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A Witch's Halloween by Gerina Dunwich
This is a book I owned a few years ago with lots of different ideas on how to celebrate Halloween. This book comes from the perspective of a witch. This is a book of pagan traditions which make Halloween a lot more fun. I have been practicing witchcraft for more than a decade. I enjoy various customs associated with it. Nothing is more thrilling to many witches than the holiday called Samhain. This is what Halloween is called by many pagans. This is a Celtic word which means 'Summer's End'.
The author of this book is Gerina Dunwich. Ms Dunwich is a High Priestess of the Old Religion. She is widely published, but still quite young. She was born in 1959. I have several of her books in my collection. I was interested in a book which offered up a recipe for baked squirrels. I am a vegan at this stage of my life, but liked the idea of reading a book with such a flamboyant recipe idea. Many of her books contain recipes. There are many fun ideas which you can put into practice to make Halloween more fun and magickal. Wouldn't it be better to bob for apples knowing there is a magical history behind it? This book gets into all of that. You will find out all kinds of information which will provide a light on many Halloween customs.
You will learn that Jack O'Lanterns were originally created out of turnips rather than pumpkins. This is just one of the many details she will explore in this book. This book is highly recommended. It makes Halloween a lot more interesting.