Practical Magic

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Crafts, Life Strategy!, Practical Magic, Thoughts | 0 comments

Oh my goodness, everyone. I have a new book out today. And it is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.


I can’t tell you how much fun I had writing this.

I wrote SPELLS, you guys. On Halloween. And I learned oh, so very much.

Can I tell you how hilarious and delightful it is that Maile’s friends (who I don’t even know) come running up to me at the farmer’s market asking me to read their palms? Because she’s told them I can do this? That’s legit second-grader cred, man. Maile’s mom can read palms. 

This book is a joy, and I’m so proud of it–and so pleased with it. Katie Vernon’s illustrations are so beautiful I get all tingly. I’m leaving the introduction here for you all to enjoy, and now I’m off to pop a tingly, bubbly cork, do some yoga, light a celebratory smudge stick and do a little dancing in the moonlight!


Did you ever wonder what all those jars in an old apothecary shop hold? What do they do? Have you ever been just a little bit tempted to learn what the $20 Psychic might say about your new job or that fun date you just had? What was your unconscious trying to tell you with that strange dream last night? What are chakras, anyway?

This is a book for the occult-curious. It’s for anyone who has ever thought “hey, why not,” and bought an amethyst because it was pretty, but also because it just might bring peace and lucid dreaming. This book is for everyone who finds their daily horoscope weirdly accurate, and for anyone who has always, secretly, wanted to live in a world of magic.

Here you’ll learn the basics of crystal healing, of herb magic and palmistry. You’ll learn how to cast a few basic spells (all white magic, of course!), how to see auras, and how to throw a proper Beltane party. You’ll learn how to interpret your dreams, to cleanse your chakras, to chart your stars.

Mostly, you’ll laugh and have fun. But maybe, just maybe, you’ll experience something surprising. That odd feeling of discomfort you have when you stand in that one corner of your apartment might just vanish with a little light sage-smudging. You might find that an eerily accurate Tarot reading will cause you to make a slightly different choice than you might otherwise have, or will give you the courage to have faith in yourself and in what’s to come. Maybe, for fun, you’ll cast a love spell over your friend before she goes to meet her blind date, and they’ll hit it off like crazy. It might be just a tingle, a hint of the supernatural, something unexplainable but undeniable.

Because here’s the thing—you don’t have to believe in magic to enjoy this book. You just have to want to.

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