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A practical guide to the ancient magical tradition of Russian sorcery and Eastern Slavic magical rites • Offers step-by-step instructions for more than 300 spells, incantations, charms, amulets, and practical rituals for love, career success, protection, healing, divination, communicating with spirits and ancestors, and other challenges and situations • Reveals specific pl A practical guide to the ancient magical tradition of Russian sorcery and Eastern Slavic magical rites • Offers step-by-step instructions for more than 300 spells, incantations, charms, amulets, and practical rituals for love, career success, protection, healing, divination, communicating with spirits and ancestors, and other challenges and situations • Reveals specific places of magical power in the natural world as well as the profound power of graveyards and churches for casting spells • Explores the folk history of this ancient magical tradition, including how the pagan gods gained new life as Eastern Orthodox saints, and shares folktales of magical beings, including sorceresses shapeshifting into animals and household objects Passed down through generations, the Slavic practice of magic, witchcraft, and sorcery is still alive and well in Russia, the Ukraine, and Belarus, as well as the Balkans and the Baltic states. There are still witches who whisper upon tied knots to curse or heal, sorceresses who shapeshift into animals or household objects, magicians who cast spells for love or good fortune, and common folk who seek their aid for daily problems big and small. Sharing the extensive knowledge she inherited from her mother and grandmother, including spells of the “Old Believers” previously unknown to outsiders, Natasha Helvin explores in detail the folk history and practice of Russian sorcery and Eastern Slavic magical rites, offering a rich compendium of more than 300 spells, incantations, charms, and practical rituals for love, relationships, career success, protection, healing, divination, averting the evil eye, communicating with spirits and ancestors, and a host of other life challenges and daily situations, with complete step-by-step instructions to ensure your magical goals are realized. She explains how this tradition has only a thin Christian veneer over its pagan origins and how the Slavic pagan gods and goddesses acquired new lives as the saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church. She details how the magical energy for these spells and rituals is drawn from the forces of nature, revealing specific places of power in the natural world as well as the profound power of graveyards and churches for casting spells. She explores the creation of amulets and talismans, the importance of icons, and the proper recital of magical language and actions during spells, as well as how one becomes a witch or sorceress. Offering a close examination of these two-thousand-year-old occult practices, Helvin also includes Slavic folk advice, adapted for the modern era. Revealing what it means to be a Slavic witch or sorceress, and how this vocation pervades all aspects of life, she shows that each of us has magic within that we can use to take control of our own destiny.


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A practical guide to the ancient magical tradition of Russian sorcery and Eastern Slavic magical rites • Offers step-by-step instructions for more than 300 spells, incantations, charms, amulets, and practical rituals for love, career success, protection, healing, divination, communicating with spirits and ancestors, and other challenges and situations • Reveals specific pl A practical guide to the ancient magical tradition of Russian sorcery and Eastern Slavic magical rites • Offers step-by-step instructions for more than 300 spells, incantations, charms, amulets, and practical rituals for love, career success, protection, healing, divination, communicating with spirits and ancestors, and other challenges and situations • Reveals specific places of magical power in the natural world as well as the profound power of graveyards and churches for casting spells • Explores the folk history of this ancient magical tradition, including how the pagan gods gained new life as Eastern Orthodox saints, and shares folktales of magical beings, including sorceresses shapeshifting into animals and household objects Passed down through generations, the Slavic practice of magic, witchcraft, and sorcery is still alive and well in Russia, the Ukraine, and Belarus, as well as the Balkans and the Baltic states. There are still witches who whisper upon tied knots to curse or heal, sorceresses who shapeshift into animals or household objects, magicians who cast spells for love or good fortune, and common folk who seek their aid for daily problems big and small. Sharing the extensive knowledge she inherited from her mother and grandmother, including spells of the “Old Believers” previously unknown to outsiders, Natasha Helvin explores in detail the folk history and practice of Russian sorcery and Eastern Slavic magical rites, offering a rich compendium of more than 300 spells, incantations, charms, and practical rituals for love, relationships, career success, protection, healing, divination, averting the evil eye, communicating with spirits and ancestors, and a host of other life challenges and daily situations, with complete step-by-step instructions to ensure your magical goals are realized. She explains how this tradition has only a thin Christian veneer over its pagan origins and how the Slavic pagan gods and goddesses acquired new lives as the saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church. She details how the magical energy for these spells and rituals is drawn from the forces of nature, revealing specific places of power in the natural world as well as the profound power of graveyards and churches for casting spells. She explores the creation of amulets and talismans, the importance of icons, and the proper recital of magical language and actions during spells, as well as how one becomes a witch or sorceress. Offering a close examination of these two-thousand-year-old occult practices, Helvin also includes Slavic folk advice, adapted for the modern era. Revealing what it means to be a Slavic witch or sorceress, and how this vocation pervades all aspects of life, she shows that each of us has magic within that we can use to take control of our own destiny.

