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Fiona Horne’s extraordinary journey through a metaphysical-laced material world has all the breathtaking twists, turns, perils, redemption and enlightenment of a fantasy novel merged with Siddhartha and Entertainment Weekly. It’s the late 70s and a 10 year old girl builds an altar in the bushland of suburban Sydney. Stones, leaves and flowers are offerings for her animal fFiona Horne’s extraordinary journey through a metaphysical-laced material world has all the breathtaking twists, turns, perils, redemption and enlightenment of a fantasy novel merged with Siddhartha and Entertainment Weekly. It’s the late 70s and a 10 year old girl builds an altar in the bushland of suburban Sydney. Stones, leaves and flowers are offerings for her animal friends and the mystical creatures of her imagination. Hidden from the real world the girl feels accepted, and safe. Alone in the bush she is a little pagan.Fast forward to the 90s and Fiona Horne is now the face of modern Witchcraft, best-selling author, radio and TV personality, and founding member of chart-topping Aria nominated electro-rock group Def FX. She has Hollywood and the world at her fingertips. But simmering beneath the sparkling surface the demons lie in wait . . .At once heartbreaking and inspirational, you will wonder how one person could pack all this into one life.Maybe she really is a Witch . . ....

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ISBN : 9781925429
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 224 Pages
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The Naked Witch Reviews

  • Tepintzin
    2019-04-02 22:15

    I've met Fiona a couple of times. We are the same age, but I have found her life philosophy and work to be inspirational. Her book is about the everyday magic of deciding what it is you want to do and then...doing the work. She's been an Australian rock star, an actress, and is now a professional pilot who does aid missions to areas being rebuilt after natural disasters. Some people might find her outlook a bit twee, but I think she is amazing.

  • Shannon
    2019-04-13 17:13

    I really really enjoyed this book! Fiona Horne is someone who has just fascinated me since I became aware of her when I was a teenager. Gorgeous, fun, smart, just all the things I want/ed to be too. Reading about her life, was - I don't want to say I enjoyed it, because she's been through some stuff! But I feel grateful that she invited others to read about it, in away that is frank and honest. There were somethings that I could relate to and a lot I couldn't, but it was a journey I'm grateful to have been privy to.

  • Gemma
    2019-04-13 15:34

    I read this really quickly as I couldn't put it down. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in any of Fiona Horne's work. As a fan of both her books and music I was exited to read her Autobiography and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'd also recommend it if you're at all interested in modern Witchcraft, the 90's music scene, Hollywood memoirs, sobriety, plucky and persistent women reaching their goals, or just rad autobiographies in general.I remember reading Fiona's first book as a 13 year old girl. At the time this book (the first book on the craft I read), written from the unique perspective of a rock star and Witch; and surprisingly in a style that was down-to-earth, earnest and heartfelt; made a huge impression on me. As time went on her books came across as less earnest, and many in the Pagan community criticised her. In The Naked Witch she addresses this, admitting she was struggling to survive and was at times inauthentic (even to the point of writing a book called "Bewitch a Man" when she was in a relationship with a woman. I laughed when I read that because I remember being disappointed that Fiona had written a book on love magic that was focused only on heterosexual relationships). In The Naked Witch, Fiona's honest, personal, conversational, relatable and heartfelt writing style shines through once more.Parts of the book are harrowing and heart-wrenching to read, but ultimately it is a testimony to the human spirit and to Fiona's strength and tenacity. She is a beautiful person inside and out and I'm glad she wrote this autobiography. Thank you Fiona.

  • Samantha Lenkic
    2019-04-11 18:32

    To me Fiona Horne has always led an extroadinary life - lead singer of a rock band, the poster girl for withcraft and alternative spirituality in the 90s, now a pilot in the Caribbean - what has this woman not done? This wasn't a particularly long autobiography, I whipped through it in a couple of days and was surprised and saddened by her revelations about her difficult childhood and years as a homeless teen and struggle with drug addiction. You don't necessarily need to have been a fan of Fiona's to find this book interesting and enjoyable, but I think it will suit established Fiona fans most.

