Books to Avoid


When browsing in a bookshop there are certain titles that I automatically avoid. The first is “Celtic Shamanism”. The Celts (and let’s not go into what races were and were not Celts) had druids, which is a perfectly good system and I see no need to tack Shamanism on just because it’s foreign so must be the next sexy thing.

The other one is “Real Witch”. It’s as if the writer has to validate their practice to everyone else, whereas if you’ve had a few years’ experience you can tell within a five minute skim of the book whether it’s any good or absolute rot. The “Real Witch” stuff falls into the latter.

If any readers of this blog have titles that they automatically avoid for any reason, I’d like to hear from you.