Oct 5, 2015

The Great October Book Giveaway - Red Wheel/Weiser Books

The two Debra's have swept this round - Debra She Who Seeks and Debra Nehring! And because you have requested different books, you shall have your wish. I will be in contact for your mailing addresses.

Thanks so much to Weiser Books, and to all of you who stopped by - do swing back early tomorrow morning for the next set of books up for grabs!

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If there is a publishing house that is staffed with nicer folks than the lovely people at Weiser Books, I would be terribly surprised. For the second time, these generous book lovers have offered you, dear readers, a duo of this year's releases from their wonderful catalogue.

Special thanks to Eryn for going above and beyond and Judika for keeping me connected!

First up, we have Courtney Weber's gorgeous study on the goddess Brigid:
"Brigid—mother, daughter, healer, bard, warrior, fire goddess, goddess of the oak, animals, and magic. Brigid of the spring, her festival Imbolc, oversees fertility of all kinds. Brigid is many things to many people. In this enticing book, Courtney Weber offers up a wide-ranging exposition and celebration of all things Brigid, who is arguably the most popular figure in Celtic mythology and religion. Meet Brigid in her various incarnations—Celtic Pagan Goddess, Christian Saint, and Voudon Loa. 
Each chapter ends with guided meditations and exercises that help readers tap into Brigid’s healing powers. Inside you’ll find Brigid-focused spells, blessings, recipes, and rituals for love, harmony, protection, and much more."

Next, you might want to grab Orion Foxwood's book of old-style witchery, The Flame in the Cauldron:
"For the first time, Foxwood reveals some of his own deeply personal rituals and spells directly from his own grimoire of witchery; he highlights the differences (and similarities) between Wicca, "traditional" witchcraft, and old style witchery. By weaving his own path to witchery throughout the book, he gives readers examples of how to identify the way toward this path. 
There is a revolution among the Pagan and Witchcraft communities, a movement away from prescribed ritual and neopagan practices and a reaching back toward what Foxwood says is in the heart of any true witch: a thundering call deep within their very blood to become a healer, a reckoner, a protector of magical arts, and a guardian of the wild woods."

You can check out Weiser's wonderful catalogue of books anytime here. Also, if you are a Twitter-type person, follow them there - they are very close to ten thousand followers and are planning to give some books away themselves when they reach that milestone!

Leave a comment below if one of these books inspires you. You can let me know which book you would like if you win, and I will try my best to accommodate you.

Please be aware of the rules and legal bits here.  You must leave me a way to contact you - if you are not commenting with a profile that links to an email for you, then please leave an email address in your comment in whatever form you are comfortable with. (For example: Jen AT gmail DOT com.)

I will draw the winning names on Friday, October 9th at 6pm Pacific (9pm Eastern). Good luck!




*Photos and quoted text are copyright Weiser Books and are used only to showcase the giveaway items.

70 comments:

Rommy said...

The Foxwood book looks very intriguing. I own another one of his books and liked his style.

Laura said...

They both sound great. I think I'd like the one about Brigid. She's very special to me.
blessings
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William Jones said...

Either one sounds amazing, but Brighod has always had my heart. Crossing fingers now.

Renee Olson said...

Would love either but the Brigid book looks very interesting!!

Guinneth said...

I would love to win the Brigid book. Thanks for doing this!
-Jennifer Larochelle :)

Johanna Lawson said...

I would love either book! They both sound amazing.

mxtodis123 said...

I used to frequent Weiser's when I first moved to New York City some 40 odd years ago. It then a famous little occult bookstore in Manhattan, and as an astrology student, my favorite place to go. I remember the staff as being so nice and always willing to take time to answer questions. Purchased many a book in there. Would love to read either one of these books.
Mary

Erin Gergen Halls said...

The book on Brigid, as this Erin is all about the other Erin, and her goddesses!! But, really, both look amazing and I would be happy as can be with either!!

Melody said...

Both books look awesome. Most of my favorite pagan books were published by Red Wheel/Weiser (Love your blog by the way!).

Anwynn said...

Foxwood is always a good read and this is the only book of his I don't have.

Not Hannah said...

Oh, Brigid, definitely. She's my favorite and actually a character in a novel that I keep putting away and dusting off at random intervals.

Stephanie Clayton said...

Oh wow....decisions, decisions. I would love Orion Foxwood's book. I love learning about different styles of witchcraft. However, I would be thrilled with the book on Brigid. She's our household Goddess.
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John Breen said...

Thank you for having this contest. Well I would love to win either book, I've heard some really great things about Orion Foxwood. Hope I win! Good luck to all.

Clanori said...

Either book would be absolutely amazing to have.Thank you for the wonderful drawing.

Misty Fouquet said...

I have always held a very special place in my heart for Imbolc but never felt particularly drawn to Brigid. I would love to learn more about her to find that connection! I also love Orion Foxwood! Thank you for the opportunity to learn about these books!

Just Start Drawing said...

either of these books would be a wonderful addition to my tiny library.

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rowan said...

I would LOVE the Brigit book. She has been an inspiration of mine for a very long time.

Sharon Rawson said...

Either book would be lovely! What a great give away!
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Melisa Glassford said...

Orion Foxwood's book looks very interesting. Thanks!

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Oooh both love so lovely - but Orion Foxwood's book tugs at my heart! :)

Danni said...

Foxwood's book has my main interest for sure!

Debra Nehring said...

