Witch Tips--Unpleasant Truths: Books are Not Universal

Author: Quill ofQuillsOccultSupply / Labels: ,

One's taste in books is purely subjective.  This may seem obvious to the novel-readers out there, but if you listen to folks in the magical community, they expect everyone to want and need the same things from a book as they do.  Then the only task left is to read accordingly.

The books I cut my teeth on you might say were too advanced, outmoded, or not guarded enough for a newbie.  That may be true for you, but for me it's not.  On the other hand, lots of titles on the "best book ever" and "must have" lists I absolutely hate.  It's a waste of time trying to convert me to love them.

In short, there really is no definitive witchcraft book out there.  Instead, what we have is a huge variety of books with an independent tone and focus that is sure to speak to somebody.  Don't bother getting angry if not everyone else agrees with what you insist is the best.  Maybe next time you can do something really unique and share your opinion only when it does something worthwhile.


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My name is Quill and I've been practicing witchcraft for the past 17 years. 10 of those years I've been reading tarot and teaching.  I own a shop on Etsy called Quill's Occult Supply (check it out at QuillsOccultSupply.Etsy.com) full of handmade ritual and decorative items, spell components, and wild picked herbs.

I love to work with my hands.  Magic is a tool to shape our lives, and I'm using magic to shape tools to shape magic.  Cosmic! 

I use a lot of my favorite things in my shop: herbs, candles, wood, fabric, paint, clay.  And I get to carve, burn, grind, mold, think, dream ... I'm in the perfect business!

I've written 3 manuscripts for publication (2 non-fiction and 1 fiction) and am an avid NaNo-er!  I and my husband run a local coven called Orbis Prosapia, and our children are growing up surrounded by magic, mythology, fairy tales, Earth worship, art, open discussion, music, and humor. 

In addition to working on Ex Penna about my experiences as a professional witch, I also write for Scenes from the Circle about being a coven leader. 

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