Where to Park Your Broomstick: A Teen's Guide to Witchcraft

Where to Park Your Broomstick: A Teen's Guide to Witchcraft

by Lauren Manoy
     
 

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Modern Witchcraft, often called Wicca, has helped millions of people develop a positive, life-affirming connection to the world we live in. Witchcraft instills confidence, is spiritual kung fu for the annihilation of stress, and is potent mojo against mediocrity. Need help conquering acne and tough exams? Wish you had better family communication and a hot date for… See more details below

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Modern Witchcraft, often called Wicca, has helped millions of people develop a positive, life-affirming connection to the world we live in. Witchcraft instills confidence, is spiritual kung fu for the annihilation of stress, and is potent mojo against mediocrity. Need help conquering acne and tough exams? Wish you had better family communication and a hot date for Friday night? Chock-full of spells, recipes (all made from easily accessible ingredients), and advice from real teen Witches, Where to Park Your Broomstick has all the information you need to practice Witchcraft and conjure up a little magick of your own.

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School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-This guide begins with a substantial section on the history of paganism and witchcraft, but there is little mention of the torture and killing of witches throughout history. Commonalities with and contrasts between Wicca and 11 other religions are included. The bulk of the work deals with rituals, tools, principles, devotions, holidays, celebrations, and (positive) spells. Self-discovery and self-expression are encouraged throughout. Potential teenage witches are urged to introduce family and friends to their beliefs gently and gradually. They are reminded to respect house rules such as not lighting candles if this is not allowed by parents. Some of the practices mentioned, such as jumping and yelling into the wind during a lively storm and leaving bowls of water on the windowsill to gather moon rays, might cause parental concern. However, discretion and respect for others are mentioned frequently as are safety precautions. Basic meditation techniques are described, as are a few techniques of divination. Advice, elucidation of the text, and personal experiences from four teenage Wiccans, ages 13 to 17, appear in shaded boxes. Ink drawings are informative, but scant. Web sites and contact information for organizations such as the ACLU and "The Witches League for Public Awareness" are included in relevant chapters; more sites and lists of "correspondences" for "magickal" connections are appended.-Ann G. Brouse, Steele Memorial Library, Elmira, NY Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451603224
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
06/15/2010
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
688,683
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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