  • Lee
    2019-04-12 16:18

    Australia is well known for their disproportionate share of A-List celebrities: Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Chris Hemsworth, Margot Robbie to name a few. So it is too on the Celebrity BNP (Big Name Pagan) list: I could name some characters such as Rosaleen Norton, Vali Meyers, Wendy Rule, and of course, Fiona Horne. Is there something in the water here, to produce so many intriguing figures to represent our pagan community, whether we ‘elect’ them or not?Most Aussie witches who were witching in the late 90s or early 2000s will remember the impact her book Witch: A Personal Journey made, and for some people like myself it was one of our first introductions to pagan spirituality. I had battered copies of nearly all of her books; the second title, A Magical Year I purchased from a library second-hand, and I remember finding in the back of the book a shopping list that read: ‘olive oil, parsley, incense, flowy skirt’. It was in that moment I felt an odd link to a fellow wannabe witchling. We were all united as Fiona connected us to something so very 90s: Girls Just Wanna Be Wiccans. It was the era of The Craft and Charmed, of Gwen Stefani belting out that she was Just a Girl. It felt like anything was possible. With enough ‘flowy skirts’, butterfly hairclips and the badass, witchy cool that Fiona Horne was peddling, we too could make magick happen. And we did.Known as a television personality in Australia for her rock-chick glamour combined with the mystery and intrigue of casting love spells, Fiona Horne was featured in the classic Aussie witchy magazines Witchcraft and Spellcraft, posed for Playboy editorials and photographed with witchy paraphernalia such as her famous white pentagram jumpsuit, wielding intriguing knives or pet snakes. When other books on witchcraft and Wicca often felt dry and instructional, her books were edgy, accessible, biographical and fun.Later, I decided I had outgrown Fiona Horne (perhaps I was influenced by “pagan web nerds” as Fiona calls them), I moved titles such as 7 Days to a Magickal New You on as I trimmed my witchy library of anything too beginner, too fluffy (I now really regret that particular cull.) The pagan sphere online had decided that Fiona Horne was to be dumped in the fluffy bunny category – pages were dedicated to her brand of witchcraft on websites like Why Wiccans Suck and Wicca: For the Rest of Us. A few semantic inaccuracies, a sprinkle of celebrity name dropping, and crime of crimes, claiming to be an atheist witch (now perfectly acceptable) cemented her place. Horne is no longer atheist, and while the celeb name dropping is still there (and perhaps more cringey than before), the history in The Naked Witch is purely her own. Reading The Naked Witch we realise Fiona Horne has changed and grown, just like her readers. From her troubled childhood and teen years right through to her rollercoaster life fronting a rock band and moving to Hollywood to become the ‘World’s Favourite Witch’, she writes of battling with her personal demons and barely scraping to make ends meet. The stories she tells reveal suitably shocking revelations that you’d expect out of a celeb autobiography such as a brief affair with Tom Jones, but what is poignant about The Naked Witch is her raw honesty about her desperation to be loved and accepted. It is sad, in hindsight, to consider how much criticism she often received, a victim of classic Tall Poppy Syndrome perhaps. If you’re looking for more details about witchcraft, whether her own brand or anything in general – you won’t find it here, as her spirituality feels like a footnote to a larger narrative as she deals with failed relationships and the journey to self acceptance. She writes of enlightenment achieved via AA meetings and Vipassana retreats rather than calling the quarters on Hollywood hilltops under a full moon. Equally fascinating and heartbreaking, I devoured it from cover to cover just as I did when I read her first books over a decade ago. This time, I wasn’t looking for helpful advice on how to become a witchier version of myself. I simply enjoyed learning about how this flawed, beautiful human made her way through the world, tripping up along the way, and learning to be authentic and to find gratitude and peace within herself. Everything 90s is cool again, and I suspect this isn’t the last we have heard from The Naked Witch.

  • Marcy Rae Henry
    2019-04-23 23:34

    my dear witch friend lent this to me and, in truth, i rounded up to three, wanting to rate it 2.5. somewhere between i liked it and it was ok. this is because the first part of the book was tedious with all the name dropping. i had no idea who fiona was--the fame, the band, the naked posing--and it could have been more interesting to describe all of this if it wasn't a whirlwind of i told my friend, i realize she has written a few books and, in wanting to know more about her witchiness, how she became a witch and what she feels makes her one--it's quickly clear that the purpose of this autobio was a grand scan of her life. most people can relate with the extreme ups and downs, even if the spotlight is unfamiliar. i just didn't see how the witchiness helped her with what appear to be normal realizations that come with maturity and sobriety.the latter part of the book is very genuine. i very much appreciate the discussion on becoming and staying sober. there are many encouraging bits at the end.these include:'when we die we see what we think will happen in those final moments before shutting down.''recognize destructive thoughts and impulses to sabotage yourself and gracefully let them go. and when it all gets too hard, stop obsessing about yourself and do something to help others.''as i get older, i get better at living...'also her ideas about relationship concepts aimed to make women malleable and make marriage seem more appealing... she says, 'i am open to multiple experiences with different humans, learning and growing for a time together and then moving on.'perhaps not the best intro to her/her stories. but she is indeed a rad lady and, yeah, i wanna go to hexfest!

  • Bert Zee
    2019-03-30 18:20

    Fiona Horne, the woman who was once considered the face of modern witchcraft, has written an honest, no holds barred account of her life. From rock chick front-woman of the electronic rock group DEF-FX to the fire dancing aviator she is today. Fiona has lived an interesting and lively life and I definitely enjoyed reading about her adventures. This book isn’t a practical guide on witchcraft like her other books are, it’s a memoir, and a darn good one at that. So glad she’s decided to return the writing. Here’s to many more witchy books from this Goddess!

  • Davin Raincloud
    2019-04-14 15:13

    This is an autobiography that is very honest and raw. Hence the title 'The Naked Witch'. It will interest fans of Fiona and witches alike. By revealing her flaws, her mistakes, her troubles and her path to personal power, Fiona provides an honest account of her life that made for a fascinating read. I highly recommend.

