HausMagick by Erica Feldmann

HausMagick

Harness the power of magic to create a beautiful, healing living space with this unique illustrated guide from the founder of HausWitch, the popular Salem, Massachusetts, store and online lifestyle brand.Anyone looking to put together their ideal home—full of beauty, comfort, protection, and positive energy—will gravitate to HausMagick, a simple and striking modern handbook for using witchcraft to bring divine wellbeing into every dwelling.A...


Details HausMagick

TitleHausMagick
ISBN9780062906151
Author
Release DateFeb 12th, 2019
PublisherHarperOne
LanguageEnglish
GenreNonfiction, Witchcraft, Self Help, Paranormal, Witches
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Reviews HausMagick

  • Jessica
    2019-03-21
    I received this book for free as part of an Instagram tour (TLC Book Tours specifically) I did to promote the book. I was so excited to read this book because I am super interested in witchcraft and I love interior design and all things homey. I was not disappointed.First off, this is a beautiful coffee table book. Everything about it is high quality from the pages to the photos. It makes the perfect addition to any coffee table or bookshelf disp...
  • Amy (Other Amy)
    2019-09-16
    My super fun neuro-divergent brain has been acting up lately, and I wandered through my library pulling books off the shelves that looked fun to read, since, ya know, I didn't want to read anything I already have on my stack of thousands. *head desk* And I'm not a witch and the chances of my becoming one aren't actually high, although I admit that mixing up potions in pretty bottles and channeling the energies of the universe into them always sou...
  • Rachel Bea
    2019-08-02
    I'll use some of this book. I really liked the writing style and all the photos. It's definitely given me a lot to consider about my space. If you're into witchy stuff, crystals, meditation, tarot - there is a lot in here for you. I'm not super into a lot of this stuff, but I like reading about it. I recently moved into a new apartment so I am all about trying to figure out how to keep the energy here good and how to curate a space that's mine.
  • Shari Suarez
    2018-12-28
    I visited Salem over the summer and happened into Haus Witch which is run by Erica Feldmann, the author of this book. I couldn't wait to read this book and it didn't disappoint.It's a handbook on turning your home into a sanctuary by using astrology, tarot, crystals and spells. Feldmann organizes the book into six chapters; Manifestation, Clearing, Protection, Harmony, Comfort & Balance. Each chapter includes some projects for the home as well as...
  • Annie ⚜️
    2019-03-11
    This was Wicca-light which was just perfect for me. It helped me jump start my spring cleaning and, more importantly, really think about how my space affects me and my family. The biggest affect it had was in our bedroom where I really paid attention to the room that is the home of my relationship and deserved more respect than it was getting. Anything that didn't belong there went! Oh and there's stuff about crystals, oils and plants. It's a pre...
  • Danni
    2019-02-18
    Expressing ourselves through our homes has never been more approachable. Pinterest brings a multitude of ideas to our fingertips. Fixer Upper and other HGTV shows seems to be the pastime of many. Whether you own your home or rent a new spot every year, there is a certain allure to making your space reflect who you really are.For those that consider themselves to be Pagan, there is often the desire to mesh our spiritual practices with our home dec...
  • Straw
    2019-05-08
    I found it to be insufferable. It is a rambling mix of witchy meets new age meets design?! Giant eyeroll at mentioning cultural appropriation and providing a reading list in the back and then doing the very thing throughout with no context.
  • Mandy
    2019-03-02
    ”Am I a witch? The short answer is yes! The longer answer is that I like to say that I have always liked the acronym W.I.T.C.H.—for “Woman in Total Control of Herself,” which is something I strive very hard to be.”Ohhhh, I REALLY liked this book. Her words spoke to my very core and while I already incorporate a lot of what she discussed in this book, my struggle has always been how to make our home more of a sanctuary. HausMagick helped...
  • ShanTil Yell
    2019-11-25
    3.5 stars. Darling coffee table book with pretty, pretty pictures. Also some cool, simple spells and potions to try! Side note: I bought a couple of HausWitch cleaning products and they’re really great—I’m glad Erica provided steps for how to make some of your own in here too!
  • Lydia
    2019-09-27
    an enjoyable read for the modern, millennial witch! plants, decorating, crystal suggestions, tarot basics, this book is basic, but pretty and super easy to read. feels super hipster and relevant to the modern witch movement, but i do wish it had a lil more depth!
  • R.
    2019-03-21
    A good refresher course, and I learned some new things.
  • Heather
    2019-03-14
    This book practically jumped off the shelf at the library. I felt like I had to take it home;the title made me giggle, too. Written by the owner of a boutique in Salem, MA, it was a fun book to read and look through. I loved this: "A spell is a prayer with props." There are some recipes for cleaning solutions, teas, and clearing potions. Ingredients you would not likely have on hand but fun to read. Also a good grounding meditation and informatio...
  • Claudia
    2019-04-23
    Just scroll through the witchblr hashtag on tumblr instead.
  • Louise Miller
    2019-07-02
