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Practically Pagan – An Alternative Guide to Magical Living by Maria DeBlassie

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Practically Pagan – An Alternative Guide to Magical Living by Maria DeBlassie
Genre – Inspirational, Self Help
Page Count – 128 pages
This guide is full of proverbial spells, daily conjurings, and mystical insights designed to help those in search of a little more magic in their day to day life, no complicated spells, expensive accessories, or experience required.
That’s the thing about everyday magic: it’s always within reach, within the self, and in the world. Only not in the way readers might normally think. It’s a less mumbling ‘double double toil and trouble’ over a cauldron and a more cooking a delicious soup in a beloved cast iron pot. It’s simple. It’s mundane. It’s magic!
This book offers grounded mystical practices, including how to turn routines into healing rituals, to teach readers how to connect to themselves, the Universe, and the magic of everyday life. Journey into the realm of pleasure magic, radical self-care, synchronicity, and the profound joy of living a life beyond the expected with this alternative guide to daily mystic practices.
After all, true magic is in the everyday.

~ AMAZON ~

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     Dr. Maria DeBlassie is a native New Mexican mestiza and award-winning writer and educator living in the Land of Enchantment. She writes about everyday magic, ordinary gothic, and all things witchy. When she is not practicing brujeria, she’s teaching classes about bodice rippers, modern mystics, and things that go bump in the night. She is forever looking for magic in her life and somehow always finding more than she thought was there. Find out more about Maria and conjuring everyday magic at www.mariadeblassie.com.

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Practically Pagan – An Alternative Guide to Magical Living by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Kristy Harmon

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was drawn to this book by the title because who couldn’t use some magical living in today’s world. I liked how the book was laid out, it’s nothing like I’ve read before. To me, this book was about finding your inner self and being more comfortable within yourself, which I definitely needed. This was a good, easy read. I would recommend this book.

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Practically Pagan – An Alternative Guide to Magical Living by Maria DeBlassie – Review by S. Bittles

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book focuses on the magic in the everyday; meaning your actions and reactions to others, as well as how you control your state of mind and thoughts.

As a society we have lost touch in what it means to practice self-care, it is not just a hot bath or a long walk; it is focusing and figuring out your true self and changing state of mind on your own. The notions of centering your mind and reconnecting with your soul are lost in this era social media, as an audience is always there for every experience and sharing every time self-care is accomplished.

The intro to the book says that no matter how this book has entered your life, it is a sign and meant to be. Man, is it ever a sign! I highly recommend this book for anyone who can read, especially with all the constant changes and uncertainty the pandemic has brought into our lives.

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Practically Pagan – An Alternative Guide to Magical Living by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Alexandria Richard

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this take on self-help. The author gives recommendations and follows up with her personal experiences and journey with each aspect, and is frank when something will be hard and admits to pitfalls. She brings us on a journey to help find the feminine (not just talking about gender, but the emotion) being within ourself so we can nurture it and be open to the magic in the everyday and the universe’s way of guiding us to happy.

I enjoyed the structure of the book, with the chapters being succinct and exemplifying exactly what is meant. The breakdown within each chapter is also clear and concise, allowing the reader to follow along easily. I thoroughly enjoyed the encouragement to sit back and reflect on what I had read and learned with the guided questions. It allows the reader to stop and think how the aspects talk about can be applied in our own life and how that can help to bring overall peace by living with the magic around us.

This is a self-help book I will be happy to go back and read again when needed, and one I will be recommending to others when they find themself in a rut.

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Practically Pagan – An Alternative Guide to Magical Living by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Amanda DelFemine

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book definitely opened my eyes up to bring more self care into my life. I do not have to feel guilty or selfish for taking time for myself and to go to the gym. The book could have been a little shorter but it gave a lot of examples where and how to improve myself even if it is just a little change here and there. I dont feel the need to be in uncomfortable situations. If you want a quick read about changing the little things in life to make for a bigger and happier picture then definitely pick this book up.

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Practically Pagan – An Alternative Guide to Magical Living by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Practically Pagan is a guide to rediscovering your passion for life and the skills you need to look after yourself, it starts with Maria DeBlassie talking about her life and how she realised that she had disconnected from herself and how this is not just from being a bruja, it is from her culture and heritage as well. She goes on to talk about how important finding the magic in the everyday actions each of us may take for granted this can include cooking a home cooked meal, taking a walk somewhere that brings you peace or even those daily chores which have to be done and how turning these into something deeper and more meaningful through infusing them with a little magic can make the world of difference. It is using simple tools to enrich and reconnect you to life in all its highs and lows, it isn’t expensive or hard to find, it is just using what is around and within you.

The book starts with explaining what everyday magic is and what can block it from engaging with you, then it moves on to talking about the Goddess within and how radical self care can bring her back to the fore and how to do this through making routine into ritual. Pleasure is the next section and how finding joy in the everyday is as important as looking into the shadows and finding joy there too, how to explore what brings you joy and also what brings the opposing emotions and tensions into it as well. Finally, she talks about how being open to the synchronicities in life can lead to living beyond the expected and how little by little, things will start to flourish as the path you are on becomes the one you were meant to travel.

This book is an inspirational way to finding yourself and what makes you happy and magical in everyday life, it is about what needs to be learned and unlearned through experience, hard work and determination to bring you back to you and thus the magic within you as well.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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Practically Pagan – An Alternative Guide to Magical Living by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Chrissy Spulak

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is delightful! I had so much fun from start to finish, and the author is excellent at combining her real-life personal stories with magical encouragement. If you are interested in magic, or already practice, this book would be a great guide to add to your shelf. I’ve read this author before, and she never fails to pull me in and hold my imagination captive as I flip through the pages. As always, I found this book to be too short and could have read so much more. I highly recommend this book to anyone with 5 stars.

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Practically Pagan – An Alternative Guide to Magical Living by Maria DeBlassie – Review By Kerry Carr

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I found this book really interesting to read. I was presently surprised when I read this book as I imagined it would be full of spells and tricks. However the ‘spells and rituals’ all revolved around a new way of thinking and a way of taking time to think and appreciate the life you have.
It was really special to read about how to find magic in every aspect of your life, even mundane everyday tasks can produce magic if you look at it the right way.

This book was informative and definately makes you think about the way you see and approach your life. It’s full of stories from the authors experience but also has tips for people to use to implement these teachings in their own lives.

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Practically Pagan – An Alternative Guide to Magical Living by Maria DeBlassie-Review by Amanda Kimble

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Practically Pagan – An Alternative Guide to Magical Living by Maria DeBlassie

This is the first book I’ve read by the author.

This book is the first of its kind that I’ve read. It has opened my eyes and I will be looking forward to more books. There were a ton of quotes I could’ve chosen, but one stuck out. The quote I chose for this book is: “Everyday magic is just that—simple, accessible ways to conjure abundance, happiness, and health.”

Highly recommended for non-fiction and self-help lovers.

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Practically Pagan – An Alternative Guide to Magical Living by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Jo Frizzell

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed reading this book! I generally don’t read books like this, but I was drawn to it. I am dating someone who is pagan and the title drew me in. I was hoping for more information and was not disappointed. It kept me interested and answered questions, while showing different ways to see magic in everyday life. I have always believed that there is magic in the world and reading this book reinforced that fact.

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