📖 Spells8 Book Club XIII (Dec 10 - Jan 7)

@Susurrus Don’t sell yourself short- I know you’re an amazing reader, Siofra! And there’s nothing wrong with getting a head start haha. It sounds like Celtic Tree Magic is a really enjoyable read for you- I hope it continues to be awesome! :open_book: :blush:

@Jem1 Welcome to Book Club, Jem! This is a very casual place to chat about witchy books and share book recommendations with one another :books: :grinning: It sounds like This Poison Heart is a really interesting book- that’s so cool that it explores the Greek pantheon! I learned about Circe not too long ago and she seems like a really interesting witch/sorceress/scientist (her identity varies greatly depending on who you talk to! :laughing:). I wonder what role she will play in this book? Very interesting- thanks for the recommendation and enjoy your reading, Jem! :heart::blush:


Ok,thank you :relaxed:


Thanks you!


You’re very welcome, @jem1! Blessed be :sparkling_heart:


Lovely review @jem1 that’s great that you are going to start a new book too! At the end of the book club session, the reviews here will be moved to a Reader’s Review post of their own.

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(There’s nothing that you need to do, just an FYI how it works from here once the session closes)

We typically use the following template for that post:

Book Title and Author:

Status? :

My overall rating of the book : /10

How does this book relate to my magickal practice?:

My personal thoughts/opinions:

An interesting quote from the book:

All in all, would I recommend this book?:

I copy & paste it into a word document & just update it as I finish the books & copy/paste it here. I hope this helps for future books!

Which other types of titles are you looking for? If you have a Kindle account, there are a lot of pagan titles :books: highly discounted or free through Kindle Unlimited. They also connect to Audible :ear: to listen to the book titles or other sound offerings by them.

I still enjoy a physical book most times, but do have quite the Kindle library now. :two_hearts:


Pagan Portals has some good book series too on different aspects of Paganism & working with different Gods/Goddesses/Pantheons. Or just Paganism itself. Sometimes those are available pretty accessible or reasonably priced. :books:


@Susurrus Well I hope you get more out of the book than I did, and I definitely understand why you have to restart the book over. I think I’ll look up the book you just finished The Spirit of Celtic Gods & Goddesses: Their History, Magical Power, & Healing Energies By: Carl McColman & Kathryn Hinds with a foreword by Courtney Weber maybe that will be more insightful to me.


@Christine13 I can see why it would come off more meh to you, I would definitely look into at least the Pagan Portals recommendations from @MeganB. I have read other titles that relate only with Brigid, such as the ones mentioned here, & I have found that this book does have a bias slant & is more for working with Brigid after knowing the mythology & stories of her.

The previous book that I read is much better for a starting point with learning about the Celtic Pantheon & then moving to a series from Pagan Portals or the actual Irish/Celtic myths, stories, legends for the God or Goddess that you are learning or connecting with for your practice.

I also recommend learning the Goddess & Saint aspects because it is impossible to separate them as MeganB mentioned.

So far, this book is very helpful with ideas for bringing Brigid into your daily life, prayers, & things of that nature. Not so much About Brigid herself.


Exactly, it’s a book for when you know of her. It definitely wasn’t a good starting point. So I downloaded Pagan Portals on Brigid because of past posts about Pagan Portals being a great series, and will check out some of these other titles from Megan. And of course, if you read anything about Celtic Mythology that you’d think would be good, please let me know.


I will look through my libraries tomorrow & see what the titles & authors are for you :hugs,:


Once I started working with Brigid originally it was a frenzy of learning about her, which led to my Celtic Pagan path & even more learning. I went about it backward. The book that I read previously is a great place to start, I also have

The Book of Celtic Myths: From the might of Celtic warriors to the magic of the Fae Folk, The storied history & folklore of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, & Wales by: Adams Media

Celtic Mythology by: Sofia Visconti

Uncovering Celtic Mythology: A Beginner’s Guide Into the world of Celtic myths folklore, fairy tales, folklore, warriors, Celtic God & Creatures by: Lucas Russo

I also read the Celtic Paganism & Irish Paganism from Pagan Portals. Then branched out from there. I hope this helps! If I come across anything else I will let you know!


Thank you so much! :heart: :heart: I’m reading Celtic Mythology by: Sofia Visconti now. I’m enjoying that one.


The last book club was a complete fail for me. Despite good intentions I didn’t get to the end of either of the books I planned to read. Starting from scratch with a new book which I’ve now added and will continue to work my way through the others.


@Christine13 I hope you’re enjoying Celtic Mythology so far, Christine! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

@IrisW No worries, Iris- it’s a crazy busy time of year, and I think you have even more on your plate at the moment than most people do! Enjoy your reading when you’re able- I hope your new book turns out to be a great one for you :blush::open_book:


I did enjoy the book! @TheTravelWitch And thanks for reminding me, I need to review it because I had read another book since then. I tend to get books confused with one another when reading too many in a row.


Ooo. this sounds like I will have to read it sooner than I had originally planned. I had read her other book when I was learning about runes, Norse Mythology, Celtic Mythology & Runes (If I remember correctly it’s some kind of 3 in 1 series.) I do remember enjoying her style of writing. Thank you for the review :hugs:


I just got this book and started reading it! I like it already and I only read a couple chapters.


Today marks the end of this reading period!

A discussion will soon open up in the forum for everyone to share their thoughts and swap book reviews :open_book:

Please keep an eye on the forums for the soon-to-appear post! :eyes:

:exclamation: The few wonderful reviews already posted here have since been re-homed in the Readers’ Reviews post to make them easier to find!

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Didn’t finish your book or just got started ? No worries!

Feel free to share your thoughts so far and chime in on the reviews that your fellow coven members have shared. You may find a recommendation for a new book! :open_book:

After a one-week review period, the next reading session will begin: Next Friday, January 14th. Feel free to continue reading your current book into the next session or start a brand new book at that time!

Happy reading and reviewing! :books::blush:

This reading session has closed- thanks for joining in! If you have a book review to share, please do so in the open Reader’s Review post. Any other non-review posts can be shared in the current Book Club reading session or the Book Club FAQ.