Review: Mrs. B’s Guide to Household Witchery

Mrs. B’s Guide to Household Witchery: Everyday Magic, Spells, and Recipes
by Kris Bradley
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN-10: 1578635152
ISBN-13: 978-1578635153

(Barry’s score 5 out of 5 stars)

My thoughts:

Let me admit to my bias right away, I loved Mrs. B’s blog “Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom”. I would frequently visit her blog and enthusiastically entered her giveaways (I didn’t win any — damnit), and would dig through her postings. Her fusion of her spirituality with her everyday life was priceless. Sadly, her blog address is now linked to Patheos and it just doesn’t seem to have the feel that it once did. However, for those of us who miss her blog, we can read her book.

I enjoy reading how people express their spirituality. For some their faith is little more than visiting a building and performing some ritual, but for others their spirituality is expressed in everyday activities. She gave me so many things to think about and a few things have worked themselves into my rather eclectic form of spirituality.

Is it for Wiccan’s alone? I don’t think so. Anyone who is esoterically inclined will find Mrs. B’s book fascinating. It is packed with great tips and fun graphics (I loved the little black cats). I highly recommend it and give it a solid 5 stars out of 5.   I think that Mrs. B’s Guide to Household Witchery is a “Must read”!

Product description:

For domestic goddesses everywhere–add some magic and fun to those mundane household chores with Mrs. B.’s Guide to Household Witchery. Whether you’re sweeping the floor, making a meal, or cleaning out that junk drawer, domestic witch Kris Bradley, creator of the popular blog, Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom, will show you how to create spells and magic to bring happiness and balance into your home. Bradley offers ideas and solutions to make the most out of everyday items, activities, and obligations. From Anchovies to Broccoli, and Wine to Yeast, from sweeping the floor to blow-drying your hair, you can change your outlook on life with a pinch of knowledge and a dash of magic! The book includes simple rituals, spells, and ways to connect with the spirits that watch over your home and family. Includes an appendix of herbs and a complete materia magica from the kitchen pantry.

Mrs. B’s Guide to Household Witchery features:

  • Room by Room: How to create magic while you cook, set up a family altar in the living room, or do a junk drawer divination
  • The Elements for the Domestic Witch: a primer on the 4 elements and how to balance them in your home
  • The Domestic Witch’s Herbal: Magical uses for every herb and food in your pantry, as well as instant magic with prepackaged spice mixes
  • Simple Sabbats for the Busy Witch: simple ways to celebrate the passing of the seasons
  • Magical Recipes: More than 100 recipes and spells

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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