Witchcraft on a Shoestring: Practicing the Craft Without Breaking Your Budget

Witchcraft on a Shoestring: Practicing the Craft Without Breaking Your Budget

by Deborah Blake


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738721361
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter One – The Only Tools You Need Are Free: Belief, Will, and Focus

Chapter Two – Knowledge is Power: Books, Research, and Sharing Knowledge

Chapter Three – The Economical Home: Creating and Maintaining Sacred Space

Chapter Four – Use This Not That: Inexpensive Substitutions for Expensive Items

Chapter Five – The Crafty Witch: 35 Simple and Thrifty Craft Projects for Magickal Purposes

General Suggestions and Hints (Why craft by hand, individual and group crafting, mix and match, dollar stores and yard sales, a note about herbs and essential oils, consecrating new tools and magickal crafts)

  • Clay
  • Goddess/God Figures
  • Rune Stones
  • Pentacle Plaque
  • Wax
  • Crafting Candles (Beeswax and Paraffin)
  • Creating a Healing Candle
  • Inscribing and Anointing Candles for Prosperity
  • Magickal Wax Tablets
  • String & Yarn
  • Goddess’s Eye Charm
  • Knot Magick
  • Easy Protection Magick
  • Fabric
  • Poppet for Self-Improvement
  • Love Charm Bag
  • Success Sachet
  • Protection Charm for the Home
  • Herbs & Plants
  • Potpourri Scented Magick
  • A Witch’s Herbal Broom
  • Yule Wreath
  • Magickal Oils
  • Herbal Mixes for Protection, Love & Health
  • Healing Bath Bags
  • Corn Dollies
  • Wheel of the Year
  • Wood
  • Tarot Card/Spell Box
  • Speaking Stick for Circle Harmony
  • The Magick Wand
  • Paper
  • Parchment Spell Paper
  • Homemade Herbal Paper
  • Decorating a Book of Shadows
  • Homemade Tarot Cards
  • Glass
  • A Witch’s Bottle
  • Decorating a Glass Chalice
  • A Scrying Mirror
  • Stone
  • Gemstone necklace
  • Simple Stone Magick
  • Stone Scrying

Chapter Six – Feeding the Masses: 45 feast dishes for $10 or less

General Suggestions and Hints (Grow it, buy in bulk, look for sales, coupons, almost-old meat, eat in season, farmer’s markets)

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  • Tres Leches Cake
  • Morgana’s Cheese Fondue
  • Jhaea’s Creamy Spinach
  • Deborah’s Magickal Moussaka
  • Lauren’s “Grown Up” Hot Chocolate
  • Ostara
    • Ellen’s Devilish Eggs
    • Zanna’s Asparagus Delight
    • Goat Cheese Herbed Spread
    • “Prosperity Pie” Quiche
  • Beltane
    • Easy Garden Veggie Pie
    • Triple Goddess Spring Celebration (Tomatoes, Basil & Fresh Mozzerella)
    • Spinach Salad with Apples and Fresh Herbs
    • Strawberry Paradise Cake
    • Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
  • Litha
    • Deborah’s Summer Salad
    • Jhaea’s Minty Cous Cous Salad
    • Deborah’s Pasta Salad
    • Ying/Yang Bean Spread
    • Watermelon Fruit Bowl
  • Lammas
    • Beer Bread
    • Bread Pudding
    • Morgana’s Tomato Pie
    • Dilled Baby Potatoes
    • Soil Celebration Layered Bean Dip
  • Mabon
    • Deborah’s Corn Casserole
    • Baked Apple Surprise
    • Orange Baked Beets
    • Lemon & Thyme Potato Gratin
  • Samhain
    • Colcannon
    • Roasted Roots
    • Pumpkin Soup
    • Deborah’s Squash Delight
    • Samhain Devil’s Food Cake
  • Yule
    • Wassail
    • Holly & Mistletoe Veggies
    • Orange Duckling
    • Rum Cake
  • Full Moon Cakes & Ale
    • Cakes
      • Ellen’s Ginger Moon Cookies
      • Marvelous Monkey Bread
      • Jhaea’s Lavender Cookies
      • Pecan Mini-Muffins
      • Rosemary Shortbread Cookies
    • Ale
      • Pomegranate Passion
      • Spiced Cider
      • Herbed Ice Cubes for Water or Wine

Chapter Seven – 50 Ways to Practice Witchcraft for Little or No Money: Fifty Simple Things

You Can Do To Expand Your Pagan Practice without Depleting Your Bank Account

Chapter Eight – The Everyday Witch: When Being a Witch Doesn’t Mean Buying More Stuff

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Witchcraft on a Shoestring : Practicing the Craft Without Breaking Your Budget 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive only gotten the sample it has given me alot of guidance in the first 36 pages than in alot of the other books that ive read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ideas of Deborah Blake for a non expensive way to practice is awesome! Not only does she give examples on how to save money, it makes the practitioner alot creative because when one makes their own materials the item has more meaning to the practitioner than an item merely bought. She also has cheap yet awesome recipe's for sabbats!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very helpful.....concise, funny. It felt like the author was talking to me face to face. Read it and refer to it all the time.
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