I've not written in a while for a few reasons. One, I moved into my new place around May 5th and it's taken some time to get settled in. I literally moved just across the street, but the new place is up a flight of stairs and was a nightmare to get everything in to. I am much happier in my new home, however, now that I am settled in. I now live in a kind of free-standing "tower" with no neighbors, so it's much quieter (I was having problems with noise from the apartment above me in the old place.) Also, my new kitchen is much larger so I am finally able to cook for real again!
In Witch news, Gemma Gary has a new book coming out called "The Black Toad: West Country Witchcraft And Magic." I recently got the updated version of her first one (I have the original as well) "Traditional Witchcraft: A Cornish Book of Ways." Here is a description from the website,
"Described within The Black Toad is a collection of some of the
fascinating magical practices and lore of the West Country’s cunning
folk and early modern witches; ways that have survived and evolved
within the rarefied Craft of the area’s modern day witchcraft
practitioners of the old persuasion. As this book affirms, these ways of
the Old Craft and Cunning Arte include a belief in and working
relationship with the spirit forces of the land, the Faerie, animal and
plant lore, as well as the magical use of Psalms to cure or curse, the
invocation of Christ and the power of the Holy Trinity."
Sounds amazing, yes? I very much look forward to it and hope it becomes available soon.