Today's Witch deals with everything from family drama to weight loss to fertility—concerns that go well beyond your average spellbook's well-worn repertoire. Brimming with practical everyday magick, this is the perfect companion for your multifaceted life.
Organized alphabetically, each of the nearly 200 spells has an associated goal to help you manifest your exact intention, plus corresponding candle colors, herbs, gemstones, and oils to help you focus your will more effectively. You'll also find a helpful primer on spellcasting, tips on crafting your own spells, and Magic the Cat's mewsings on working with a familiar. Fun and easy to use, this spellbook is filled with unique charms, blessings, and spells.
—Get ahead at work —Fulfill obligations —Control appetite —Ensure safe childbirth —Repair a damaged friendship —Heal sick pets —Strengthen a marriage —Make sex more satisfying —Quit bad habits
"Packed with innovative and original spells for a vast variety of situations—many rarely addressed in print—this is an invaluable asset for every Witch's bookshelf."—Judika Illes, author of The Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells
Ritual. The very word is evocative, conjuring images of everything from mysterious robed figures sketching arcane runes in the air to joyous women dancing skyclad around a bonfire. Ritual comes in many different forms—and that’s good, because ritual is a highly personal thing, and what suits one person perfectly will leave another cold. But done correctly, it’s…well…magickal. Deborah Blake, author of the Everyday Witch series and the new book Everyday Witch Book of Rituals, discusses just why rituals are so important...and magickal.
Most of us would agree that there is more to being a Witch than celebrating the Sabbats or casting a spell under the full moon. That being said, many modern Pagans struggle to find ways to integrate their spiritual beliefs with their busy and often stressful mundane lives. Work, family, significant others, and all the responsibilities that come with everyday survival can make it difficult to...
The harvest festivals are one of the most important traditions handed down to us from our earlier Pagan ancestors. These holidays may seem irrelevant to the modern Witch, who often doesn’t even have a garden, but I actually think that they serve an important purpose. Deborah Blake, author of Circle, Coven & Grove and the newly-released Everyday Witch A to Z, discusses the importance of the harvest festivals to today's Witch.
If you look at almost every ritual, you will at some point find an instruction that tells you to “ground and center.” For instance, you may be told to drum and raise energy, send that energy into your spell, then ground and center. No problem, right?
Except for one thing: hardly anybody actually tells you how to do it. Maybe Witches are supposed to be born knowing how to ground and center? But...
With its focus on fun and frivolity, it's no wonder Beltane is one of the most festive Sabbats of the year for many modern Pagans. Held each year on or around May 1st, Beltane is a celebration of vitality, fertility, strength, and growth reflecting a blending of many traditions. It gets its name from the pre-Christian Celtic Bealtaine, which... read this article