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Luminary

A Magical Guide to Self-Care

About The Book

A collection of mystical practices and exercises, Luminary is a one-of-a-kind guide to mindfulness and self-care for teens to support a life of empowerment, confidence, and, of course, magic!

Self-care is not only necessary, it’s magical! Your road to self-care can be a mystical journey that leaves you feeling more confident, determined, and ready to accomplish all those bucket-list items and dreams you have scribbled in your journal. So why not start that journey now?

Find both mystical and practical tools to help deal with stress, depression, and other challenges in this gorgeously illustrated and highly designed guide offering different creative ways of living a heart-centered, mindful, and magical life through concrete tools for self-care and advice from a diverse group of practitioners in areas like tarot, astrology, energy work, and much more.

Luminary is a book of practical magic that empowers you to pursue mental wellness with curiosity and confidence. But it’s also a book of possibility that pushes the boundaries of what self-help can be.

Excerpt

Chapter One: Tarot

About The Author

Kate Scelsa is a novelist, playwright, and witch. Her young adult novel Fans of the Impossible Life was a 2016 Rainbow List top ten pick, received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and has been published in nine languages. She is also the author of the nonfiction self-care guide Luminary for teens. Her writing for theater has been seen around New York City, including the New York Times Critic’s Pick Everyone’s Fine with Virginia Woolf, which was published by Dramatists Play Service and toured to the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2018.

Why We Love It

“During a time when self-care is vital, this book offers a unique approach outside of traditional practices to help guide readers on a path to loving themselves through a magical and mystical lens.”

—Nicole E., Senior Editor, on Luminary

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (November 8, 2022)
  • Length: 368 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665902342
  • Grades: 7 and up
  • Ages: 12 - 99

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Raves and Reviews

This book is a combination of personal history, explorations of occult practices, interviews, selfhelp, hands-on how-tos, reassurances, and affirmations. The result is a useful guide that should help magic-minded teens get their lives together, or at least feel better about themselves...this respectful, in-depth guide will make a handsome addition to collections that support a spiritualminded clientele.

– Booklist

"In a welcoming volume on self-care approached via practical and magical means...Scelsa sensitively emphasizes inclusion and curating affirming spaces for audiences across myriad identities. It’s a useful starting point for those looking for a wider awareness of the possibilities of magic and magical thinking—one that encourages self-understanding, self-confidence, curiosity, and compassion."

– Publishers Weekly

From spells to mindfulness, this work offers some methods to help boost holistic health...[w]hether readers are seasoned practitioners or baby witches—or just open-minded people interested in expanding their self-care toolboxes—this is a fantastic resource for getting a new perspective on why these practices are potentially valuable and how they interrelate to one’s physical, mental, and metaphysical well-being.

A valuable resource filled with productive possibilities.

– Kirkus Reviews

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