30 review for Slavic Witchcraft: Old World Conjuring Spells and Folklore

  1. 5 out of 5

    Evelyn

    Utter garbage. Honestly, I was expecting sooo much more from a book on Slavic witchcraft. As somebody with a Slavic background, I was expecting the author to go a lot deeper into the mythology and folkloric beliefs. Honestly, it just feels like a bunch of questionable opinions wrapped together in a book under the guise of "ancient wisdom". It's very hard to look past those and take the rest seriously when you read something like this. “God created the first humans as androgynous, universal, and Utter garbage. Honestly, I was expecting sooo much more from a book on Slavic witchcraft. As somebody with a Slavic background, I was expecting the author to go a lot deeper into the mythology and folkloric beliefs. Honestly, it just feels like a bunch of questionable opinions wrapped together in a book under the guise of "ancient wisdom". It's very hard to look past those and take the rest seriously when you read something like this. “God created the first humans as androgynous, universal, and ideally happy creatures containing both sexes, but later still divided them into two halves—and this is where we get men and women. And since then, to gain lost happiness and integrity of being, these two halves of one whole are looking for each other. And in the whole, vast, sublunar world there is only one half who is the other half of you. Finding this other half is the goal of life for everyone.” Excerpt From: Natasha Helvin. “Slavic Witchcraft”. Apple Books. Helvin provides some contradictory opinions throughout the book, one the one page claiming that "ordinary" people who juggle their daily life, family and jobs should not do magic and leave to the professionals because they are not "enlightened enough". In the same passage, she goes on to claim that "true witches" are given their powers at birth. I can't believe people still buy into the idea of "hereditary witches" to this day. And then, several pages later, Helvin goes 180 degrees and says that actually you CAN become a sorceress (why is she excluding half of the population?) if you teach yourself? This is just one of many many examples of contradictions in this book. Don't waste your time. If you want to learn more about mythology and Slavic folklore, maybe start with some proper academic sources.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sibil

    2.5 stars Thanks to NetGalley and to the editor. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. From this book I was expecting more, much more and, instead, I found a boring and very generic reading. We can say that the book is divided in two parts, the second one is about spells, rituals and such, but the first part is a general introduction to the Slavic Witchcraft. And this was the part that I founded highly disappointing. As far as introductions go, this one does its job, in 2.5 stars Thanks to NetGalley and to the editor. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. From this book I was expecting more, much more and, instead, I found a boring and very generic reading. We can say that the book is divided in two parts, the second one is about spells, rituals and such, but the first part is a general introduction to the Slavic Witchcraft. And this was the part that I founded highly disappointing. As far as introductions go, this one does its job, in a sense, but it's too much general, too much just that, an introduction, and nothing else. I was hoping to know more about the Slavic part, and you won't find a lot in here. Also, Slavic means way more than Ukrainian and Russian, but we don't see it there, either. This was the main reason I was so disappointed in that, but, on the minor side, I have to add that I didn't enjoy the writing, too plain and... Superficial. I was hoping for an interesting reading but I get only boredom out of it.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Heather K Veitch