It is so lovely of you to do this annual giveaway!
I'd be over the moon with either book, but Foxwood's intrigues me!
Debra.nehring@yahoo.ca

Debbie Mitchell said...

Would love either...but Brigid would be my pick :-)

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Engie Willow said...

Both books sound wonderful! ^_^

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hello, o generous one! I'll throw my name in the cauldron for that Brigid book!

zb said...

Foxwood, indeed! His style rocks!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Book books sound wonderful, but a phrase from the blurb of The Flame in the Cauldron definitely caught my eye: "a thundering call deep within their very blood". How gloriously poetic is that!

Vicki said...

I first heard Orion Foxwood on the New World Witchery podcast a couple of years ago, and would love to read more from him. Thank you for the blog and the book drawing!

thevampyrwithin said...

How wonderful! I'd love the Foxwood book but either would a joy to win. Thank you! <3
thevampyrwithin at gmail dot com

♥ eli mari said...

What a wonderful offering, thank you!! I'd be more than pleased with either book :)

orion`s daughter said...

I like the description of The Flame in the Cauldron. My email is orionova@gmail.com

BrigidsBlest said...

I would be very interested in reading the Brigid book. It looks amazing.

Mel Bisk said...

While either work would be wonderful to curl up with this winter, I am very interested in gaining more insight into Brigid. Absolutely a source of fascination for decades now. Thanks for this - and for all you do.

lillie8302 said...

I would love to read the book on Brigid. It sounds like a beautiful and rich resource!

Rebecca Powell said...

They both look great, but if I had to pick one I would go with the Brigid book :)

The StarFire Witch / Bald Girl said...

Its so hard to choose between two books that will both have such knowledge and ideas in them... but I think of the two I personally would like to have a peek at The Flame in the Cauldron....

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Christine Candora-Hickey said...

These both look amazing! Good choices!

Saille said...

I'm very interested in the Foxwood book. The move away from set ritual seems just what is needed!

Eveline Maedel said...

Both look great but the Foxwood book is particularly inrtriguing!! :)

Flapper Flickers + Silent Stanzas said...

I'd love the Foxwood book, I've heard fantastic things about it. Good luck to all! :)

Meghan Arnold said...

Love the idea behind Foxwood's book. Thanks for sharing! My email is singsthemagpie@gmail.com

Siren said...

I would love the Orion Foxwoods book! Thank you.

maureen rhines said...

OOOOOOOh my, the Flame in the Cauldron looks wonderful! I think I have listened to every episode of Old Style Conjure on blog talk radio and he is awesomw!

Pam said...

Thank you these both look lovely! The Foxwood book looks very interesting and would love to have that but I know I would enjoy the Brigid book too.

sunwyn said...

I would love to read The Flame and The Cauldron. I have never read a book by this author.

Chad Blevins said...

I am very much interested in reading Orion Foxwood's informational tome, "The Flame in the Cauldron". I have just recently begun research into traditional witchcraft (as well as Appalachian magic and ways), and Foxwood's name has come to my attention, so I am definitely interested in checking out his books.

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Kelly M said...

I think Brigid looks like an great read.

My heart is here said...

I would love to read the Brigid! :)
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Amanda Hall said...

The Foxwood book looks excellent, but so many Weiser books look like something I would read!
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sharonmas said...

Both of these sound like pretty good books. If I were to win, I'd like The Fire in The Cauldron.

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Kim said...

I'm very intrigued by the book about Brigid; she's a Goddess I would love to learn more about!

Side note: I own "The Flame in the Cauldron," it is amazing and Orion Foxworth is one of my favorite authors!

Sparkless said...

I have both of these books on my to buy list! I'd love to win the Brigid book but either would be fantastic.

petoskystone said...

Brigid is the book I am more interested in as her Day is close to my birthday.

Tay Dowler said...

I would love to get my paws on the Orion Foxworth book! I missed one of the lectures he gave at an event, this would be the next best thing! taylor.corti@gmail.com

Matach said...

Both books look super interesting.

gurucarcar said...

I think both books are right up my alley. What a kind and wonderful giveaway. Good luck all! cm

Becky B said...

I am interested in both but the one about Brighid would trulty help me with my flame tending activites.

Rhi said...

I have wanted that Foxwood book since it was announced. It would make a lovely addition to my library!

Michelle Sidun said...

Orion is an amazing author! I'd love to add his book to my library!
Mlsidun@gmail.com

D S said...

I would love the Brigid book, thanks.

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Kathy Buxton said...

I would read both books. I am most interested in the one on Brigid, though!

Unknown said...

I think both of these books look fantastic. Nothing better than a new book when the winter rains start in the PNW! -Pati

L J Dogsmom said...

Nothing like meaning to comment and waiting until it is over!
The Flame in the Cauldron sounds great to me, well, they both do. I'll be checking them out.


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Debra She Who Seeks said...

Thank you, Rue! I've sent you my address by email. I'm looking forward to reading the Brigid book very much! You've made my Thanksgiving!

Michelle Willms said...

I would love to have The Fire in the Cauldron, although this was an extremely difficult choice, since I truly want both books.

michelle_willms at yahoo.com

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D S said...

I would love to win a book, it would give me an excuse to ride up and visit your shop.

Debra Nehring said...

Thank you so much, Jen! I feel so blessed to receive this book. Funny, I was just talking with a friend who recommended it to me, and realized I'd won it!! Mwah!