Llewellyn's 2014 Sabbats Almanac begins with Samhain 2013 and ends with Mabon 2014. This year's almanac includes articles written by Ellen Dugan, James Kambos, Deborah Blake, Linda Raedisch and many more. Organized into sections for each Sabbat, there are several articles describing different crafts, recipes, ritual ideas and other ideas to help one celebrate the holiday in fun, creative ways. One of my favorite things is that the authors all come from different Pagan backgrounds and most, if not all of the suggestions and ideas included can be fit into anyone's spiritual path and lifestyle. Each section even has a page at the end where one can put various notes, which is always nice, especially given the content of the book and the likelihood of people altering things to their own preferences.
Simply for the information and ideas contained within, the 2014 Sabbats Almanac is worth getting. It's something one can use year after year for seasonal ideas for recipes, crafts and rituals. Especially given the re-usability, and along with the uniqueness of the content and the quality of the writing, I highly recommend this book. It is good for beginners and experienced pagans a like, solitary practitioners or those with a working group, as well as single individuals or those with a family. Again; highly recommended.
~review by: Jessica Elizabeth
Llewellyn Publications; 2013
pp. 304; $12.99