Friday, February 17, 2017

The Christian Witch's Handbook by H. Fuller Hutchison review

The Christian Witch's Handbook
by H. Fuller Hutchison
  • Publisher: PublishAmerica (March 1, 2010)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1448951017

This book claims to be a book, pretty much a how-to book, for a Christian Witch.  She pretty much hits the ground running on page 9 of the preface-
"The Christian religion has often hi-jacked magic for its own use... they have take the living eternal magic of Jesus, which is the magic of God, and hidden it in liturgy, theology, prayer cloths, anointing oils, power of positive thinking, name it/claim it theology and Christian ritual" ... and called it church.
Funnily enough, that list includes a lot of things that Hoodoo, Voodoo, and both white and 'dark' witches use. but that's ok.

If you can handle the anti-church slant of the book, then you can glean some things that are helpful. From reading the book, I do believe she is meaning Catholic Church whenever she says church.  That happens a lot.

This book was annoying, aggravating, confusing and got me 'all riled up' a few times, which is a good thing- it does make you think. On page 11 there is a sort of quiz given to determine if you are a witch. 

Introduction to Christian Witchery
Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
Charts - Elemental, Herbal, Color, Crystal, Casting Template
More Witchy ways
More Prayer/Spells
Working with Others

This bibliography is very interesting. A lot of "witchcraft 101" type titles, and some really engaging and interesting ones such as Many Hall's The Secret Teachings of All Ages - I just love Manly Hall.  
Here is a very interesting one - Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard.

Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble contains information on casting a circle, cleansing and charging.  
Potions has recipes for  teas, tinctures and oils.

One of the gems in this little book is the Casting Template-
It will be great to help you get in the habit of writing your workings down, and it is very well thought out,
great to put in your Magickal Journal, BOS, BOL or whatever you want to call it.

More Witchy Ways gives information on Candle Magic, Knot Magic and Cauldron Magic, Stitching Magic and Touch Magic along with Drawing Down the Moon and Drinking in the Sun.  OK.

Working with others is basically a list of rules of how to act, such as don't touch another witch's tools.  It also has a complete outline for setting up your own Christian Witch Coven.

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