    Slavic Witchcraft is a fascinating book which provides a comprehensive introduction to Slavic paganism, witchcraft, magic, folklore, and divination. Helvin provides us with a brief overview of her life growing up in the Soviet state, details of some of the cultural beliefs and practices, and the concept of “dual faith”, where there is a blurring of lines between the old paganism of Russia and Christianity. This I found really interesting, and I would have liked a bit more on both the cultural an Slavic Witchcraft is a fascinating book which provides a comprehensive introduction to Slavic paganism, witchcraft, magic, folklore, and divination. Helvin provides us with a brief overview of her life growing up in the Soviet state, details of some of the cultural beliefs and practices, and the concept of “dual faith”, where there is a blurring of lines between the old paganism of Russia and Christianity. This I found really interesting, and I would have liked a bit more on both the cultural and religious background here and of Helvin’s own experiences whilst growing up. She has a deep love and respect for her upbringing, her elders and ancestors, and the magical practices shared within the family, and this shines through the text. The latter part of the book is separated into chapters for spells and charms — love, money, protection, house and home, health, dreams, divination, and cemetery traditions. Helvin also covers superstitions and burial practices of both Orthodox traditions and more regional, family groups. She does not shy away from more difficult subject matter and does discuss darker aspects of sorcery and magic, including graveyard spells, crossroad curses, and more. I found this book to be refreshingly balanced in that the more baneful magics are covered as well as the benignant ones, showing maturity and depth. Slavic Witchcraft reminds me of elements of Corinne Boyer’s Under the Witching Tree and Judika Illes’ Element Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells, in that it blends folklore with witchery, culture and magic, spellcraft and religion in a cohesive way. I learned a lot about Slavic practices and, at the same time, recognised a lot of my own beliefs and practices within these pages. I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it. I received an e-ARC from the publisher, Inner Traditions, through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  4. 4 out of 5

    K.S. Thompson

    This book came to my attention while researching source material regarding Baba Yaga. I had hoped that She would be featured in this book, however sadly She was barely acknowledged. Having said that I enjoyed what I read. I had not realized that Christianity and Paganism were so intertwined in Slavic cultures. Bearing that in mind, Pagans who do not want to include Christian aspects to their path may find the book less relevant. The folklore and spellcraft included was quite informative, with a g This book came to my attention while researching source material regarding Baba Yaga. I had hoped that She would be featured in this book, however sadly She was barely acknowledged. Having said that I enjoyed what I read. I had not realized that Christianity and Paganism were so intertwined in Slavic cultures. Bearing that in mind, Pagans who do not want to include Christian aspects to their path may find the book less relevant. The folklore and spellcraft included was quite informative, with a great deal of similarities to other material I've encountered that was not Slavic-based. I found that extremely interesting and am happy to say that the spells in the book are extensive, which makes it (in my humble opinion) worth investing in. So while Baba Yaga was mentioned only briefly, I am glad that I have a bit more insight into Slavic Pagan traditions, if only to enhance my understanding of Her.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    The tidbits about the history and folklore of Slavic society over time was pretty interesting, and I would've liked more of that. Same with the pieces of Helvin's experience learning this stuff from her relatives. Mostly I just wanted MORE here - it felt like the tip of an iceberg. The tidbits about the history and folklore of Slavic society over time was pretty interesting, and I would've liked more of that. Same with the pieces of Helvin's experience learning this stuff from her relatives. Mostly I just wanted MORE here - it felt like the tip of an iceberg.

