Enchantments by Mya Spalter


A wise, witty, and welcoming guide to modern witchcraft and magic and how you can use it to positively affect your life--from an experienced practitioner and employee at New York City's oldest occult shop."Our brains seek patterns, our hearts seek miracles. And witchcraft is nothing if not a pursuit of everyday miracles."Mya Spalter has spent fifteen years among candles, herbs, cats, and spell books as an employee at New York City's oldest occult...

Details Enchantments

Release DateOct 9th, 2018
GenreParanormal, Witches, Nonfiction, Fantasy

Reviews Enchantments

  • Elizabeth Amber Love
    I had the pleasure of reviewing this book through NetGalley. My longer review is at my blog. http://www.amberunmasked.com/review-e...Mya Spalter created an entertaining and budget-friendly look on modern witchcraft. She also laid things bare about working at Enchantments, the oldest witch shop in New York City. She talked about some creepy customers; and was totally honest about why the staff might come off as cold or moody on certain days. Her a...
  • Arielle Hebert
    A beginner’s guide to everything you need to start noticing and using magic that is all around you, from crystals and colors to intention candles and tarot. Mya Spalter’s voice is honest, never holier-than-thou, and approachable. Though she reminds the reader constantly that she doesn’t know everything, I did learn quite a bit from her in this book. The best part about this book is that Spalter doesn’t lay down rules and regulations; inst...
  • Erin Cataldi
    I'm not wiccan or currently practicing witchcraft, but that didn't stop me from enjoying the hell out of this book! The author is irreverent, funny, blunt, and honest - in short, everything I love in a non-fiction author. Divided into two sections, Enchantments covers witchy implements (alters, herbs, colors, stars, calendars, etc) and magical intentions (astrology, money drawing, attraction, etc.). Threaded in amongst all this fun knowledge are ...
  • Marie
    This book was well ...Enchanting. A breath of fresh air explaining rituals, spells and magic in clear precise terms that if you can read, you can do. I loved the way she talks about setting up an alter. Using what she finds or has as opposed to taking a huge list and getting everything exactly as some books recommend or you can't be a real witch ( I do the same thing). She covers Wicca and Neo-pagan beliefs and what she goes over can be used no m...
  • Colleen
    Netgalley provided me with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Enchantments is a really refreshing take on witchcraft. Mya Spalter uses approachable, modern language and symbolism to explain things. It makes it so much easier to absorb the information and relate it to my own life, rather than trying to parse meaning from the many Neopagan/witchy books that rely on old-fashioned language and iconography in an attempt to so...
  • Emilio
    As a thank you to Netgalley for supplying me with the advanced readers copy of “ Enchantments: A Modern Witch’s Guide to Self-Possession” I am providing my thoughts and an honest review of this text. Coming into this text I figured it would be but another new age book giving information on palmistry, astrology, and more. I was wrong. Sure it offered all those things but did them what I feel was a personal way. Mya Spalters experience shows ...
  • Brittany Holcomb
    I received this book as an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I thought this book was great! The author has a clear writing style that is both funny and easy to understand often at the same time. She does a great job describing and explaining topics that are often difficult for readers new to this subject to grasp. I am well acquainted with Witchcraft, Wicca, Paganism, Dieties, Divination, etc. But I actually learned a few new ...
  • Ramie
    This book sounded quite charming so I had to check it out. Sadly, I struggled to finish it. I feel like the book tries too hard to be cool.. It doesn’t feel like it’s flowing naturally, but instead feels like it wants to be different. Which is fine if it does feel natural, but when it feels like you’re TRYING, eh not so fun. That said, I didn’t totally hate it. Like I said there’s useful tips for those just starting out and curious abou...
  • Danielle
    Mya Spalter's "Enchantments" is a wonderful primer for anyone interested in the mystical. Within this book she covers all the bases of modern witchcraft from basic spell casting, to tarot, to astrology and everything in between. The use of quirky illustrations sprinkled throughout helps show details and give a visual, such as how to create a sigil or enchant a candle. I love her relaxed approach of making do with what one has, at the end of the d...
  • Megon
    This was really good , like a starter kit for a modern day witch
  • Laura Edgely bishop
    I never had so much fun learning! This book shows you how to use what you have on hand to do your spells! The writer is witty and funny. I truly enjoyed this more than I thought i was going to. Grab this one, whether you are experienced or a rookie like myself, you will find it entertaining to say the least.
