Books for Pagans

Magical food: A honey jar spell

Sep 25th, 2018 | By
rachel patterson, kitchen witch

Magical Food Spells You can incorporate food into lots of spells; most people have food of some sort during ritual anyway so bring it into your spell work. Most of us at one time or another eat magical food without evening know it, we eat specific foods at celebrations such as wedding or hand fasting

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Fighting the Post-Equinox Blues with Scraps of Happiness

Sep 23rd, 2018 | By
Every Day Magic

It is easy to feel sad now that the nights are really drawing in. In the Moon Books community book Every Day Magic, Mabh Savage wrote this entry for September 23, with a magical suggestion to help beat the post-Equinox blues: For some, the Autumn Equinox can be jarring realisation that summer is over and

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Magical baking basics

Sep 21st, 2018 | By
rachel patterson, kitchen witch

These are some really easy basic recipes that you can add your own flavourings and herbs to, adding in your own magical intent.  They also work well for the feasting at rituals.  Taken from my book A Kitchen Witch’s World of Magical Food. Sweet Biscuits Use this base recipe and add in any herbs or

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Basic all purpose magical cooking recipes

Sep 11th, 2018 | By

Basic all purpose magical cooking recipes You can pack in a huge amount of magical energy very simply by making an herb oil, vinegar or butter.  Here I have given some basic recipes but experiment!  Leave for a couple of weeks for the flavours of the herbs to infuse. Herbal Oil You will need: A

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Remember Victims of Violence at the Hungry Ghost Festival

Sep 5th, 2018 | By
Every Day Magic

Today is the Festival of Hungry Ghosts. In the Moon Books community book Every Day Magic, Janet Boyer wrote this entry about the festival for 5 September. Janet also suggested lighting incense as an offering for those who have met a violent or tragic end. She said: On the 15th day of the 7th lunar calendar,

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Dedication Ritual

Aug 21st, 2018 | By
dedication, ritual, rachel patterson, the art of ritual

Dedication Ritual   If you have chosen to walk the path of witchcraft (or druidry, or any pathway at all really) you may want to do a self dedication.  I did this myself many years ago just as a way of making a commitment not only to the gods but also to myself.  It doesn’t

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Deity in Ritual: Why? How?

Aug 12th, 2018 | By
art of ritual, deity, rachel patterson

Why do we invite deity into ritual? Usually deity is invited to join a ritual, which ones to invite is again, personal choice.  Some groups may only work with specific deities whatever ritual they are performing, some will work with deities specific to the sabbat, some will call upon an all encompassing deity and just

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Grounding & Centering

Aug 8th, 2018 | By
rachel patterson, grounding, centering, art of ritual

Grounding & Centering Performing a ritual or being part of one should be quite energising, so you need to ground and centre yourself afterwards but I find it is also helpful to do so beforehand as well. They are essentially two different things but often done together and become intertwined. Grounding is such a simple

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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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You are never too old to follow your dreams

Jun 13th, 2018 | By
Every Day Magic with flowers and crystals

June 13 is the birthday of Gerald Brosseau Gardner (1884–1964), the founder of modern Wicca. I also take this day as a reminder that you are never too old to take up a new challenge, because Gerald Gardner did not become a famous and influential pagan figure until after his retirement. In the Moon Books community

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