BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Witchcraft (see also RELIGION / Wicca)
Practicing Witchcraft doesn't have to cost an arm, a leg, and a broomstick!
From homemade tools to frugal feasts to thrifty home decoration, Deborah Blake offers economical tips and suggestions for stretching your dollar while enriching your practice. She gives clear, simple instructions for making your own magickal oils, runes, tarot cards, candles, jewelry, charms, and wands, all using inexpensive materials. Choose from over fifty ways to practice Witchcraft that cost little or no money, and try more than forty recipes for tasty sabbat dishes that cost ten dollars or less.
With a sprinkling of imagination and a touch of magick, you can add to your inner wealth of spirituality. After all, the best parts of being a Witch are always free.
"Magic on a Shoestring takes the sting out of stingy and puts the fun in fundamental! With humor, clear directions for useful and entertaining crafts, and wonderful recipes, Deborah explains that crafting frugally doesn't have to impoverish your rites, magicks, or feasts.Whatever your financial situation, this book will make your practice richer."—Ashleen O'Gaea, priestess and author of Celebrating the Seasons of Life: Samhain to Ostara
"Bewitching and charming, Deborah Blake's latest book gives us practical ways to practice the Craft of the Wise economically and magically. Written in her witty style, this book tells us we don't have to spend our hard-earned money for all the 'stuff,' but we can create very effective magic with items readily available and easily obtained. This is not Witchcraft on the cheap either; this is thoroughly grounded, well-planned, rockin' good old-fashioned Witchcraft. This is on my essential practices book list! Get it and use it!"—Gail Wood, author of Shamanic Witch and Sisters of the Dark Moon
With the economy continuing to swim in the red, everybody's feeling the pinch—including magical practitioners. Deborah Blake's Witchcraft on a Shoestring is the perfect answer for those of us who still like our tools and toys even when the belt's tighter. Not only are there practical ideas for supplies on the cheap, but there's ample encouragement for DIY projects, too, some of which are even edible! And lest you think you have to have material objects for your spiritual workings, never fear—there are numerous highly effective ideas and practices that won't cost you a dime. Wonderfully creative and timely!—Lupa, author of Nature Spirituality from the Ground Up
Deborah Blake is the author of over a dozen books on modern Witchcraft, including The Little Book of Cat Magic and Everyday Witchcraft, as well as the acclaimed Everyday Witch Tarot and Everyday Witch Oracle. She has also written three paranormal romance and urban fantasy series for Berkley, and her new cozy mystery series launched with Furbidden Fatality in 2021. Deborah lives in a 130-year-old farmhouse in upstate New York with numerous cats who supervise all her activities, both magical and mundane.