Oct 16, 2014

The Great October Book Giveaway - Red Wheel//Weiser

One of the most prolific publishing houses that caters to the wider Pagan community is Red Wheel/Weiser.  Not only do they have a varied and impressive catalogue of everything from basic 101 books to classic esoteric tomes, but they are also staffed by some really cool people (I'm talking about you Eryn).  The fab folks there sent along two books for you! The first is a brand, sparkling new October release, and the second was a magical summer release - and they both look amazing!

The first book is "Hedgewitch Book of Days - Spells, Rituals, and Recipes for the Magical Year" by Mandy Mitchell


"Once upon a time the witch held a place of esteem in the village; her knowledge of local plants and wayside herbs were used to heal; her wisdom and empathy made her the village matchmaker and marriage counselor; and her ability to commune with nature and animals gave her a place of revelry and wisdom. She was the Hedgewitch.

Aimed at the busy witch, who is both breadmaker and breadwinner, this book revives the spirit of the Hedgewitch and teaches you how to make every day one full of wisdom, healing, and magic. For the practicing or would-be witch whose life is more jeans, chaos, and the never-ending question of what’s for dinner than it is black robes, cauldrons, and incantations, Mandy Mitchell has a recipe for you!"

You can also check out this book review from Patti Wigington of About.com's Paganism/Wicca portal.


The second book up for grabs is "The Voodoo Doll Spellbook - A Compendium of Contemporary Spells and Rituals" from Denise Alvarado


"When it comes to Voodoo, few things are more iconic than the Voodoo doll. Known also as conjure dolls, doll babies, dollies, baby dolls, poppets, fetich, fetish, and effigies, they are servants of fast-acting, long-lasting magic. If you are seeking a new job or new friends, need to find your one true love or keep your lover at home, wish to be rid of your enemies or protect yourself from thievery, in these pages you will find the doll and the spell to do just that and more.

Drawing not only on New Orleans Voodoo and hoodoo traditions, Alvarado also presents doll spellwork from ancient Greece, Egypt, Malaysia, Japan, Africa, and the European grimoires of old magic. You’ll learn how to make, use, and properly dispose of your Voodoo doll."

And here is a review of The Voodoo Doll Spellbook from Cory of New World Witchery.


By now, most of you know how this works, but if you are just showing up to the party, you can go here to view the rules and legal bits.  I throw this little book-rave yearly because I absolutely adore the kind folks who wander by this blog and bump into me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and now Ello (which I keep forgetting about).  So all you need to do is leave a comment telling me how you found me/how you follow me.  If you've done that bit in a previous giveaway entry, you're free to just tell me what book you'd prefer if you win.

I'll draw the names of the two winners on Monday, October 20th at 9pm Pacific/midnight Eastern time.  Please make sure you leave a linked comment or an email address so I can notify you in writing if you've won!


All book photos and quoted text are copyright Mandy Mitchell and Denise Alvarado respectively and Red Wheel/Weiser, and used only to promoted the books listed.

36 comments:

Ms Smirk said...

I am loving both of these books! If I were to choose one it would be the Hedgewitch Book of Days! I hope I win!

Birgit said...

The "Hedgewitch Book of Days - Spells, Rituals, and Recipes for the Magical Year" sounds just magical, Jen. Thanks for presenting all these books and even giving us all the chance to win one of them. I haven't thought much about doll magic, but now you made me curious.

Hugs and happy October,
Birgit

Peanut Butter Pie said...

Love both, each offering gets increasingly better, really keeping my fingers crosse for this one :)

Liz Davenport said...

Jen, I would love the Hedgewitch Book of Days, but would certainly enjoy the Voodoo Doll Spellbook as well! :-)

Thank you for your great giveaways. :-)

ledvenport@aol.com

Ravenna Rose said...

Yay. It would be great to win The Hegdewitch Book of Days. We connect on facebook.

Johanna Lawson said...

I would just love to add "The Hedgewitch Book of Days" to my library! The books you have gathered for this giveaway are just incredible, Jen, and you are incredible for doing this!

Runningafter3 said...

Definitely the Hedgewitch BOD! I have a Voodoo book of Denise's and am still working through it!
Kelly

Stephanie Clayton said...

