Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Book of the Month: October

As usual I like to keep the book of the month posts as thematic to the seasons as possible. This month I've chosen The Pagan Book of Halloween: A Complete Guide to the Magick, Incantations, Recipes, Spells and Lore by Gerina Dunwich, which is now out of print it seems but she has another one, released in 2007 named A Witch's Halloween with the same subtitle. This book was borrowed from a friend and I found it useful in writing my guest blog post for Mrs. B's day 5 of the 31 Days of Halloween.

There is lots to read about in here as the subtitle suggests but I would say that it mainly focuses on the folklore surrounding Halloween. She has assembled an overview of just about everything you can think of that is associated with Halloween today: black cats, bats, jack-o-lanterns and such. It is a nice book to have as a reference and as a guide towards deeper research. It is a fun read but is not written for the pagan reader who wants to delve into specifics, so just keep that in mind if you consider adding it to your collection.


Bridgett said...

This is one I'm not familiar with...is it worth buying? If so, I'll add it to my Amazon cart. :)


Jen said...

It's a fun read Bridgett, but I wouldn't buy it unless you can find it second hand.