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Description - The Real Witches' Kitchen by Kate West

This title includes around 100 spells and recipes - many revealed for the first time - for eating, drinking and making your life merrier, along with plenty of practical advice on witchy subjects such as potions to improve your looks without ruining your bank balance! Traditionally much of the work of the witch took place around the hearth, where herbs, plants and other ingredients were specially blended to create medicines to mend the body and heal the spirit, and foods and wines were created to celebrate the festivals of the Wheel of the Year. Today's hearth is the kitchen, and for many witches it is the work-centre where they make the recipes and other "tools" of their trade. The book includes: oils, lotions and ointments, for magical and healing purposes; soaps and bathing distillations, to prepare for magical undertakings; brews and teas, using herb lore to heal the body and mind; soups, stews and other foods to sustain the sick and aid healing; candles and incenses, for use in rituals and magic; cakes, biscuits and breads, to honour the goddess and the god; sabbat foods and wines to celebrate the Wheel of the Year; and ideas for sachets of herbs to be given to those seeking protection, healing, and confidence.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780007117864
ISBN-10: 0007117868
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 189mm x 16mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Thorsons
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 14-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kate West

Kate West is author of The Real Witches' Handbook. She is Vice-President and Media Coordinator of The Pagan Federation and High Priestess of the Hearth of Hecate, which runs a popular email support and enquiry service for Witches around the world. A practising Wiccan for over 30 years, she has excellent International contacts.

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