E of my time If I wanted to learn about intuition spirits ardening or cooking then I would research and buy a book about that subject As I said above this is NOT a cookie cutter beginner book If you want a beginner book this is NOT one that has Semer dans le désert good well written informative knowledge for you The author s tangentsrammar and opinions pollute the information that is L'agriculture énergétique - Une approche énergétique pour les soins du sol et des plantes givenI amiving this book 3 Stars because I am still supporting Temperance because she is a strong Instagram content creator As pure content and book review this book deserves 2 Stars max If you want to support Temperance Your Successful Farm Business: Production, Profit, Pleasure go ahead and buy it If you want actual knowledge on the subject advertised don t waste your money This author is a poor writer and has a superficialrasp on witchcraft She uses a lot of personal stories hyperbole and personal interpretation to present the very basics of witchcraft It sounds like her experience with the craft is very immature and based on what she has seen on social media And I m not sure it was edited as there are a bunch of examples of words used incorrectly I think she s trying to sound much sophisticated than she isThere are so many examples in each chapter that could illustrate my above pointsIf you want a GOOD introduction to witchcraft and the wheel of the year look up Skye Alexander or Amy Cesari From the first page you know you re in the right place The you read the better it ets This book is jam packed full of everything a basic witch needs and wants It feels like a coven sister wrote you a nice long letter with love and care And plenty of sass but that s Temperance who is a #Rockstar By The Way #by the way have for witches of any level or those just curious There are so many problems with this book The first is that it is not as it is marketed The wheel of the year isn t discussed until over halfway through the book and then only includes the most basic of info you could do a Google search to find Only the last few pages say anything about trying to customize your holidays and that s not much The only thing I learned is that there s an orange season in FloridaThe second problem is the writing is very poor The author rambles and talks about things that have nothing to do with the main subject She contradicts her own personal story several times which makes me uestion her claim that she is a hereditary witch I m not saying whether or not this true only that she comes across as a very unreliable source Apparently she has a large Instagram following so was approached to write a book A pretty Instagram feed does not translate into being able to write a book but I m sure the publisher thought the name alone would sell copiesThe third and biggest issue is the author makes some disturbing claims She denies climate change in a book that s supposedly about honouring the earth Then she shames women who take birth control and says that the medication dulls your natural magick This alone makes me dismiss anything she has to sayIn short save your money There s so many better books out there that discuss the wheel of the year that don t deny science or shame women I love this book so much I ve been feeling stuck in my practice for a while and this is exactly what I needed to break me out of my lull Whether your a beginner or a experienced practitioner this book will shed a whole new light on multiple topics Definitely worth the rea. L approach to celebrating the rhythms of nature Year of the Witch covers all aspects of this new seasonal practice The origins of the neo pagan wheel of the year and why it is still so relevant todayCulture historical facts and traditions associated with the major ceremoniesBasic principles of land based magickHow to intuitively connect to the nature below your feet and the local odsBeing a custodian to the land and its impact on our spiritual practic. My Book of Shadows This book covers so much than just creating a wheel of the year that is inline with your own personal eographical locations weather and harvests Alden teaches us some of the history and origins of the 8 traditional wheel of the year celebrations as well as other natural cycles of the year and much much I pop a page marker in books I m reading when I want #to look back at something and this book is now filled with #look back at something and this book is now filled with markers For me that s a sign of a really reat book If you don t know already the author Temperance Alden in a La permaculture de Sepp Holzer growing Instagram and YouTube content creator 90% of the reviews on the book are NOT reviewing the content of the book you are buying they are reviews of fans support for herNow I follow Temperance on her platforms I like the content she creates and the perspective and opinion that makes her uniue but this book is not a Must Read or a Perfect Book for Beginners In essence from a book content standpoint this is not aood book to add to your collection If you want to support Temperance o for it but if you re buying a book to learn about the Wheel of the Year don t buy itAll advertisement for this book is
