Book Review: The Source by Ursula James (+ giveaway)

The Source
A Journey to the Heart of Your Own Personal Power; Magical Messages from Mother Shipton-Prophetess, Healer and Seer
Author: Ursula James
Pages: 304 pgs
Reading Level: Non-Fiction
Published: May 12th 2011
Review Source: Penguin Group
Avilable: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Borders

Summary: (from goodreads) Shot through with life-altering rituals, rites and spells, The Source guides readers to the place in their lives where true magic can finally begin

Ever since she was a little girl, Ursula James has heard a voice. For years she tried to ignore it, but a personal crisis at the age of forty forced her to finally listen. That, as well as the actual appearance of the speaker-also named Ursula-at her bedside one dark and cold night. The woman who revealed herself to James was Ursula Sontheil, known as Mother Shipton, a sixteenth-century prophetess, healer, and-some say- witch. Legend has it that Mother Shipton was burned by the king's men for her heresies, and her spirit became trapped in a cave in Yorkshire. This cave had an unusual characteristic: Anything taken there was turned to stone by the action of the lime-suffused waters from a nearby well. Mother Shipton used this water to create an image of herself on the wall, and then split the cave open to call the needy. Sick at heart or in body, people came to her in the cave to offer her objects in return for her healing powers.

In The Source, Ursula James describes how Mother Shipton appeared before her with urgent new prophecies for our troubled times- prophecies that include spells for, as Kabbalah says, Tikkun Olam-the healing of the world. Mother Shipton asked James to put these messages into writing to share with others-and record them she did, verbatim, in this book.

I hate to give the low rating, but this is not the type of book that we normally read, self-help. From what I read, I can say that the author wrote using her own experience and bared her sole to make the reading seemed less like an instruction book and more like a journal.

A good book for those with an open mind and believers of the power of magic. She gives instructions how to use the influence of the moon cycles and the use of rites and spells to help yourself and others.

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  1. I've always been interested in magic and would enjoy reading The Source :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  2. This book may not have been your cup of tea, but I really enjoy books like this. Please consider me in this giveaway.


  3. Count me in, I'd love to see for myself :)

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. I can't help but be curious about it. If I win, and find it to not be my cup of tea, I'll pay it forward with my own giveaway!


  6. Don't enter me to win this book. But I probably wouldn't like it either, but I have to admit the cover is fantastic!

  7. I would love to read it.

  8. I would like to be entered in this contest please!! =)

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    Thank you!!

  9. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read the book.

  10. Would love to read this interesting story

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