A Kitchen Witch's World of Magical Plants & Herbs
Publication 31st October 2014
Every plant, every flower, every herb every tree has energy and that energy has magical properties.
This book is not about medicinal herb uses, but about magical ones, although you will find the odd tea and occasional food recipe inside.
A journey into the magical world of herbs and plants, filled with magical uses, folklore, history and practical magic.
A go to guide on how to work with magical herbs, how to use them and what to do with them.
Hearth Moon Rising | Author of Invoking Animal Magic
This book contains all the guidance most witches need for working with common magical herbs. Filled with useful ideas and applications.
Mabh Savage | Celtic Witch and author of A Modern Celt: Seeking the Ancestors
Rachel brings the magic of plants and herbs to life with her familiar, easy to follow style that is a delight to read. Her experience shines through in this volume that moves seamlessly from practical, common sense advice to matters of magic, meditation and spirit. This is a volume that not only is a joy to read cover to cover but should remain on any practicing witch's shelf as a constant point of reference. So often we forget the power of what seems mundane because it is familiar to us, and Rachel effortlessly recaptures the wonder of what we may see as weeds, and reminds us that we can strengthen our connection to the natural world through the magic and mystery of plants.
Morgan Daimler | Morgan Daimler, author of Fairy Witchcraft and Where the Hawthorn Grows
Rachel Patterson’s book A Kitchen Witch’s Book of Magical Plants and Herbs is a wonderful resource for what can be a confusing subject. The author guides the reader through the intricacies of different aspects of plant magic, including astrological correspondences and working with plant spirits, with ease. Full of practical tips as well as metaphysical wisdom, and written with humour and an engaging style, this book is a must-have for anyone interested in the magical uses of plants
Elen Sentier |
I’m a herb and plant lover and have been all my life. Rachel’s book is a delight, takes me back to learning with my family as well as forwards into new ways of working with herbs. There are lots of practical tips on growing and harvesting as well as star lore and the seasons as well as a very good list of herbs to use. Rachel advises the absolutely right way of learning from plants … “If you want to find out what magical property a particular herb or plant you have in front of you has, there is a very simple way…ask it!” Rachel has it absolutely right, asking is the way. If you want to begin a love-affair with herbs this book is certainly for you.
Laura Perry | author of Ariadne's Thread: Awakening the Wonders of the Ancient Minoans in Our Modern Lives
Once again, Rachel Patterson has turned out an excellent book full of information that will appeal to any level of experience and a wide variety of spiritual paths. From practical projects using readily-available, familiar herbs to more interesting incenses with ingredients the reader will feel inspired to quest for, this book offers something for everyone. I especially appreciate that Ms. Patterson acknowledges the plant spirits and encourages the reader not just to learn about the magical properties of each herb, but to communicate with its spirit as well. The book includes an enchanting list of old-fashioned 'code names' for herbs (bat's wool and hare's beard!) as well as a handy reference guide that allows the reader to search for herbs by intent or by elemental, zodiacal and planetary correspondences. All in all, this is a valuable addition to the bookshelf for anyone interested in the magical uses of herbs.
David Salisbury | David Salisbury, author of Teen Spirit Wicca and The Deep Heart of Witchcraft
A Witch’s World of Magical Plants & Herbs is just as fun and delightful as it is useful. Patterson reveals fascinating plant lore that is not always easily found in most of the popular herbals and plant grimoires around today. This is a great addition to any budding herbalists' collection.
This is a comprehensive look at how plants and herbs, those found in the garden as well as those purchased in shops, can be used in a wide range of ways to enhance your life. Rachel Patterson shares her ideas for growing, harvesting and storing herbs, working with plant spirits and energies, as well as ways of crafting with flowers and herbs. The bulk of the book is made up of information about each individual herb or plant and includes general information for each plus the magical properties. In some cases there are spells, incense mixes or even teas that can be made from the herb or plant. There are also correspondence lists for the plants in the book. This is not a medicinal guide, not a how to grow book but rather a wonderful resource in which the author shares her love of herbs and plants and the magical uses that they can be put to. A must for the bookshelf of every witch, would be witch as well as anyone who loves plants and herbs.
I first came across Rachel's books at the Kitchen Witch School, and bought my first book through Amazon, Kitchen Witchcraft♥♥. I really like the way Rachel writes, she is very informative, but also makes the books understandable, plus she makes me titter at some of the things she says. I next purchased, Moon Magic, also very good. I have bought this latest book and true to form,
it is another five stars from me for 'World of magical plants & herbs'.
Another well written and delightful book from Rachel Patterson!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading it - it is packed full of a ton of information on herbs and plants and all in one place! It is nice to have a modern, up-to-date book to look up all my herbs and plants in! I loved the little funny comments she adds - makes you giggle and makes the book more welcoming and less intense - a very enjoyable read! There is a lot of information packed into this one book - everything from plant energies, to how to grow them, store them etc and so much more. Every correspondence a witch could need is in here too along with how to make or craft certain herbal items too! Very happy to give this a 5 star rating!
I love this book its easy to read and follow for a novice and informative to those who are more experience. R achel Patterson is a excellent author and writes with passion and humour,her books have pride of place in my libary and i dip into them all the time, she is inspiring and is well worth the five star rating.
It's such an amazing book it is easy to use and understand I would recommend this but I would recommend all Rachel's books as it gives you all the information you need but it is an easy read at the same time
I have not taken this book out of my bag since I received it. I am constantly picking it up when i have a chance and reading it. I am very happy with my purchase as it is a tremendous book. It has lots of useful information and well written.