Book in Review - Scott Cunningham's The Magical Household

 The Magical Household

The Magical Household: Spells & Rituals for the Home (Llewellyn's Practical Magick Series) 

I really just can't say enough about Scott's books. I love each and every one that I have bought. In this book, lots of folk lore, and spells for your house hold. I love folklore, and love how some of the "sayings" from different cultures are very similar to the old wives tales past down from my grandparents and my husbands grandparents.

For example, my husband and I were discussing some of the things we grew up hearing. He told me that his grandmother told him if he seen a ghost in the house to slam the door 3 times, this way the ghost would get caught in the door and the frame and leave. Sure enough, it was in this book as well. Different saying, but the same principal.

Scott covers every aspect of the home. Plants, pets, and even the garage, anything associated with your home is in this book. Clearly written and easy to understand. He starts off the chapter with the folklore associated with that particular part of the house, i.e. "thresholds/doorways." gives a few spells in that chapter then moves onto the next. At the end of the book, and in the very last chapters, is where all the goodies lie. Spells and charms to protect your home and loved ones. A truly engaging book. A must have for every Kitchen Witch!

Category: 5 comments


Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this book. It was one of the first I read when I discovered my path and it still sits on my bookshelf with a well worn cover.

Sherry )O( AutumnTurtle said...

I LOVE scott's books and really enjoyed this one. I haven't read one of his that I didn't enjoy, he is the reason I found Goddess. After I started reading Solitary Wiccan within a few pages I got the deep sigh over the moon I am home feeling! and realized my path.

witchesbrew said...

I know, I'm a big fan of his books....need more authors like him. :)

Natasha said...

Scott's books are the ones I definitely go to the most. This was the first book I bought on "home and hearth" and I must say, it is still one of my favourites! I agree with Witchesbrew, we definitely need more authors like him! It's too bad he no longer walks this world with us!

witchesbrew said...

Yes sad indeed he is no longer with us. :( But his talent for writing and the knowledge that he shared with us lives on through his books.

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