Archive for June 2018

Traditional Witchcraft for the Seashore

Jun 12th, 2018 | By

I often wonder about some of the people who read my books and who have no compulsion in making scathing comments about the content. I don’t expect everyone to like my style, which can often come across as slightly abrasive, but I don’t appreciate being insulted or belittled by those with scant experience in the

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Writing a spell: Where to start?

Jun 8th, 2018 | By
spells and charms, rachel patterson

Writing a spell: Where to start? So, you’ve decided to go ahead and cast a spell, where do you start?  Here are some basic guidelines to help you write your first spell. Purpose What you need to decide first is what the purpose of you spell is but also have you covered all the other

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Loneliness and revelation

Jun 7th, 2018 | By

This book by Pagan philosopher Brendan Myers explains the nature of loneliness, why the usual solutions fail, and offers a philosophical and spiritual solution. Here are some videos about the book… Brendan reading from Chapter one more insights here…   Buy the book here – Book Depository Amazon US Amazon UK Barnes & Noble Indiebound



The Hidden Goddess – Chapter 3 – The Two Wives of Adam

Jun 6th, 2018 | By

Looking into the enraged eyes of Adam, she finally understood.  He would never perceive her as his equal though they had been born of the same clay, molded by the will of God in His own image.  But she would not be caged.  Not even in Paradise.  Defiance flared up within her as she brazenly

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Children of the Green – an excerpt

Jun 5th, 2018 | By

Children of the Green: Raising our Kids in Pagan Traditions, by Hannah E. Johnston is an in-depth consideration of child raising from within pagan spirituality. Here’s an excerpt from the introduction: “A child is a seed of the future. If we want a vision of the planet’s longevity we could look to the dreams of

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Kernow – Searching for the Wild Past.

Jun 4th, 2018 | By

Continuing my semi-regular walking blogs at request from readers, I thought I would share a recent “spring” archaeological walk on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. I say spring because of the time of year, but as readers may know, we have had some unusual wintery weather in March, which has delayed the onset of spring. Cornwall is

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Interview with Ceri Norman

Jun 3rd, 2018 | By

Ceri Norman is the author of Faerie Stones. Here’s a few questions that give some insights into her life as a writer… What was your first book? Celtic Maidens, a Supernatural Thriller set in the Preseli Mountains of Wales. The idea for it came to me while I was standing in the ancient stone circle

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Zodiac signs in spell working

Jun 2nd, 2018 | By
zodiac spells, rachel patterson, kitchen witch

Zodiac signs in spell working And of course, if you like astrology (see my previous blog post) you will probably have an interest in the zodiac too.  Working a spell that corresponds with the current zodiac sign will also throw more power in. Aries Work spells for: Courage, authority, leadership, power, the forces, will power,

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The tree of tradition

Jun 1st, 2018 | By

The core of my own training in the magical arts has been, in the main, through a specific and quite localised branch of Traditional Witchcraft. It seems to be that particular word, “traditional”, which brings about the most intense questioning whenever I’m trying to explain this. Does it mean that I’m part of some genealogy

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Candle Magic for the Solstice Eve – A London Workshop

Jun 1st, 2018 | By
Candle Magic

On Solstice Eve I’m running a practical workshop on candle magic at Treadwell’s Bookshop. This is a wonderful time to charge and enchant our own magical flames on the night before the longest day of the year. As well as teaching how to do candle spells, I’ll be talking about ways to honour the season

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