3 Pagans and a Cat Review: Magickal Manners A Guide To Magickal Etiquette

3 Pagans and a Cat Review: Magickal Manners A Guide To Magickal Etiquette July 26, 2019

Today, I’m reviewing Magickal Manners: A Guide to Magickal Etiquette (Book One). Written by Puck Shadowdrake, the book is a manual on how to navigate the Pagan/magickal world. Let me start by saying, this book is a resource eveyone should have. I wish I had read a book like Magickal Manners twenty years ago.

We met the author at Michigan Pagan Festival 2019, where we were podcasting live during the event.  Mr. Shadowdrake introduced himself to Ode and I, offering to share an interview with us  for 3 PaaC’s Youtube Channel.

Magickal Etiquette Book
Mind your manners! Image by ReimundBertrams via pixabay.com

With more than 3o years of experience as a Wiccan (Georgian Tradition), Puck Shadowdrake writes with humor, warmth, and a lot of knowledge. In Magickal Manners, he explores topics such as starting out on the path, making contact with a coven or teacher, and how to be a good student.

The author gives advice on deportment before, within, and after a ritual and/or while attending a Pagan conference or festival. The book shares wisdom on leaving a coven and doing so with grace if possible. There are sections on spellcrafting, working with deity, teaching (becoming an effective teacher/leader, methods of learning, how to spot a bad teacher/leader, etc.) and there’s a glossary.

While the title suggests the book is focused solely on etiquette, it really is a Magickal Practitioner’s Primer, addressing basics which are sometimes overlooked in other books on Paganism or witchcraft.

Ritual etiquette
Ritual and festival etiquette. Image by thefairypath via pixabay.com

Magickal Manners is an easy read,  filled with humor and wisdom. Highly recommended by 3 Pagans and a Cat.


Additional Praise for Magickal Manners from the book’s Amazon description:

“Whether you’re a practitioner, a student, or a teacher of the magical arts, Magickal Manners is for you! Once read, concerns over common faux pas in Craft etiquette will become a thing of the past – and all you’ll have to worry about is making your magic happen.” — Dorothy Morrison, author of The Craft and Everyday Magic

“An extensive overview of the practices and etiquette of the entire Neo Pagan community. An excellent resource for chaplains as well as for students seeking a spiritual path.” — Kerr Cuhulain, author of Pagan Religions: A Handbook for Diversity Training

Gwyn is one of the hosts of 3 Pagans and a Cat, a podcast about the questions and discussions between three pagan family members, each exploring different pagan paths and how their various traditions can intersect. The most practiced pagan on the path, Gwyn is a Modern Hekataen-Green Witch, Devotee of the Covenant of Hekate, and Clairsentient Medium. She loves working with herbs, essential oils and plants. In the past, she has been a musician, teacher, and published author. Now, together with Car and Ode, Gwyn is a teacher/presenter at multiple Pagan events, and loves to chat about witchcraft, spiritual things, and life in general You can read more about the author here.
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