Week five was a particularly difficult reading time for me. Trauma– the actual main subject of this blog– took hold of my mind. I had a fairly difficult therapy session and was already having trouble with my book at that time. Therapy and all the Stuff it brings did not help.
*However* I did finish Nocturnal Witchcraft. I really wanted to like it more than I did. With a nod of respect to the author, it seemed at times to be like parlour tricks. Maybe I was searching more for theory than practice. It is a nice book for learning more about the energy of the night and helping to shape your life based on that energy. The actual rites, however, felt a bit over-complicated on the whole, with circle casting having over twenty steps. I enjoyed Konstaninosis’s views on soul types, and his particularly interesting take on the afterlife. That part is definitely worth the read. All in all, I’m giving it three stars.
This week I’m almost cheating. I’m reading a fiction book for young adults called A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle. It’s a book I read many years ago and shouldn’t take more than a couple of days to finish. As with any challenge, though, the most challenging bits require rest. I’ve had two weeks of non-fiction and struggled greatly through week five. To keep moving forward and finish this challenge, I need to make this week particularly easy. On we go!
L’Engle, Madeleine. A Ring of Endless Light. New York: Dell Laurel-Leaf, 1980. Print.