Books for Witches / Wiccans

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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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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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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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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My Stall at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic Conference

May 16th, 2018 | By

As an author, it is a rather wonderful feeling when you realise that you have enough books published to have a stall at a conference all to yourself. OK, it was a tiny stall, but nevertheless it was just for my books. The stall was at the annual conference of the Museum of Witchcraft and

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Magical Food for Magical powers

May 5th, 2018 | By
magical food, rachel patterson, kitchen witch

Magical Food for Magical powers Now these foods aren’t going to make you fly on a broomstick or make sparks come out of your fingers but they are high in magical properties and can give you that extra magical oomph. Foods for magical powers: Chocolate (yay!), citrus fruits, coffee, dates, figs, honey, leeks, meat, pineapple,

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Magical Food for Luck

Apr 27th, 2018 | By
magical food, kitchen witch, luck, rachel patterson

Magical Food for Luck Need a bit of luck to come your way?  You can add to your chances of winning the lottery…OK maybe not that lucky, but changing the tide of luck to your favour can be enhanced by eating foods that have lucky magical properties. Foods for luck: Bananas, beans, cabbage, coconut, coleslaw,

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Magical Food for Healing & Health

Apr 20th, 2018 | By
sage, healing, health, magical food, rachel patterson, kitchen witch

Magical Food for Healing & Health We all know that a healthy balanced diet is the one to go for to maintain good health.  I don’t advocate crash diets in fact I don’t believe in diets as such at all.  If you want to lose weight then change your habits, look at what you eat

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