I wanted to be sure and cover as many aspects of magical life as possible and give tips and guidance on creating your own magical recipes from supermarket items. This book is really a starting place and I hope that it inspires many to see the magic all around them. I wanted to show that magic doesn't need to be distant and mysterious, it can be simple and accessible yet still remain effective.
I don't mean to sound as though I don't have the proper respect for exotic herbs or intricate magical ritual, I do. I have a very romantic view of the Craft and I adore all of the mystery and beauty that goes along with it but I feel that sometimes people get discouraged from action if they don't have access to the 'right' herbs or tools and I wanted to make alternatives readily available for people so that things are easier for them than they were for me starting out. I've been a Witch for over 18 years now and I still use many of these recipes; they're part of my lifetime personal practice.