Covensense was written in the hope that it might be helpful to witches, pagans and other occultists. Patricia Crowther has answered some of the many questions concerning the numerous facets and mysterious byways which surround the practices and beliefs of witchcraft, both ancient and modern.
I found this a very readable book, covering information I hadn’t come across before. For example there is information about the language of flowers – in the past couples in love could send certain flowers to each other and they held specific meanings. More importantly, secret messages could be sent between witches during the persecution years in the same way. There is also mention of some herbs I’ve not seen anything about in other books I’ve read on this subject. I was also interested to see that there is a link between the pentagram and Venus, as the planet’s movement through the skies creates a five pointed star.
This is an encyclopaedic collection full of interesting information – very useful for newcomers to the craft or Paganism. Also for anyone on the spiritual path for the Old Ways have a legacy well worth discovering.
Review by Heather Charnley
Published by Robert Hale www.halebooks.com