Friday, March 25, 2011

Celtic-Faerie-Kitchen Witch

So...with reading over some of the traditions listed on To Ride a Silver Broomstick, I have come to a slight realization. Where I figured myself simply eclectic following along a slight Gardinarian path, I believe I may fall more under the Celtic traditions, and of course being a friend of Faeries (I hope hehe) I'd like to study into the Faerie tradition, and of course I believe most Witches these days have a good sense of Kitchen Witch in themselves ;)

Of course thinking all these things doesn't really help me learn them....Books, oh how I love my books, are what I need. I'm not sure which path all of you consider yourself on, but I am wondering if any of you know of some good reads on these specific traditions? I would greatly appreciate any titles or pointers.


  1. I'm sure you've already figure out that I kind of stay away from specifics. I do what speaks to me, and that usually means A LOT of different things. I don't have books to recommend, but I have blogger who I think could help with Faeries - Pixie ( she is eclectic, but definitely Faery at the core.

    For the others, I can't even point someone out: the web is overwhelmed by Celtic and Kitchen Witches *sigh* not much help, huh?

  2. I have yet to find a really good book on the Faerie Tradition. But a couple that I have enjoyed are The Faerie Way by Hugh Mynne and A Witch's Guide to Faery Folk by Edwin McCoy. I also like Kitchen Witchery by Marilyn F. Daniel. It has a ton of recipes in it from oils to teas to a few food recipes too.

    I have a few others laying around, I just can't find them at the moment lol.

  3. Don't have any specific tradition books in my stash. But Book of Shadows by Phyllis Curott is a great read. It's about her discovery of Wicca.

    Oh and I mailed your package today. It should get to you in 6-10 days they said.

  4. Well I kinda follow my own way, but when I was just starting out I read alot of scott cunningham and kate west although I don't class myself as wiccan, they are good starting points.
    You will go with your gut and it will never steer you wrong xxx

  5. I don't follow any particular form, but I have enjoyed reading Ann Moura's books, particularly "Green Witchcraft: Folk Magic, Fairy Lore and Herb Craft", "Green Witchcraft II" and "Green Witchcraft III". She uses a mix of Celtic and her own brand of witchcraft. In all honesty, "just thinking" about your craft is a wonderful thing to do as well as to journal as in doing so, your own personal truths will reveal themselves!

  6. I have a couple books on Faerie Craft I can recommend. First is FaerieCraft, Treading the Path of Faerie Magic by Alicen & Neil Geddes-Ward. When I began my journey to Faerie this book was the first one recommended to me. I love it and have just about worn it out.

    Next is The Ancient Art of Faerie Magick by D.J. Conway. I have so many notes in the margins of this one, it makes reading the text a bit difficult.

    Enchantment of the Faerie Realm by Ted Andrews. If you have any books by this author you already know how amazing he is.

    Then I also have and recommend Working with Faeries: Magick, Spells, Potions, & recipes to Attract & See Them by Anna Franklin. This one is not my favorite but there are some good points in it.

    I can also suggest Be A Goddess by Francesca Di Grandis. This is one of the books she uses for the course she teaches in Celtic Shamanism in the Faerie Tradition.

    I've been on the Road to Faerie for about 6 years now, even have a blog by the same title:

    Feel free to check it out if you'd like and let me know if I can answer any questions for you. I do not in any way consider myself an expert and have many times called myself a Witch in training. But I'll help if I can.

    Hope this helps :)