The Spell-Book Glut
Carl McColman tackles the issue of the glut of Pagan books on the market for Beliefnet and ponders if the spirituality is getting buried under all that text.
“Most alarmingly, the Wiccan ethical focus seems to have gone by the wayside: the new spell books are all about ‘getting your own way,’ presenting magic not as an inner pursuit, but merely as a tool for wish fulfillment. As a result, veteran Witches are so outspoken in their criticism of spell books that such titles have been unofficially dubbed ‘witchcrap.'”
Quotes from Judy Harrow and Patricia Telesco, among others.