Wednesday, 15 June 2016

This is what I have been up to...





Recently someone said to me "how is the book going?" and I replied with "which book there are now quite a few?..." so I thought I would just do a little round up bibliography of the books I have had published (all published by Moon Books):

Pagan Portals Kitchen Witchcraft - this is where it all started.  Part of the Pagan Portals series, small books that give introductions to various pagan pathways, this one is an introduction to...Kitchen Witchcraft!  Published in 2013 it is still selling well (much to my continued amazement, still can't get my head around the idea that I write books that people actually buy...) and has been an Amazon No.1 best seller.

Grimoire of a Kitchen Witch followed next, this is pretty much my entire Book of Shadows following how I work as a witch.  Also published in 2013 it still continues to sell well.

Pagan Portals Hoodoo/Folk Magic - published in 2013 this is my take on the fascinating magical art of hoodoo, I studied and researched in great depth and found that it mirrored European folk magic and a lot of the practices I was already working with. This is how I work it into my Craft.

Pagan Portals Moon Magic - published in 2014 this is another one of the Pagan Portals series but focusing on the magic of the moon, this one has hit No. 1 best seller not once but twice on Amazon and is actually my fastest selling book to date...*still in shock*

A Kitchen Witch's World of Magical Herbs - published in 2014 this is my go to guide for all things herbal, it contains a huge amount of information and suggestions on working with herbs and plants along with a comprehensive guide including correspondences and magical suggestions - this one sits on my desk and I reference it nearly every day.

A Kitchen Witch's World of Magical Food - published in 2015 this one is a follow on from Magical Herbs and contains all you need to know about working with food ingredients for magical purpose and again includes a comprehensive guide, it sits next to the herb book on my desk and I use it continuously for reference - even though I wrote it I have a brain like a sieve so I need to look things up occasionally...

Pagan Portals Meditation - published in 2015 this is another one in the Pagan Portals series introducing the beautiful art of meditation in what I hope is an easy to understand way and doesn't involve yoga pants or bending like a pretzel...

The Art of Ritual - published in May 2016 this one sold a pile of copies before the publication date (squeeee....).  I originally put in a proposal for it to be a short Pagan Portals book but the big boss man of Moon Books suggested I expand it into a bigger book...so I did.  Working from my own experiences running and being a part of many different open rituals and including ritual scripts from some of our lovely coven this was a real group collaboration book for groups and solitaries alike.

Arc of the Goddess - published June 2016 this book was co-written with my partner in crime Tracey and stemed from our online course Arc of the Goddess.  Also selling a pile of copies pre-publication *double squee*.  It was a few years in the making and came from the spark of an idea Tracey had...that I kept bugging her about...so not only is it a paperback book but it also has an online course and a desk oracle with the same theme...

Pagan Portals The Cailleach - out in July 2016 this book was a labour of love to write.  Part of the Pagan Portals series it is an introduction to the ancient goddess The Cailleach.   She has been my matron goddess for many years so I have not only shared research, myths and legends about her but also some of my own experiences. (It is available for pre-order just in case you feel the urge...)

And then...

I also have three signed contracts for more books, to be published 2017ish...

Witchcraft...into the wilds
A book that leads us through the wilds of nature and back to the roots and bones of witchcraft, a natural witchcraft that works with the seasons and all the natural items that Mother Nature provides drawing on magical folk lore and a little bit of gypsy magic too. No fancy schmany tools or ceremonial rituals, this is about working with the source.

Pagan Portals The Triple Goddess
An introduction to the mystery and magic of the Triple Goddess exploring her history, meaning and individual faces.

Pagan Portals Animal Magic
An introduction to the An introduction to the world of animal magic; how to find, recognise, connect and work with the power of animal magic.

Separately Tracey and I created The Arc of the Goddess Desk Oracle with the graphic talents of my husband Pete, this we self published and it can be obtained direct from our online shop.

At some point in the near future I may actually feel confident enough to call myself an author...



For more information:
www.moon-books.net
www.rachelpatterson.co.uk
www.kitchenwitchhearth.net


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