Books for Witches / Wiccans

Witchcraft into the wilds book launch

Feb 2nd, 2018 | By
witchcraft into the wilds, rachel patterson

Witchcraft into the wilds book launch I am very excited for my thirteenth book to be published…thirteen has to be lucky right? Witchcraft into the wilds will be officially released on 23rd February 2018.  Although it is available for pre-order now, if you feel the urge…   The official blurb “A book that leads us

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#wakethewitches Review of “Witch” by Lisa Lister

Jan 31st, 2018 | By

“I didn’t decide to become a witch. I remembered I was one.” Witch, Lisa Lister I’ve been following Lisa’s work for a while now. Her first two books, Code Red and Love Your Lady Landscape are really good reads and I’ve recommended them a number of times to people feeling out of tune with their

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Candle magic and traditions for Imbolc and Candlemas

Jan 29th, 2018 | By
Pagan Portals - Candle Magic

Imbolc, the pagan festival in early February, is often celebrated by lighting candles. The Christian festival at this time of year is called Candlemas and is also associated with candles. Here is an extract from Pagan Portals – Candle Magic about traditional and modern ways of honouring the season: Imbolc/Candlemas Pagans celebrate the first stirrings

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Magical Food: Cabbage

Jan 26th, 2018 | By
cabbage, magical food, kitchen witch, rachel patterson

The magic of: Cabbage (Brassica oleracea/var.) A white, green or purple leafy vegetable that comes in all sorts of varieties, good sliced raw or cooked…but not boiled to death because apart from making the house smell horrid it tastes like last week’s laundry. The cabbage is supposedly one of the oldest foods known to man.

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Book Giveaway!

Jan 24th, 2018 | By

In one month, my long awaited second book on animal magic, Divining with Animal Guides, will be available. I am giving away one free copy to USA residents before the publication date. If you would like to become eligible for the drawing of a free, signed copy, sign up for my mailing list! Click here.

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Magical Food: Beetroot

Jan 19th, 2018 | By
beetroot, magical food, rachel patterson

The magic of: Beetroot (Beta vulgaris) Part of the Amaranthaceae family with many varieties the most well known is the beetroot but chard and sugar beet are also included and probably the best ever named vegetable, the mangelwurzel  which is used for animal feed. The beetroot we are most familiar with has a beautiful deep

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Sigil Witchery, a review

Jan 17th, 2018 | By

It may seem strange to read a review of a book from one publisher on another publisher’s blog. Moon Books is not the only Pagan publisher out there, thus they cannot possibly publish every book worth reading. Llewellyn has been in the biz a lot longer. Even with several years of tripe and not-so-well-edited books

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Magical Food – Spirituality and Psychic Skills

Jan 13th, 2018 | By
rachel patterson, spirituality, magical food

Magical Food – Spirituality & Psychic Skills I am not talking about religion here but finding your inner peace and your connection to the divine, whatever divinity it may be, finding your place and your faith. The foods in this list may help you to find that connection or to strengthen your psychic abilities and

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Magical food: Oranges and lemons

Dec 29th, 2017 | By
magical food, rachel patterson

Magical food: Oranges and lemons Orange (Citrus Ă— sinensis) The orange coloured citrus fruit, you know the one. The orange is a fruit of the sun, a fruit of love and happiness and a fruit with an enlightening and uplifting scent. During the 19th Century to give a gift of an orange was thought to

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Magical food: Turkey, gravy and cranberries

Dec 22nd, 2017 | By
magical food, rachel patterson, kitchen witch

Magical food: Turkey, gravy and cranberries Turkey A bird that we only usually seem to eat on holidays amidst problems trying to fit it in the oven and the amount of time it takes to cook. It is a proud and powerful bird and carries the magical properties of motivation, clarity and focus. The feathers

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