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  • Witchcraft...into the wilds
    Rachel Patterson
    This book is easy reading and has so many wonderful witchy tips. A definite need to read !!! ~ Bonnie J Moser, Amazon

  • Witchcraft...into the wilds
    Rachel Patterson
    This book feels very “real” to me. It’s never been in my personality to follow any rituals, because too much structure takes the fun out of things sometimes. I just kind of move where the wind pushes me, and this book seems to embrace that mentality. No pressure, just lighthearted fun with plenty of solid knowledge. ~ MG, Amazon

  • Witchcraft...into the wilds
    Rachel Patterson
    A wonderful book great for the novice and one who's trod the path for a while. Jam packed with info, journal prompts and guided meditations which are perfect if you are a spoonie like myself and are unable to do some of the more practical activities. ~ H D Reads, Amazon

  • Witchcraft...into the wilds
    Rachel Patterson
    I read this in 2 days it was wonderful love the whole ethos of the book ~ Wendy Turner, Amazon

  • Witchcraft...into the wilds
    Rachel Patterson
    Another top book from this author. I couldn`t put this one down and found it a great refresher. Anyone new to the craft would find this book an easy read. ~ Spongebob, Amazon

  • Kitchen Witchcraft: Spells & Charms
    Rachel Patterson
    I have read and reviewed many of Rachel’s books. She has an easy to read writing style. She provides the information is simple terms. Most of the ingredients are readily available and directions are not difficult to follow. The author gives advice, suggestions and warnings about using certain spells. She reminds us that you sometimes get what you ask for whether it is really, what you wanted. The book covers the following topics.For a small book, it is chock full of information. This would be an excellent beginner’s book but also a good addition to an experience practitioner. ~ Dawn Belladonna Thomas, Amazon

  • Kitchen Witchcraft: Spells & Charms
    Rachel Patterson
    Great book and a very easy read. Ms Patterson hit on a couple of subjects that I have had questions on, therefore this book goes on the desk shelf as a reference book.
    Wonderful job Ms Patterson. My “Patterson” library is growing. ~ Kathi Hicks, Amazon

  • Kitchen Witchcraft: Spells & Charms
    Rachel Patterson
    Rachel Patterson’s new volume, Kitchen Witchcraft: Spells and Charms, is absolutely necessary for any practicing witch, regardless of the type of witchcraft she or he practices; it is great for both the beginner wanting to learn about the nuts and bolts of spells and charms, as well as for the more experienced witch who simply wants to expand her or his resources. Patterson approaches the topic of spells and charms from a very practical perspective, and from her own very personal experience. The book is filled with many useful suggestions and ideas, from addressing the basics of casting a spell to various specific methods of casting spells, such as using herbs, candles, oils, and crystals, just to name a few. This first part of the book is a fabulous resource, packed full of many ideas and approaches to spell casting. The second half of the book is a list of excellent possible spells to achieve a number of different goals. Throughout the entire book, one of the overarching messages that I appreciate is that Patterson reminds us that we should each follow our own intuition when choosing how to cast spells and what to include in our spell work. Overall, I find this book to be a tremendous resource that I will turn to regularly for advice on casting my spells. ~ Paul Chamness Miller, Amazon

  • Kitchen Witchcraft: Spells & Charms
    Rachel Patterson
    Another fantastic book by Rachel Patterson. Like her other books, Spells and Charms is packed full of information. It’s different to other spell books as it doesn’t just contain spells, but explains the different types of spell and how to create your own. There are lists of correspondences but you are encouraged to go with what works for you. All this is wrote in Rachel’s friendly down to earth style. It will be useful for both beginners and those more experienced witch. ~ Kindle Customer, Amazon

  • Kitchen Witchcraft: Spells & Charms
    Rachel Patterson
    I loved this book & have read it cover to cover twice now. I am fairly new to the path & I found this book helpful & informative & easy to read. It's great to be able just to dip in & out of sections on a certain topic such as candle & colour magic & other Kitchen Witchery spells & correspondences. I highly recommend this book to anyone actually. Looking forward to the next book in this series. ~ Miss M. Panayi, Amazon

  • Kitchen Witchcraft: Spells & Charms
    Rachel Patterson
    the 15th book i have got from this wonderful author...and i'm quite established at my practice, this book is just brilliant to just dip in and out of, i read it cover to cover when i got it,it covers an array of spells and charms from prosperity to confidence, banishing and healing..its perfect for the beginner as well as the more experienced witch, the fab thing about these spells and charms is, that most of the things needed you may have in your home anyway, so no great expense to pay out,and if you have read some of Rachel's other books you will know if you don't have something , you can use other things, such as your finger if you don't have a wand, brilliant book and well worth a place on your bookcase.
    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. ~ Cosmic Dancer, Amazon

  • Kitchen Witchcraft: Spells & Charms
    Rachel Patterson
    I love this book so natural not full of hundreds of hard to get ingredients highly recommended ~ Wendy Turner, Amazon

  • Kitchen Witchcraft: Spells & Charms
    Rachel Patterson
    I have read a few books by this author and I have to say I love all of her books. I could not put this one down. I found it very easy to read and learnt quite a few new things about the craft. This book is excellent for a newbie as well as a seasoned witch. ~ Spongebob, Amazon

