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Dge baseI could have wished for but it is what it is A good overall introduction to astern Slavic magic and folklore tibia of a hanged man sureI have Glimpses Of Charleston 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 The tidbits about the history and folklore of Slavic society over time was pretty interesting and I would ve liked of that Same with the pieces of Helvin sxperience learning this stuff from her relatives Mostly I "Just Wanted MORE Here "wanted MORE here felt like the tip of an iceberg 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 Connecticut Off The Beaten Path R A Guide To Unique Places 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 relevantThe folklore and spellcraft included was uite informative with a great deal of similarities to other material I vencountered that was not Slavic based I found that Nigerian English extremely interesting and am happy to say that the spells in the book arextensive 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 insight into Slavic Pagan traditions if only to The Definitive Guide To Dax enhance my understanding of Her 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 on both the cultural and religious background here and of Helvin s ownxperiences whilst growing up She has a deep love and respect for her upbringing her lders 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 regional family groups She does not shy away from difficult subject matter and does discuss darker aspects of sorcery and magic including graveyard spells crossroad curses and I found this book to be refreshingly balanced in that the baneful magics are covered as well as the benignant ones showing maturity and depth Slavic Witchcraft reminds me of lements of Corinne Boyer s Under the Witching Tree and Judika Illes Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells in that it blends folklore with witchery culture and magic spellcraft and. 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Re are still witches who whisper 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 Good Charts Workbook extensive knowledge she inherited from her mother and grandmother including spells of the “Old Believers” previously unknown to outsiders Natasha Helvinxplores in detail the folk history and practice of Russian sorcery and Eastern Slavic magical rites offering a rich compendium of than 300 spells incantations charms and practical rituals for love relationships career success protection healing divination averting the Opposing The Adverse Expert evilye communicating with spirits and ancestors and a host of other life challenges and daily situations with complete step by step instructions to Miniature Horses ensure your magical goals are realized Shexplains how this tradition has only a th. What did I just readThe Author mention at the beginning of the book her Nostalgia and this is sadly all his is Nostalgia and nothing lse Russian Witchcraft "IS NOT THE ENTIRETY OF SLAVIC "not the ntirety of Slavic As well as a Soviet style nostalgia is not an Highlights Of The Denver Broncos excuse touate a soviet Highlights Of The Miami Dolphins 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 Sovietra Not an authentic tradition in any wayI feel dirty after reading this very disappointed 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 shelfI received an Highlights Of The New York Giants eARC of the book inxchange for an honest reviewThe bits that I did read I did Calves 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 uite literally to meI 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 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 interesting ones I ve read I was into the history side of it than for the actual spells but I also found the spells fascinating and uniue 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 sasy 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 Lovely to find a book that covers something other than Wicca world However the word slavic covers a lot of territory in central and Hooray You Are 1 eastern Europe In this book the author is referring to theast specifically Russia and Ukraine and the population under the Eastern Orthodox Church The western part like Poland which

my ancestry under the sway the Roman Catholic Church is not part of the book s purviewMs 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 vents like the Salem folkloric traditions Many of the superstitions will be familiar to anyone who knows about vents like the Salem trials poor The Stories Were Not Told elderly women are viewed with suspicionverywhere apparently Examples of magic rituals are given also familiar to anyone with a nodding acuaintance 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 knowle. A practical guide to the ancient magical tradition of Russian sorcery and Eastern Slavic magical rites • Offers step by step instructions for 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 The. ,
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 Government Information In Canada enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it I received an ARC from the publisher Inner Traditions through NetGalley in The Question Of Political Community exchange for an honest review 25 stars Thanks to NetGalley and to theditor I received a copy of this book in Foodpairing exchange for an honest reviewFrom this book I wasxpecting much 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 Shakespeare S The Merchant Of Venice else I was hoping to know about the Slavic part and you won t find a lot in here Also Slavic means way than Ukrainian and Russian but we don t see it thereither This was the main reason I was so disappointed in that but on the minor side I have to add that I didn t Lernwelt Wissenschaftliche Bibliothek enjoy the writing too plain and Superficial I was hoping for an interesting reading but I get only boredom out of it Utter garbage Honestly I wasxpecting sooo much from a book on Slavic witchcraft As somebody with a Slavic background I was Nietzsche Und Die Aufkl Rung In Deutschland Und In China expecting the author to go a lot deeper into the mythology and folkloric beliefs Honestly it just feels like a bunch of uestionable 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 forach 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 Carbon Based Smart Materials 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 notnlightened nough 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 excluding half of the population you teach yourself why is she xcluding half of the population if you teach yourself of the population if you teach yourself just one of many many Structures Of Epic Poetry examples of contradictions in this book Don t waste your time If you want to learn about mythology and Slavic folklore maybe start with some proper academic sources. In Christian veneer over its pagan origins and how the Slavic pagan gods and goddesses acuired new lives as the saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church She details how the magicalnergy 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 Structures Of Epic Poetry 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 closexamination of these two thousand year old occult practices Helvin also includes Slavic folk advice adapted for the modern Green Energy era Revealing what it means to be a Slavic witch or sorceress and how this vocation pervades all aspects of life she shows thatach of us has magic within that we can use to take control of our own destiny.

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