I have had this book on my shelf a while and only since having a lot of time at my job to read while my clients are sleeping, have I decided to catch up on the treasures there.
Approach this book as a reference guide and resource. It gives quickish introductions to all the ways words can be and have been used for thousands of years to create magical change in your life. There are tons and tons of instruction books out there, but this one happened to capture my attention in its introduction of the concept of sigils to my base of knowledge. Not coincidentally (I don’t believe in coincidence), I was introduced to sigils in my studies last week and encouraged to do more research on them if they were of interest. This gives me just enough information beyond what I was introduced to to whet my appetite even further and to go out and find a more specialized book. (If you know of one, by the way, please let me know in the comments.)
Not only does Write your own Magic – the Hidden Power in Your Words give one basic, working information on Sigils, Talismans, Amulets, Numerology, Sacred Names, Mandelas, Kameas, Scrolls and more, it also delves into techniques for discovering one’s purpose in life, spell casting and magnetizing yourself to the goals you want and are asking the Universe for. I found it a well-rounded, if very beginner’s basic read that was quick (I read it in one night) and to the point. If you are curious about what you may not know out there or are introducing a student to the basics, it should be on your bookshelf.
Let me know what you thought of it, how you applied its techniques to your practices and if they worked for you. I would love to know.