Everyday Witch Book of Rituals: All You Need for a Magickal Year

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Magickal Rituals for Everyday Use and Beyond!

Amplify your wishes and manifest positive changes all year long with Deborah Blake’s inspiring collection of simple rituals. Whether practicing alone or with a group, these empowering ceremonies—designed for new moons, full moons, sabbats, and other special occasions—will help you find love, build courage, boost creativity, achieve balance, and deepen your faith.

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Overview

Magickal Rituals for Everyday Use and Beyond!

Amplify your wishes and manifest positive changes all year long with Deborah Blake’s inspiring collection of simple rituals. Whether practicing alone or with a group, these empowering ceremonies—designed for new moons, full moons, sabbats, and other special occasions—will help you find love, build courage, boost creativity, achieve balance, and deepen your faith.

No matter what your skill level, Everyday Witch Book of Rituals shows you how to fill the year with meaningful magickal practice. Through lighthearted, down-to-earth methods, this guide provides basic ritual elements and ingredients, timing for success, and the importance of each ritual step. Using the perfect blend of reverence and mirth, practicality and spirituality, and a sprinkling of wisdom from Magic the Cat, this guide provides nearly every ritual you need for a magickal year.

Praise:
“With her wonderful new book . . . Deborah Blake escorts us around the Wheel of the Year, providing inspiration and guidance for novice and adept alike.”—Judika Illes, author of The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells

“I highly recommend Everyday Witch Book of Rituals for anyone who wants to enrich their Craft through more dynamic, satisfying, and effective rituals.”—Melanie Marquis, author of The Witch’s Bag of Tricks

“Bored with formal ritual? Deborah Blake’s fresh approach in Everyday Witch Book of Rituals will forever change your mind.”—Dorothy Morrison, author of The Craft and Utterly Wicked

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738733432
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 10/8/2012
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 405,108
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Deborah Blake is the author of Circle, Coven and Grove: A Year of Magickal Practice (Llewellyn 2007), Everyday Witch A to Z: An Amusing, Inspiring & Informative Guide to the Wonderful World of Witchcraft (Llewellyn 2008), The Goddess is in the Details: Wisdom for the Everyday Witch (Llewellyn 2009), Everyday Witch A to Z Spellbook (2010) and Witchcraft on a Shoestring (2010). She has published numerous articles in Pagan publications, including Llewellyn annuals and has an ongoing column in Witches & Pagans Magazine.

Her award-winning short story, "Dead and (Mostly) Gone" is included in the Pagan Anthology of Short Fiction: 13 Prize Winning Tales (Llewellyn, 2008). Deborah had been interviewed on television, radio and podcast, and can be found online at Facebook, Twitter and www.myspace.com/deborahblakehps.

When not writing, Deborah runs The Artisans' Guild, a cooperative shop she founded with a friend in 1999, and also works as a jewelry maker. She lives in a 100 year old farmhouse in rural upstate New York with five cats who supervise all her activities, both magickal and mundane.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction

Why We Do Rituals 3

The Beauty and Spirit of Ritual 7

Basic Ritual Elements 9

Common Tools and Supplies 11

Ritual Etiquette for Group Work 17

Adapting Rituals: From Solitary to Group and Back Again 25

When to Do What 29

Magic the Cat: On Working Rituals with Familiars 33

An Explanatory Basic Ritual 37

Rituals

New Moon Rituals 53

January: Grimoire's Grace 55

February: Planning the Path 61

March: Banishing Negativity 67

April: Spiritual Spring Cleaning 73

May: Coming into Bloom 77

June: Balance Inside and Out 83

July: Creativity's Cauldron 89

August: Courage in the Pace of Adversity 95

September: Opening to Knowledge 101

October: Stretching Your Psychic Muscles 105

November: Giving Thanks 111

December: Embracing the Dark 115

Full Moon Rituals 121

January: Wish Upon a Star 123

February: Dedicated to the Craft 127

March: Cracking the Egg 135

April: April's Fool 141

May: Opening to Love 147

June: Positive Forward Movement 153

July: Energy Boost 159

August: Security in an Uncertain World 165

September: The Beat Goes On 171

October: Letting Go 175

November: Sticks and Stones 181

December: Full-On Faith 187

Sabbats 193

Imbolc: Coming Out of Hibernation 195

Ostara: Spring into Action 203

Beltane: Love, Love, Love 213

Summer Solstice: Jump for Joy 223

Lammas: Harvest Time-Reap What You Have Sown 233

Autumn Equinox: Balancing Act 243

Samhain: Grief and Rejoicing at the New Year 253

Yule: Celebrate the Season 263

Special Occasions 273

Handfasting #1: Casual 275

Handfasting #2: Formal 285

Wiccaning: Child Blessing 295

Eldering/Croning: Celebrating Our Elders 305

Passing Over: A Celebration of Death and Life 315

Rebirthing: Re-Creating Life After Major Changes 323

Suggested Reading 333

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