Her outfits varied, but she always had a hat with a sunflower applique on it. She had a tendency to wear dresses in gaudy colours, often with a matching hat that usually had some kind of applique on it. Such as when she wore a hat with a sunflower applique on it. Relda was the wife of Basil Grimm Sr. She met Basil Sr. A week later, the two got married and spent the next year back-packing across the world as an extended honeymoon.
Sabrina and Granny Relda's relationship had a rocky start, with the former believing the latter was an impostor, as her father had said that the sisters' grandmother was dead. This led to Sabrina believing that Relda was another crazy foster carer that that her and Daphne would inevitably have to escape from. Her feelings towards Relda were not helped when her grandmother started talking about fairy-tales and Everafters which only reinforced the idea in Sabrina's mind that her grandmother was crazy. She also didn't particularly take to her as Daphne believed the old lady's words and chose in Sabrina's eyes her grandmother who she had only known for a few days, over her sister, who had been with her for her entire life.
After her grandmother was kidnapped by a giant, Sabrina believed Relda and felt remorse for the way she acted. She strove to rescue her grandmother, aided by Daphne, Puck and Jack and soon accepted her grandmother into her life. By the second book, Sabrina had established a relationship with her grandmother and was helping her grandmother with detective work, albeit reluctantly. Her grandmother wasn't too pleased with her prejudiced nature towads Everafters, which led to a small rift between the two, though this was quickly resolved by the end of The Unusual Suspects , when Sabrina realized her mistake.
There was also some tension evident in books 3 and 4, where, in The Problem Child , Sabrina had to cope with her addiction to magic which her grandmother heartily disapproved of, and in Once Upon a Crime , where Sabrina wanted to give up her role as fairy-tale detective. By Magic and Other Misdemeanors , however, Sabrina and Relda seem to have a good relationship, with the latter being praised by her grandmother for succesfully passing her training.
Their relationship again hits the rocks in Tales from the Hood , where Relda is disappointed with Sabrina's lack of faith in Mr. By the end of the book, again Sabrina realizes her mistake, so their relationship again recovers. In The Inside Story , Sabrina vows to rescue her grandmother after Mirror possesses her body, and she and the rest of her family spend the entirety of the Council of Mirrors trying to defeat the Master and get Relda back. By the first epilogue, Relda had passed away so she doesn't get to see Sabrina's almost wedding. Sabrina expresses a desire for her grandmother's presence, to which her father replies that she is watching from heaven, probably serving Grandpa Basil a weird squid and daffodil dish.
Relda was the grandmother to Daphne Grimm. Daphne was very trusting and open when she met Granny, chowing down on her chocolate chip cookies and persuading Sabrina to stay at Granny's house despite the fact that the former thought the latter was a fraud and a possible murderer. Stay with us, Puck. I can't bear to lose another member of my family.
Relda's relationship with Puck is that of Grandmother to Grandson, more so as the series goes on. She cares dearly for Puck, inviting him to live with her at the end of the first book. She considers him an adopted member of the Grimm family, and he accepts that graciously, even though he doesn't particularly show it. Before he moved in with the Grimms, Relda would often invite him around for dinner, or leave food out for him to eat, therefore showing how much she cared for him even before he became a member of the Grimm family. She is indulgent with Puck and treats him as she treats her other two later three grandchildren, not really acknowledging his Royal status, instead choosing to treat him equally, which he seems to appreciate, although he makes a show of pretending he doesn't.
Relda also seems to have a high tolerance of Puck's antics, more often than not managing to excuse Puck's behaviour or over-look, or not get too angry. Puck always refers to her as "Old Lady. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Relda Grimm Fairy-tale Detective. She provides many useful herbal recipes, divination references and ritual guides. Something else fairly unique she offers is a perspective of one who grew up in both Witchcraft and Christianity, a rare position that may help non-Witches and non-Pagans better relate to what she writes.
She also explained the Wheel of the Year and the cycles of the Goddess and the God in a very clear way that made more sense than many other explanations I've read. The book is not as rigidly structured as it might have been, but in a way that goes together with the subject of the book; it seems more grown than constructed, to be metaphorical about it, subjects sometimes flowing together and peppered with personal anecdotes and childhood memories, and so feels sort of casual, amicable and warm. This is an excellent book for anyone interested in learning about Witchcraft. Nov 10, Samantha McGuire rated it it was amazing Shelves: faery-lore , spellcraft , nature-magick.
