I admit that when I was offered the chance to review “Hex Your Ex and 100+ Other Spells to Right Wrongs and Banish Bad Luck for Good,” I was hesitant.
I appreciate and understand hexing. I have done it. I have undone it.
But I was a little apprehensive about a book that might talk about hexing willy nilly.
That said. It’s more than that. (Though you can certainly hex your ex, witch.)
I’m glad that there is a book that breaks it all down, from the basics of spellwork to the timing of spellwork, to the reassurance that you can trust yourself to know what to do.
You are the Key to Successful Spellwork
One of things I dislike about some spellwork books is that they tend to make it sound like there is only one way to do things. I haven’t found that to be true. I’ve found that throwing things together right before a full moon has worked just was well as following a ‘recipe’ from a book.
“You’re the one creating and casting the spell so use your intuition and power when adding the items; you’ll know when enough is enough.” (page 47)
In addition, the ‘Love Spells’ section started with a reminder about self-love and deserving kindness and respect. I don’t remember that in the first love spell books I looked at.
This book also included more than just the casting of spells, but also lotions and amulets, potions and incantations. The ingredients are fairly easy to find in local stores and certainly online, and many spells included things I had around the house — always a plus to a witch who considers herself less than interested in complicated workings that seem to involve more online searches than actual magick.
And one spell in particular says under What You Need: “Nothing but yourself.”
Intention is Key
The overall sense I got from this book is that you need to know what you want to get what you want. YES. And I felt that if this were a book that I got in the beginning of my witch studies, I would have tried out more spells.
It’s accessible, friendly, simple, and fun, honestly.
And I may have tried a few.
Disclaimer: I was given this book for free in exchange for writing and posting an honest review.