A Witch’s Guide to Ghosts and the Supernatural, by Gerina Dunwich
New Page Books, 1564146162, 2002

Every once in a while I come across a book which doesn’t really affect me one way or the other. This is one of those books. It is filled with lots of folklore, and some personal experiences, but it doesn’t really have much to offer in terms of useful information. There a couple of simple prayers, some instructions on the use of the Ouija board, and interpreting the results of spirit communications; but otherwise it is simply a rehash of things which have been covered in more detail in other works. It strikes me as a book that was put together simply to fulfil a contract.

Gerina Dunwich is a prolific author who has written on a variety of topics. My daughter wasn’t terribly thrilled with her book on love spells, although she does agree with Ms. Dunwich about the hauntings at the House of Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts

The resource list at the back of the book is, for those individuals who are really interested in ghosts, almost worth the price of the book, and contains listings from around the country, as well as a few international listings.

It isn’t a book which would make my “must read” list, by any means, but it was entertaining and, if you are looking for some light reading, by all means pick up a copy. Don’t expect great things from this book, it isn’t that kind of book. But, if it is your area of interest, or you want to give a book as a gift to someone who doesn’t have a background in the mystical arts, go for it.