A Witch's Guide to Self-Discovery, Care, & Healing
To be published 1st September 2020 by Llewellyn
Tap into the power of nature and learn how to unleash your inner magic to navigate modern-day life and the issues the universe throws at you. Curative Magic shows you how to work with the tools that witchcraft provides, including spells, rituals, and herbs as well as meditation and recipes.
Nature is incredibly clever--plants, herbs, crystals, and other natural materials can improve spells, provide guidance, enhance your personal health, and help you work through life's challenges. Kitchen witch and author Rachel Patterson shares her own experiences, personal rituals, recipes, and remedies to help you manage depression, anxiety, insomnia, ailments, and many other common issues we confront.
Natural Magic for Healing in Heart, Spirit & Soul
Join renowned Kitchen Witch Rachel Patterson as she shares hundreds of her own personal spells, recipes, and remedies for natural healing. Learn how to release emotional blocks and use the powerful energies of nature to support self-care for ailments and challenging life experiences such as:
• Guilt • Worry • Grief • Low Self-Esteem • Obstacles & Blockages • Sleep Issues • Menses & Menopause • Transitions & Changes • Anxiety • Stress • Depression • Panic Attacks • Fear
For each topic, you will discover helpful spells and crafts, as well as affirmations, colour magic, crystals, herbs, foods, incense and essential oil blends, rituals, meditations, and magic bundles. You will also find dozens of recipes for enchanting treats and natural bath products:
• Body Oil • Bath Salts • Bath Melts • Pulse Point Balm • Body Powder • Bath Bombs • Body Butter • Body Scrub • Bath Infusion • Foot Bath • Perfume Blends • Cheese and Rosemary Muffins • Porridge Any “Witch” Way • Ginger Plum Cake • Cheesy Garlic Bread • Shortbread • Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes • Fruit Tea Cake
With additional hands-on tips for working with spirit guides and deities as well as chakras, moon phases, and the elements, this book shares everything you need for effective magical remedies.
"Rachel Patterson takes her readers on a practical, no fuss, empathetic journey through common mental health conditions, difficult emotions, and experiences we're all likely to experience. This witch's guide to mind, body, and soul is packed to bursting with recipes, meditations, spells, and rituals. Read this book, from one of the best; sit with it and allow the magic to soothe your soul."
Samantha Leaver, author of Pagan Portals: Hellenic Paganism
"This is a much needed book for witches who live busy stressful lifestyles, living between the mundane and magical worlds. Packed full of valuable information and
witchy tips to guide the discerning witch in their day to day lives."
Barbara Meiklejohn-Free, Highland Seer and author of Scottish Witchcraft
I bought this book. It is the best book Rachel has written.
Do yourself a favor and get it. You won’t regret it. It is an amazingly awesome book.
Chocked full with information recipes, spells, teas and more for a person to show the self care we all need. All written in the easy, light, feel good way that all of Rachel's book have! Definitely recommend.
What a wonderful book! "Curative Magic" meets every expectation that I have come to find in Rachel Patterson's books. This book is full of wonderful resources for those who follow the Craft or even those who simply are looking to turn to nature for assistance in their lives. This book offers basic background knowledge in the first part. The second part of the book is a series of chapters, each on another specific condition, such as anxiety, stress, self-esteem, lack of sleep, among many others. Each chapter has a description of foods to help with the condition, recipes for for the kitchen, spells, rituals, meditations, and so much more! The third part of the book feels like a bonus section, where Rachel offers suggestions for body & bath, animal magic, deity related to health, using the moon, elements, and seasons, among many others. As always, Patterson explains things in a very easy-to-understand manner that also conveys her message in a very friendly, approachable way. This truly is a book that you need in your library as a resource for your own self-care.
This book is a great reference tool and I find myself dipping in to it more and more as I go through my healing journey. Rachel's writing makes the book easy to read as well, and I often find I go to look something up quickly and get drawn into the book and realise an hour has passed.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough if you are interested in the old ways.
This book is amazing, it has been published at the perfect time, and has really helped me to cope with the stress and anxiety that life has thrown at me this year. The book covers lots of different mental health conditions including stress, anxiety, grief and depression, each having their own chapter, and each chapter is jam packed with magical suggestions to help you cope: herbs, crystals, foods, recipes, teas, Incense blends, meditations, spells and rituals to name a few, all written in Rachel’s down to earth, friendly way. I really can’t recommend this book highly enough, if you are a Pagan and struggling with a mental health condition, this is the book for you.