It’s still yesterday for me I can’t wait!
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The next session of the Spells8 Book Club is live- feel free to share your book in the new thread! Blessed be and happy reading
This thread will continue to remain open for reviews- I’ll be sharing mine (as well as reading through all the ones shared) next week!
Back from vacation and finally had time to dig into these lovely book reviews!
Wow, 3/3 books were a hit (and 24 total- that’s amazing!) @Princess_Tara
Connecting with the power of the universe and exploring how religion can help better our lives seems like a great topic for a book-What Is Religion sounds like a great read. How to Live with God sounds intriguing as well, although it looks like it may not be for those who are polytheistic. And it sounds like you found some very deep connections and a strong sense of identity through The Journey of Self-Discovery- a powerful book!
Thanks so much for sharing your reviews! I hope you enjoy Witchcraft just as much as the other books
Congrats on finishing Wicca for Beginners and Wicca Book of Spells, @TheMuslimWitch- it sounds like you enjoyed them both! Easy-to-read books that ease new witches through the basics are a treasure to find. And now you have some great new spells to help you as you continue further on your magickal journey
Thanks so much for sharing- I hope you are enjoying the History of Paganism and Book of Palmistry too!
A book about Goddess Iris is perfect for you, @IrisW- and it sounds like an interesting book! A Goddess with not much information out there would be tough to research, but it looks like the author was able to unveil more knowledge surrounding this lovely deity. From what you’ve shared, Goddess Iris promotes some very valuable and important lessons. She reminds me somewhat of Libra- a symbol of balance, harmony, and service
Also I have to say I love the idea of traveling through the magick colors of the rainbow- what a great idea for a ritual! And that’s a great note about Persephone- we really were just chatting about her choice!
Thanks so much for sharing- I learned a lot!
Congrats on finishing Auras, @Missa- it sounds like it ties in really well with your crystal practice I wish I had this book on hand back when I was putting together the Aura Challenge- it sounds like this book has some great guidance that is beginner-friendly too
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, glad you enjoyed it!
Book Title: Tea Cup Reading and Fortune Telling by Tea Leaves
Author: A Highland Seer
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For anyone interested in it, this book is available to the public for free through Project Gutenberg
Still Reading Finished
Even with how much time I had to get through this one I couldn’t manage to get through all of the text parts Busy days! But I do think I got through all the key parts and I’ll keep the book on hand for the correspondence lists.
My overall rating of the book : 9/10
How does this book relate to my magickal practice?: This book is a guide to Tasseography (tea leaf readings)- a popular form of divination. The book also contains lists of magickal correspondences and symbolism.
My personal thoughts/opinions: Here I am with another very old book (this one is from the 1800’s- whew!) but while some knowledge changes over time, I’ve always found it interesting to see what fades and what lasts over the years. In terms of Tasseography, there are many various styles of readings so it’s hard to tell what has changed (as there isn’t one uniform way to go about it). I’ll be using some of the tips and methods explored here in my own tea readings
Just a warning for anyone unaware, though, that old books mean some very old language- it can be quite dry and hard to get through at points. Luckily, a good chunk of the book is correspondence lists! There is a list of symbols and also one for omens. There are also several diagrams that walk the reader through interpretations. Useful to have on hand for reference!
An interesting quote from the book: As I know many of us love to use correspondence lists, here is part of the list of symbols from the book. I don’t personally agree with all of these, but it’s always nice to have an extra reference!
SYMBOLS AND SIGNIFICATIONS
ABBEY, future ease and freedom from worry.
ACORN, improvement in health, continued health, strength, and good fortune.
AIRCRAFT, unsuccessful projects.
ANCHOR, a lucky sign; success in business and constancy in love; if cloudy, the reverse must be read.
ANGEL, good news, especially good fortune in love.
APES, secret enemies.
APPLES, long life; gain by commerce.
APPLE-TREE, change for the better.
ARCH, a journey abroad.
ARROW, a disagreeable letter from the direction in which it comes.
ASS, misfortune overcome by patience; or a legacy.
AXE, difficulties overcome.
BADGER, long life and prosperity as a bachelor.
BASKET, an addition to the family.
BAT, fruitless journeys or tasks.
BEAR, a long period of travel.
BEASTS, other than those mentioned, foretell misfortune.
BIRDS, a lucky sign; good news if flying, if at rest a fortunate journey.
BOAT, a friend will visit the consultant.
BOUQUET, one of the luckiest of symbols; staunch friends, success, a happy marriage.
BRIDGE, a favourable journey.
BUILDING, a removal.
BULL, slander by some enemy.
BUSH, an invitation into society.
BUTTERFLY, success and pleasure.
CAMEL, a burden to be patiently borne.
CANNON, good fortune.
CAR (MOTOR), and CARRIAGE, approaching wealth, visits from friends.
CART, fluctuations of fortune.
CASTLE, unexpected fortune or a legacy.
CAT, difficulties caused by treachery.
(Don’t tell the cat lover about that last one- clearly Seer wasn’t fond of cats! )
All in all, would I recommend this book?: Yes. If you have any interest in tea leaf readings (or even just looking at correspondences) then I recommend taking a look. It’s not the best book on tasseography, but it’s free and has lists of correspondences
Yes, 3 out of 3 is excellent. 4th book is excellent too, but I will come back to that later on. I signed up for lots of important books this month which is necessary to be completed by then. @anneshakargupta
You are quite the reader, @Princess_Tara- it’s amazing how many books you are able to get through! I think you are a true book lover I hope the 4th book continues to be a fun read for you- enjoy it!
Indeed, I am a book lover & a book warm. I love books because this can take me to that time where I want to be.
Agreed! There’s an inherent magick in books The worlds and stories and emotions they hold can be amazingly real and bring about powerful real-life changes in their readers Sometimes I even find myself thinking that reading could be considered a form of astral travel!
Infact there’s no treasure like books. @Princess_Tara