|The Witch’s Bag of Tricks is not a book for the initiate or new Witch.
It’s a book for the knowledgeable and experienced Witch. Witches who’ve reached a learning plateau and were spells have began to lose their effectiveness. (We’ve all been there.)
In The Witch’s Bag of Tricks Marquis covers:
- Magickal Development
- The Difference between Charms, Spells & Rituals
- Positive Binding Magic
- Imitative Magick
- Prosperity Magick
- Love Magick
- Advanced Defense Magick
- Principles of Defensive Magic – Containing, Binding, Banishing & Shielding
- Mood-Lifting and Luck Magick.
Marquis’ writing style reminded me of one that you would read in a magazine. This made The Witch’s Bag of Tricks feel superficial.
This wasn’t helped by Marquis trying to cover a large number of topics in the one book. There were parts of the book I would have loved Marquis to explore in more detail.
Reading The Witch’s Bag of Tricks was a pleasure. It reinvigorated my love of learning in the Craft – which is no small achievement. It’s great to see a book on the market and aimed at practiced Witches. I hope to find other books like this.
So far I’ve found the following books useful for an experienced Witch: Advanced Witchcraft by Edain McCoy, Witchcraft: Theory and Practice by Ly De Angeles, Utterly Wicked: Curses, Hexes & Other Unsavory Notions by Dorothy Morrison.