Monday, May 13, 2013

Book Review - Magic When You Need It: 150 Spells You Can't Live Without

The book is, Magic When You Need It: 150 Spells You Can't Live Without by Judika Illes.

The book is mediocre at best although there a few good spells and a few good ideas. There is some hoodoo-related stuff in it. I would rate this book as average if it weren't for the fact that the author clearly lifted spells from well known sources and simply reworked them, sometimes just slightly, while presenting it as if she was the author of the spell. This is unforgivable. Case in point, "Green Devil Repossession Service". This spell uses a green devil candle to have a person pay you the money they owe you. This spell appears to have been lifted from Cat Yronwode at Lucky Mojo. Here's a link to Cat's spell: Green Devil Money Back Spell. I would also add about the scarcity of purchasing a green devil candle. As far as I know, Lucky Mojo is one of the only places to purchase a green devil candle. Most other places only sell them in red or black. So that is another indication that Judika Illes stole this spell. In my opinion, Judika Illes is a thief and should not be rewarded by people purchasing her books. Additionally, if she lifted this spell she probably lifted many more as well.

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this book a 1. Do not purchase it. Do not reward thievery.

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