  • Shaman Pathways - What is Shamanism?
    Trevor Greenfield
    An excellent book that draws together a variety of information from well established experts in the form of short essays. The author has chosen a wide range of subjects in the area of shamanism and it is a brilliant starting point. It is also good for anyone who already has some knowledge on the subject as it helps them to define which area they want to explore next. I thought it was interesting that exploring shamanism in your own area and culture was highlighted. A great book that made me want to start exploring this area again. Well balanced and well edited. I also liked all the information about the individual authors at the end. Thank you ~ JC Cross, NetGalley

  • Pagan Portals - Manannán mac Lir
    Morgan Daimler
    Morgan Daimler's book on Manannan is a real gem for anyone interested in working with a deity connected to the sea. In a down to earth and easy manner, Daimler presents this god in clear language and with a heartfelt honesty that comes through the words on the page and settles in the heart. Each chapter is a treasure, and we not only cover the Irish aspects of this deity, but also take a look at the Welsh, Manx and Scottish associations, which are all exceedingly helpful. The ritual, meditation and prayer section makes this book truly come alive, as well as the section at the end of each chapter, entitled "Manannan in my life". Here we see up close and personal how this deity affects the life of the author, and this insight really makes this work stand out. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of Daimler's work, and she is a true asset to the community.
    - Joanna van der Hoeven, author of "The Awen Alone: Walking the Path of the Solitary Druid" and "The Hedge Druid's Craft". ~

  • Healing Plants of the Celtic Druids
    Angela Paine
    Angela Paine’s new book Healing Plants of the Celtic Druids stands out as a marvelous combination of modern herbal reference and Celtic/Druidic history. Paine offers plentiful background about the Druids and ancient Celtic society so the reader can better understand their herbal practices in the context of Celtic spirituality (healing is sacred) and the extensive trade networks of the ancient world that brought Mediterranean herbs up to Britain. Paine offers an in-depth look at 27 different herbs, including those native to Britain, some that were imported by the Romans, and a few of the poisonous ones that also have medicinal properties. Paine gives each plant its own chapter for a comprehensive look at its history, botanical properties, methods of growing and harvesting, medical research, and practical uses. Throughout, Paine includes personal anecdotes and comments that make for interesting reading – this is not a dry, encyclopedic work. The extensive bibliography, arranged by chapter, is indispensable for further information on subjects ranging from Celtic history to pharmacologic research. Paine has turned out a valuable work that will be of interest to herbalists, historians, and those who follow Celtic and Druidic spiritual paths. ~ Laura Perry, M.S., N.D., author of The Wiccan Wellness Book and Ariadne’s Thread.

  • Pagan Portals - Gwyn ap Nudd
    Danu Forest
    Pagan Portals: Gwyn ap Nudd by Danu Forest takes an in-depth look at one of the more mysterious of the Welsh Celt deities. There are five chapters, focusing on different aspects to Gwyn, as a seasonal deity, a guardian of the land, and a psychopomp figure. Chapter One briefly introduces Gwyn ap Nudd and contains two guided meditation practises. Chapter Two discusses Annwfn, and elements of faery. There are three meditations in this section. Chapter Three connects legends of Gwyn with ancient star-lore and has a but a single meditation. Chapter Four looks at the stories of the Mabinogion, in regards to Gwyn, and has four meditations, including one to meet Gwyn’s seasonal counterpart of Gwythyr. The last chapter discusses Gwyn’s role as a Lord of the Underworld, and master of the Wild Hunt. There are five exercises in this chapter.

    I quite enjoyed this excursion into Welsh lore. Before this, Gwyn was not well-known to me. Arawn, yes, and I had long come to regard Arawn and Gwyn to be different, in terms of working with deity. I worked with Arawn extensively for some time, doing daily meditation/ shamanic journeywork. I did several of the exercises in the book, modifying them to fit my existing style. I hope to revisit them all during a time when I can invest my full attention and devotion. There seemed to be a good balance between the spiritual and historical threads. I particularly enjoyed the discussion of the Mabinogion stories. This is perfect for any looking to increase their repertoire of Welsh lore, or those specifically interested in building a relationship with this most enigmatic deity.
    ~ J. Aislynn d'Merricksson , Port Jericho

  • Pagan Portals - Odin
    Morgan Daimler
    I absolutely loved this book. As someone who has been interested in Norse mythology since I was a child, this new take on an old god was a great read. Perfect for those new and old to Odin, this book also offers plenty of recommendations for further reading. ~ Lily, The Faerie Review

  • Ritual of Writing, The
    Andrew Anderson
    This slim book is chock-full of great advice for the aspiring writer, and pleasingly accessible - rather like having a personal tutor at your elbow. With many examples of the author’s own work, it uses the wheel of the year as a basis, with hints to kick start creativity. Through developing a response to the spirit of place, folklore, myth and legend, the student learns to craft their own tales. The author, an experienced creative writing tutor, shares ways he has found of activating a spiritual response to nature. But he doesn’t skimp on the very necessary nitty gritty of writing - narrative techniques, structure, length, style and handling source material. This is a very useful complete first course for the beginner and welcome refresher for the more experienced. The advice to ‘take your story for a walk’ and to express your inner responses to the seasons through story, mediated through landscape and myth, make it well worth a place on the bookshelf. Recommended. ~ Penny Billington, Druid speaker & author of The Path of Druidry

  • Kitchen Witchcraft: Spells & Charms
    Rachel Patterson
    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

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