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Natalie doesn t disappoint with this guide to places both well known and obscure in this guide it s almost as good as taking a road trip along with her Can t wait to read the rest of the series and explore even further from home. GOODREADS GIVEAWAY BOOKReceived this via Goodreads Giveaway and am very happy I grew up in the area where the Salem Witch Trials took place, so this book held my attention throughout I knew that living in New England has the benefit of magical and occult places, and this book is full of areas that I am looking forward to visiting.Recommend this book for anyone who is curious about the occult, wicca, and or magic. I am not into the occult, but I like the idea of oddities and curiosities, so I checked this book out It really left a lot to desire In fact, there was not too much that made me want to flip back into this book later It isn t really a travelogue, nor is it a summary of weird places, it is just an overview of destinations, with no real value in the descriptions. I wish I was a millionaire so I could travel to all of these places, and tour the state and places for months on end Someone hire me as a travel blogger for this I won t disappoint lol.
Definitely one of few books of this type I hope Llewellyn invests in similar guides for the rest of the USA As with most Llewellyn books, this one could have used acompetent editor, but that is to be expected Still, it s a fun and unusual resource. for reference on my next trip to NE This review originally appeared on The Fat Feminist Witch 17 01 2017 at Years before I had any indication that being a professional witch was in the cards for me, I was just a not as quiet as Im sure everyone wished college student studying Tourism Travel at St Clair College and learning how to lead tours, treat ancient and natural sites with respect, plan vacations, and write travel guides So when the author, Natalie Zaman, emailed me and asked This review originally appeared on The Fat Feminist Witch 17 01 2017 at Years before I had any indication that being a professional witch was in the cards for me, I was just a not as quiet as I m sure everyone wished college student studying Tourism Travel at St Clair College and learning how to lead tours, treat ancient and natural sites with respect, plan vacations, and write travel guides So when the author, Natalie Zaman, emailed me and asked me if I d like to review the book I had already compared prices, checked to see if it was at a local bookstore, and added it to me TO READ list on goodreads haha I was eager to read it and to learnabout some of the magic I just know is hidden throughout North America in this case the US specifically and I wasn t disappointed This book earned it s 5 star rating by existing perfectly somewhere between the realm of travel guide and grimoire While you re totally engrossed in the stories and myths of a state you never even considered visiting, you re mentally making note of addresses and directions Before you know it you ve actually read a travel guide cover to cover I collect travel guides and I ve never read one cover to cover like I did this book The amazingly magical descriptions practically transport you to these locations and you can practically see the pentagram at the heart of Washington DC, and hear the magically purifying tone of the liberty bell, and feel aleister Crowley s impromptu burial soil shift beneath your feet Honestly, I can t believe I was so happy to feel like I was in Delaware or New Jersey Though honestly I can t wait to check both out again with fresh eyes This book covers the Northeastern United States, namely Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Conneticut, Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York This is not technically my neck of the woods, but it is one I frequent and I thought I had a pretty good idea of what might be in the book, and right away I was smacked off my high horse with the information that shops would be included in the book in an extremely limited capacity, and I realized most of the witchiest things I knew about any of these locations was shops I really appreciated this reality check and learned a ton of super interesting things I never knew.The author does a fantastic job or not only curating interesting occult sites, or historial areas shrouded in myth and mystery, but reveals the magic in places and items that some people might regard as mundane One of my favourite examples of this is near the beginning in the chapter on Washington D.C in a section titled Washington s Gods and Goddesses , that talks about different deities depicted all over the city You can find roman goddess of wisdom and justice Minerva at the supreme court building, which is modeled after the Parthenon Zeus in the form of George Washington at the Smithsonian, and Mars and Ceres among others at the Capitol Building If you worship deities, I can t imagine a cooler place to visit and pay tribute.If you like to work with natural elements each chapter talks about the state rock, mineral, tree, or flower, where to find them, and their magical correspondences Did you know Pennsylvania has a state fossil The trilobite instead of rock Or that Rhode Island s state rock, bowenite, is the stuff of Lovecraftian other worlds Or maybe that Maryland s ancient white oaks help protect against wicked spells and negativity This book tells you the legends of local monsters and beasts, ghostly legends and locations, establishes sacred sites, and graves of note If you ve ever wanted to pay tribute to Aleister Crowley, Edgar Allen Poe, HP Lovecraft or Ed Warren, this book can not only get you there but gives advice on creative and magical