Kitchen Witch girls at The Magical Faerie Festival (run by The Magical Times magazine), made a few especially nice purchases at the stalls - I am now the proud owner of my first ever pair of harem pants...bizarre but extremely comfortable!
We also enjoyed an enlightening workshop with the fabulous Laura Daligan on Faerie Queens who took us on a meditation to meet our own Faerie Queen and a shamanic journey to meet our faerie guide.
The day was rounded off with much needed cake and lattes at Chi Coffee :-)
Today is a family day and we will be doing very little, maybe a game of cards, listen to some music that kind of thing, in preparation for what is shaping up to be a completely manic week ahead!
Next week holds such wonderful things as date day with hubby, development class, day out with my mum and brother, tarot/coffee morning at Chi Coffee and off to the Elen of Ways retreat, in amongst all that I have to fit work, school runs, writing, house work, cooking and anything else that needs to be done...think I will be very much in need of a retreat by the end of the week!
But let's face it if I didn't have all of that stuff going on I would get bored wouldn't I?
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Attended the second lesson of the development class yesterday where the guided meditation gifted me with a snail totem. Never worked with snail energies before and it's never appeared in any meditations for me so it was interesting. I have posted all the snail medicine over on the Kitchen Witch blog but it was all pretty relevant to me at the moment, still amazes me how these magical things work LOL
Sales figures from April are in for Pagan Portals Kitchen Witchcraft and I am truly humbled, the paper back is still selling well but the ebook figures doubled last month wow! It also got a good review in the current edition of the Pagan Dawn magazine :-)
The workshops I am running with Paul Cissell in June have now completely sold out (Witchcraft Within, three workshops covering magical plants, hoodoo and elementals).
The next two Kitchen Witchcraft workshops are also nearly fully booked and they aren't until July and August! (Details can be found on the Coven website).
Grimoire of a Kitchen Witch is currently at the printers and will be released end of next month which is very exciting, got a fabulous book launch party at Chi Coffee organised for that - everyone welcome! Details can be found my website or facebook page.
Pagan Portals Hoodoo is set to be released at the end of August.
I have been asked to write another article for the next edition of the Magical Times which is wonderful as we will also be attending their Faerie Festival at the weekend.
May also has myself and the Kitchen Witch team off on an Elen of the Ways retreat which should be super fun and hopefully very enlightening.
Our Kitchen Witch ritual in June at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park is all about faeries which should be a blast!
And July sees not one but two talks for local pagan groups :-)
Now all I need to do is focus and finish writing book four! (Pagan Portals Moon Magic).
Saturday, 4 May 2013
We (as in the Kitchen Witch team) have an extremely hectic May and June is starting to look pretty much the same so we decided on our one free Saturday this month that we would just have a girly shopping day...so that is exactly what we did.
Yup there were chai tea lattes, hot chocolate and cake...definitely cake involved and an extremely nice lunch in The George in Petersfield Square.
We also discovered a lovely shop called Rainbows in The Folly market, beautiful clothes and lovely hippy/spiritual items :-)
The intention was to just relax and chill without thinking or talking about Kitchen Witch but of course we did and once we get started the ideas flow...we have some amazing ones to put together now!
And all day I kept seeing images of Ganesha and elephants as I have done for several weeks now, add that to the Bollywood dancing that keeps appearing in my meditations I finally did something about it. This evening I made up a Ganesha inspired incense:
Cloves, cinnamon stick, cardamon, curry leaves, cumin seeds, a dried chilli and benzoin resin.
I burnt the incense, set up a picture of Ganesha and selected a crystal to represent him. Somewhile later...
It seems Ganesha is with me to work on my intuition and psychic abilities - to release the blocks I have in place and allow them to function properly. He also requested that I make a witch bag/medicine bag to help me - so a leather pouch has been unearthed and I have already put one or two items into it...other bits and pieces will appear along my journey I am sure.