‘When you find yourself on a London platform shouting into your mobile, “we haven’t got enough demons! Do you want me to order some more?” as folk quietly edge away from you ….. When one of your staff members believes herself to be Queen of the Fairies and tells all your suppliers of her new status as supernatural royalty – you know you’re running a witchcraft shop.’
As you know I’m a bit of a Glastonbury fan so when I came across this book on Amazon’s Kindle store for just £1.50 it didn’t take me long to hit 1-Click!
The authors own three pagan shops in Glastonbury, the Magick Box, the Cat and Cauldron and Witchcraft Ltd and this is a diary of their experiences. It is set out in a loose diary format, and runs, as should be expected, from Samhain – Samhain. It not only includes their experiences in the shops, but also gives fascinating insights into how their spirituality infuses their everyday lives. They seem to be quite well connected in pagan circles which was interesting for a nosey person like me, but the famous folk are only ever mentioned in passing – there is no side to them. It gives a ‘behind the scenes’ look at Glastonbury, which those of us who only visit once or twice a year don’t normally get to see, blinded as we are by the glamour and fairy dust! There’s also nuggets of folklore, wicca, druidry, nature observations, travelogue, and much more! Plus they are OBODies too 🙂
I really enjoyed the book – which is illustrated by another OBODie, Arthur Billington, (who also part illustrates the monthly OBOD journal Touchstone) – my only complaint was that at 178 pages it was too short!