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Kitchen Witchcraft: Spells & Charms

Jul 16th, 2018 | By

NEW BOOK RELEASE! So the very lovely publishers Moon Books, having already released a book or thirteen of mine have given me my very own series, a Kitchen Witchcraft series. The first book in the series is called ‘Spells and Charms’ – and will be released on 27th July 2018 (although you can pre-order). The

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Cast the circle…

Jul 9th, 2018 | By
kitchen witch, circle casting, rachel patterson, art of ritual

Cast the Circle…   If you are just working on your own, meditating or doing a simple candle spell I don’t believe casting a circle is always necessary.  If you regularly smudge and protect your house and have your own shielding in place I wouldn’t bother, but the choice is yours.  If you are going

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Adventures of a Kitchen Witch…

Jul 4th, 2018 | By
Kitchen Witch posse, Rachel Patterson

  This year has been lots of fun so far and I have been lucky enough to be invited to several events to waffle and generally make a nuisance of myself. If you are in the area for any of them, please do come up and say ‘hi’ to myself and the Kitchen Witch posse.

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Petition Papers

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By
petition paper, spells and charms, rachel patterson

Petition Papers Petition papers and name papers are slips of paper that you write a person’s name on or a symbol or sigil or short phrase corresponding with the intent of your spell work.  Mostly the petition papers and name papers are placed under a candle, added to a mojo bag or bottle.   Name papers

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Crystal spells

Jun 15th, 2018 | By
crystal spells, spells and charms, rachel patterson

Crystal spells Crystals have long been believed to hold magical powers. Although I don’t believe they were used in folk magic very much they are extremely popular today.  Each crystal has its own unique and individual magical property and that can be tapped into for your spell work.  Whether you just sit and hold a

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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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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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Astrological spell working

May 25th, 2018 | By
astrological correspondence, spells, rachel patterson, kitchen witch

Astrological spell working   If astrology is your thing, then you can tie your spell working in with the position of the planets.  Working a spell that corresponds to the energy of a specific planet when it is dancing in the forefront of our skies will add extra kick to your magic.  You can find

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Working with colour magic

May 18th, 2018 | By
colour magic, rachel patterson, kitchen witch

Working with colour magic   I love working with colour magic especially when working candle spells.  Tie the colour of your candle, your medicine pouch or altar cloth into the intent of your spell to add an extra zing.  Go with your intuition and what colours work for you.   If you can’t decide on a

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Using tarot cards in spell work

May 11th, 2018 | By
rachel patterson tarot magic spells

Tarot spells Using tarot cards or oracle cards in your spell gives you a focal point and helps with visualisation.  They can be used as a signifier for a person i.e. the person you are sending healing to (or a curse). They can also bring the power and energy of the card itself. For instance

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