Review: Protection Spells By Arin Murphy-Hiscock

Review: Protection Spells By Arin Murphy-Hiscock September 20, 2018
Protection Spells photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

The newly released Protection Spells by Arin Murphy-Hiscock addresses one of the most important areas of Magic today. Without adequate protection, Witches and other Psychic practitioners leave themselves open to unnecessary harm and chaos. This book contains over 100 different spells for defense and protection, so there is something here for just about everyone.

A large part of this book is concentrated on spells for children and young folk. There are spells here for general fears, anti-bullying, and also nightmares, things that can plague folks of any age, but are particularly troubling for youth. There are also simple ways to both ground and center yourself which can be helpful for anyone. A large part of protection magic is designed to provide comfort and security and that is what this book provides.

One segment that is particularly interesting to me is Protection Spells that revolve around magickal cleaning supplies. I have long advocated that people add charged crystals and/or ritual oils and waters to their cleaning supplies. Here the book tells us that ” Magically programming your cleaning supplies is one of the easiest ways to support the magical maintenance of your home.” The spell that follows allows you to charge whatever item you wish with an incantation, and spiritual focus.

I also really appreciate Protection Spells including workings for use while travelling. These include both a passport protection spell, and also a travel version of Florida Water. My own godson lost his passport on one of our trips to New Orleans ( always have a photocopy,) so this spell is dear to my heart and my history. And everyone knows I am a big fan of Florida Water, just look at all our posts about it here, and this recipe is a welcome addition to our travelling practices.

Arin Murphy-Hiscock is the author of the Way of the Green Witch, Pagan Pregnancy, Power Spellcraft for Life, Solitary Wicca for Life, Birds: A Spiritual Field Guide and many other titles. She’s been active in the field of alternative spirituality for over 20 years, and lives in Montreal, Canada. Murphy-Hiscock is also a 3rd degree Wiccan high priestess who has been teaching spell craft since 2002.

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About Lilith Dorsey
Lilith Dorsey M.A. , hails from many magickal traditions, including Celtic, Afro-Caribbean, and Native American spirituality. Her traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I, New York University and the University of London, and her magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo.Lilith Dorsey is a Voodoo Priestess and in that capacity has been doing successful magick since 1991 for patrons, is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly, filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water :Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation,’ choreographer/performer for jazz legend Dr. John’s “Night Tripper” Voodoo Show, and author of Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism, 55 Ways to Connect to Goddess, The African-American Ritual Cookbook, and Love Magic. You can read more about the author here.
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