When I first started reading Glamour Magick: The Witchcraft Revolution To Get What You Want I wasn’t sure how I felt about the book. The reason being that I thought the book was going to be about something entirely different. But as I kept reading I found myself drawn into the glamoury Deborah Castellano was evoking through her words. Needless to say, the book was excellent. While it would be nice to think that people don’t judge us on first impressions, the world just doesn’t work that way and never really has. The witch archetype has been well known through history and lore for her role in glamoury and seduction. Castellano provides a guide to this art as a modern day witch. Glamoury isn’t just about seducing a lover but applies to all areas of life. How people perceive us is a form of empowerment and can be wielded to open up previously closed doors.
This book isn’t necessarily about being beautiful either, it’s about figuring out who you are, polishing yourself and “leveling up”, as Deborah terms it. The book is about figuring out what makes you unique and highlighting that in your favor. The book is extremely practical, accessible, witty, and full of magick and rituals. Strangely enough, the closest book that I could think of to this book is The Satanic Witch by Anton Szandor LaVey, which is a guide for women on the art of female seduction through manipulation. While there’s a bit of loose similarity on the subject matter, the books are vastly different in their perspectives and approach, perhaps as different as LaVeyan Satanism and Wicca. Where LaVey’s book aims at conquering men, Castellano’s aim is much more realistic; world domination. Well, at least your own world.