Your Guide to Banishing Bullsh*t and Invoking Your Inner Power
by Mandi Em
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 04 May 2021 | Archive Date 04 Jun 2021
Self-help is hard (and therapy is expensive!), but magic makes it easier than ever.
In Witchcraft Therapy, you will learn how to use the mystical powers of intention, mindful manifestation, divination, and righteous indignation to cope with whatever life throws your way. Author and witchy wellness guru Mandi Em offers advice in her own unique brand of positivity providing spells, rituals, and more that you can do right at home.
Complete with wisdom like “Remember that ‘f*ck off’ is a banishing spell,” Witchcraft Therapy will have you feeling more empowered and liberated than ever.
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Average rating from 38 members
Wise words from a wise woman, who has learned many of the basics required to live well, I would recommend this book wholeheartedly, it is really deep, and we need depth in our lives.
I loved this book. I would not say I am interested in witchcraft but for some reason I decided to read this one and am so glad I did. The author gives so many fun and helpful ideas of things to do that I plan on trying many of them. I especially liked the grounding exercise and I think it is something everyone would benefit from. It's a fun read that I will go back to often.
Witchcraft Therapy provides readers with magical results through meditation, visualization, belief, and witchy methods. I liked this more than I thought I would! It was a really interesting read which centred a lot around being at one with your energy and the world. It felt creative and powerful in its delivery of strategies to feel better in everyday life no matter what comes at you. Thank you to the publisher and to NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I found "Witchcraft Therapy" incredibly helpful. I was worried when I first jumped in but I was pleasantly surprised. Whenever I hear something like "_____ therapy", I assume it's about to scream anti-medication and anti-doctor garbage. This was, thank the Gods, not that whatsoever. Mandi Em makes a point to mention that this was an add-on to medical assistance not something to replace it. I'm also particularly fond of the writing. Honestly it sounds like the way I talk and it's VERY accessible. I found almost all of the rituals helpful in some way. They are definitely on the side of meditation and mindfulness and are things I was personally taught in counseling. I love the way Mandi Em presented mental illness and how she gives advice. It's not preachy and its definitely not "good vibes only" either. She treats the readers like a person with a mental illness. I can appreciate how everything is realistic. If you are interested in Paganism but don't believe in Gods this is a great start. You can learn the basics of magick without shoving a higher power down your throat.
I really enjoyed this book. It starts out giving some basic succinct explanations energy work, grounding, manifestation, journaling, creating magical spaces, meditation and visualization and rituals. All great bases to have. The disclaimer right after was also a nice touch, in my opinion. I liked the exercise format and thought they were all well explained and achievable, especially because the author took possible space and life limitations into account and offered alternatives. Also, this book has so many different exercises and rituals that you will for sure find something to suit your need and that also means it will be useful for a long time. Another thing I really liked was the design aspect of this book. The cover, the new chapter pages and the colors of the titles all matched nicely and made the reading experience more enjoyable.
5 stars - I loved it! In Witchcraft Therapy, Mandi Em teaches you how to embrace your power of intention, use mindful manifestation, divination, and meditation to cope with what life throws at you. With easy to do rituals to get your mind in the right place, she teaches you how to rewire your thinking to live a happier life. First off, this book is not an anti-medication or anti-doctor book. Mandi Em repeatedly stresses that it is extremely important to see medical help if you need to. This book is to be used alongside professional care, if you need it, and is not a cure all to everyone’s problems. This book was extremely accessible, easy to read, and extremely easy to apply to your daily life. I really loved Mandi Em’s approach to discussing mental health. She is very blunt and straightforward about everything, which made this feel like you were having a conversation with her. This is not a preachy, or good vibes only book. She treats the reader like a person with a mental illness and I think that is why this book is so relatable and applicable to daily life. The rituals within the book were extremely easy and practical. You don’t need a lot of materials for most of them and they don’t require belief in Gods or Goddesses to do them. This is all about learning about yourself and using grounding, manifestation, journaling, meditation and visualization to make your mental situation better. Almost all the rituals within this book are easy to use and alter to your own life and practice, which to me, makes this an extremely adaptable and informative book that is perfect for everyone looking for some extra help.
