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The Dabbler's Guide to Witchcraft

Seeking an Intentional Magical Path

Challenge your assumptions about witchcraft, Paganism, and spiritual seeking while crafting a meaningful personal magical practice with this timely and entertaining exploration of what it means to practice witchcraft in an informed, respectful, non-appropriative way, from the host of the podcast Inciting A Riot.

If you’ve ever wanted to burn your ex’s old stuff in a trash can with your friends while drinking wine and reading tarot cards under the light of the full moon, you know that magic has always been an essential part of our human existence. But, for those who wish to go beyond the occasional Saturday night hex to a deeper appreciation for magic as a practice, where do you start? How do you know which information to trust? And just as importantly, how do you know whether you’re veering into appropriation over appreciation?

The Dabbler’s Guide to Witchcraft provides everything you need to discover more about modern witchcraft while forging your own magical path in an ethical and informed way. Addressing topics such as the intersection of science and spirituality, gatekeeping and diversity, myths about “good” vs “bad” magic, and more, all while providing social and historical context for the modern Pagan community. Fire Lyte takes us on a thoughtful and provocative journey straight to the heart of what it means to have an intentional spiritual life while suggesting rituals and spells to get your practice started.

Whether you’re just starting on your spiritual journey or recent events have inspired you to reexamine your current magical path, this humorous, practical, and insightful book provides a roadmap for anyone curious about enriching their practice.

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For more than ten years, Fire Lyte has interviewed self-identified witches, fairy experts, goblin hunters, paranormal investigators, and even a werewolf on his podcast Inciting A Riot. His thousands of listeners worldwide tune in as he examines magic, witchcraft, Paganism, and spiritual seekership through a diverse, inclusive lens with a balance of modern science, critical thought, and ancient wisdom. He lives in the Chicago suburbs with his husband and vast array of fur children.