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Circle, Coven, & Grove: A Year of Magickal Practice

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A WISE AND WARM RITUAL HANDBOOK FOR WITCHES

Everything you need for a year of magickal practice, gathered in one place, and presented with author Deborah Blake’s trademark humor and down-to-earth practicality.

Circle, coven, or just a bunch of friends—no matter what kind of group practice you have, this easy-to-use book will guide you through a year’s worth of rituals for
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Published June 30th 2014 by Smashwords Edition (first published April 1st 2007)
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Amanda
Sep 29, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Oh, it's so tempting to give this book only one star. But I don't find it dismally completely bad. It was coherent sentence structure and proper grammar, and it's organized into months and holidays properly, whcih may be the only three things keeping it from that.

I picked this book up because I own and expand yearly on my collection of books which talk about the sabbats. And this one is broken down by months, with a ritual and a spell or activity in each. This book is about how to run a circle
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Christine
Mar 14, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2007, wicca
Deborah Blake does a remarkable job of helping out budding covens with her new book Circle, Coven & Grove: A Year of Magickal Practice. Within this book, she gives us the Wiccan basics, group practice essentials, circle etiquette, ritual elements, correspondences for spellwork, and not to mention a full year’s worth of esbat and sabbat rituals!

The fantastic appendices are full of brilliant information on New & Full Moon dates through 2009, study group topics, suggested further reading,
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Stupid Fox
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: pagan
A little bit of useful advice for people who are starting a circle, but mostly this is just the author's story of how her grove came together. Not super useful. Not super boring if you see it for a decent price. The rest of the book felt like generalized filler for yearly practice. I'm not likely to keep delving into Deborah Blake books because her work so far that I've read has been way too "beginner" oriented for my level of practice. I think she's not bad for people who are new to witchcraft ...more
Nora Peevy
Feb 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Circle, Coven, and Grove by Deborah Blake is the first coven witchcraft book I have read. Her book is written in a conversational and entertaining style, which makes learning fun. And surprisingly, all of the rituals and work included in each chapter are easily adapted to solitary witches' needs as well. The book follows a year of rituals, discusses circle etiquette, how to set up a group of your own, and also includes a very comprehensive suggested reading list worth checking out. This book is ...more
Christine Powell
Love this book!! great spells and ideas for a group or just one. Can be read just as a great read or as I use it, I monthly workbook , reading and completing each month along with the book. Great ideas, easy and fun spells. No witches collections should be complete without this book.
Jessica
Jan 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Book consisted of intros for each month, and full-regalia rituals for New and Full moons.
Stupid Fox
Barely any content that actually teaches what the book claims to teach.
Useless unless you know nothing of modern pagan groups or witchcraft.
Kendra
Another working book. Written for a group situation, but easily tweaked for the individual. Breaks down into a month-by-month, focusing on the full moons and main Sabbats/Esbats.
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Deborah is the author of twelve non-fiction books on modern witchcraft and a tarot and oracle decks from Llewellyn and the Baba Yaga series, The Broken Rider series, and the Veiled Magic series (mostly from Berkley) as well as a few stand-alone novels.

Deborah lives in a 130 year old farmhouse in upstate NY with multiole cats, and runs an artists' cooperative shop when she's not writing. She
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