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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Good but lacked in a lot of areas....

Being that I've been studying the Celtic Path for 17 years, I couldn't resist when I saw this book. The content itself was not bad; however, I compare a majority of the content to swiss cheese. Great where there was information; however, full of holes. This is not ...
Being that I've been studying the Celtic Path for 17 years, I couldn't resist when I saw this book. The content itself was not bad; however, I compare a majority of the content to swiss cheese. Great where there was information; however, full of holes. This is not to say that the information provided was sub-par; it just basically states that QUALITY ranked over QUANTITY in this book - which is a GOOD thing.

posted by Anonymous on March 22, 2005

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Don't Believe Everything You Read

Be very wary when buying DJ Conway's books. Most of her historical and/or scientific "facts" are easily proved wrong. Many of you have likely already heard by now that she has two other books (Norse Magic and Egyptian Magic) that are remarkably similar to this book. Th...
Be very wary when buying DJ Conway's books. Most of her historical and/or scientific "facts" are easily proved wrong. Many of you have likely already heard by now that she has two other books (Norse Magic and Egyptian Magic) that are remarkably similar to this book. This book is okay for beginners, the exercises can't do too much harm; at least they are thought provoking. As you advance in your own personal developments, though, you will find yourself throwing this book into the rubbish bin, shaking your head and laughing at the ludicrousness of it. Remember that the candle colours and herbs you use only mean what YOU believe they mean. There is no point in using a red candle for love if red makes you feel angry, or vice versa. Or blue to mean calming if it makes you feel depressed, the list goes on. The point of this review is: Don't believe it just because someone went so far as to publish it, it does NOT make them an expert, a professional, or even that they did their research first. Buyer beware.

posted by Anonymous on February 3, 2003

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2005

    Good but lacked in a lot of areas....

    Being that I've been studying the Celtic Path for 17 years, I couldn't resist when I saw this book. The content itself was not bad; however, I compare a majority of the content to swiss cheese. Great where there was information; however, full of holes. This is not to say that the information provided was sub-par; it just basically states that QUALITY ranked over QUANTITY in this book - which is a GOOD thing.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2003

    Good Reference

    This book was one of the first books about magic that I bought. At first, I really liked it, mostly because I am very interested in anything to do with the Celts. However, after learning more about Wicca and about magic in general, I realized that the author didn't really distinguish between what was about Wicca and what was about Celtic magic. Although the two are linked, and Wicca originated from the beliefs of old cultures like the Celts, they are not the same. So I would buy this book if you are interested in learning about the Celts and their Deities, and how magic influenced their lives, but expect to be confused by the Wicca sections. The table of correspondence was also useful, as was the section about the ogham alphabet. Also, a lot of the spells seemed to be difficult to personalize, and there were some negative spells that I would never use, so don't buy it for the spells (the book also doesn't say whether the spells were actually used by the Celts, or if the author made them up). Overall, this book as good, but I was bothered by some of the innaccuracies and that the author didn't seem to make a point that practicing Wicca is different for everone, and what might be the right stone, candle, spell for her might not be right for someone else.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2013

    I've been on a Celtic Path for more than 25 years & purchase

    I've been on a Celtic Path for more than 25 years & purchased this book when it first came out. It has proven to be one of the best purchases I've ever made. The writting is clear and concise, making it a wonderful "first" book for those interested in Celtic religious practices. I have found this book to be the one I reach for over more "scholarly" and "in-depth" books. My first copy is well worn & yellowed with age and love. Thankfuly I can get a new one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2007

    Interesting

    i found this book to be a good source of information on Celtic God/ess'. some of the incantaitions aren't bad either.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2001

    Don't let the price fool you!

    This is a really good book with all kinds of plant, god-goddess, stone, color and how-to references. Fantastic all around book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2000

    Excellent

    Excellent for history on Celtic Mythology. Very good detailed information relating to faeries about their likes,dislikes,and color of clothing.

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