Sunday, February 7, 2016

Book Review: Celtic Sex Magic by Jon G. Hughes

Let me go ahead by saying, no, this book was not all about sex. It clearly stated the intentions of what sex magic is intended for which is to direct a spell or intention by feeding it into the collective energy of the Universe and letting it come to fruition. In fact, the author (a long established Druid Priest with a lineage that goes back 5 generations) did a wonderful job at portraying the elements needed to perform a successful sex magic ritual in a non-sexual or at least non-arousing way. He wanted this to be a teaching method and not taken advantage of as some sort of smut reading.

This book had tons of useful information, not only about the process of enacting a sex magic ritual but also about wand harvesting, wandcrafting, cleansing and purification of tools, recipes, and other spells associated with Druidism. I definitely have a lot to write in my Grimoire that I'd like to take away from this book, especially about wand making and some of the recipes.

The book itself is broken down into three parts. The first part is about basics and fundamentals, Druidism, sex magic, and spellwork in general. The second part is about the makings of a sex magic ritual and how it works by going through the steps. Lastly, the third part is about creating a sex magic ritual and the elements involved in it.

And let me tell you, there is a lot involved with sex magic beside the sex part. If you're interested in learning more about the subject either just to educate yourself or to actually take part then I would suggest reading this book. It would definitely help people understand what they are getting involved with before doing it.

 Also, yes, there is sex magic in Wicca and the Craft. I don't know many Covens who practice sex magic anymore but if you are looking for that type of Craft work all you have to do is ask someone who has been practicing for awhile. My older Coven practiced sex magic, of course for adults only and that was something that was by choice. Usually before entering a Coven that practices sex magic you will be told immediately and these Covens usually have a separate group within the tradition that practices this and you can choose to be a part of that group or not. Choosing not to participate in sex magic should have no bearing about whether you can be an active Coven member recognizing Sabbats, Esbats, and so on unless otherwise specified.

Check out this book! It's a very informative read!

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