The Everyday Witch's Coven: Rituals and Magic for Two or More

The Everyday Witch's Coven: Rituals and Magic for Two or More

by Deborah Blake
The Everyday Witch's Coven: Rituals and Magic for Two or More

The Everyday Witch's Coven: Rituals and Magic for Two or More

by Deborah Blake

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Overview

Practical Spells, Rituals, and Advice for Modern and Eclectic Covens

Whether your coven consists of two or twenty, whether you want to gather on a regular basis or just occasionally, this book has what you need to practice Witchcraft with others. Deborah Blake draws on nearly twenty years of experience leading a coven, sharing extensive wisdom she's gained from her experiences and fellow practitioners. This book is a valuable resource for traditional Wiccans and eclectic witches looking for a modern approach to group activities.

The Everyday Witch's Coven helps you decide who to invite, where to meet, which deities to worship, and how to solve problems together. You'll explore ritual basics and etiquette, group sabbat celebrations, full moon rituals, craft projects, and magic for specific goals like love and healing. From guided meditations to making a Book of Shadows for your group, Deborah provides a multitude of ways to find or create a coven that's best for you.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738771595
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 01/08/2023
Series: Everyday Witchcraft , #6
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 516,010
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Deborah Blake is the author of over a dozen books on modern Witchcraft, including The Eclectic Witch’s Book of Shadows, The Little Book of Cat Magic and The Everyday Witch's Coven, as well as the acclaimed Everyday Witch Tarot and Oracle decks. She has also written three paranormal romance and urban fantasy series for Berkley, and as well as a cozy mystery series about a run-down pet rescue. Deborah lives in a 130 year old farmhouse in upstate New York with numerous cats who supervise all her activities, both magical and mundane. She can be found at DeborahBlakeAuthor.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Section 1 The Basics of a Group Practice 5

When It Isn't Working: Dealing with Issues 22

General Rules for Any Group 24

A Note about Supplies 26

Section 2 Ritual Basics 29

The General Framework of Ritual Work 33

A Note on Purifying Herbs, Incense, Feast Food, and Other Things 44

Variations on a Theme 45

Tools of the Trade 47

Section 3 Some types of Modern Covens 57

Just for Two 59

Formal Ritual Casting for Two 63

Three or More: The Casual Approach 64

Three or More: The Committed Group 67

A Note about Large Covens 70

Section 4 Getting Started 73

Deciding to Start Your Own Coven (or Not) 75

Group Dedication 76

Creating Permanent Circle Space 81

Section 5 Celebrating the Sabbats 87

Imbolc 91

Spring Equinox 94

Beltane 99

Summer Solstice 103

Lammas 107

Mabon 111

Samhain 115

Yule 120

Section 6 Celebrating the full moon and the Lunar Cycle 127

Full Moon Ritual 1: Goddess Celebration 130

Full Moon Ritual 2: Water Element 133

Full Moon Ritual: Just for Two 136

Dark Moon Ritual: Clearing and Cleansing to Open the Way 138

Section 7 The Crafty Coven 143

A General Blessing and Consecrating Spell 146

General Ritual Notes and Suggestions for Doing Crafts in Sacred Space 148

Magical Candles 149

Poppets 152

Books of Shadows 154

Creating a Group Staff 157

Charm Bags and Sachets 159

Herb or Stone Exchange 161

Section 8 Rituals with a Purpose 165

Healing 168

Prosperity 171

Protection 174

Love 177

Banishing 180

Section 9 Spirit and Divination 183

Back-to-Back Heart Meditation 185

Tea Ceremony for Two 186

Unity Ritual 189

Guided Meditation, Drumming, and Chanting 192

Divination with Tarot: For Two 194

Divination with Oracle Cards 196

Divination with Rune Stones 201

Conclusion 203

Appendix 205

Common Terms 205

Ritual Etiquette 213

Recommended Reading 217

Index 225

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