Mrs. B’s Guide to Household Witchery – My Review

I’m a Kris Bradley fan. Her blog, Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom is witty and practical. Naturally, when she announced her book, I pre-ordered it.

While the book is written with her usual sense of humor & practicality, I haven’t swooned over it. It’s full of great recipes and other suggestions but she makes some rather broad assumptions. The first sentence of Chapter 3 is a good indication of these assumptions: “Every domestic witch will eventually look into the subject of finding a household deity”. Sorry, Kris, not every domestic witch works with deity. The small section on household guardians is more to my taste …

A good portion of the book is devoted to household deities, setting up altars to these deities, celebrating Sabbats … things that don’t work on my path.  Therefore, probably less than 50% of it is of use to me.

As I’ve said countless times to countless people, you can read any book on witchcraft, take what works with your path & discard the rest. This is one of those books. If you do deity, you’ll like this book a lot. There are good things in it that I will take away from my reading but because of the “deity assumption” (for lack of a better term) that permeates the book, I’m giving it 3.5 of 5 stars.