  6. 5 out of 5

    sasha

    "tibia of a hanged man..." ...sure I have experience with Slavic witchcraft, it corrupted any materialist indoctrination from a very young age, this book is a disappointment it's written by a child and an insult "tibia of a hanged man..." ...sure I have experience with Slavic witchcraft, it corrupted any materialist indoctrination from a very young age, this book is a disappointment it's written by a child and an insult

  7. 4 out of 5

    Inspired2Craft

    I feel very excited to have this book! Slavic Witchcraft is such a wonder when it comes to so many spells and Russian witchcraft and sorcery that one may never realize as it's not something a normal history class would explain. Additionally, I've always felt apart by the name I've been given, even if it's a small connection, which is able to be seen as a Russian female name, Natasha, or how my mom made it to spell as Natosha. I don't think one has a place in the world to feel that one can't use I feel very excited to have this book! Slavic Witchcraft is such a wonder when it comes to so many spells and Russian witchcraft and sorcery that one may never realize as it's not something a normal history class would explain. Additionally, I've always felt apart by the name I've been given, even if it's a small connection, which is able to be seen as a Russian female name, Natasha, or how my mom made it to spell as Natosha. I don't think one has a place in the world to feel that one can't use or follow the culture of witchcraft traditions. I feel it's something that can be obtained in all different cultures or in one's own way. Now what triggered my attention is the uncommon and fascinating details on many Russian practices that are still done as of today. Plus, the many spells that we see in other books and still are presented as those that aid in healing, career success, relations ships, love, divination, and much more. These are just a few of the spells one can conjure and cast. Plus many options and choices that fall into these categories. Especially, there are much on the uses of amulets and talismans as well as the magical language and actions needed to be done during the casting of any one of these spells. Just similar to other locations that practice magic, but with their own spells and rituals. I feel the book gives you some great reference and resource for Russian witches and sorcerers who just adore learning more about the entire craft and what they may learn. I feel I fit both categories, just an admirer for this book and many others, but also what I can learn and help guide myself through the different aspects and much-needed details when it comes to the many parts of the world. It's fully detailed, has much to offer, and tons and tons of spells that would make one inspired to try, right away! Especially, if it's the ones to cast away those nasty bugs around the house or finding a lost item, which happens often. Additionally, it's very easy to read the words, understand the ingredients, and what to do. So preparing or just using language that is needed while working on the spell, can be super simple and easy! So no way of getting lost or confused about what is required or how to pronounce a word. As many old spellbooks may be hard to understand, this isn't! Also not as hard to understand the history that goes with the Russian culture. So, all in all, this is one book out-of-a-million that brings such clearness and ease to the one that reads it, like those of a first-timer in witchcraft or who've been part of this religion for so long. "I have been given a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion and review"

  8. 5 out of 5

    Lynne Thompson

    Lovely to find a book that covers something other than Wicca world. However, the word "slavic" covers a lot of territory in central and eastern Europe. In this book, the author is referring to the east; specifically Russia and Ukraine and the population under the Eastern Orthodox Church. The western part, like Poland (which is my ancestry), under the sway of the Roman Catholic Church, is not part of the book's purview. Ms. Helvin does a good job with an overview of the old folkloric traditions. M Lovely to find a book that covers something other than Wicca world. However, the word "slavic" covers a lot of territory in central and eastern Europe. In this book, the author is referring to the east; specifically Russia and Ukraine and the population under the Eastern Orthodox Church. The western part, like Poland (which is my ancestry), under the sway of the Roman Catholic Church, is not part of the book's purview. Ms. Helvin does a good job with an overview of the old folkloric traditions. Many of the superstitions will be familiar to anyone who knows about events like the Salem witch trials (poor elderly women are viewed with suspicion everywhere, apparently). Examples of magic rituals are given; also familiar to anyone with a nodding acquaintance of folk magic. By far the best part of the book were the death and graveyard traditions, practices, and rituals. This was unknown territory for me, and I found the information fascinating and informative. It definitely adds to my knowledge base. I could have wished for more, but it is what it is. A good overall introduction to eastern Slavic magic and folklore.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Marisa

