It’s summer solstice weekend and what better way to celebrate than with a Wiccan high priestess! Here on Dreamland we welcome all searchers, so we’re taking this opportunity to listen to the wisdom of Wiccan author Deborah Blake whose new book, the Little Book of Cat Magic, is an absolute delight. More than that it’s a deceptively serious deep dive into the connection between us and the animals in our lives, and how to make that connection work in some very new ways.
This is not a show about cats alone, but about cats and magic, and how the two relate. It’s full of ideas for spells that will connect you with your cat and involve your cat in your inner life, and so restore the connection to nature that the modern world has broken in most of us.
What is magic? What are spells? Do you have to be a magician or a Wiccan to use spells, and how does magic work? Is black magic real and is it dangerous? What is good magic and how does doing it benefit you?
Deborah has been doing magic for many years and seen it work. As Whitley points out, it doesn’t work all the time, though. So why not? Deborah brings deep understanding to that question and many others.
Join her on this journey into the secrets of Cat Magic. Find out who your feline partners really are, and not only what they mean to you, but what you mean to them!
Happy summer, 2019!
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Absolutely loved this show! Whitley, I wished you had of talked more about your book Cat Magic – that book is amazing.
Thanks, but we were talking about Deborah and her book. That said, Catmagic was a real joy to write. What a wonderful journey that was! It was during the writing of Catmagic that I met and made friends with Margot Adler, the author of Drawing Down the Moon and one of the most amazing people ever to enter my life. She and her husband John Gliedman and Anne and I spent many happy times together.
Great show. I’m loving the longer format. Super fascinating guest. The idea of Satan never being described with horns in the bible never occurred to me.
Whitley, I love your stories about your dog Candy. When I was about 5, back in the 70’s, my dog Harry died but my parents didn’t tell me for a few weeks. At some point in those weeks I dreamt vividly of a train or bus station where I knew instinctively, Harry would be taken to the afterlife. My family was ultra born again types so I said nothing about it.
Very different kind of show and very enjoyable!
I am a cat lover but not why I come to this site. Not much said about magic or what it has to do with cats. Glad others liked it but hoping we can get back to other topics. I felt like I was eavesdropping on these two having a private conversation at a diner about their pets.
Thoroughly “enchanting” show. I was pleased to learn that Deborah is in Oneonta, NY, which I know well–I spent my first year of college there, and I’m originally from Binghamton.
Whitley and Deborah, a delightful interview and I thank you both for this. Below I have copied over a few quotes describing this interview.
“It’s summer solstice weekend.”
“and so restore the connection to nature that the modern world has broken in most of us.”
This crop circle ALSO appeared on the Solstice of June, 21. This particular crop circle affected me in such a way that I felt like weeping (well I actually did). The very first thing that comes to my mind is, “THE RE-EMERGENCE OF THE HOPI ANT PEOPLE. As I watch the video below I want to remember every beautiful thing about our planet; all of the beauty.
Sparticles Wood, nr Netherme-on-the-Hill, Surrey. Reported 21st June
Some years back it used to be possible to hire the services of a witch on eBay by ‘buying a spell’.
I engaged the services of a witch here in Britain to promote prosperity and good fortune. I didn’t ask for the obvious lottery win, rather I chose a wider embrace of higher reasonant ‘opening of the ways’.
A few days after the spell had been cast for me, an enormous Beetle appeared outside my home near the front door. A fearsome looking creature, ominously sitting there. I’ve never seen one of these in the wild before and I grew up and still live in the countryside.
I was so perturbed by it, so rattled and unsettled, while also conscious on several levels that it may be a manfestation of the spell, that I moved it away into a hedge. I just couldn’t help myself!
Did prosperity come? Oh yes, oh yes…but in ways that I could never have imagined, leaving me quite clear that I was previously oblivious to my rather obvious inner impoverishments (plural!).
Aye, life is rich and as old as the hills.