Title: Everyday Witch A to Z (An Amusing, Inspiring & Informative Guide to the Wonderful World of Witchcraft)
Author: Deborah Blake (Onyx)
Publisher: LLewellyn Publications
# of Pages: 263
Reason for Reading: It looked interesting. (My tastes in reading, as you’ve probably discovered, are wildly varying.)
We all want some peace and quiet occasionally, but for those of us who try (despite our often hectic lives) to pursue a spiritual path, it is a necessity–which doesn’t, alas, make it any easier to find.
The truth is, we are not likely to stumble across a quiet moment accidentally–although when you do, I hope you grab it and appreciate it.
For most of us, having a few minutes of precious peace and quiet requires purposely creating a temporary oasis from the noise and commotion of our busy lives.
This may mean sitting in the bathtub with a few candles lit or retreating to the bedroom for half an hour with a book. Maybe you can take a half hour before anyone else in the house is awake to meditate or do yoga or just sit down with a cup of tea to think through the day to come.
However you do it, don’t underestimate the importance of quiet. (p. 174)
What do you think about when you hear the word “witchcraft” or “wicca”? The Salem Witch Trials? The Malleus Maleficarum? The Inquisition? Well, a quick look at Blake’s book will give you new perspective. Think about the Wiccan Rede: An it harm none, do as ye will. Blake points out that in the harming none, that includes yourself.
This delicious book is a quick read, and will give you some idea of what Wicca is really about: the celebration of life, tapping into one’s innate abilities and strengths, and yes, doing good to all. Whether you’re interested in practicing yourself, or just interested in knowing what it’s about, this is a good starting place.