Witch’s Soul: Green Witchcraft: Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft- book review
So I just finished the book I bought yesterday called Green Witchcraft: Folk Magic, Fairy Lore, & Herb Craft by Ann Moura.
I know a lot of people enjoyed this book, but honestly, it wasn’t what I was looking for. I know this is partly my fault because I was in a rush, and with Barnes and Nobel’s limited pagan section, and also even more limited Green Witch section I grabbed the one that wasn’t a published book of shadows and left without reading the back.
I have come to see Green Witchcraft as more of a path (at least for myself) than a religion, and the book tends to have a lot of Wiccan ideas in it (which is really great for those of you that are Wiccan :-)) Even the Sabbats and the preforming of rituals have a very religious feel.
Being on the path of the Green Witch, I find that it is more of a personal practice rather than one that has set rules, and this book seemed to me to be mainly a reworking of Wicca for Ann Moura’s own family tradition.
Though it did have a lot points that related to the path I am following, including a lot about herbs and their uses, and it also gives more in-depth on divination than other books I have read. I still feel that the best book I have read thus far relating to Green Witchcraft is The Way of the Green Witch.
Furthermore, for those of you that might want to read more about Fairy Lore, as the title of the book suggests; there are bits and pieces about the fey, but it doesn’t have any one section on them. Just passing tidbits here and there.
So if you are Wiccan, and looking for more of a “green” path, then definitely check out this book, but if you don’t prescribe to a religion, or like doing your own practice you might not like it as much.