Book Review ‘A Spiritual Worker’s Spell Book’ by Draja Mickaharic

A Spiritual Worker's Spell Book

7.3 out of 10

‘The Spiritual Worker’s Spell Book’, by Draja Mickaharic is fantastic. It is comprehensive, humorous, and straight-forward.

It is useful guide for practitioners in any religion or tradition, and of any skill level.

In it you’ll find not just sacred recipes or advice on cleansing or healing, but extended explanations on the history of these spells.

It also covers why any spiritual tradition functions in the ways that it does, and why it is important to be mindful of this in practice.

Authenticity
9/10
Accuracy
7/10
Enjoyment
6/10
Helpfulness
7/10

Pros

Accessible for novices

Very detailed instructions

Ethical magic only

Summary

Here were my first impressions.

What marks a serious teacher is the spirit with which the student pursues the magical art. Teacher’s must wisely turn away students that sound unhinged, dangerous, or only interested destructive power.

These students would probably waste the time of an actual teacher, because these spells cannot be safely taught or practiced. Mickaharic explains this potential for darkness, and talks about how the nature of spell-work comes with a practical dilemma.

People who make use of evil magical spells will be met with a quick negative reaction in the world around them, while people who do good works are given lasting power in a gradual and increasing fashion.

The book’s teachings were very impressive and realistic.

It was actually one of the first books I read on the subject. Michaharic helped me get started with real magic, not pure ‘fantasist’ make-believe methods, like some magicians are known to peddle.

Michaharic has packed his book full of everyday simple magic spells which are fast and efficient in their results. I believe the author of the book Draja Mickaharic to be very sincere, ethical, and authentic when it comes to magic that actually works.

In fact he is a very well regarded expert on the subject, having worked with the Roman Catholic Church, and the “obeah” of Jamaica. Nobody is more well versed than Mickaharic in various Catholic traditional spiritual techniques, and the relationship of these to Russian sorcery and Christianities.

Outline

  1. It begins with an introduction and simple instructions for altar building and the necessity of fasting, then explains its contents as containing “Pagan rituals that come straight out of the Tradition of Spirit.” This serves to show the student how many cultures relate to the embodied spirits of nature.
  2. It then goes on to discuss Talismans and “The Advised Word,” a brief discussion on how words and behavior affect the world around us.
  3. This is followed by a long section on the difference between modern and old spells, explaining the idiosyncrasies seen in the spell components, what the spells do, and how to cast them.

In Practice

Mickaharic’s expertise will convince those who write this subject off as ‘bogus’ that it does actually work. Results differ with each practitioner’s familiarity of the subject and the level of effort and preparation that they put in.

I’ve attempted to make peace with a family member and my roommates for 2 years, with no success. I tried using a spell I came up with myself and it failed.

I read about a similar spell in this book and decided to follow it verbatim to see what will happen.

After placing some parts of the list of ingredients that I otherwise did not include in my spell, things got better, in fact much better.

So much so that they are thinking of leaving me alone finally. If this proves any point, those who have said spells never work and have not tried the book themselves have no right to speak ill of it.

Conclusion

Mickaharic clearly grasps that magic is “above all a study of relationships”. He seems to understand what constitutes causation in the first place and is not afraid to talk about spiritual beings and entities, their powers and minds.

What I liked is that there is no presumption of what magic is as there are in other books. He is open to the idea of multiple kinds.

Furthermore, Mickaharic avoids a supernatural orientation, but still offers background on the noumenal condition of spirits, gods, and such.

There are so many recipes for various events and life situations that anyone could identify with, which makes this book valuable for all readers — regardless of their background.

If you are a Pagan, a novice on the craftier side of things, or even quite atheistic and scientific you will still find value in this book.