Thursday, 15 August 2019

SPIRITUAL REVIEW: Dragon Magick: Call on the Clans to help your practice soar - DJ Conway

Release Date:  08/08/19
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications

SYNOPSIS: Connect with the Boundless Energy and Life-Changing Magick of Dragons
Discover how to work magick with the mighty dragon clans in this powerful book from bestselling author and dragon expert D. J. Conway. Perfect for beginners and experienced dragon handlers alike, this impressive guide first covers the basics of dragons and magick, and then provides comprehensive information about the thirty-three clans.

Explore each dragon's personality, coloring, eye traits, and claw, wing, and scale shape. Learn about the clans' different communication styles and how they approach honor, respect, and more. Build a personal connection with your guardian dragon through meditations and spells. This marvelous book opens the door to the world of dragons and allows you to soar with them to new heights of magick.

REVIEW: Magick is personal to each user and what works for one witch may not work with another. Some choose to work with ancient pantheons, other choose to work with nature yet for some its finding that connection with the mythical that allows them to find their own way within their practice.

Here DJ explains each of the dragon clans, exercises in how to find your teacher and ally and how to develop your relationship to another plane of understanding. Its written in a way that is friendly, shows the authors passion for these ancient beings who have stories in all cultures around the world and also allows the various genus; to bring their own gifts to the fore. Entertaining and full of knowledge for anyone interested in connecting.

Thursday, 8 August 2019

SPIRITUAL AND NATURAL WORLD: Llewellyn's Complete Book of Essential Oils - Sandra Kynes

Release Date: 08/08/19
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications

SYNOPSIS: Discover the Most Effective Essential Oils and Remedies for Healing, Emotional Support, Aromatherapy & Self-Care Recognized throughout history for their spiritual power, healing effects, and pleasing aromas, essential oils are must-have tools on the journey to wellness in mind, body, and spirit. Filled with tips, techniques, and hundreds of recipes, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Essential Oils shares the most important and up-to-date information about essential oils, including extraction methods, blending, perfume notes, medicinal remedies, personal care products, aromatherapy, spiritual and magical uses, chakras, feng shui, and much, much more. Detailed profiles for 68 essential oils, including: Amyris • Angelica • Basil • Bay Laurel • Cajeput • Caraway Seed • Cypress • Elemi • Eucalyptus • Fir Needle • Frankincense • Geranium • Ginger • Hyssop • Juniper Berry • Lavender • Lime • Mandarin • Marjoram • Myrrh • Niaouli • Orange • Palmarosa • Patchouli • Peppermint • Petitgrain • Rose • Rosemary • Sage • Sandalwood • Spearmint • Tea Tree • Thyme • Vetiver • Ylang-Ylang Descriptions of 12 carrier oils and 2 infused oils: Almond • Apricot • Avocado • Borage • Calendula • Coconut • Evening Primrose • Hazelnut • Jojoba • Olive • Rosehip Seed • Sesame • St. John's Wort • Sunflower Remedies for 75 common ailments, including: Acne • Arthritis • Athlete's Foot • Blisters • Bronchitis • Bruises • Chapped Skin • Colds • Corns • Dermatitis • Eczema • Fever • Flu • Hay Fever • Headaches • Inflammation • Insomnia • Jet Lag • Migraines • Muscle Aches • Nausea • Psoriasis • Sinus Infection • Sprains • Stress • Tendonitis Recipes for 100 personal and home care products, including: Birthday Perfume Blends • Bath Bombs • Bath Oils & Salts • Facial & Hand Scrubs • Hair Conditioner • Massage Oils • Moisturizers • Scented Candles • Shower Melts • Toners & Astringents • Aromatherapy Room Spray • Carpet Powder • Fridge Freshener • Furniture Polish • Glass Cleaner • Microwave Cleaner • Mold Inhibitor • Natural Pest Control • Surface Cleaners  

Whilst many think of essential oils as a way to put some scents within the house and as something a little bit hippy, if you get the natural ones rather than the synthetic (which this title explains how to get the right ones) you can do a lot from creating your own scents for perfume through to making your own bodywash alongside creating blends to help lift your mood. Its well thought out, talks you through how to select complimentary scents and also how to make your own unique oils for every day use. 

 Its detailed, its comprehensive and with so many options alongside lessons to learn within, whilst not making you an expert provides you with enough background information for you to make informed choices and a good solid grounding. All round a great read and a book that I'll be referring to time and again on my own journey. I really can't recommend this title enough.