Morning my Lovies. Today I have a book review that I’d like to share with you. I am a huge fan of Ellen Dugan, she is one of my favorite New Age authors. I think she comes across as very knowledgeable, I love her writing style, and she has some great ideas. Her book, Cottage Witchery has got to be one of my favorites!
I have a close relationship with Hestia Greek Goddess of Hearth and Home, and this means I am a home-body. I love my home, I love decorating, I love cleaning, I love “keeping the hearth fires” so to speak.
The point of this book is to help you create a warm and welcoming magical home and it absolutely delivers.
If you want your home to reflect a magical lifestyle, even in a non-obvious way, then buy this book.
The first section is about blessing and protecting your home. I have a little pouch of crystals, herbs, and trinkets hanging from my front door for protection. Ward your home, bless your home, even learn to use hex symbols to bring luck.
There’s a chapter on Natural Magic Around The Home, how to use color magic to create a certain atmosphere, the basics of feng shui, natural altars, and how to make your working space magical. I loved this chapter. When I bought this book my living room was decorated with reds and oranges (which was weird because I was not a fan of either colors but it felt right) and I learned that as a fire sign I can be more drawn to those colors, those colors also make a loving and warm atmosphere. (Which in case you’re new here, I’m a pretty warm and loving girl).
Chapter three is about Kitchen Magic and it teaches you how to use herbs and spices in your magic, how to read tea leaves, kitchen folklore, and a little worksheet. Another chapter is about home Gods and Goddesses and spirits. There’s even a bit of faerie magic!
Chapter Five is a wonderful resource for decorating for the holidays. There’s a section for each season and each section shows you wonderful (and easy!) ways to make your home reflect the seasons. The next chapter is about outside spaces like patios, porches, and decks, how houseplants can be magical.
The last four sections are very magical, they include many more ways to protect your home, how to bring in prosperity, happiness, and harmony. At the end of the book is a great Household Journal for you to keep all of your notes.
Ellen Dugan is a wonderful resource and I recommend all of her books, but this one is definitely something you should have on your shelves!
Have you read Cottage Witchery? What did you think?