  • Dan Verkys
    2019-04-01 21:34

    Fiona's roller coaster ride autobiography is as much a tale of healing as it is of survival. Her successes and failures there for all to read, ultimately finding her calling while battling her personal demons. A great read. Inspiring.

  • Rhi
    2019-04-25 18:19

    Holy shit. What a life! A very raw account of an interesting life full of missteps and mistakes, folding into a very complex and interesting person. Well done.

  • Paige The Fat Feminist Witch
    2019-04-09 23:28

    Wow. Honestly, this book is a wild ride. Inspiring, sad, shocking, beautiful, funny, and so so honest. Fiona has seemingly lived multiple lives in a short span of time, and it’s all due to a hell of a survival instinct and the drive and ability to burn it all down and build it back up. It’s no wonder she dances with fire, Fiona is a phoenix who’s risen from the ashes more times than seems possible. I gobbled up this book in 2 days and had a hard time dragging myself away.The book is written in a comfortable tone – like you’re listening to her tell you her life story over a cup of tea. I often found myself comparing it to my favourite memoir of all time, I’m With the Band by Pamela Des Barres, which I also couldn’t put down and left me feeling like I had gained a soul sister. By the end of the book, I felt a little tired but also felt so inspired. As someone who’s going through their own issues with my mental state and the direction of my life, watching Fiona grapple with the same things and come out on top (LITERALLY. SHE’S A PILOT NOW!) left me feeling excited.The design of the book reflects everything I learned about Fiona by reading it. The cover is gorgeous and provocative, the photos of her smiling with rock stars like Gene Simmons and Gwen Stefani, or next to the plane she flies on aid missions through the carribbean exude love and pride, and her punny titles made me laugh out loud. I absolutely loved having those photos to expand on all of her stories and experiences.Throughout the book, Fiona details her struggles with a difficult upbringing, her magical experiences in the Australian bush, her time as the kickass lead singer of Def FX, her immersion in the Hollywood glam of 90s witchcraft and show business, and all of her issues with self-esteem and self-hatred. It’s painful to read about how much she hated herself, how ugly she thought she was, and how much she had to struggle because it’s obvious right away that she’s a loving and beautiful person with a good heart. (Plus she’s still a hot witch!)This book is a great bit of nostalgia for the era of the glam 90s witch, but it doesn’t stop there and neither did Fiona. That’s really my favourite thing about naked Witch, Fiona’s unrelenting drive to survive and recreate herself. More than once she could have given up and given up on who she is, but she never did. When you get right down to it, Fiona is Fiona. She is the Naked Witch without the trappings of fame, the synthetic dreads and vinyl pentacles, and all of the baggage that comes with witchcraft and stardom – and it’s beautiful.

  • Newt
    2019-04-08 22:16

    I liked it. Most of it, in part, can be read in her other books, which are in part autobiographical, with a few contradictions. To sum-up the book: She spent so many years feeling inadequacy to those around her, so she became an over-achiever and people-pleaser. Now she wants her later years, to be part of the natural process, of what it is to be human. Now she searches for peace, and that involves nature; it doesn't lie, it doesn't manipulate, it accepts everything, and it's part of who we are. Otherwise a good read.

  • NatalieS
    2019-04-08 23:19

    Fiona Horne is a witch but she could also be considered an “onion.” In her memoir, The Naked Witch she strips away the layers and gives readers a raw and honest account of her life. This enables readers to delve deeper and deeper into different layers and just when you think you have her all figured out, she throws another bombshell or twist into the mix. In short, it’s very easy to be transfixed by her spell.Horne first rose to prominence as part of the nineties, electro-rock group, Def FX. What some people may not know is that prior to achieving rock star fame, Horne was ostracised and bullied and wound up a homeless teenager. She had some lost years where she did drugs and went through a series of terrible jobs. She was also racked by lots of self-doubt and other demons, which she confronts here.When Def FX broke up Horne continued to be in the public eye, but this time as a celebrity witch. She would write a few practical guides on the topic and these were quite popular with people. In The Naked Witch Horne writes a memoir and peppers this with anecdotes from her fascinating life. She includes some cameos from the likes of: Tom Jones, Gene Simmons, Gwen Stefani and Marilyn Manson. Horne also inspired the hit song, “Cry” by The Mavis’s. Is there anything this girl hasn’t done?These days Horne is a proud 50 year old who leads a busy and active life. She teaches yoga, works as a commercial pilot, does professional fire dancing and lives in the Caribbean. Horne has managed to pack so much into one life that it’s almost like she’s lived multiple ones. Do witches believe in reincarnation? We’re not sure, but The Naked Witch touches on a lot of different things and Horne should be commended because she refuses to sugar-coat things. Instead, she describes the different events in detail, witch’s warts and all!The Naked Witch is a book by a warm and optimistic soul and this is apparent from what she’s managed to achieve as well as the pages of this book. Horne is down-to-earth and proves to be a determined and inspiring woman who has lived an enviable life, even with the setbacks and tragedy. The Naked Witch is ultimately a fun memoir about an enigmatic creature who proves that there are many feathers to her witch’s hat.