About The Wheel Of the Wheel of Year and creating your own Wheel based off of your path This is not true Completely false advertisement Out of 183 pages of LEGITAMTE content only 75 pages are dedicated to the Wheel of the Year that is about 41% of the book Out of 183 pages only 16 pages are dedicated to creating your personal Wheel that is about 87% of The Book In Total Only 497% Of The Book Is book In total only 497% of the book is to what was totally advertisedOverall the book is poorly written There are rammar and spelling mistakes throughout the book It was very hard to Nourrir la planète get through Some topics have little informationiven some topics are purely the authors opinion and some topics have way too much information that is not factual based off of previous readings research and books that it turned me off completely I constantly was saying to myself this has nothing to do with the Wheel of the Year or This information will never impact anyone s personal Wheel This was not advertised as a cookie cutter beginner book Even if it was a book for beginners it is so badly written that there are multiple other beginner books that are better worth your money and time The hardest thing about reading this book was the author s tangents that came out of no where She would write maybe two or three really Carnets d'alerte : L'eau que nous sommes: Un élément vital en péril good sentences then drastically shift the narrative to but you don t need to think this way Which completely ruined the paragraph and made me think why would you even write about it then This happened almost every page after page 15Out of the 497% of the actual advertised segment of the book the authoroes into the different spokes of the Wheel She On a 20 ans pour changer le monde goes over each of the 8 sabbats individually talking about their history and traditions She then talks about her opinion of the celebration andives a spell or food recipe Some spokes of the Wheel are talked about in depth than others you can tell which are her favorite She then explains how you can create your own Wheel of the Witch based off of your personal situation This CHAPTER could be enjoyable if the first 50% of the book didn t ruin the book for me this chapter was only 11 pages and poorly writtenThe first 50% of the book which has NOTHING to do with the Wheel of the Year was a wast. The year for the rest of us pagans and witches As a witch living in sunny South Florida longtime hereditary witch Temperance Alden has often felt at odds earing up to celebrate Yule for example when it is 76 degrees and sunny outsideYear of the Witch will help readers create their own intuitive practices in harmony with the climate culture and local spirits where they live Its of interest to witches coming off the Wiccan path and looking for a persona. Pretty sure I just read that our current climate crisis is in no way caused by human influence and is due to the earths wobble A blatant misuse of science I stopped reading there Not oing to take any type of advice from a climate change denier I was excited about supporting a small business and solo entrepreneur in the witch community but this let me down as did the author I really wanted to dive into creating my own wheel of the year as I don t follow Wicca since it s just full of cultural appropriation from other practices But that section is fewer than ten pages including two and a half pages that outline basic elements of things like making ornaments and bread Most of the rest is kind of rudimentaryI was further disappointed at the author s statements on social media around how Tarot is open for anyone to practice without any nuance or inclusion of Romani voices I just can t support that I don t recommend this book This book provides some potentially damaging information in supporting climate change denial using a theory that does not account for the rate of current climate change without mentioning the counter argument with evidence and backed by even scientists that climate change is real and is caused by humans In describing the natural changes of climate it discusses Milankovitch cycles suggesting a number of scientists believe that due to this cycle humans have little influence lobal warming and #The Current Cycle The #current cycle the is oing throughDid not expect to read in a book that is largely about reconnecting with and loving the world I was really impressed with how much science was used throughout the book until this point I now uestion the validity off anything cited although there were no citations references for the scientists who suppor Beautifully written book The description of this one makes it sound like it s about personalizing your practice but the chunk about creating your own wheel of the year is less than ten pages including two and a half pages that describe basic examples of home Refonder l'agriculture à l'heure de l'Anthropocène grown traditions like baking bread or making ornaments Most of the rest is either 101 level info or standard descriptions of the usual sabbats dumb suppers for Samhain spring cleaning for Ostara etcThe author does have a valuable perspective and I was happy to see that the introduction to the overall history of the sabbats while short was honest about the roots of wiccan tradition I think this would be areat option for a new witch s first book about the sabbats I was just hoping based on the way it was presented that this would be a thorough resource about creating your own calendar instead of yet another beginner level book I cannot
Give Enough Praise Forenough praise for book There is so much useful information for beginner and advanced witches alike Temperance Alden has made the wheel of the year easy to make your own without making it overwhelming I also love the budget witchcraft section as I haven t seen that in a book before I have shared this book with all of my friends and cannot wait to see what this author does next This book is a mixture about learning not only about Paganism Witchcraft but you also learn about the author herself In a way you have that feeling as if she wrote the book just to you This is a perfect witchcraft 101 book I myself am an Eclectic Witch and found a handful of rituals that will be added to. In her much needed and brilliantYear of the WitchTemperance Alden uides readers to observe their own land celestial cycles seasonal cycles and even their own biological cycles to inform their magickal year Mat Auryn author of Psychic Witch A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation Magick and Manifestation When we think of the wheel of the year the Wiccan wheel with its celebrations of the Yule Beltane Mabon and Samhain come to mind But what about a wheel of.