    Interesting! I have a strong interest in the history of witchcraft throughout the world, and I have to say that this book is one of the more interesting ones I’ve read. I was more into the history side of it than for the actual spells, but I also found the spells fascinating and unique from others I’ve come across in other books on witchcraft. For me, the biggest highlight was the chapter on cemeteries and death rituals. I’m also a death historian, so this was something that was particularly up Interesting! I have a strong interest in the history of witchcraft throughout the world, and I have to say that this book is one of the more interesting ones I’ve read. I was more into the history side of it than for the actual spells, but I also found the spells fascinating and unique from others I’ve come across in other books on witchcraft. For me, the biggest highlight was the chapter on cemeteries and death rituals. I’m also a death historian, so this was something that was particularly up my alley. Absolutely fascinating. Natasha Helvin writes with clarity in a way that’s easy to understand, and I definitely feel like I have a stronger understanding of the history of Slavic witchcraft. I’d recommend this book to anyone with similar interests, and I’d say it’s a must read for fellow death historians!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Naava Kaiho

    DNF @ 16% due to no problem with the book. I did try - for three and a half months I kept this in my Currently Reading shelf. I received an eARC of the book in exchange for an honest review. The bits that I did read? I did enjoy, but found them so apart from my reality, my religion, that I found it hard to continue. I felt like I was peering into something that was not meant for me. I am not of Slavic descent, I don't follow Slavic paganism, the world of the book was foreign (quite literally!) to DNF @ 16% due to no problem with the book. I did try - for three and a half months I kept this in my Currently Reading shelf. I received an eARC of the book in exchange for an honest review. The bits that I did read? I did enjoy, but found them so apart from my reality, my religion, that I found it hard to continue. I felt like I was peering into something that was not meant for me. I am not of Slavic descent, I don't follow Slavic paganism, the world of the book was foreign (quite literally!) to me. I do recommend the book, though, but mostly for people who are of Slavic descent. I'm giving it four stars, because I found it interesting and informative.

  11. 5 out of 5

    NormaCenva

    What did I just read??? The Author mention at the beginning of the book her Nostalgia and this is sadly all his is - Nostalgia and nothing else. Russian Witchcraft is not the entirety of Slavic Witchcraft. As well as a Soviet-style nostalgia is not an excuse to equate a soviet-era mashup (deeply affected by constant persecution of EVERYTHING religious) to an authentic Witchcraft tradition. Described in the book are a mix of Christo-paganism and superstitious folk tales connected to the Soviet era What did I just read??? The Author mention at the beginning of the book her Nostalgia and this is sadly all his is - Nostalgia and nothing else. Russian Witchcraft is not the entirety of Slavic Witchcraft. As well as a Soviet-style nostalgia is not an excuse to equate a soviet-era mashup (deeply affected by constant persecution of EVERYTHING religious) to an authentic Witchcraft tradition. Described in the book are a mix of Christo-paganism and superstitious folk tales connected to the Soviet era. Not an authentic tradition in any way... I feel dirty after reading this, very disappointed!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sára J.

    As someone who has been around Slavic magic since I was a child, this book is far from the traditional Slavic magic I was expecting to see. Surely, spells and traditions vary from village to village so most of these will probably work. But some of them are just pure BS. A lot of the spells have a basis in actual spells I’ve encountered since childhood but I can’t say for sure if the author’s take on them will render the same result.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    Research book. Really fascinating, after ages of reading about solely Western European and Britain-centric spells and witchcraft, to read the earthier, frankly scarier, Eastern European version. (You better have access to a stream, a field, and a forest, though, otherwise you won't be able to do much.) There's no real warning about the rule of three here, nor is there any coddling of the reader. Research book. Really fascinating, after ages of reading about solely Western European and Britain-centric spells and witchcraft, to read the earthier, frankly scarier, Eastern European version. (You better have access to a stream, a field, and a forest, though, otherwise you won't be able to do much.) There's no real warning about the rule of three here, nor is there any coddling of the reader.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kasia

