Books for Witches / Wiccans

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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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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Poppets & Magical Dolls – a big thanks to everyone!

Aug 31st, 2018 | By
Poppets and Magical Dolls

By Lucya Starza Today I got a lovely email from Moon Books: “Congratulations! Pagan Portals – Poppets and Magical Dolls is now published.” I’m delighted that my new book is finally out on shop shelves and available to order online. However, I would not have got this far if it wasn’t for the help of

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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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Learn about candle magic and poppet magic in London

Aug 14th, 2018 | By

By Lucya Starza In September I will be giving a workshop on candle magic and talking about poppet magic at two lovely pagan shops in London. Here are the details: Thursday 6 September: Candle Magic Workshop. I am running an evening workshop based on my book Pagan Portals – Candle Magic at Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street,

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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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Poppet Magic – workshop and book signing in London

Jul 1st, 2018 | By
Poppets and Magical Dolls

Treadwell’s Bookshop in Bloomsbury, London, is offering a double dose of poppet magic on Saturday 14 July. First I’m teaching a mini-workshop called Poppets in Practical Magic. After that I’ll be signing copies of Pagan Portals – Poppets and Magical Dolls at the very first launch event for my new book. The book signing is completely

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Watch the ferns on Midsummer Eve and look for fairies

Jun 20th, 2018 | By
ferns

Traditional English folklore says that if you watch the ferns on Midsummer Eve and collect the seeds that fall at exactly midnight, you can use them to render yourself invisible. Actually, ferns don’t produce seeds – they have spores – but maybe spores have the same effect. Mind you, if you want to try it

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