The Dictionary of Magic and Mystery
Have you ever engaged in a discussion with friends or maybe listened to an interview and magical words showed up that you had no clue to what they meant. The normal thing would be to ask, but sometimes you don’t have that opportunity especially if you’re listening to a taped interview or watching something on the Internet. Wouldn’t it be great to have a book full of magical terms? It would be easy to flip to the needed word without appearing to be such a novice.
Author Melusine Draco must have thought the same thing. Sure, there are several dictionaries out there on the occult, but unfortunately, practitioners do not write them, until now. One book I consulted listed a Pagan as one who leads a wild and indulgent lifestyle. Not at all, how I think of myself. Draco must have encountered similar issues and set out to create a book that not only informed, but also serves as an encouragement for deeper study.
Draco is not only an author, but has served as a spiritual teacher for the last two decades. Some of her better known books are LiberÆgyptius: The Book of Egyptian Magic; The Egyptian Book of Days, The Hollow Tree, an elementary guide to Qabalah; The Thelemic Handbook; A Witch’s Treasury of the Countryside; Root & Branch: British Magical Tree Lore and Starchild: A Rediscovery of Stellar Wisdom.
This is a must have book for anyone interested in magic or is a follower of the old ways. Currently it is only available at Moon Books. My only gripe about this wonderful book is I would have liked an extra space line between definitions. The book is almost 400 pages and that extra line would make it unwieldly. For those whose eyesight is as bad as mine is, get the eBook version and you can make it as big as you like.