I would love to win the Hedgewitch Book of Days - Spells, Rituals, and Recipes for the Magical Year book. I've entered several times now, so I'm pretty sure you have my contact info. ;)

Yasmin said...

Both of these books sound fantastic, but especially the book of days!
Connected on Facebook and follow your blog...
Thanks for the wonderful giveaways!
Yasmin

Magpie said...

Salutation, I found you via my friend PJ Graham on Facebook. She shared your link. I'd be interested in the hedge witchcraft book! Love the blog!

rowan said...

The Hedgewitch Book of Days sounds fascinating and right up my alley!! Thanks for the chance!

Holly said...

I stumbled upon your blog while visiting Blooming Howl partiers through Magaly's Blog . If I were to be the chosen one, I would love the Hedgewitches Book of Days. Have a bliss filled blessed weekend.

Clanori said...

I would love the Voodoo book.Though the Hedgewitch book looks intriguing.Love your choices.

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~ Cee ~ said...

I found your blog through a Google keyword search (I cannot remember the combination). Thank you for all of these spectacular giveaways! ~Cee~

Edited to add: I follow you on Digg.
ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

Danni said...

That hedgewitch book is calling my name!

DogsMom said...

Fingers crossed to win a book.
I recently discovered them and this publisher on Goodreads.
I am sure I found you in October of some year. That is when I meet the best people, through blog hops and parties.
I am really missing blogging friends.
(My own fault. Need to prioritize my time.)

wismomworks@gmail.com

Sparkless said...

I'd love the Voodoo book but both books sound fantastic and I haven't read either so if I win I'd be happy with either. I'm a blog follower.

shannisnyder said...

I'm excited for the chance to win either of these books! I happened upon your blog through a fortunate series of clicks and have been following you since spring. Thank you so much for sharing your insights and for the opportunity to win one of these lovely books :)

Engie Willow said...

Both of these books sound amazing! If I had to choose, I would pick "The Voodoo Doll Spellbook - A Compendium of Contemporary Spells and Rituals" I heard that Denise Alvarado is an amazing author.

Good luck everyone! =^_^=

Fox and Dragon said...

Hedgewitch Book of Days, definitely. I'm an old-fashioned sort. Loving these giveaways, thank you for the opportunity, Jen! <3


-the Artful White Fox
Twinflame Studios

scavengerspirits said...

These both look excellent, but hedgewitchery is much closer to what I do than voodoo, so I think I'd really like to read the Hedgewitch Book of Days.

After reading your blog, I started following you on Facebook, too. :)

~Jennifer

Rebecca Powell said...

I just heard about the Hedgewitch Book of Days and it sounds perfect for me! It would be great if I could win it and get it in my collection now :P

Still following your blog ;)

rapowell4@gmail.com

missmerrickmayfair said...

I would love to win the Voodoo Doll Spellbook :)

sunwyn said...

Would love to win the Hedgewitch Book of Days. I believe that this is my first time entering now that I have my notifications from your site set up properly in my email.

siduri said...

Both of these look great!

Eliora said...

facebook friends, we are, Jen. Thank you so very much for your generosity ! <3

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Misty Bearmother said...

I would love love love the Hedgewitch Book of Days!!!! I have really connected with the name "hedgewitch" over the past few years since becoming a practicing herbalist <3

Katy Magee said...

Either of these books would be fantastic! Lately I've been on a real herbalism/kitchen witch kick, so I'll choose the Hedgewitch Book of Days.

ealamagee@gmail.com

Ashley Hunter said...

Just discovered you on Facebook through a mutual friend! Love these books!

Eveline Maedel said...

I would love to win either of these books - thanks for such a wonderful contest, getting lots of ideas for books to add to my "to read" list :)

orion`s daughter said...

I have been following you blog via email for ages now. I love it. I am interested in the Hedgewitch Book of Days.

orionova[at]gmail[dot]com

Debra Nehring said...

I would love either book. Jen. I've followed your blog and am a FB contact. Blessings,
Deb

Michelle said...

Weiser has a lot of good books and these are two of them. I follow you on twitter and on your blog

Mandy Mitchell said...

Thank you so much for including my book in your giveaway...good luck to everyone, I hope you enjoy the book!!!bb mandyxxx