Review: Everyday Witchcraft by Deborah Blake


Published: 8th March 2015
Published by: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9780738742182
Price: 16.99 (USD)
Edition: Paperback

Everyday Witchcraft is a book for today’s Witch—busy and overwhelmed, but still longing to find a way to make a spiritual connection and integrate her Pagan beliefs with her everyday life. Simple, fun, and easy to follow, this book is both practical and empowering. Includes “5 Minute Rituals” along with suggestions for easy daily or monthly practice. Bring magick into your everyday life!

My Review

Apart from the contributions from other writers providing some depth and interest, and the extensive reading lists, this book is as simplistic as many basic books about Wicca. It’s an approach I’ve seen in other Llewellyn publications, as though they were scared to give too much information. I found the author’s tendency to conflate the terms pagan and Wiccan or witch unprofessional; while most witches/Wiccans are pagans, many pagans are not Wiccan, and an experienced High Priestess would know that. A surprising number of pagans started on their path with an interest in solitary Wicca, I suspect because it is so much more prominent than Hellenimos (I think that’s the spelling) or Heathenry.

Slight criticisms aside, I found Deborah Blake’s writing quite moving, and the suggestions for simple rituals interesting. She is obviously passionate about her faith, and she’s funny. I thought the asides regarding her cats and the dust cougars were amusing.

If you’re new to Wicca or interested in modern witchcraft this book is a good place to start.


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R Cawkwell

Hi I'm Rosemarie and I like to write. I write short stories and longer fiction, poetry and occasionally articles. I'm working on quite a few things at the minute and wouldn't mind one day actually getting published in print.

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