Experience the power of magical workings using items you created yourself. Utilize natural ingredients for the well-being of your community, home, and body. This comprehensive sourcebook shares old-world wisdom and contemporary approaches to living the hearth witch way, where spirituality nurtures an ecologically balanced life. More than 200 food and drink recipes: soups, breads, puddings, cakes, salads, wines, meads, ciders, beers, ales, jams, jellies, curds, cheeses, chutneys, ketchup, sauces, dried foods, nonalcoholic cordials More than 100 bath and beauty recipes: bath salts, bubble baths, soaps, shampoos, hair rinses, lotions, powders, oral hygiene, skin products, facial scrubs, cleansers, skin toners, moisturizers, lip salves More than 35 home goods recipes: polishes, bathroom and kitchen cleaners, dishwasher detergent, stain remover, laundry soaps, dryer sheets, potpourris, air fresheners, deodorizers, floor wash, carpet cleaners Nearly 200 essential oil blends and home remedies: anxiety, arthritis, blocked sinuses, burns, cellulitis, coughs, eczema, headaches, indigestion, insect bites, muscle cramps, nausea, rash, sprains, swelling, varicose veins Plus magical wisdom and practical tips: incense recipes, magical virtues of plants, magical oil recipes, detailed descriptions of seventy essential oils, herbal magic, charms, talismans, potions, inks, color correspondences, planetary influences, herbal beauty aids, gardening tips, vegetable dyes Praise: "In this glorious compendium Anna Franklin invites you to sit at her hearth and to share in her many years of magical living. In a high speed world, Anna asks us to pause, to slow down and actually get our hands dirty with nature, and to craft magical items and products that really work."—Kristoffer Hughes, head of the Anglesey Druid Order and author of The Book of Celtic Magic "Packed full of information on sabbats, deities, lotions, potions, household, cooking, cleaning, and personal care recipes. This is a 'must have' book for every witch"—Soraya, bestselling author of Book of Spells and The Kitchen Witch
Were witches real in the Middle Ages? This handbook on witchcraft, first published in 1628, claims to expose the entire practice and profession of witchcraft. Was used as support in the accusation of witches at the time, although we can recognize much of it today as being paranoid superstition by religious authorities. The book is valuable because it allows one to view the extreme superstition surrounding witchcraft at the time, and to better understand the degree of persecution that resulted.
This indispensable reference work provides both a historical and cultural foundation for modern Wicca and Witchcraft, and it is the first to be written by an actual practitioner of the Craft. Features include modern Wicca expressions, sayings, and terminology. Illustrations.
"A modern reference work on the part played by herbs, shrubs and trees in mythology and religious and profane rituals and the symbolism that derives from them. Many customs that 21st -century man finds perfectly normal once had a far deeper significance. It is an academically sound survey of the knowledge of ritual plants over the centuries, taking a broad view, plus a critical look at how correctly plant species are named in the literature."--Publisher description.