This is my kind of book! It talks about a lot of things all in one book. It discusses all the pagan holidays, herbal mixtures and recipes, and connection with "nature spirits" or "elementals. Apr 04, Kosjitov rated it did not like it Shelves: occult-magic-pagan. I tried to get through this book but I find that it has too many stories about herself and her family for my tastes.
I also found some of her ideas to be eccentric and beyond the scope of my tolerance, even as an occultist. I chalk it up to the path of green witchcraft being somewhere in the background behind Wicca, without any real set of ruling bodies or traditions to keep information intac I tried to get through this book but I find that it has too many stories about herself and her family for my tastes. I chalk it up to the path of green witchcraft being somewhere in the background behind Wicca, without any real set of ruling bodies or traditions to keep information intact over a serious length of time.
Unfortunately this does a disservice to those who might otherwise consider this for their own spiritual path. Green Witchcraft feels like a hybrid between witchcraft and possibly druidic or celtic reconstruction Possibly- I'm not familiar with these practices. It still reeks heavily of eclecticism.
All in all, I couldn't take Ann's book seriously by the end of it. I felt its illustrations were unnecessary, some of the guidelines within were a joke not so much the rules, but the reasoning , and her writing style put me off. Good luck to anyone who opts to read it, but please realize there's better out there on general witchcraft. Jan 27, Nicki rated it it was ok Shelves: pagan-and-the-craft. This book annoyed me. It's a great book for Wiccan beginners which I why it gets the 2 stars but is not at all about Green Witchcraft. I don't understand how the title of this book relates to its contents.
I eventually put this book down, as it was not at all what I was expecting or wanting. No new or relevant information for me. Jan 29, Yvonne rated it it was amazing Shelves: wicca , spirituality , witchcraft.
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I like this first installment in a three part series. I can easily identify with her books as I am also of mixed blood and have mixed magickal practices reflective of my varied cultural upbringing. She also is heavily influenced by the matriarchs in her family.
This is a great addition to any magickal collection. Dec 10, Anna Vasalaki rated it it was amazing Shelves: spiritual. I love Ann Moura's books. Her writing style is accessible, while the book is filled with knowledge, most of which cannot be found elsewhere as it comes from her personal family tradition. Can't wait to get the next book!
Mar 01, Michael Blackthorn rated it liked it. Had some valuable tidbits.. Good for the Beginner, makes one think a bit if they choose to move beyond face value and read between the lines. Aug 09, Amber rated it liked it. Actually, I skimmed it. I was hoping for something more advanced, but, alas, another introductory level. So that's more on me. What I did read about a fourth didn't seem well organized and didn't stand out from other stuff I read.
At the same time, this book isn't written for us so much as it's written for her and her family, which had a surprisingly sweet tone to it. The memoir aspect was my favorite, though not its intention. So, it's not a bad place to start for anyone interested. From a wo Actually, I skimmed it. From a woman writer, it didn't make me cringe on the myth telling and has some good recipes and spells, a fair good amount of charts. Ann is very "do what feels right but here's what we do" which I appreciate. Nov 10, Aurora Arding rated it really liked it.
Good introduction, though not as scholarly as some beginner books. While I didn't agree with her historical assessments, I thought the gentle way she introduces witchcraft is accessible and light-hearted. Currently integrating a number of her practices into my rituals. Love the additional activities associated with each major Sabbath. Wish she included the minor Sabbath's as well, though I understand she's written a few more books which most likely, though I don't know for sure, include addition Good introduction, though not as scholarly as some beginner books.
Wish she included the minor Sabbath's as well, though I understand she's written a few more books which most likely, though I don't know for sure, include additional rituals. Nov 27, Nicole rated it really liked it. Well written and informative but I didnt actually finish it View 2 comments. May 22, Geneva rated it really liked it. This gave me a lot to think about. Mar 23, Chromium Kitty rated it liked it Shelves: witchcraft , paganism , wicca.
I find little fault in this book except that it lacks detail in some areas. A little more information on some subjects within it could have made it better, but even without that extended information which I must assume has been since covered by the other books in this "series" , it is well written and provides a good basis for this particular subject.