ways to pay tribute.Perhaps my favourite feature of the whole book, each chapter ends with a local witch or magical person sharing a prayer, spell, or ritual that specifically incorporates the magic of their state Salem Witch Laurie Cabot and her daughter Penny appear at the end of the Massachusetts chapter, while the Pennsylvania Grounding Spell by Goldie Brown is probably my new favourite grounding ritual of all time.If you re looking for a book with a ton of photographs and maps that you can carry around on your vacation to lead you to places, this is probably not the book to start with Rather I find that this book is less about physically bringing you there, butabout getting you to feel something when you finally arrive What you get instead of maps or colour photos is beautifully written descriptions with just a hint of the macabre, and tons of spells and magic that you can do in all of these places while respecting the natural energy of the area That s not to say that you can t easily bring it with you and reference some of the spots or addresses, because you totally can But you can also just pick this book up when you have no travel plans to learn about some interesting cultures or monsters that might live right in your backyard.You also might do what I m currently doing which is researching flights to Delaware or New Jersey because they re apparently way cooler than I was lead to believe ^FREE DOWNLOAD ✑ Magical Destinations of the Northeast: Sacred Sites, Occult Oddities & Magical Monuments ⇺ Every State In America Has Sacred Sites Places That Change You, Heal You, And Make You Feel Alive Magical Destinations Of The Northeast Details Than Spiritual Destinations Perfect For Meditation, Magic, And Just Plain Fun This Hands On Guidebook Also Includes Spells And Rituals And Provides Tips For The Magical Uses Of Official State Plants, Flowers, Gems, Minerals, And TreesThere Are Pockets Of Magic To Be Found Everywhere Places That Make You Stop In Your Tracks As Powerful Energies Speak To Your Soul This Book Is Filled With Awe Inspiring Destinations, Featuring Little Known Gems, Natural Landscapes, And Manmade Creations, As Well As Native American And African American Heritage Sites With Everything From Witch S Temples To Druid Circles, Spiritualist Communities To Mysterious Stones, This Book Will Make Your Next Trip A Truly Magical JourneyFeatures Than Destinations In Maine Vermont New Hampshire Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut District Of Columbia Maryland Delaware Pennsylvania New Jersey New YorkPraise A Comprehensive, Entertaining, And Insightful Guide To The Sacred, Magical, And Mystical Destinations Of The Northeast Judika Illes, Author Of Encyclopedia Of Witchcraft Magical Destinations Of The Northeast Includes Both Famous Sites As Well As Those That Are Comparatively Unknown Although I M A Longtime Dedicated Reader Of Travel Books, Within These Pages I Discovered Numerous Places That Were New To Me Magical Destinations Is Perfect For Both Armchair And Actual Travelers NatalieZaman Is A Brilliant Tour Guide Her Fresh And Thoughtful Perspectives Make This Book Than Just Another Travel Guide Looking Forward To Future Installments With Great Anticipation Judika Illes, Author Of The, The Big Book Of Practical Spells And Encyclopedia Of Witchcraft A Fascinating And Comprehensive Book That Is Sure To Become The Go To Guide For Anyone Wanting To Visit Magical Places In The Northeast United States I Can T Wait To Begin Exploring All The Wonders This Book Reveals Deborah Blake, Author Of Everyday Witchcraft And The Witch S Broom Many Of Us American Witches And Pagans Probably Think We Need A Passport To Discover Places Full Of Magical Significance Natalie Zaman Leads The Reader On A Magical Pilgrimage To The American Northeast Showing Us Travel Destinations Through Magical Eyes She Proves Time And Time Again Within This Very Entertaining And Well Researched Book That Places Of Power Are Much Closer To Home Than We Ever Knew Even If You Ve Never Been To The East Coast, This Book Will Surely Awaken Your Wanderlust To Visit The Amazing Locations Wonderfully Described With Zaman S Inspiring Travel Guide Mickie Mueller, Author Of The Witch S Mirror The World Is Enchanted And With This Book, Natalie Becomes Your Magical Tour Guide, Leading You To Discover Sacred Spaces And Secret Places We Love Her Style Amy Zerner And Monte Farber, Authors Of The Psychic Circle And The Enchanted Tarot The World Is Full Of Magic And Although You Can Journey To The Far Corners Of The Earth To Find Places Of Wonder, You Can Also Find Them Nearer Than You D Imagine Possible Magical Destinations Of The Northeast Is Like A Hidden Scroll, A Treasure Map, And A Mysterious Compass That Let S You Find The Enchanted Places That Are Near To Your Home And Hearth Because These Are Closer, You May Have The Opportunity To Visit Them Again And Again So You Can Build A Sacred Relationship With Each Place If You Are Not From The Northeast Of The USA, Then The Listings Are Your Key To Visiting Locations And Meeting People That You Might Never See Without This Guide To The Magic That Is Hidden In Plain Sight Ivo Dominguez Jr Author Of Practical Astrology For Witches And Pagans America Is Blessed To Have Such A Wonderfully Witchy Archivist Out In The Field Written With Intelligence And Compassionate Insight, Readers Are Introduced To A Wide Variety Of Sacred Northeastern Sites, Suggestions For Spiritual Visitors, Spells, Meditations, And A Solid Dose Of History Natalie Zaman Expertly Documents All Things Curious, Ancient, And Otherwise Magical In This Impressive Collection I Can T Wait For The Rest Of The Series Raven Digitalis, Author Of Esoteric Empathy And Goth Craft