I read The Goddess is in the Details at my lunch break over the course of two weeks. Each day I’d sample a few pages and think about the author’s message as I went back to work. One of the things that I liked about this book was the subject matter - how to incorporate spirituality into your life on a daily basis.
The author’s friendly tone and ability to laugh at herself was refreshing and relatable. The 24 short chapters were divided into six parts: The Everyday Witch, The Inner Witch, The Outer Witch, The Social Witch, The Practicing Witch and The Natural Witch.Most of the information provided was helpful like chapter 2 “The Seven Beliefs at the Heart of Being a Witch” but some were totally unnecessary like chapter 5 “Mindful Eating.” I don’t need yet another person telling me what to do (especially regarding dietary decisions). Even though Blake occasionally dipped into the overly basic and obvious, there were insightful gems that resonated. The “something to think about” and “something to try” found at the back of each chapter helps the reader contemplate and find a helpful suggestion for action - this small edition made a nice impact.
In the introduction Blake sums her book up well when she writes, “It is for any Witch who has mastered the fundamentals and longs to go deeper. It is for the Pagan who has been on his or her path for a while and feels like something is missing . . . but doesn’t quite know what”
Overall, The Goddess is in the Details brings something new to Wiccan book shelves.
Rating: 4 our of 5 magick wands