Goddess Is in the Details: Wisdom for the Everyday Witch

Goddess Is in the Details: Wisdom for the Everyday Witch

by Deborah Blake


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ISBN-13: 9780738714868
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 05/08/2009
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 226,316
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Deborah Blake is the award-winning author of The Goddess is in the Details, Everyday Witchcraft, and numerous other books from Llewellyn, along with herEveryday Witch tarot deck. She has published articles in Llewellyn annuals, and her ongoing column, “Everyday Witchcraft,” is featured inWitches & Pagans .

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, tarot reader, and energy healer. She lives in a 130-year-old farmhouse in rural upstate New York with various cats who supervise all her activities, magickal and mundane.She can be found online at Facebook, Twitter, andwww.deborahblakeauthor.com.

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Goddess Is in the Details: Wisdom for the Everyday Witch 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 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.
Silvernfire on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Multiple reviewers and the author herself have said that this book isn't intended for beginning Witches. I think it would be suitable for them anyway. This simply isn't a book on the techniques of Wicca. If the books that tell you what esbats and sabbata are, what the significance of the four elements is, or how to cast a circle are Wicca 101 books, I'd say this is a Wicca 102 book. The Goddess is in the Details strikes me as a book that gives a context for all those techniques you're learning from the beginners' books. Blake discusses topics on handling crises, living with non-Pagans, and religious prejudice and tolerance¿issues that a witch may have to deal with long before becoming proficient at spell-casting. (Conversely, I'd be a bit worried if someone took the time to master all the techniques and theories of Wicca without grappling with the ramifications of "Harm none" or considering the pros and cons of raising their child as a Wiccan).

That said, I was a little frustrated that this book didn't go deeper into many of these topics. Maybe I'm just craving more 201 books! And the book may not have many surprises for those who've got plenty of life experience; just being alive will expose you to lots of these issues. Still, I really liked the chapter on integrating ritual into your life on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis¿life beyond the sabbats, so to speak. Blake has some solid simple rituals that bring out the heart of Wicca without bogging down in the paraphernalia ("How many candles do I need?!"). She also finds ways of integrating Pagan practice with the mundane holidays, which you don't find in most other books on being Pagan. Plus, a 2½-page bibliography at the end helps curious readers find more on the subjects that interested them.

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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