The Witches’ Almanac Issue 28 Spring 2009 to Spring 2010

The Witches’ Almanac Issue 28 Spring 2009 to Spring 2010 © 2008
The Witches’ Almanac, Ltd.
ISBN: 978-0-9773703-44
152 pages
$11.95 (U.S.)
Reviewed by: Mike Gleason

Once again The Witches’ Almanac landed in my mailbox and I looked forward to learning a lot of new, interesting items. The theme for this year is plant lore (next year’s is “Animals Great and Small”), so you can expect to find article on everything from papyrus to olives to mandrakes.

It is not limited to plant lore, however, as you will find articles on deities (Asclepius), magicians (Roger Bacon), and assorted other topics as well. There is even an interview with Hans Holzer. At $11.95 it is reasonably priced and continues their tradition of giving good value for the price.

Every year there are topics both familiar and exotic; ones which open up new avenues to be explored and ones which tie together disparate bits of information which have been knocking around my mind without having found a connection.

As is normal in almanacs, it is the articles which produce the big draw every year. However, this almanac was evolved over the years of its existence from a merely serviceable source of ideas and basic astronomical information into a glossy-covered, well-produced annual book. Nowadays when you see it, your eyes are drawn to the cover, THEN you get drawn in by the contents.

I heartily recommend that you pick up a copy of this almanac. Even though I don’t agree with everything in it (I never do), I cannot find a single objection to it which doesn’t boil down to personal bias on my part.



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