📖 Spells8 Book Club XVII (Apr 29 - May 27)

Had my two books already picked out. Finished kali this morning

9 Likes

5 posts were merged into an existing topic: :memo: Spells8 Book Club XVII - Readers’ Reviews!

I am at the end of Hekate: the goddess of Witches by Courtney Weber, and will update shortly with the new book i will start soon… :blush:

10 Likes

TheMuslimWitch, I am also reading another book on audible its called Hekates Liminal Rites. I wish I had the hard copy but can’t wait to see your book review.
Jeannie

9 Likes

Sounds like a great book! Would love to read another book about Hekate to compare the information to… I already gave a review last week on the book Hekate and i rated it a 8/10. I liked the way the author explained things and added her own personal experiences with Hekate too since she is a priestess of Hekate…

9 Likes

@Nikita-mikaelson Congrats on finishing your book on Kali, Nikita! :clap::heart: I know you had shared a partial review on the book before- if you feel like it, please feel free to update with your thoughts now that you’ve turned the final page! I hope it was a fun read for you :blush:

@Jeannie1 Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts- it sounds like Hekate’s Modern Witchcraft is a good book for you! I’m so happy you enjoy it :heart: And wow, how cool that the author has her own school! :star_struck:

@TheMuslimWitch Enjoy the final pages of Hekate, Khadija- I know from your review that you had been enjoying it, I hope it was a great read right up to the finale! :open_book: Looking forward to hearing which book you’ll explore next :blush:


I’m away from home at the moment and still on the hunt for which book I want to read this month- there are a few topics pulling my attention in different directions and I’m not quite sure what I want to study right now :laughing:

Will hopefully be able to narrow it down soon! :grinning: :books:

Happy reading, everyone!

8 Likes

Thanks yes it was great and i was inspired by the book to research another honey cake recipe and baked it on Samhain that i offered a slice to Hekate as well. I can currently on The Horned God Book i will have to post here on the book club soon as soon as i can get my lazy butt up to go get it from the other room… Will leave a review soon

8 Likes

@TheMuslimWitch The honey cake offering sounds lovely- and yes! Would love to hear your review on the Horned God Book :blush: Looking forward to it! :heart::books:

9 Likes

@TheTravelWitch_Bry lol I realized that my zombie survival guide book can pass in the book club due to it not only teaching you to defend against the zombies from a plague virus but also voodoo zombies too

8 Likes

Voodoo zombies? :zombie: :astonished: Wow- that sounds intense, @Nikita-mikaelson, it is sure to be an interesting read! I don’t know much about Voodoo or Hoodoo practices, but I’d be very curious about hearing what you discover in the book. I hope it’s a great one for you- enjoy it! :open_book: :blush:

6 Likes

@TheTravelWitch_Bry voodoo zombies may not seem as dangerous as the virus ones due to them being alive and from what I understand its kinda like hypnosis they are not in control of there bodys but them not being dead dosnt make them any less dangerous. I may not be completely right here as i do not practice voodoo but i have done some research on voodoo zombies since voodoo has become kinda a hobby of alot of my towns witches and wanted to be able to protect myself if need be.

8 Likes

Thanks i am about to go get the book and list it now… I had a very surreal experience today where in the book there was a mention of how to summon or call upon the horned god as a way of introducing one’s self, and some of the items that were required along with several chants were glass of wine (or other), an acorn and a skeleton key (or alternative).
Anyways, i was like does Australia even have acorns because if they do in allll my 31 years of living hear i have not seen any other than craft ornaments no natural ones and was like great ill have to use like a hazel nut or some other larger seed or something as the book suggested, but turns out as i finished up from taking the kids to the cinemas for the day, there right in front of my car was an acorn!
What were the chances i found one just lying there, so i asked my husband to identify where the tree was and all the trees in front of us although many in variety there was not one tree the acorn was from! So i took this as a sign, picked up the acorn and brought it home. I am going to do the ritual in the next day or so and hopefully this will give me a better sense of connection to the horned god…

9 Likes

What the heck! That is so amazing! Love that you got your acorn! Magick always provides a way!

