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The Goddess Is in the Details: Wisdom for the Everyday Witch
     

The Goddess Is in the Details: Wisdom for the Everyday Witch

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by Deborah Blake
 

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From the hearth to the altar, make magic in every moment. Being a Witch isn't limited to casting a spell under the full moon or consecrating a ritual circle. Whether you're calling the Goddess or doing the dishes, your wonderfully witchy ways are woven into everything you do.

With her signature down-to-earth wisdom and warmth, Deborah Blake takes you

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From the hearth to the altar, make magic in every moment. Being a Witch isn't limited to casting a spell under the full moon or consecrating a ritual circle. Whether you're calling the Goddess or doing the dishes, your wonderfully witchy ways are woven into everything you do.

With her signature down-to-earth wisdom and warmth, Deborah Blake takes you into the heart of what it means to be a Witch all day, every day. Filled to the brim with practical suggestions, Pagan and Wicca spells, and helpful advice, this essential book brings to light all facets of a modern Witch's life: The seven core beliefs of Witches, mindful eating and health, creating sacred space at home, relationships with non-Pagans, sex and the single Witch, raising Pagan children, solitary and coven practice, Pagan ritual, and green living.

"Deborah Blake has created a practical method of weaving the spiritual into the daily chores of the mundane world in which we must live."-Edain McCoy, author of Advanced Witchcraft and If You Want to Be a Witch

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Library Journal

Blake (Circle, Coven & Grove: A Year of Magickal Practice) dons the mantle of the high priestess with grace, wisdom, and a dose of humility as she doles out advice on incorporating magic and pagan philosophy into everyday life. Brief but not superficial, the book glides smoothly from private concerns such as internalizing Wiccan beliefs or mindful eating to more external and social issues like creating sacred space, home keeping, and working with a coven. Along the way, Blake manages to cover most of daily life, from raising children in the craft to dealing with horrified unbelievers in a cheerful and inclusive tone. Lovely spells, ideas for rituals (with some unique adaptations to "mundane" holidays), and thoughtful assignments at the end of chapters round out the offerings. Blake's view is highly personal, but she frequently references other Wiccan writers, such as Scott Cunningham, and concludes with a meaty bibliography. High praise and recommendations; this title is for all public libraries with a dedicated pagan or Wiccan collection.
—Janet Tapper

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738722597
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date:
06/08/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
235,387
File size:
4 MB

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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Goddess Is in the Details: Wisdom for the Everyday Witch 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Xandra75 More than 1 year ago
Deborah Blake says this is a book for an "advanced" witch, but I don't think that is really true. I'm far from advanced, am still exploring the Wiccan path and have been desperately looking for a way to bring my spiritual beliefs into my daily round, rather than on set ceremonial occasions. This book covers that and more. This book covers what it means to be a healthy witch, how being a witch can help us through the hard times as well as the good ones. How to set up our altars, well, we've seen that a dozen times in other books, but Deborah Blake discusses more than the simple "Goddess candle on teh left, God candle on teh right, pentacle in the center" instructions we usually get. She goes deeper, into what an at home altar means to the individual. I found the seven principles of Witchcraft to be the most thoroughly explained "rules of conduct" that I have ever seen, and they were written in a very understandable and clear manner. If you find yourself stuttering when an non-wiccan challenges your faith, pull out this book and show them that very first chapter (or just read it to them). Nothing else has explained Witchcraft better! I'm not covering all the books sections in this review in detail, but let me tell you, they're all fantastic and well worth buying the book for.
CatPotts More than 1 year ago
I'm very picky when it comes to my witchy books and I love this one, it's imformative, easy to understand and fun. I recommend it to all and not just pagans or the like, really everything in this book can be applied to anyone of any religion.
silverlake More than 1 year ago
A great compelation of ideas on how to incorporate a little witchy touch into your everyday life. Paired with folklore as well.
Angelique_Armae More than 1 year ago
Another great book by Ms. Blake. An excellent addition to a Wiccan library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first of miss Blakes books that I read and it was so helful and fun I got two more over the last week. I wish I had discovered her years ago but am so glad to have these great books to read today. I have never felt books exude perfect love and perfect trust the way each of hers manages as I devour the knowledge and witt of her writing style.
Sofia2015 More than 1 year ago
I was looking for a book to help me better understand the Pagan lifestyle from a research and educational perspective and got so much more! Coming from a mainly Christian background, I had some ideas of what being Pagan meant (essentially anything non-Christian) but lacked a solid knowledge base of the various practices and terminology (pagan, witch, wicca, witchcraft, etc.) Deborah's writing style is thorough, easy to understand and informational. She has a very down to earth approach, similar to having a nice chat and cup of coffee with someone you enjoy spending time with. The knowledge she shares is practical and valuable whether it is for someone like me who was wanting to learn and understand more about the lifestyle in general, or for those who want to expand their practice into their everyday life. This book opened my eyes, mind and heart to the misconceptions I had and helped me understand what true paganism is and isn't. I'm so glad I read this book!
Crystal-Heart More than 1 year ago
So far so good. I've wanted this book for yrs and it is worth the wait. Excellent for guiding me to expanding my life to include Goddess spirituality in every aspect of it.
PaperbackGoddess More than 1 year ago
One of the things I absolutely loved about this book is the writing style. It is not stiff and impersonal like many other books I have read. Miss Blake writes in a very friendly and welcoming manner, often using humor, which makes it seem more like a conversation than a lecture. You feel as though she is talking directly to you. I believe that this is a wonderful book that anyone who feels the need to learn more about Pagans can enjoy. Displaying such warmth and wisdom, Deborah Blake is really in her element here. To read the rest of my review, look for PaperbackGoddess on blogger.
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