Magickware\’s Pagan Book Reviews

August 18, 2008

Sea Magic: Connecting with the Ocean’s Energy by Sandra Kynes

Filed under: Book Reviews,Uncategorized — magickware @ 11:40 am

Sea Magic: Connecting with the Ocean’s Energy $15.95 US ISBN13 978-0738713533 197 pages Llewellyn Worldwide

seamagicI grew up on the East Coast spitting distance from the Long Island Sound. Until my move to Missouri in 2000, I had always lived within the reach, sound and smell of the ocean. So when I saw this book I got very excited. One of the things about living in the Mid West I have never been able to get used to was not having the sea close by.

Ms. Kynes has penned a thorough guide to connect with the mystical magic of the deep salt waters of the world. With chapters titled such things as “The Call of the Ocean” and “The Moon, Meditations and Everyday Life,” she has shifted the shore inland to any one who hears the siren’s song.

The chapters are broken down into manageable bits that include journaling exercises, meditations and facts and fiction about all things oceanic. Deities, mythological creatures, seashells and sea animals are all in this small but fact-filled book. And for those of us – like me – who are days away from the nearest seashore, she has included instructions for bringing the coast to our daily existences.

My only complaint about this book is the endless lists of correspondences or items without any break. It really is a personal preference, because I am sure some people find these things very useful, but for reading purposes, they can become tedious and dull. I’d love to see more anecdotal passages included in these sections to liven them up. In the back matter are a couple of appendices (one for ‘mind mapping’ and one for runes and ogham) and a bibliography for further study.



August 15, 2008

New Book News

Filed under: Children's Book,Uncategorized — magickware @ 11:08 am
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Hi everybody. I know I’ve been scarce around here. I have a good reason, though!

I’m working on the art for my 4th picture book! The publisher has placed it on the web site for pre-orders. Check it out!

Rabbit’s Song by SJ Tucker & Trudy Herring

Magical Child Books – Rabbit’s Song

I am super excited! Well…back to the drafting table.


November 25, 2007

Free Book Giveaway

Filed under: Parenting/Children,Uncategorized — magickware @ 10:19 am
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Magical Child Books is hosting another contest. This month they will be holding a drawing to give away an autographed copy of “Brother Wind, Sister Moon” by Patricia Telesco. Visit Magical Child Books‘ web site and enter the contest for your chance to win.

July 25, 2007

On Sabatical

Filed under: Uncategorized — magickware @ 10:16 am

Merry Hi Dear Readers,

You may be wondering where the new book reviews are. I find that as a new author/illustrator myself, that gobs of my time are devoted to marketing my own books, as well as developing the newest book for release. (Watchers due out in mid 2008.) Seeing as there are only 24 hours in a day and I need some of them to eat and sleep, something had to give. And what has had to give has been my leisure reading time.

Yup you heard me, I did the reading and review writing in my spare time, and now I have less of it, so it’s taking me a long time to read any recent books, and even longer to get their reviews written and posted. I am hopeful that I will be able to return to a regular schedule of reading and writing reviews, but until that time, when ever that might be, new reviews will be few and far between.

Wish me luck with my new books, and with my upcoming ones as well. Blessings!


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