    Definitely interesting and not a sterilized superficial "witch book." I enjoyed learning about the history between Paganism and Christianity, but I wish the author went a bit deeper in the mythology and lore of Slavic Witchcraft. Definitely interesting and not a sterilized superficial "witch book." I enjoyed learning about the history between Paganism and Christianity, but I wish the author went a bit deeper in the mythology and lore of Slavic Witchcraft.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    Focused mainly on Russian lore, so I found the title misleading as I am more interested in Western Slavic lore and history. Very hierarchical and dogmatic in their views, yet they contradicted certain rules they defined. Did not finish.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Julia Glassman

    Very cool collection of folk spells, charms, and beliefs.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Natalia Clarke

    A very comprehensive reference and history course on Slavic magical practices. Found it useful. It sounds a bit academic and dry in places, but it is a good reference/history guide.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Ileana Renfroe

    Description A practical guide to the ancient magical tradition of Russian sorcery and Eastern Slavic magical rites Offers step-by-step instructions for more than 300 spells, incantations, charms, amulets, and practical rituals for love, career success, protection, healing, divination, communicating with spirits and ancestors, and other challenges and situations. Reveals specific places of magical power in the natural world as well as the profound power of graveyards and churches for casting spell Description A practical guide to the ancient magical tradition of Russian sorcery and Eastern Slavic magical rites Offers step-by-step instructions for more than 300 spells, incantations, charms, amulets, and practical rituals for love, career success, protection, healing, divination, communicating with spirits and ancestors, and other challenges and situations. Reveals specific places of magical power in the natural world as well as the profound power of graveyards and churches for casting spells. Passed down through generations, the Slavic practice of magic, witchcraft, and sorcery is still alive and well in Russia, the Ukraine, and Belarus, as well as the Balkans and the Baltic states. There are still witches who whisper upon tied knots to curse or heal, sorceresses who shapeshift into animals or household objects, magicians who cast spells for love or good fortune, and common folk who seek their aid for daily problems big and small. MY REVIEW: Slavic Witchcraft is a book for those who are curious about the unknown. It teaches us about the Russian sorcery and Eastern Slavic history of folklore and magic. It is not just a spell book, but a history book. It provides a view of tradition and culture of the Slavic people. This book guides us through ancient pagan practices while offering us a guide book all wrapped up in one great book. There are also spells included for love, money and protection. Overall, this book is for you if you have an interest in either Slavic cultures or witchcraft. This book was provided to me for free in exchange for my honest opinion. I highly recommend this book!!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Edric Unsane

    Mostly a Slavic spell book, but the author did go over, briefly, some of the unique history of paganism amongst the Eastern Slavic peoples. I thought the book was well put together, and was definitely of niche interest to me. Your mileage may vary, but I'd recommend giving this book a gander. Mostly a Slavic spell book, but the author did go over, briefly, some of the unique history of paganism amongst the Eastern Slavic peoples. I thought the book was well put together, and was definitely of niche interest to me. Your mileage may vary, but I'd recommend giving this book a gander.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Cat

    First book I've ever encountered about Slavic Witchcraft. The book has lots of cultural info it that I found interesting. I know the Slavs and Slovenians were neighbors in Eastern Europe, but really never encountered either groups cultures. The Slovenians and Slovaks I've known really haven't retained much of their cultural heritage, as far as I could tell, So when I asked them about aspects of this book they were clueless. I do have an active interest in witchcraft no matter where it is practic First book I've ever encountered about Slavic Witchcraft. The book has lots of cultural info it that I found interesting. I know the Slavs and Slovenians were neighbors in Eastern Europe, but really never encountered either groups cultures. The Slovenians and Slovaks I've known really haven't retained much of their cultural heritage, as far as I could tell, So when I asked them about aspects of this book they were clueless. I do have an active interest in witchcraft no matter where it is practiced, as a pagan. I think it's an insightful book for anyone who wants to learn about Slavic people, witchcraft among them, their culture, and how religion is entwined with the craft. Good read. I received a Kindle arc from Netgalley in exchange for a fair review.