7 Likes

It sounds like a form of possession or mind blanching to me- very spooky stuff! Sure to be a very interesting read :open_book: :wink: Good luck and I hope the information the book contains will be helpful for you! I agree- never hurts to learn more and be aware :+1:

Amazing! :clap::heart_eyes: It was meant to be, Khadija- that acorn was waiting for you. I am sure it will be a wonderful addition to a ritual and/or object for your sacred space. That’s a really neat story! I’m wishing you all the best as you deepen your connection with the Horned God :deer: :blush:

6 Likes

I wish I could narrow down what it is that I would like to read about because I have about 3 topics running through my head right now :laughing:

  • Self-Care/Magic in the Mundane :magic_wand:
  • Crystals, Chakras Healing
  • Goddess - The Morrigan :triskele:
  • Celtic Paganism/Druidry :triquetra:
  • Further Astrology :milky_way:
  • Further Runes :algiz:
  • Lithomancy :crystal_ball:

I’m trying to keep it to one topic but my brain wants to branch off. :rofl: I’m going to take it easy though while I work through some things. :hugs:

5 Likes

Too cool! I love it when things are this clear!.

6 Likes

@Siofra_Strega So many exciting areas to explore! :star_struck: Goodness, I feel you about it being tough to choose haha. It’s easy when I’m in a phase where I’m hyperfixated on one thing, but in between it sure it tough to pick just one area- they are all so interesting! :sparkles:


As for my book for the month, I went to an esoteric shop yesterday that had tons of books (in both Polish and English) to browse, but I walked out with a new tarot deck instead :sweat_smile: Gonna have to keep searching lol!

Hope everyone’s reading is going well- blessed be! :sparkles::books:

6 Likes

My that sounds really great Muslim Witch, your offering is a honor to our beloved Queen and she’s probably so impressed with your offering! She is probably very happy with that sweet honey! She does like that honey. When at the crossroads once I made a bez wax lip balm to help my lips and honor her too. Cyndi also writes a book called, “Entering Hekate’s Garden” in the book there are many good recipes. Cyndi says that you can make it simple but to try to make a good one for our Lady. She addresses all the Magikal botanicals! She actually has a school to for witches that are called to Hekate and it is called Covina. Covina.com

At this time Hekate honors Brigid this is a time of year. Brighid is the Irish Goddess from the Celts and write know I am reading another book that helps me learn more about our lady Brigid. Her fire can help with gratitude and the hearth for the home.
Cyndi writes about Hekate’s epithets, May 9 is Hekate’s day!
Hekate’s monthly epithets can be honored bye making a powerful calendar that is an interactive Wheel of The Year stencil that I made to as well and is not finished yet but is in the working because I pay alot of attention to detail.
Cyndi suggests printing it out from the back of the book. I made a Wheel of The Year on a table to as well, and think I did posted it once. It has all of her epithets on it. I
I am learning more about her by connecting to the epithets. I have made my own invocations to her to be closer. Cyndi recommends doing this to get closer to her. She has many different energies to manifest and bring into your life for example know would be growth. in April she is recognized as Enodia and is recognized as guide. Then in May she is the Queen and is inspired by growth. She is the storm bringer and the guardian of children! After the veil thins and the nights get longer and she brings forth her torches when the darkness comes! I could go over all the epithets but if you get the book she says the most important person is you and the way to get to Hekate is to honor her by writing a chant or a invocation by writing about the storms of your life and ask for help. For me going to deity has not always been a cake walk it takes dedication. But know with a practice of ritual it should work. My goal is to write to her during the dark moon or the full moon to manifest the energy that I need and learn about her epithets. She recommends getting the Chaldean Oracles so I did get the book on audible and reading that too! lots of reading!

Cyndi also has lots of interactive ideas for example there is the Strophalos Symbol, and you can take some salt and draw it out with the salt! Salt is a crystal and a protective agent and by using the adding the symbol makes it very powerful! She says it does not need to be perfect. I did this once and used it under a full moon and it helped me draw such a more powerful invocation!
:rose:Hail Hekate
:pray: Thank you so much and with love and gratitude thank you for letting me share some wisdom I have learned through this wonderful book!

Jeannie :wolf:

7 Likes

Thank you and yes it was meant to be!

5 Likes

yes it makes working out the meaning so much easier without the thinking part

5 Likes