There are a lot of things in the universe that we don’t understand. When something is meant to happen, it will whether you cast a spell or not. But you can help it on its way by guiding and encouraging it and maybe even tweaking events a little too. A spell can be worked in many ways, from a simple pointing of the finger to a complicated ritual involving lots of herbs and crystals and, of course, any variation in between. What will happen for sure is the boost of confidence and happy buzz you will receive as you cast the spell, as well as the positive vibe you get from putting something into action.
Kitchen Witchcraft: Spells & Charms is a the first in a series of books which delves into the world of the Kitchen Witch. Each book breaks down the whys and wherefores of the subject and includes practical guides and exercises. Other titles include Garden Magic, Altars & Rituals and The Elements.
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Very thorough how-to guide with a multiplicity of types of charms for all situations. Recommended! Perfect for beginners or existing practitioners. I look forward to more by this author. ~ Tala Schwa, NetGalley
What a delightful and approachable introduction! Recently I've been interested in modern approaches and perspectives on witchcraft. I was intrigued by the title because it seemed more approachable to someone like me (curious but not a practitioner). Rachel Patterson provides the novice with basic guidelines but instructs in a manner is uniquely hers--much like an art book often provides guides without imposing inflexible rules. I appreciated that she also provides a section of spells like recipes to follow in its own section. The structure of the book made it an enjoyable read as well as a useful reference guide to return to. ~ CR Elliot, NetGalley
This was a fun and easy to use book. If there's a place I need magic it's in the kitchen! No need for rare items, just use what you have.
~ Anne Fay, NetGalley
I read all books by Rachel Patterson and always enjoyed them.
This one was no exception!
I love her explenations and examples, very clear and useful, and her style of writing so warm and personal
This book is highly recommended. ~ Anna Maria Giacomasso, NetGalley
I love this book! The author has a fantastically warm style of writing that makes you feel very at ease with the subject. It's packed with information and it's definitely one I'll refer to over and over again. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in kitchen witchcraft ~ Margaret Leonard, NetGalley
Kitchen Witchcraft Spells & Charms is a simple to follow step by step informative guide that shows you how to do simple spells or charms with the ingredients right in your kitchen cabinet. So easy to read and self explanatory from moon phases to recharging items and so much more. ~ Tracy Marrs, NetGalley
This is a great book! Very helpful in creating your own spells. Everything you would need to know to make your own spells successfully! Fun read, excited to get working on my spells.
~ Caitlin Gawa , NetGalley
Informative and engaging, especially helpful for those beginning to walk down this path. ~ Christina Blake , NetGalley
Brilliant. I really enjoyed this book and it is great for anyone on any level. It is a book of simple spells and charms for ones home with items that are from your kitchen and garden. I really enjoyed how she explained that you do not need an intensive list of ingredients to make a spell and to make the spell your own and that you must believe in it. ~ Trista Hutchison, NetGalley
This is a great book for anyone looking to make positive changes to their lives that have a passion for magic and witchcraft. One thing I did like was that the ingredients you need for the spells are items are ones that most people will have at home anyway making it easy to gather everything needed without spending a fortune. A really interesting read and I may give one or two recipes a tray! ~ Kirsty White, For the love of books!!
Kitchen Witchcraft: Spells & Charms by Rachel Patterson is a book you want to keep close to hand as it will be used frequently as a hands on reference. It explains how to cast spells in easy terms. From money spells and love spells to what to do with the leftovers from your workings. Using what you have instead of going out and spending a lot of money is also part of what makes this book very usable.. Using different phases of the moon, charging and recharging magical objects, charms as opposed to amulets are just a few of the many subjects taught. This author has written one of the best books on this subject and one I think that should be in everyone's library. Being High Priestess of the Kitchen Witch Coven and an Elder at the online Wyrd Witches/ Kitchen Witch School makes her an authority on the subject. ~ Marie Angel, NetGalley
Despite being interested in the craft, Kitchen Witchcraft is the first book I've read on the subject.
I found it to be interesting and informative, especially for a beginner.
I would definitely recommend it. ~ Orláith Armstrong , NetGalley
Absolutely brilliant as are all of her previous books. Full of interesting facts written in a way that is like having a conversation with the author. Totally recommend this book ~ Peter Frances, NetGalley
Kitchen Witchcraft: Spells & Charms is an interesting little book that guides you to do simple spells and charms from one's home. I enjoyed it and would recommend it for those wanting to learn simple spells and charms.
~ Rose Frum, NetGalley
Rachel Patterson is a prolific writer, having been the sole author on 12 books previous to this lucky 13 -- and that’s not even accounting for the several books she has co-authored or contributed to. Despite the copious amount of written material that Patterson has produced, I felt less that I was reading a book and more that I was sitting down with a dear friend over a cuppa, discussing our craft as witches. Her style is warm, welcoming, and generous while also gently guiding and suggesting ways of channeling intent into change. As the High Priestess of the Kitchen Witch Coven and Elder at the Kitchen Witch School of Natural Witchcraft, her advice comes from years of experience, study, and practice.
This book was a delight from beginning to end, and I am certain I will go back to it again and again, in addition to seeking out more of Patterson’s work for my own reading pleasure and personal craft. Bottom line - 5/5 stars, would absolutely recommend. Get thee to a bookstore!
~ L. H., NetGalley
I found this book to be an excellent reference book for beginners. The author uses simple informative language. The ingredients are easily sourced, and most are things you would have around the house. The author also encourages experimentation, finding what works best for you and using your intuition which I liked. She gives anecdotes of her own mishaps and does cover hexes, however she does add a word of caution. ~ Rebecca Kilroy, Wonderfully Weird