    A cheerful, refreshing, and magical look at ways to transform the space you live in, and the way changing your space can help change your life. Right book/right time!
  • Pam Cipkowski
    2019-03-14
    Are you into hygge, Marie Kondo, feng shui, and a fan of the latest trendy new-age ideas, with a little bit of originality and sass on top of all that? HausMagick is the book for you! It's all about creating the right magic in your home, with a little help from witchcraft. No, you're not going to get struck by a bolt of lightning if you pick up this book. Erica Feldmann is just about the cutest witch there is, and with her unique perspective, she...
  • Haliation
    2019-04-09
    A lovely, gorgeous jaunt through house-based magic. This is very much for beginners, but I am ALL about how beautiful this books is. My eyes have feasted on no witchy book quite like this, and I will probably end up buying it to have it on my shelf. I also really appreciated Erica's commentary on New Age cultural appropriation, ethical and respectful harvesting/sourcing of herbs for plant magic and her note on the use of the word "smudging". Thes...
  • Chloe H.
    2019-04-06
    This is a very pretty book, that would look great on a coffee table. I'm a fan of the Instagram account for this shop and the photography is great. The witchy bits of this book are, I'm afraid, pretty watered down, generalized new-age stuff. The design tips were a little better, because they emphasize minimalism and working with what you already have.
  • Sian Lile-Pastore
    2019-06-16
    This is a really beautiful book all about creating a beautiful home - not just about having stuff, but also the energy in the space. There's introductions to crystals, tarot, meditation and pet whispering... And I thought it was lovely. If you've read lots of witchcraft type books, you'll probably know this stuff , but it was still a nice book.
  • Marie
    2019-02-23
    I’m going to have to buy this one. Glad my library owns it.
  • Marci
    2019-12-10
    Flat New-Age stuff with the bonus that she's thought a lot about cultural appropriation but gone ahead and done it anyway.
  • Juli Anna
    2019-10-17
    Beautiful photographs and a wonderful thematic intro to witchcraft in general. I found the information to be a bit basic for me at this point in my life, but I'm a longtime fan of Erica Feldmann and customer of HausWitch, so I definitely enjoyed this.
  • Callie Sokoloski
    2019-03-15
    Cute coffee table book! I got this from the library, but I think it’s more meant to own and keep on a bookshelf for quick references. Lots of recipes, instructions, and information to take in and use slowly over time (not ideal for a 2 week limit check out). Check out the author’s shop in Salem!
  • Gretchen
    2019-06-05
    As I suspected it would be, this book is a great opportunity to pull out your "New Age white lady" bingo cards. There are dozens of magical techniques here, each given half a page of astoundingly-basic description before jumping off to the next. There are token nods to problems of cultural appropriation and gender essentialism, but they don't carry through to the rest of the text. And there are painful amounts of pseudoscience sprinkled throughou...
  • Courtney
    2019-03-08
    “A spell is just a prayer with props.”
  • Bri
    2019-09-05
    I’ve been on a mission in 2019 to find ways to incorporate my love for interior design with my lifestyle as a self-titled home/cottage/hearth witch. When I discovered this book on social media, I was stoked to find a like-minded author who might give me a little insight on how to do that. Because of the expectation I had when I picked up this book, I think I set myself up for disappointment. HausMagick is a beautiful way to introduce very basic...
  • Julie Bestry
    2019-09-02
    So, is your first instinct to think that "woo" isn't for you? OK. But how do you feel about mindfulness? Organizing (yes, sigh, even Marie Kondo, though I don't want to get into that)? Decorating? Did you enjoy The Little Book of Hygge or any of its variants? Does feng shui intrigue you?Feldmann's book definitely delves into modern Wicca, but unless you're SUPER-religious from the perspective that you think anyone's faith practices except your ow...
  • Alissa
    2019-03-25
    Like Hygge...but with Spells!HausMagik, Feng-Shui, Hygge... No matter what "trending" term you tack onto it, it's still all about making your home into an Oasis in which you're happy to spend the few hours where you're NOT asleep, at work, or out in the world busting your arse for one reason or another. I'm always all about making my crib more Zen (except I draw the line at methods that force you to empty your bookshelves. (view spoiler)[ The Naz...
  • Rebekah Gonzalez
    2018-11-12
    I happened upon this book by pure chance, or by destiny (however you want to look at it). I came into work, and there it was -- sitting on my desk in a manila envelope. It was sent to me by a friend who works at our main library, and I guess as he was sorting through ARCs sent to us by various publishers, he thought it might be of interest to me.Witchcraft isn't my thing, but I decided to give the book a chance. Although I cannot really buy into ...
  • Chatti
    2019-11-13
    I listened to the Audio book and loved the narrator. This is a great beginner's guide and makes it not so scary. People hear witchcraft and they think of the women in the pointed hat over a cauldron. Or worse, the devil. It's not that. The most important thing about "witch craft" is intention. We do this in our daily lives already (or I do at least)so it's not a far stretch to set intention into making a house into a home. I do believe this is a ...