Witchcraft Therapy is a book many practicing witches would find useful, especially when feeling not so witchy. It brings the reader back to their inner power through meditation, visualization, and impactful rituals. Honestly, it was something I really needed to read in my practice. Thanks to Netgalley for a copy for review
Don't be fooled by the title, this book discusses a lot of practices that can be used in witchcraft, but are also used by other practices all over the world. Grounding, Meditation, and Visualization are practiced outside of witchcraft and are useful for your mental health no matter you beliefs. However, this book does talk about it in tandem with witchcraft, this book could be useful to anyone looking to get started in any of those things. Since witchcraft is in the title though there are a lot of other more magical elements to it including various self-care rituals. These rituals are great because they don't require a lot of materials, so even those of us who are feeling a little poor right now can practice. Overall, I would recommend this book for people looking to a little magical self-care and peace of mind. The writing is funny and relatable. However, the author does state that these are not meant to replace therapy, they are meant to go along with it. Thank you to Netgalley and Adams Media for an eARC of this book, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Fun and relatable, this is an excellent addition to nonfiction collections where new age and spirituality titles are popular.
I am in love with this book!! I can't get enough of it!! I love the tone of the author and her down to approach to the craft. I love her practicality and the tools she gives you to be the best magical person you can be. I highly recommend this book as it is a must-read! I voluntarily read this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
This review will be posted to my blog May 3rd. I'll add it to The StoryGraph and GoodReads at that time. Full disclosure: I pre-ordered the hardcover copy of this book the day I finished reading it. I think reading this book was a right time, right place for me. The current version of myself was very open to everything in this book which is not something I could say about past me. Either way, I already know I’m going to want this book on my shelves for quick refreshers on specific topics in the book. The first thing I noticed and liked about this book was the tone it’s written in. It’s one of the few self-help books that doesn’t adopt an “I know more than you so everything I say is right” approach. Instead, Em has a you do you but I think these things generally lead to a better overall life approach that’s interspersed with subtle humor that perfectly matches my own. The second thing I noticed was the way Em gets information across. The explanations are short and to the point which is exactly what I want. I don’t want long winded paragraphs about all the people you’ve helped with your techniques, give me the raw data and I’ll see if it applies to me. Em is very good at that. The spells included in the book are easy for people new to Witchcraft and I really enjoyed that! I do think there were way too many spells that rely on burning things in a fireproof safe bowl. I live in a tiny Chicago apartment. One wrong move could mean disaster which means I think at least a third of the spells in the book aren’t useful to me. The ones that are useful though seem simple and easy so I’m excited to try them out. In a funny twist of events, it turns out I’ve been following the author of this book on Instagram for years! We connected initially over using our Instagrams to track our weight loss and both have progressed to being generally about health and happiness regardless of size. I highly enjoyed Witchcraft Therapy and if witchcraft and self help appeal to you I cannot recommend it enough.
Even as an everyday person reading this it is quite insightful on a beginner journey. It’s so well written you feel as if the author is speaking to you. A lot f good everyday tips. Would highly recommend
This book was really good especially when it comes to helping you trust yourself! I have always been interested in the world beyond ours and this book helped me understand myself better!
A useful, entertaining and informative book. It's well written and full of useful ideas. It's recommended. Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine
It was an interesting read for me as I’ve never read a self-help or witchy or spiritual type of book before. But it’s definitely full of good ideas and I found it helpful.
I am fascinated with witchcraft, and have been since I was young. I am not a practitioner however. This book was easy enough for someone who doesn't practice witchcraft to be able to follow, and take some of the advice into my own daily life, but would definitely be useful to someone who does spells and the other things mentioned in the book.
I want to give a huge shout out to Netgalley and they publishers for giving me a copy of this wonderful book! This was my monthly mental health book and I LOVED IT This book is probably my 8th or 10th witchcraft book and this one was not a disappointment. I feel like there is a huge misunderstanding when it comes to witchcraft. It is not about learning to fly on a broom or become the next Harry Potter, but to focus on yourself and expelling the negative energy that you bring into your life. My favorite quote from this book was “Your believes and how you view both yourself and the world can hugely influence the way you experience and navigate this bitch of a life”. YES!! That is so true and honestly this is what the book focuses on. Building you up and making you realize that life is what you make it. The author focused on becoming a better YOU!! Learning to love your body, coping with burn out, rethink success and breaking toxic patterns in your life were just a few things that the author really digs into. I have been struggling to find a mental health book that I could take something away from it after reading and put it to use in my own life. I loved this book and there was so many things that I will be pulling into my every day life. Reading this book felt like my strong best friend was hyping me up and really motivating me to be my best self. I can not recommend this book enough! I think the word “witchcraft” has a lot of stigma and I promise you, this book is worth reading no matter your religion!
