This book was originally published in 1993, and I believe it was Ravenwolf’s first book. It has been reprinted many times over the years with updates and some of the more controversial portions removed or changed. This is one of the reasons that there is so much debate over this book.
Some will claim that it is full of dangerous and unethical information, and others will claim that they found nothing of the kind. It all depends on which volume you happen to read. The version I read for this review was published prior to 2000 (I wish I could check the copyright page, but I no longer have this book, so I am going by the year that it was given to me).
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Even leaving my feelings about Silver Ravenwolf aside, this is one of the very worst Pagan books that I have ever read.
It is presented as a Christian/mainstream parent-friendly guide, but smacks of a desperate attempt by ‘Mama Silver’ to appear cooler than the average mom.
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I was not as impressed with this book as I was with the author’s other works. On the whole I think that Marian Green is great for anyone interested in hedgecraft, but this book I found to be far too dogmatic for my tastes.
I find it prudent to mention that this is a reprint of an earlier work called ‘Elements of Natural Magic’. So it would seem that the author has since decided that a lot of the elements (if you’ll forgive the pun) she insists are ‘essential’ in this volume, are not really needed at all. Her attachment to tools and formal ritual work has also eased to a more fluid and natural practise in her later books.
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