Although raised in a Protestant home, Kerri Connor first became interested in Paganism before she had ever even heard the word. As a teenager in the mid 1980s who attended a spirit communication session where she was told Heaven wasn’t what she thought it was, she ended up taking the scenic route to Paganism.
She began research at her local library on spirit communication and all she could find was information saying it was a tool of the devil. (Kerri lived in Zion, IL – a town founded by Dr. John Alexender Dowie, which was intended to be the perfect Christian Utopia.) She began visiting the libraries of neighboring towns Waukegan and Gurnee, where she was able to learn about Spiritualism, Paganism and eventually Wicca.
At a time when most people were still in the closet and metaphysical stores were virtually unheard of, she spent years reading until she was eventually able to find some mentors in “real life”. When she became involved in the online community, she found more mentors and attended Witch School International and is still working towards her Ph.D. from the University of Metaphysical Sciences. Her pathway studies have mainly focused on different forms of Wicca, Egyptology, and Druidry.
Kerri is the author of The Pocket Spell Creator: Magickal References at Your Fingertips, The Pocket Guide to Rituals: Magickal References at Your Fingertips, The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Potions, Goodbye Grandmother, and Spells for Tough Times: Crafting Hope When Faced With Life’s Thorniest Challenges.
She is also a contributor to several of Llewellyn’s Almanacs.
A graduate from the University of Wisconsin, Kerri holds a B.A. in Communications. Kerri lives in rural Illinois. She loves reading, writing, gardening and the Chicago Bears.
Celebrate the season of returning sunlight and the bursting forth of the birds, bees, and trees
Ostara--also known as the Spring Equinox--is a time of renewal, a time to plant seeds as the earth once again comes to life. This guide to the history and modern celebrations of Ostara shows you how to perform rituals and work magic to renew your power and passion for living and growing.
Llewellyn's Sabbat Essentials explore the old and new ways of celebrating the seasonal rites that are the cornerstones of the witch's year.Available through: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indie Bound, Llewellyn
Looking for some magical help for those unpredictable curveballs that life throws your way? Spells for Tough Times is a unique and comprehensive toolkit for coping with and rising above just about any difficulty--whether it's a minor annoyance, embarrassing quandary, or unexpected crisis.
Refreshingly positive and practical, this magic book features over 150 easy-to-perform spells and rituals that address specific problems we all commonly face. Organized by major areas of concern, you'll find customizable spells related to personal habits and emotions, family and children, relationships, pets, health, house and home, career, finances, legal disputes, world events, death, and handling grief.
Compatible with all spiritual paths and levels of spellwork experience, these simple yet potent spells will help you find peace, let go of stress, and survive every bump in the road.
--Reconnect with an estranged relative--Banish an unwanted crush--Speed recovery from a serious illness--Move on after divorce or infidelity--Heal from the loss of a loved one or a pet--Manage the pressure of being overextended at work
From layoffs and foreclosures to child bullying and identity theft, this book combines magical and mundane solutions to help you navigate life's hurdles and hardships with grace, serenity, and hope.Available through: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indie Bound, Llewellyn
Pagans are familiar with celebrating the eight Sabbats of the Wheel of the Year with rituals, but are often at a loss of how to create rituals to celebrate other special occasions in their lives. The Pocket Guide to Rituals helps you create these rituals, to honor events from birth, marriage, and death, to seasonal miracles such as the first snowfall or the first spring blooms. Connor breaks down the process of creating rituals one step at a time to help you create complete, cohesive rituals to perform by yourself or in groups. She covers dozens of different kinds of rituals, eliminating the guesswork while encouraging creativity. The entry for each ritual includes details on six elements: theme; colors; crystals and stones; incense, oils, and herbs; altar decorations; and a sample of a completed ritual.Available through: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indie Bound, New Page Books, Books A Million
These days, life is all about speed. Yet, when it's time to write a spell, it's as if our need for speed is frustrated. Whether you are a neophyte or a master, this book will quickly become your essential reference for choosing the right ingredients for any spell...quickly and easily. Small enough to fit in your backpack, glove compartment, or, of course, your pocket, it puts essential lists of magickal correspondences and information right at your fingertips, including: Elements and their associations; Moon phases; Full moons; Days of the week; Colors; Crystals and stones; Foods; Herbs and plants; Oils; Recipes for oils, incense, and bath salt; Incantations; And much more. There is simply no other book that helps you create, finalize, and perfect spells easier or better. And, of course, faster!Available through: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indie Bound, New Page Books, Books A Million
This pocket guide unveils the mysteries behind elixirs past and present, showing readers how to prepare teas, infusions, oils, tinctures, lotions, and potions to do magical things. It includes dozens of recipes for potions of all kinds (potable and non-potable), covers cauldrons, censers, vials, and the magical uses of plants, and teaches about the storage of potions.Available through: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indie Bound
Goodbye Grandmother is the story of eleven year old Hope who is getting ready to attend the Wiccan funeral rite of her beloved Grandmother. Although Hope has attended ritual with her family in the past and her mother is the High Priestess of the grove they practice with, this is the first time Hope has attended a funeral rite and is, needless to say, sad and nervous at the same time.Available through: Wyrdwood Publications