Sunday, January 29, 2017

Review: The Secret People: Parish-Pump Witchcraft, Wise-Women and Cunning Ways

The Secret People: Parish-Pump Witchcraft, Wise-Women and Cunning Ways The Secret People: Parish-Pump Witchcraft, Wise-Women and Cunning Ways by Melusine Draco
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Crystal's 4 Star Review
Wonderful book to have on hand for any Pagan interested in some of the history of "wise women" or "cunning folk", basically anyone who used natural resources in the past. Basically, those who were eventually called Witches. I liked the fact that it stayed middle of the road as far as paganism goes and didn't lean towards any one belief system.

As a Wiccan myself, I liked the different used for the herbs, both medicinal and not. My herblore is sadly lacking and this will help. I also enjoyed the charms and spells that were provided, I am definitely adding some of these to my BOS

The reason for the 4-star review is simple. Even though I am pagan, I still have to use pharmaceutical products for my health and I felt that the author was on the side of an all-natural approach. While I wish that I could to that, it is not to be and I feel that maybe she should have left this more middle of the road instead of being anti-pharmaceutical.
This book was received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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