The story behind the book: Spells and Charms
Being very firmly rooted in Kitchen Witchcraft I was talking to my publisher Moon Books about a big Kitchen Witchcraft book. The discussion ended up with the idea of a Kitchen Witchcraft series.
Spells and Charms is the first book in the series.
My magic is straightforward. I don't use fancy tools, complicated or involved spells and never expensive or exotic ingredients. I wanted to share how I work my spells and charms in my usual Kitchen Witchcraft way.
This is the result. The book is in two halves; the first section dissects spell working, the whys and wherefores and the second half contains suggested spells to work with.
Working magic does not need to be complicated!
The intro blurb for the book says it all really:
"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. As a Kitchen Witch I do prefer to keep things simple so I will be sharing my Kitchen folk magic spells with you but also delving into all different types of spells, how you put them together, how to work with them and what you need.
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. What will happen for sure is the boost of confidence and happy buzz you will receive as you cast the spell. You also get the positive vibe that you are putting something into action."