Title: Mrs. B's Guide to Household Witchery: Everyday Magic, Spells, and Recipes
Author: Kris Bradley
Reading level: Adult
Genre: Non Fiction
Size: 244 pages
Release Date: October 1st 2012
Publisher: Weiser Books
Source: Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review
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For domestic goddesses everywhere—add some magic and fun to those mundane household chores with Mrs. B.'s Guide to Household Witchery. Whether you're sweeping the floor, making a meal, or cleaning out that junk drawer, domestic witch Kris Bradley, creator of the popular blog, Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom, will show you how to create spells and magic to bring happiness and balance into your home.
Bradley offers ideas and solutions to make the most out of everyday items, activities, and obligations. From Anchovies to Broccoli, and Wine to Yeast, from sweeping the floor to blow-drying your hair, you can change your outlook on life with a pinch of knowledge and a dash of magic! The book includes simple rituals, spells, and ways to connect with the spirits that watch over your home and family. Includes an appendix of herbs and a complete materia magica from the kitchen pantry.Mrs. B's Guide to Household Witchery features:Room by Room: How to create magic while you cook, set up a family altar in the living room, or do a junk drawer divinationThe Elements for the Domestic Witch: a primer on the 4 elements and how to balance them in your homeThe Domestic Witch's Herbal: Magical uses for every herb and food in your pantry, as well as instant magic with prepackaged spice mixesSimple Sabbats for the Busy Witch: simple ways to celebrate the passing of the seasonsMagical Recipes: More than 100 recipes and spells
This is absolutely one of the best books that I have read on the subject of Household Witchcraft and Magick in general. Bradley doesn't bog us down with the basics as a 101 Primer might but rather jumps right into it with lots of incredibly easy and practical spells and recipes. She's engaging and real throughout and the book is chock full of information including:
- Simple rituals for the solitary practitioner or the whole family
- Ways to get children involved
- Spells for cleansing and protection
- Use of various herbs
- A great list of domestic deities
For me though, the best part of this whole book was the message that Magick doesn't have to be all or nothing. As someone who doesn't necessarily define myself as Pagan, but obviously has some very strong Pagan tendencies...I've been hoping and trying for years to find a way to work more spirituality, more thankfulness, more environmental awareness and more Magick into my everyday life. After reading this book I feel empowered to do just that...no prerequisites, no fancy tools required, and most importantly no huge time commitment needed. It all starts with me and my intentions. I think that is a lesson that we all need to be reminded of periodically.
If you are looking for a simple and straightforward way to start to bring a little magick into your heart and hearth...look no further than Mrs. B's Guide to Household Witchery: Everyday Magic, Spells, and Recipes by Kris Bradley.