I highlighted more than I took notes - which is a good sign. There are some unique perspectives, and some that I thought really simplified procedures such as energy work and visualization. I must say, I didn't ex The idea of this book is intriguing - I really like how the book is broken down into sections, with shopping lists for specific purposes. I must say, I didn't expect so many basics and moral issues in the beginning. It seemed a bit like filler. Are you going to put this in every single one of your books?
Trust the reader, or write a separate book on this. Nov 22, Zandra rated it liked it Shelves: coffee-table-books , crap , eating-and-drinking , general-education , health-and-healing. This book could have been so much better. If it just had what ingredients can be used for what, and why would have empowered people more.
What we got is a book with a few recipes to use for spells and a cookbook full of under seasoned food.
Uh, no thanks. It will be a cold day in hell when I season 15 pounds of lamb shank with 2 teaspoons of salt. Aug 14, Nyx rated it really liked it. Much more than I was expecting! It also has enough background information that I'd thoroughly recommend this as a beginner book. Aug 27, Frances rated it really liked it Shelves: netgalley-arc , religious-nonfic , pagan-wiccan.
I liked the less-religious-primer, more-hands-on-how-to nature of this book. It related more like a "recipe" guide to me than a religious primer, which is what I really like. The author kept referring to keeping a book like his on hand for easy reference, but not being something to depend on- also something I appreciated.
The author's tone also seemed very conversational, which I love, since I really hate feeling like I am reading a textbook when I'm reading a book on this subject. May 08, Rebecca Elson rated it it was amazing Shelves: magical-buffet.
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Well this is a bit embarrassing. I love food, as my ever widening ass can attest to. Which is why I love books that let me look at food in different ways. I also liked the idea of using a supermarket to do your magical shopping. It reminds me of all the times I would buy supplies at the local dollar store.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that Furie discussed a lot of magical basics and ethics. He then divides the book up into the most frequently used categories of magic: clearing and cleansing, harmony, healing, love, lust, and beauty, luck, money, protection, and psychic ability and divination. He also includes a section about Sabbats. In each chapter Furie discusses what is involved in the category.
There is a shopping list at the end of each chapter listing all the items he mentioned in the chapter. I found that particularly clever. Jun 05, Cindi Whittaker rated it it was ok. I was curious to see what this book was like as I have been out of the loop on this genre for some time.
I read other reviews and had a pretty good idea what to expect. I appreciate a book that addresses the barriers one might face to acquiring ingredients and I love the idea of making it simple for someone to find ways to incorporate magick into the mundane. That's something I really looked for back when I was in college.
Scott Cunningham was doing that then and this book draws on his work alon I was curious to see what this book was like as I have been out of the loop on this genre for some time. Scott Cunningham was doing that then and this book draws on his work along with similar authors from the 90's on.
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What I didn't appreciate was the tone. Other reviewers have mentioned it as well and even knowing ahead of time to expect it, I still found it a bit "preachy" for someone who does not follow his particular path. As a reference for the recipes I noted a few to inspire me but much of this could be found online for free. But, once again, I think it would be useful for someone just getting started and limited in resources, etc.
May 04, Cassie Peters rated it really liked it. This has some great ideas but I expected it to have more recipes than it did. It was a quick read and I will keep it for reference. May 23, Katje van Loon rated it did not like it Shelves: beat-the-backlist. My review is over 5, words. I'll link to it when I've posted it on the relevant blog.
Apr 22, Norma rated it it was amazing Shelves: netgalley.
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Having been a pagan for a very long time, I have seen my share of books that list spells and what ingredients that you should use for them. Unfortunately, the majority of them are herbs that are either very expensive or difficult to find. Thankfully, there are a few books on using items that are found in supermarkets to make our lives easier. This is the latest one of those books.
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It is broken down into easy to use sections that take your from walking the grocery store aisles to actually casting Having been a pagan for a very long time, I have seen my share of books that list spells and what ingredients that you should use for them. It is broken down into easy to use sections that take your from walking the grocery store aisles to actually casting the various spells.
In fact, in the section on being in the grocery store there is an anti-anxiety protection chant to use for when you walk into the store. This really came in handy for me because I have trouble dealing with being in places with too many people. There is an entire section devoted to the basics of magickal practice. This is one that I have down pat, but reading it over I have found that it has a lot of great information in there for beginners. There is also a section on magickal ethics.
Many people believe that magick is either white good or black bad. But in actuality, the magick itself isn't good or bad, it is the intention of the person that makes it good or bad. One thing that really makes this book practical is the sections on the various spells each contain a shopping list. For instance, if you were looking to cast one of the spells for harmony, you would go to that section and the last page of that section contains a shopping list of all items that are useful in the various spells throughout that chapter.
Supermarket Magic : Creating Spells, Brews, Potions and Powders from Everyday Ingredients
So you can check what you already have and then buy which items you don't. This way you can make your shopping trips much more successful. There are even recipes for foods that can be made for each of the various spellworkings.
So no matter what you want to tackle, there is something in this book that will help guide you on your way. Dec 16, Jeannie Zelos rated it it was amazing. Supermarket Magic. Michael Furie I've always had an interest in alternative healing, nature, pagan religions etc so am open minded about whether such things as magic and spells really can work.
So many books though are written as though the reader already knows about ingredients and rituals. Michael explains very clea Supermarket Magic. Michael explains very clearly and easily how to set up things for the best chance of success. How to meditate, how to visualise what you want, how to be specific about what you hope to achieve.
Add to that the easy way he shows how to source ingredients and you're away : no eye of toad and bats ears here, no gathering drops of dew from under a fallow oak tree after a new moon, no wearing expensive robes and using specially cast pots on available from select expensive outlets Magic for everyone interested and seeking to learn more but short on cash to spend on speciality items. The spells too are easily set out, simple steps to follow and eliminates the possibility of error. But this book won't tell you how to do it.