cottagecraft

twobirdsinatrenchcoat  asked:

Does anyone know of any great books/resources/blogs in regards to kitchen witchery? I've caught a wiff of my path and I'm eager to fill up my cup with as my knowledge as I can get my paws on. Thanks for any help or advice, this blog is a treasure!

There are a number of cottage/kitchen/hearthcraft blogs here on Tumblr! I’ll refer you to our affiliate blog Ladies of the Bone Lord as an excellent go-to and kick off blog, 

Here’s a little TL;DR list for you though: [X] [X] [X] [X]

-Wolf

witchy-viibes-deactivated201504  asked:

Hello, I just started getting into witches and finding what kind I am and I was wondering if you have any beginner suggestions for getting to know all of the basic things I should know, sorry for disrupting anything. Have a good day!

Advice for beginner witches? You betcha!

I have a nice big post of advice for beginner witches right here. It includes the basic things you should pay attention to as you’re starting to build your personal practice. Be aware that there are a LOT of traditions and practices associated with witchcraft. One thing you want to keep in mind is that witchcraft itself is a CRAFT and not necessarily a religion. You can apply religious significance to it if you choose, but calling on deities, having patrons, speaking with the Powers That Be…none of that is an absolute requirement to be a practicing witch.

You want to be a witch? Okay.

Step One: Practice Witchcraft.

Boom, you’re a witch. Congratulations!

Herb-based magic and cottagecraft are my specialties. I actually have a website, Landwalker Witchery, that has downloadable charts of herbal correspondences (which plants do what), simple spells and recipes, and basic information. There’s also a page of online resources, where you can find supplies for your practice and free ebooks and texts for study. I’ve found some new sites recently, so that page will be getting an update soon.

Some basic books I recommend for herb-based witchery are:

  • Garden Witchery (Dugan)
  • Garden Witches’ Herbal (Dugan)
  • Cottage Witchery (Dugan)
  • Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells (Illes)
  • Magic When You Need It (Illes)
  • The Complete Guide to Herbal Medicines (Fetrow & Avila)
  • Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs
  • Western Medicinal Plants & Herbs (Peterson Field Guides)

I also have an online dropbox of PDF-format ebooks related to magic and folklore, and you can find many more on Sacred Texts.

And of course, my inbox is always open if you have more questions.

Welcome, witchling! :)