  21. 4 out of 5

    C. S.

    "We believe that rules are not arbitrary, but made by you in accordance with your own beliefs. We believe in free will. And we believe in magic and the power that it holds! We adhere to the wisdom of our own voices, because we know the greatest gift in the universe is free will—ultimate and omnipotent—bound only by love and ameliorated by the practice of magic." Fascinating and comprehensive, but not for the faint of heart. Helvin explores the roots of Slavic paganism and witchcraft and the pheno "We believe that rules are not arbitrary, but made by you in accordance with your own beliefs. We believe in free will. And we believe in magic and the power that it holds! We adhere to the wisdom of our own voices, because we know the greatest gift in the universe is free will—ultimate and omnipotent—bound only by love and ameliorated by the practice of magic." Fascinating and comprehensive, but not for the faint of heart. Helvin explores the roots of Slavic paganism and witchcraft and the phenomenon of "dual faiths," and does not shy away from the darker and less attractive aspects of sorcery. The spells covered ran an interesting variety and offered multiple ways to accomplish goals - which was a good idea since some of the required ingredients might be impractical in an urban first world environment. All in all a fascinating read, even - or perhaps partially because of - the focus on cemetery magic.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Katrina

    “Slavic Witchcraft” by Natasha Helvin, is a book rich with magical culture. I was deeply moved by how the author reaches out to the reader, with her life story, her yearning for magic. The book goes on to explain how Christianity and Paganism intertwine throughout history. The author gives the reader an overview of how and why magic works. It gives inspiration to those just beginning their journey in witchcraft. The book includes love spells, money spells, protection spells, home spells, dream s “Slavic Witchcraft” by Natasha Helvin, is a book rich with magical culture. I was deeply moved by how the author reaches out to the reader, with her life story, her yearning for magic. The book goes on to explain how Christianity and Paganism intertwine throughout history. The author gives the reader an overview of how and why magic works. It gives inspiration to those just beginning their journey in witchcraft. The book includes love spells, money spells, protection spells, home spells, dream spells, and cemetery spells. The author uses candles, crystals, and herbs in most of her spells, which are explained in detail how to perform. The knowledge that is passed to the reader from “Slavic Witchcraft” is quite the magical experience. Blessings #SlavicWitchcraft #Netgalley

  23. 4 out of 5

    Nicki Markus

    I requested this book out of an interest in Slavic folklore, and from that point of view it was a fascinating read. I learnt many things I had not come across before, including the various aspects of burial practices. The spells themselves were also interesting for the light they cast on ways of thinking and folk practices from the region. I may never attempt any of them myself, but I am certainly glad I gave this book a read and expanded my knowledge. Recommended for those interested in spell c I requested this book out of an interest in Slavic folklore, and from that point of view it was a fascinating read. I learnt many things I had not come across before, including the various aspects of burial practices. The spells themselves were also interesting for the light they cast on ways of thinking and folk practices from the region. I may never attempt any of them myself, but I am certainly glad I gave this book a read and expanded my knowledge. Recommended for those interested in spell craft and those who wish to know more about Slavic traditional beliefs and practices. I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    For anyone interested in cultural and historical lineage of religious practices, this book is for you. In this book author describes spells and gives very detailed descriptions as to how they work and why you do it in a certain way. She explains how the witchcraft works and the cultural and historical factors that connect it altogether. I'm impressed by the amount of Orthodoxy in the spells, also the pagan info is very valuable as well as the Christian Folk magic.The perfect balance of lore and For anyone interested in cultural and historical lineage of religious practices, this book is for you. In this book author describes spells and gives very detailed descriptions as to how they work and why you do it in a certain way. She explains how the witchcraft works and the cultural and historical factors that connect it altogether. I'm impressed by the amount of Orthodoxy in the spells, also the pagan info is very valuable as well as the Christian Folk magic.The perfect balance of lore and self-discovery.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tea

  26. 5 out of 5

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  27. 4 out of 5

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  28. 4 out of 5

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  29. 4 out of 5

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  30. 4 out of 5

    Iwona Dyrda

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