The Magickal Family: Pagan Living in Harmony with Nature

The Magickal Family: Pagan Living in Harmony with Nature

by Monica Crosson

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Overview

The Magickal Family: Pagan Living in Harmony with Nature by Monica Crosson

A hands-on guide to raising a magickal family in the modern world

The Magickal Family is a real-life guide for those who want to practice magick and simplicity but need a little nudge to take a break from the workaday world. Filled with tips, ideas, stories, and projects to bring you and your family closer to nature and to celebrate the God and the Goddess, this book shows how to be true to your magickal self while raising little Witchlings—or helping others with theirs. Discover how to create the life you want through gardening, Kitchen Witchery, DIY projects, and celebrations based on the Wheel of the Year. Includes more than 65 rituals, blessings, recipes, crafts, and activities, including:

Favorite Fruit Mix • Shoebox Altar • Children’s Garden Hideaway • Felted Wool Faerie Hat • Backyard Vision Quest • Moon Calendar • Green Man Salve • Witch’s Thanksgiving Prayer • Book of Shadows Blessing • Rhubarb Earl Grey Tea Jam • Cauldron of Wisdom Ritual • Sylph Wish Kite • Plantain Healing Spell • Easy Laundry Detergent • Lip Balm • Poetry Masks • Let Me Sleep Tea Blend • And Much More

"The Magickal Family is a beautiful book, and it would be a great addition to any new family—or anyone new to Paganism."—Spiral Nature

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738750934
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 10/08/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 629,885
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Monica Crosson is a master gardener who lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest happily digging in the dirt and tending her raspberries with her husband, three kids, many goats, chickens, and Rosetta, the donkey. She has been a practicing witch and educator for over twenty years and is a member of Blue Moon Coven. Monica writes fiction for young adults and is the author of Summer Sage. Visit her website at www.monicacrosson.com.

Table of Contents

Contents

Activities xiii

Introduction: The Family That Dances Under a Full Moon Together Stays Together 1

Part 1: Family Magick
Chapter 1: Growing Up Pagan...................................................7

Pagan Proud 9
Express Yourself 21
Rites of Passage 25

Chapter 2: The Power of Family.............................................49
Making Ritual Fun 53
Harmony Begins at Home: Sacred Simplicity and Household Altars 56
Our Elemental Babes 67

Chapter 3: Through the Garden Gate......................................83
A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place 87
The Moon as Your Guide 89
The Witch's Garden: Magickal Garden Design 102
Everything Old Is New Again 130
Getting Back to Our Roots 137

Chapter 4: Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble............................ 139
Hearth Song 141
Cooking through the Seasons 148
Stocking Up: Food Preservation 101 154
Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables 164

Chapter 5: Into the Greenwood............................................. 169
The Hedge Witch 171
An Herbal Medicine Cabinet 174
A Witch's Dozen of Magickal Herbs 182

Chapter 6: "Green" Witchery................................................ 191
Green Habits to Live By 192
Making Energy Conservation Fun 196
Trash to Magickal Treasure 198

Part 2: Family Sabbat Celebrations
Chapter 7: Samhain............................................................... 203

The Celtic Connection 205
Embrace the Dark Side 208
Things That Go Bump in the Night 211

Chapter 8: Yule...................................................................... 215
New Beginnings 216
A Light in the Darkness 219

Chapter 9: Imbolc.................................................................. 223
The Power of Three 225
It's Groundhog Day! 226
Transformations 228

Chapter 10: Ostara................................................................ 233
Show Us the Way 234
Egg Traditions 236

Chapter 11: Beltane............................................................... 241
Kindling Summer 242
Here We Go 'Round the Maypole 244

Chapter 12: Midsummer........................................................ 253
Keep the Fire Strong! 254
Mixing Kids and the Fae 256
The Oak King and the Holy King 259

Chapter 13: Lughnasadh........................................................ 263
Assembly of Lugh 265
Honoring the First Fruits 267

Chapter 14: Mabon................................................................ 271
Harvest Home 272
Beheading the Sheaf 274

Conclusion: Reap What You Sow 279

Bibliography 281

Acknowledgments 287

Index 289

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