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Cottage Witchery
Cottage Witchery
Natural Magick for Hearth and Home

By: Ellen Dugan
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9780738706252
English  |  288 pages | 8 x 8 x 1 IN
Pub Date: March 2005
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Acknowledgments . . . xv
Introduction: The Modern Witch’s Cottage . . . xvii
chapter one
A Witchy Welcome, 1
The Magickal Heart of the Home . . . 4
A Natural Magick Blessing for the Heart of the Home, 6
Enchanted Entrances and Bewitched Backdoors . . . 9
Witchy Wreaths, Garlands, and Accessories . . . 10
Warding Your Doorways . . . 12
But Wait . . . There’s More! . . . 14
Hex Signs for the Threshold . . . 17
A Magickal Cottage All Your Own . . . 19
chapter two
Natural Magick All Around the Home, 21
Bringing the Outdoors In . . . 21
From Mundane to Magickal . . . 25
A Protection Charm to Shut Out Negativity, 25
A Transformation Charm, 26
Colorful Ideas for Adding Magick to Your Home . . . 27
The Elements, Astrology, and Color, 28
A Colorful Natural Magick Correspondence Chart, 30
Hey, What About Feng Shui? . . . 33
The Five Elements of Feng Shui, 34
The Rooms Where We Live . . . 39
Natural Magick Altars . . . 41
Four Elements Consecration Charm, 44
Five Elements Charm, 45
Workspace Witchery: Magick for Home Offices . . . 45
Elemental Workspace Charm, 49
chapter three
Kitchen Cupboard Conjuring, 51
Spice Rack Sorcery . . . 52
Creating Herbal Magick in the Kitchen . . . 54
All-Purpose Kitchen Magick Charm, 54
Practical Magick with the All-Purpose Tealight . . . 55
Tealight Petition Magick, 56
Simple Kitchen Magick . . . 58
A Juicy Spell for Removing Bad Vibes, 59
Sweet Prosperity Spell, 59
Protection Charm Bag, 60
Apples of Knowledge Spell, 61
Reading Tea Leaves . . . 62
Tea-Leaf Symbols and Their Meanings, 63
Cottage Witchery in the Kitchen . . . 66
Natural Kitchen Magick Worksheet . . . 68
Fun Kitchen Folklore . . . 69
chapter four
Deities, Faeries, and Magick
of the Hearth Flame, 71
Hestia and Vesta: The Sacred Flame . . . 72
Brigid: The Bright One . . . 74
A Hearth Goddess Charm, 76
Household Faeries: The Brownies . . . 77
A House Faery Charm, 81
Fireplace/Hearth Magick . . . 82
Salamanders and Scrying with Fire . . . 83
Fire Magick . . . 85
An Herbal Blessing for Love and Wisdom, 86
Fiery Herbs for Healing, 87
Daily Magick for Hearth and Home . . . 90
chapter five
Seasonal, Natural Decorations
for the Magickal Home, 93
Winter Witchery . . . 94
Holly, 94
A Holly Berry Charm, 96
Ivy, 96
The Yule Log, 97
Yule Log Legends and Lore, 99
Pinecones and Evergreens, 100
A Sparkling Winter Charm for the Home, 101
Spring Sorcery . . . 102
Tulips and Daffodils Charm, 102
Spring Greenery, 104
Blooming Branches, 105
Lovely Lilacs, 105
Lilac Protection Spell for the Home, 106
Pansies, 106
Midsummer Magick . . . 108
Strawberries, 108
A Berry Good Spell for Loving Vibrations, 109
Roses, 110
All-Purpose Rose Spell, 112
Summer Magick for the House Faeries, 113
Autumn Enchantment . . . 114
Apples, 114
Autumn Leaves, 115
Corn Stalks and Ornamental Corn, 116
Chrysanthemums, 117
Pumpkins, 118
chapter six
Outdoor Rooms and the
Magick of Houseplants, 121
Porches, Decks, and Patios . . . 121
An Outdoor Room Blessing, 125
Conjuring Up a Little Container Magick . . . 127
Choices for Shady Spots, 128
Choices for Sunny Spots, 129
Houseplant 101 . . . 131
Watering, 132
Lighting, 133
Magickal Houseplants . . . 136
Green Magick . . . 141
Houseplant Charm, 142
chapter seven
Protection for the Home, 143
Protection Spells with Personality . . . 144
Air Magick . . . 145
A Dream Catcher Spell, 145
Fire Magick . . . 148
A Candle Spell for Protection, 149
Water Magick . . . 151
A Cleansing Spell, 152
Earth Magick . . . 154
Tiger’s-Eye Spell, 154
Conjuring a Dragon to Ward the Home . . . 156
A Dragon Protection Ritual, 161
Backyard Magick . . . 164
A Dogwood Charm for Protection, 165
A Violet Flower Fascination, 166
Bibs, Bobs, and Whatnots . . . 167
A Magickal Fence Spell, 168
A Witch Jar for Protection, 169
chapter eight
Prosperity for the Home, 173
Prosperity Spells with Personality . . . 174
Air Magick . . . 175
Fire Magick . . . 176
Water Magick . . . 178
Earth Magick . . . 180
Everyday Inspiration: Creating a Dream Board . . . 183
Backyard Magick . . . 187
An Oak Spell for Prosperity and Abundance, 188
A Honeysuckle Flower Fascination, 189
Plants for Prosperity Magick . . . 190
Natural Magick Worksheet . . . 193
Moving on Up: Magick for Selling or Buying a Home . . . 194
House-Selling Charm, 195
House-Buying Charm, 196
Bibs, Bobs, and Whatnots . . . 197
chapter nine
Happiness and Harmony in the Home, 199
Happiness and Harmony Spells with Personality . . . 200
Air Magick . . . 201
Clearing the Air Spell for Restoring Communication, 202
Fire Magick . . . 203
Flames of Love Spell, 203
Water Magick . . . 204
Fire on the Water Spell, 204
Hearts and Roses Harmony Charm, 206
Earth Magick . . . 207
A Tree Blessing Charm for Happy Homes, 207
Magnolia and Rose Quartz Spell for Health and Happiness, 208
Dogs and Magick . . . 210
House Cats and Magick . . . 212
Backyard Magick . . . 216
A Maple Leaf Spell for Happiness, 217
Yarrow, The Wise Woman’s Flowering Herb, 217
An Enchanted Herbal Broom for Hearth and Home, 218
Bibs, Bobs, and Whatnots . . . 220
The Captivating Commode Spell, 220
Fruit Bowl Blessing, 221
Practical Family Photograph Magick, 223
Closing Thoughts . . . 225
Household Journal, 227
Kitchen Cupboard Conjuring Magickal Spice & Herb List, 227
Broomstick spell 1: Removing Gloom, 234
Broomstick spell 2: Sweeping Away Bad Luck from the Threshold, 236
Banishing Ghosts and Things That Go “Bump” in the Night, 238
Magickal Library Protection Charm, 240
Bedroom Blessing, 240
Children’s Bedroom Blessing, 242
Glossary, 245
Bibliography, 251
Index, 255



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