prophecy that left him on death’s doorstep at exactly that age. His surrender complete, he was propelled into the fourth dimension, where his body was miraculously healed.

Thus began a redemptive and transformational journey of discovery, as Dr. House was led by the hand and heart on a magical journey around the world–Hawaii, Fiji, Australia, India, London, and, eventually, New York City.

Dr. House describes the wonders he encountered along the way as his expanding consciousness revealed the metaphysical underpinnings of the visible world and why we are in it.

Between Now and When will:

  • Take you on a metaphysical journey around the world
  • Open your eyes to the energetic grid that organizes earthly life
  • Help you understand human suffering and why it is an important part of God’s life on earth
  • Open your heart to the unlimited power of divine and human love

My thoughts:

There are a great many stories like Richard’s floating around. Each story weaves a tale of struggle and triumph with only the names and faces altering the narrative.

Dr. House begins the book in Hawaii (as a fellow haole I understand) and by chapter 2 we move into the background of his story. It is a dark time of alcohol, divorce, and death (near death).

While I may not have followed the same path as the good Doctor (and I have nothing against Meher Baba), I was nonetheless inspired by his story of travel and spiritual questing. When I got to the end of the book I said, “O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done.” If you read the book, you’ll get that quote.

Yes, I liked the book, but I came away liking the man more. I give Between Now and When: How My Death Made My Life Worth Living 4 stars out of 5 and I recommend it.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from New Page Books and Warwick Associates 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: The Infinite Wisdom of the Akashic Records

The Infinite Wisdom of the Akashic Records
BY LISA BARNETT
NEW PAGE BOOKS – MARCH 2015

Barry’s score 3 stars out of 5

Product description:

The Infinite Wisdom of the Akashic Records is an extraordinary book filled with unparalleled tools for transformation. Accessing the Akashic Records is one of the most powerful paths to self-awareness and personal change currently available. Lisa carefully and lovingly guides you through the Akashic Knowing Wisdom Prayer System, a five-step system with three vibrational keys to directly and easily access your Akashic Record. You will also become skilled at:

  • The art of formulating questions to receive life-enhancing answers.
  • Releasing karma, soul contracts, and vows that bind you to negative life patterns.
  • Gaining clarity about personal situations by practicing exercises.
  • Learning new healing tools from the Akashic Lords to assist you in further releasing old issues and aligning with your life purpose.Author Lisa Barnett has gathered all her most successful techniques, strategies, shortcuts, and wisdom into this one book so you can do it yourself–anytime, anywhere.

My thoughts:

While I loved Smith and Shaw’s “Do It Yourself Akashic Wisdom” (link), I didn’t really warm up to Barnett’s The Infinite Wisdom of the Akashic Records. Barnett’s approach seemed to me to be too structured and ritualistic. For example,  she says that you must use your “legal name” to fully access your Akashic records. I can see using her prayers as inspiration, but reading her prayers and inserting your legal name just doesn’t feel right to me. She also says no  alcohol within 8 to 12 hours of an attempt to access your Akashic records — so much for that glass of wine.  I spoke to a psychic, who I respect, and she disagreed with Barnett’s approach. To each his own … I suppose.

The book is slow to build, the first chapter feels like one of those internet ads for a “simple trick to …” but it never tells you the simple trick.  Eventually, we land on an ad for  Barnett’s 4-part training course complete with website address.  I looked them up on the web and the prices of the courses varied between $350 to $450.

That being said, the book is an easy read.  The 4 chapters have a pleasant and positive vibe to them and it was an interesting read. I don’t think that I would recommend it for your home library, but it would be something to check out at the library. I give The Infinite Wisdom of the Akashic Records 3 stars out of 5.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this ebook free from New Page 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: Demon Street, USA: The True Story of a Very Haunted House

Demon Street, USA: The True Story of a Very Haunted House
by David Rountree, Robbie Lunt

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: New Page Books; 1 edition (August 25, 2014)
ISBN-10: 1601633262
ISBN-13: 978-1601633262

Available: August 25, 2014
Amazon: Demon Street, USA: The True Story of a Very Haunted House
Barry’s score: 3 stars out of 5

My thoughts: A true ghost story? Probably not. I guess when the book includes quotes like:

“Maybe it was just a mass hallucination? Was it psychological?”

“Over time , many of the details had been blocked out. […] His (Robbie) retelling the story to me (David) , added to the rewrite process of this book…”

Pardon me for being a little dubious when the author is not sure that what he alleged happened was real or an hallucination and that his facts come, not from his own memory, but from the memory of another person. All to often, I found myself shaking my head in disbelief.

Whether it’s true or not, I have to admit that it is as the Author puts it “Even if you don’t believe it, it’s a damn good tale.” It is a damn good tale. I enjoyed reading it, although I didn’t believe it for a moment.

Ghost story? No, I think that it is more of a boast story. I give Demon Street, USA 3 demons out of 5. While entertaining, it reads more like Grandpa’s old fishing stories than a paranormal investigation.