This is a really fun read. I enjoyed the tone and the advice is relevant in today's hectic environment. It was a unique blend of law of attraction and witchcraft. The two have always blended at the base level of intent power but this book brings that more into focus. While I did like the tone, in places it felt a bit forced, though as not to detract from the advice, just that you'll notice the language stands out to the usual you will find for this type of read. The positive attitude was a message I always feel like i need to hear, as it is easy to slip into a negative mindset and the reset button can get dusty. The witchy ideas were light enough that any level practitioner can employ them with things they probably have on hand.
Ways to self-care/heal/feel empowered. A personal approach to help the reader (author's own stories in it too). A book that can help you take time for you. Does have things to make or do.
This is a great book to add to your personal collection. It is definitely a book you will want to keep close to you and use it over and over. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to banish negativity from their life. There is alot of practical advice given here as well.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ -- Who doesn't need to banish the bullsh!t! 😂 I don't think anyone can say that the past year and a half hasn't taken its toll on our mental health to some degree. With that in mind, I went into this book with the hope it would offer me some help and guidance as I cope with the world we live in now. Did it achieve that? Yes. I found it to be straightforward, entertaining, easy to read, the rituals easy to follow and easy to apply to my life. A definite recommendation from yours truly. 👍🏻 **ARC Via NetGalley**
"In putting in the work, you’re programming your brain to see the value of your own actions when it comes to grabbing this beautiful, chaotic life by the balls." I've been looking for something like this for awhile. And this really helped. It had a lot in it that you can use (and tweak to fit your needs and beliefs). It's easy to read and fun to read (which is always a plus) I read this through out the morning and spent alot if time highlighting some of her tips. I definitely recommend this book Thanks to Netgalley for giving me the Arc for an Honest review
I really liked this book. I was never one for witchcraft, but I picked this book to give something new a try. This book is extensive. I was really impressed with the amount of detail that has been put into the book and the general practice of completing the tasks requires a lot of concentration. The book implores techniques ground in mindfulness, manifestation, self- reflection and promoting positive thinking, and also includes witchy elements (crystals, tarot cards, etc)
What I really liked about this book is that it's so much more than what witchcraft has been made up to be, in that it makes it so simple. I have read other books on the subject, some that probably had the word "simple" somewhere in the title but always proved to be anything but. This doesn't ask for anything overly complicated and is really just a great new way to approach mediation, focusing on your energy, and visualization.
I loved this book as I always love a book that helps me get more in touch with my craft. It's a good guide to have on your shelf for reference and one I will definitely pick up to add to my collection. It was easy to follow and gave some good advice and answered questions well. I would recommend.
The spells, rituals, and pieces of wisdom offered in this book are worth checking out, regardless of whether you're a novice to witchcraft or a well-versed practitioner.
LOVED this. I’ve been wanting to get more in touch with my witchy/spiritual side and this guides you through many processes and mindsets to help you do so. I particularly liked the chapter delving into getting closer to your intuition and trusting it more, as well as a self grounding altar. Would definitely recommend this for anyone looking to open their mind more.
This is a surprisingly helpful, fun, in-depth book for folks who want to work on self care, self improvement and stress relief from a Wiccan standpoint. While I'm not Wiccan, I really appreciated the author's voice and advice, and that this isn't a book where you need to buy a bunch of special herbs and tools. As others have pointed out, it's very science-based and doesn't discourage medical care and seeking out experts' help. The meditations and rituals are easy to do and likely be truly helpful for many. Well recommended. I read a digital ARC of this book via NetGalley.
I enjoyed reading this as there were a lot of great tips for grounding yourself and dealing with anxiety which is something that a lot of people can use. I thought it was an excellent reminder to focus on mindfulness, rituals, and nature which sometimes get lost in our busy world.
I was not sure what to expect when reading this but I thoroughly enjoyed it. We begin by learning some basics such as grounding and manifestation. The best part is that the exercises allow you to put into practice what you learn while reading. The plethora of rituals and activities means there is something for everyone in here.
I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I have been keeping journals all of my life and I have been looking for new things to add to that routine and this came with magickal therapy. I liked doing the activities like making a bucklist. It made me feel like I am making progress and I can go back to the book if I need to refer to something. It left me feeling really positive.