Book Review: Gray Witches Grimoire by Amythyst Raine ISBN 1780992734
Published by Moon Books ©2014 www.moon-books.net; book $19.95; ebook $11.99
Overall, I was a little let down by this book. There is very little on the actual path of the Gray Witch in it, only a few pages. I would have liked to have read more. Although the pages are few, I was very engaged in what the author had to say on this subject.
The preface of the book explains what the author’s concept of a gray witch is- not light, not dark, but in between (as you might have guessedJ). She also covers what she thinks is the most important of the witches ladder- to keep silent and the power this rung carries in doing so. Ms. Raine also goes into her views of what the principles, beliefs and code of ethics are for a gray witch. The book also covers many basic tenets such as the triangle of manifestation, the witches pyramid and the use of the heptagram.
A lot of the book covers different correspondences she uses (which are the same most pagans/witch may use, including myself). She does offer many spells, which certainly would fall under the category of “gray”.This book may not be for those who only profess love and light. Whether or not the author’s spells cross any lines is up to each practioner and what they believe to be as truth.
Ms. Raine does not offer a bibliography. She does state at the very beginning of the book that all the information is from her own grimoire and what has learned on her path as a gray witch. The books is written in a very easy to read format. If want an good book for correspondences and spells, this may be a good book for you, but as stated before, the actual information on the path of the gray witch is very limited. I would give this book 3 out of 5 stars.