Product description: A summoning gone awry leads to problems for Penelope, who is driven from her home by phantom parties, a dancing stove, and a wave of demonic force that tosses her around like a ragdoll

Looking for help, she turns to her friend Robbie Lunt, who brings her to David Rountree, a Lakota shaman. Robbie and David embark on a whirlwind journey of learning, racing against time, visiting sites of spiritual power, and acquiring artifacts and allies in their quest to exorcise the evil before it can seriously injure someone–or worse.

David and Robbie’s mission to banish the demon culminates in an astonishing psychic battle on Halloween night.

Demon Street, USA is a forewarning to those who would explore the paranormal. Evil exists–but it can be battled and won!


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from New Page Books and Warwick Associates. 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: Lost Secrets of the Gods

Lost Secrets of the Gods: The Latest Evidence and Revelations On Ancient Astronauts, Precursor Cultures, and Secret Societies

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from New Page Books and Warwick Associates. 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: Viral Mythology

Find the book at Amazon (Viral Mythology: How the Truth of the Ancients was Encoded and Passed Down through Legend, Art, and Architecture)

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from New Page Books via Warwick Associates. 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.”

In my mailbox: Viral Mythology

Sometimes you just have to feel a little sorry for the mailman. His stiff, frozen fingers had to reach into the parcel basket and pull out yet another book to stuff into my mailbox. I can almost imagine every grumble uttered under his breath as he pulled up to my mailbox. Bwahahahaha…

In this case,  I received a copy of “Viral Mythology: How the Truth of the Ancients was Encoded and Passed Down through Legend, Art, and Architecture” from Warwick Associates (link) and New Page Books (link). This book will be available  January 20th.

viral mythologyproduct description:

Behind every myth, fairy tale, and legend–hidden within the art, song, and structures of ancient times–is an encoded layer of wisdom, science, and truth passed down throughout history. This book will examine how information went “viral” long before the Internet, and served as the foundation for mythology, sacred architecture, and symbolic imagery throughout the ancient world.

Viral Mythology reveals:

  • How primitive and ancient cultures conveyed cutting-edge scientific knowledge in their origin stories and myths
  • Why esoteric knowledge was hidden in symbols, art, and architecture during times of religious oppression and persecution
  • How stories, songs, and art served to describe actual historical events
  • Why diverse civilizations told the same stories and created the same art with common themes and symbols, despite no apparent communicationFrom the great myths of the Greek, Roman, and Norse to the texts of the world’s major religions, from folklore and fairy tales of old to sacred edifices and monuments, from cave paintings to the mysterious symbology of the Tarot, Viral Mythology uncovers the information highway of the past, and explores how it affects the more modern methods of communication today.It all began once upon a time….

Review: The Lost Civilization Enigma

The Lost Civilization Enigma: A New Inquiry Into the Existence of Ancient Cities, Cultures, and Peoples Who Pre-Date Recorded History
by Philip Coppens
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: New Page Books
ISBN-10: 1601632320
ISBN-13: 978-1601632326

(Barry’s score 4 1/2 stars out of 5)

My thoughts:

First, let me admit to a certain bias, I’ve followed Coppens’ work for several years. His last book “The Ancient Alien Question” (my review) was freaking brilliant and much of what he writes is a “must-have” for your home library.

Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed “The Lost Civilization Enigma”. I guess that the most impressive part of this book, and others that Coppens’ writes, is the depth of research. Of course, as usual, I thumbed to the back of the book for the Notes and Bibliography — impressive.

Thumbing through “The Lost Civilization Enigma”…


The cover and the interior pictures are great. Color pictures of Lascaux, Machu Picchu, Gobekli Tepe, the Antikythera device, and more were simply eye-popping and I hope that New Page will continue to publish with color pictures.

The Lost Civilization Enigma can get a little dry, but if you are interested in the topic, I think you’ll find yourself absorbed in the book. It really is excellent and thought-provoking. I think that it is a must read. I give it a solid 4 1/2 stars and I highly recommend it.

Product description:

Are history books giving us the whole story? Or is civilization far more complex and for older than we have been taught?

Our school textbooks barely mention the 6,000-year-old Sumerian civilization, yet the latest archaeological findings at sites such as Jericho and, most recently, Gobekli Tepe in Turkey have been dated to 10,000 BC.

Civilization goes back at least another 10,000 years, if we are willing to believe what our ancestors themselves claimed.

The Lost Civilization Enigma reveals the truth about:

  • Lost magnitudes to known cultures, such as the Bosnian Pyramids and the civilization of “Old Europe”;
  • The fabled lost “golden” cities of South America and the Amazon, which are slowly being rediscovered;
  • Fascinating examples of lost technology, such as the Antikythera Device;
  • Atlantis and the fact that it was a real civilization.Analyzing the historical and archaeological record, best-selling author Philip Coppens demonstrates that there is substantial evidence that civilization is far older, far more advanced, and far more special than is currently accepted. Clearly, our history books have left out a great deal!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from New Page 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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