I especially appreciate that the author doesn't have an attitude that things MUST be done in a very specific manner or they absolutely won't work. In fact, she seems to encourage the reader to pick and choose methods that feel most right to them personally in order to achieve their intented goal.
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I enjoyed the little bits of religious history the author has included. I find that the history of where various religious ideas, teachings, and traditions originate to be fascinating. I am definitely going to read more of this author's work. I very much like her approproach to paganism and witchcraft. Jul 15, Georgie rated it it was amazing. This book was a great experience to read, it contained many practical components as well as the history of the author. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in Earth Magic, hands in the mud style.
Feb 16, Marni Boynton rated it it was amazing. A set for the Green witches or practitioners among us, the light and way that you only appreciate as you follow the path and see the doors this book opens. Dec 16, Julie rated it it was amazing Shelves: non-fiction , spiritual-religous-mythology , reference. May 10, Carla rated it it was amazing. I enjoy learning from all of Ann Moore's books.
They are easy to follow and packed full of information. I find her books have more of an Eclectic way of practicing The Craft. As a High Priestess coven leader and teacher I read factual books on The Craft to gain more knowledge and different points of view on how to do things. I always recommend Ms Moura books to my students which book or series of books depends on their l I enjoy learning from all of Ann Moore's books. I always recommend Ms Moura books to my students which book or series of books depends on their level of learning. The book I recommend to anyone in learning more about witchcraft and also the book that introduced me to this wonderful person and author is "Witchcraft An Alternative Path.
Just remember when you want a good book to read and for reference you can't go wrong with a book written by Ann Moura. Her website is laid out pretty cool too Dec 31, Michelle rated it it was ok. I think this book has a few good one-liners; but overall it comes across as dogmatic, pompous, and hypocritical.
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I finished reading it because I found that the author's rhetoric challenged me to define my beliefs more clearly to myself as I worked through whatever had set me off. So a good practice in self-evaluation for me, but that's worrisome as I think of this book in the hands of someone wholly unfamiliar with the Craft, of any flavor, thinking these rules and instructions and ceremonies ar I think this book has a few good one-liners; but overall it comes across as dogmatic, pompous, and hypocritical.
So a good practice in self-evaluation for me, but that's worrisome as I think of this book in the hands of someone wholly unfamiliar with the Craft, of any flavor, thinking these rules and instructions and ceremonies are required to find their spiritual self. May 15, LGandT rated it liked it Shelves: pagan. Nice condensed book I use for reference, could do without all the personal info about the author though. Sep 27, Anita rated it did not like it.
Rambling and bashing on other religions. Was a struggle to read with no real direction. Waste of money. Apr 22, Reginna Lopiccola rated it it was amazing. A great stating point for anyone who wants to start on the green path of witchcraft. Mar 18, Juli Anna rated it liked it Shelves: spirit.
To be frank, this book is all over the place. But, somehow, I enjoyed reading it more than most of the other Wicca books I've read. I really liked that this book goes past theory and ritual and gives you practical lists of correspondences and divination guides. However, the lack of focus is astounding! Since I skipped around and wasn't learning much that was new to me, this didn't bother me, but I wouldn't recommend it to someone who didn't already know a fair amount.
Moura's perspective is To be frank, this book is all over the place.
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Moura's perspective is unique in the world of witchy writers in that she stresses the hereditary background for her own practice; I'm not wild about those ideas generally, but in the context of her own experience, it did add something a little extra to the book. For a book on the craft it's one of the better Wicca-centric books I've read. I read this with a pretty hefty grain of salt- as in a gigantic salt lick. I enjoyed the correspondences and some of her Wheel of the year celebration ideas for incorporating into family celebration, I also enjoyed her tea recipes.
I enjoyed how she did state that there isn't any historical evidence for a lot of the crap in here and other books on Wicca, and brought forth the idea of the pre-celts. She states in the For a book on the craft it's one of the better Wicca-centric books I've read. She states in the book that she worked without the God and Goddess for a long time in her practice but all of her suggestions are directly centered around them- which is fine enough for a lot of folks I am sure, but I would've enjoyed this more if the rituals didn't feel like servitude and praising like church worship.
Worth a read if you're reading into the subject- but like almost every other easily accessible book on witchcraft you have to throw most of it out and just find the gems you yourself can use. Aug 05, Erik Akre rated it liked it Recommends it for: seekers of Wicca or herbal magicians.
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