Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Deborah Blake, author of several books, including her new Eclectic Witch's Book of Shadows.
If you ask any Witch what their most valuable magical tool is, you will probably get a wide range of answers. For some it might be one of the tools that direct energy, such as an athame or a wand, which are often treasured personal items. For others, it could be tools that boost the focus and energy of spellwork, like crystals or herbs.
But if you ask me, I would say that my most valuable tool is the knowledge I have gained through my years of practicing The Craft. And for some, that knowledge is contained in their Book of Shadows.
No two Witches
An ENORMOUS thank you to our LlewellynCon presenters today: H. Byron Ballard, Stephen Skinner, Opal Luna, and Deborah Blake!
Unable to watch their presentations live? Click on their images below to watch the recording! And, be sure to follow our YouTube channel, where we'll be sharing the recordings of each presentation!
Watch H. Byron Ballard: Practical Appalachian Folk Magic Techniques
Watch Stephen Skinner: Is Magic Spirit-Based, or Is It "All in Your Head?"
Watch Opal Luna: Fiber Magick Crochet 101
Watch Deborah Blake: Book of Shadows: Using One and Making It Your Own
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The Llewellyn Virtual Author Forum is a bi-monthly series of free online roundtable events that feature your favorite Llewellyn authors discussing topics important to you and answering your questions.
Our second in the series, on Celebrating Yule, featured Everyday Witchcraft author Deborah Blake, 365 Days of Hoodoo author Stephanie Rose Bird, The Old Magic of Christmas author Linda Raedisch, and Llewellyn's Little Book of Yule author Jason Mankey.
Did you miss the live event? No worries! Stream it here.
It's time for a giveaway! Between now (October 11) and next Wednesday (October 18), head over to Goodreads and enter to win one of five copies of A Year and a Day of Everyday Witchcraft by Deborah Blake!
About A Year and a Day of Everyday Witchcraft:
Enjoy the Sacred Wisdom of Witchcraft Every Day
Connect with your witchy self each and every day using quick, easy, and fun practices. This handy book features simple yet meaningful ways to integrate witchcraft into your daily life, inspiring you to take your magic to a new level whether you’re a beginner or an experienced practitioner.
Deborah Blake guides you on a journey through the Wheel of the Year, providing witchy