  • Boz
    I received this book from RandomHouse in exchange for a voluntary review.A teen walks into a grungy storefront on the Upper East Side and is greeted by a billow of smoke coming from a cauldron. After the smoke clears and about 15 years later, that girl, author Mya Spalter, is still working at Enchantments, New York City's oldest witchcraft store. Disclosure: I am not pagan or Wiccan and this book did not change anything for me. The closest I have...
  • Cat
    I'm a bit beyond this book as a pagan, but new pagans will enjoy this work and free them up to not worry so much about making mistakes. One really can't you know. This book is full of info that will guide you if you are new. Simple, easy read.I received a Kindle ARC in exchange for a fair review from Netgalley.
  • Rose
    This is a wonderful guide to everything pagan. It shows you how to set up altars and cast spells. It is great for the beginner and those more experienced.I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a review copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion of it.
  • Tracy Marrs
    Enchantments is an easy to follow book that explains things so clearly about practices, symbols, rituals and spells. It gives the reader encouragement to believe in themselves and that they can achieve it. Perfect for beginners to get them started and simple to follow steps. I received an advanced copy from Net Galley but the review is voluntary.
  • Charity at OnMyKindleBR
    I received a free copy of this book and opted to post a review.As someone who used to practice witchcraft, I've read my fair share of books on the subject. Most of the books I've read were boring, confusing, impractical, or just plain weird; which is why I stopped reading nonfiction books on the subject of witchcraft. Life is really too short to read boring or confusing books about a subject that is actually quite interesting and easily simplifie...
  • Mae
    I would not recommend this book. Please read my thoughts below.Enchantments: A Modern's Witches Guide to Self-Possession is a knowledgeable, energetic, and enthusiastic book. This book is a mix of how-to and knowledge with explanations and advice thrown into it. It's all about adding magic in a modern sense to your life with the correct past knowledge. The conflict is mostly about people and their misconceptions about magic.I learn about the infl...
  • Terri
    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. This book is about recognizing and making the most of the magic in your life. The author works at a magic store, not the trick kind, in New York. Mya, gives you everyday ways to make magic happen in your life and to recognize it and make it more powerful. This is an interesting read and if you are into magic, a good read.
  • Destiny Bridwell
    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I enjoyed this magick take on basics and the wit that just went into the pages of this book was amazing. The advice is practical and humorous at times. I loved the way the book came together and the author shared a lot of herself and that made it worth the read. I have been practicing myself for a several years and this just made me feel good. It has been awhile since I enjoyed a non-fi...
  • Kaley
    Love the cover. Love the tidbits. Would have liked a little more in-depth info, but I say that about everything. It was nice to read something so down-to-earth in a field that tends to be super woo-woo and ~enlightened~ in its language.
  • Kerstin Wolf
    For anyone with any sort of interest in Wicca or the occult, I'd recommend this book. It's a fun read and brushes over all areas of interest that someone may have. I honestly can't wait to make my own carved candle!
  • The Nerdy Book Fairy ™ ©
    When you hear the words "witch", "spells", "potions", "Wicca", "Wiccan" or "witchcraft", what comes to your mind? If you haven't researched these topics before, or are not a Wiccan, these words might conjure images of strange people doing mysterious, and dark, things. Magic, potions, spells, etc. sound like nonsense at best, and evil, demon work at worst. In Enchantments, Mya Spalter de-mystifies the world of witchcraft by explaining in simple, c...
  • Gregory
    When I saw this book I was very excited. I guess I was hoping it would have more information about the author's involvement with the oldest bookstore of its kind in NYC. It did not deliver that. Otherwise it is a fairly simple basic book.
  • Jo
    #Enchantments #NetGalleyIn a mix of entertainment and holistic education, Mya teaches the modern witchcraft. The approach is fresh and genuine and focused on self-care and connection with the universe conscience. I liked the way the author uses easy to find ingredients to create the recipes.
  • Sunshine Poet
    Fun Read √Well Written √Very Informative √Kept Me Engaged Through The Book √Thank you for the chance to read an advanced copy of this book.