Middle Earth Magic: Inspired Ideas and Seasonal Spells for Your Enchanted Life

I grew up on a farm in West Virginia and learned much about herbs, trees, animals, gardening, foraging  and so much about nature. I incorporate this wisdom I learned from elders in my family into my spellwork. When I finally left the farm, I majored in Medieval Studies, my attempt to emulate my idol, J.R.R. Tolkien. All these influences led me to my own blended brew which I call "middle earth magic," containing a mix of the modern and the time-tested "old ways." 

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Comfort and Joy: Creating a Harmonious Home Environment

I recently read a trend report saying that FOMO, fear of missing out, is over and has been replaced by FOGO, fear of going out, While, I am not sure that is altogether true, I do see a great return to nesting, cocooning together with loved ones to avoid the hard world outside. It is certainly no mystery why the Scandinavian concept of hygge.  What is “hygge?” It is a Danish term defined as “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” Pronounced “hoo-guh,” the word is said to have no direct translation in English, though “cozy” comes close. It derives from a sixteenth-century Norwegian term, hugga, meaning “to comfort” or “to console,” which is related to the English word “hug.” Curling up with books, blankets, mugs of hot cocoa by a fire does sounds absolutely delightful but shutting out the world is not the final answer.

My sincere recommendation is combining an approach of inner strength within yourself as well as buttressing your defenses with protective magic, creating a comfortable home base as well as mastering the art of energetic shields to protect against events and people who are psychic drains. All of which is covered in this book! Creating sanctuary is truly one of the most important things you can do for yourself and will not only bring a long term sense of security for you and your loved ones but will also provide simple cozy joy and homely happiness every single day.

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    Cerridwen Greenleaf has worked with many of the leading lights of the spirituality world including Starhawk, Z Budapest, John Michael Greer, Christopher Penczak, Raymond Buckland, Luisah Teish, and many more. She gives herbal, crystal and candle magic workshops throughout North America. Greenleaf's graduate work in medieval studies has given her deep knowledge she utilizes in her work, making her work unique in the field. A bestselling author, her books include Moon Spell Magic, The Book of Kitchen Witchery, The Magic of Gems and Crystals and the Witch’s Spell Book series.  She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.  


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