Welcome to the Official Page of Author Kerri Connor

Born and raised in a Christian home, Kerri’s first supernatural experience occurred the day her family buried her mother. When her mother appeared at the foot of her bed that same night, fear won.

She took the scenic route to Paganism after attending a spirit communication session as a teenager in the mid-1980s in which contact was made with the spirit of her biological mother. From knowing impossible details, including nicknames, she was certain of contact with her mom.

Kerri began research at her local library on spirit communication and all she found was information saying it was a tool of the devil. (She lived in Zion, IL – a town founded by Dr. John Alexander Dowie, which was intended to be the perfect Christian Utopia.) Knowing what was told to her in the session, the idea of spirit communication being the work of the “devil” was the straw that broke her Protestant back. 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 The University of Metaphysical Sciences. Her pathway studies have mainly focused on different forms of Wicca, Egyptology, and Druidry.

Kerri has led the group The Gathering Grove since 2003.

She is also a frequent contributor to Llewellyn’s Almanacs.

A graduate from the University of Wisconsin, Kerri holds a B.A. in Communications. She lives in rural Illinois with her husband, son, and a plethora of critters. She is working to convert a portion of their land into a spiritual sanctuary.


Books by Kerri Connor

Untitled Project out April 2021


Wake Bake and Meditate

Wake, Bake and Meditate

Available May 8th, 2020

Wake, Bake, and Meditate is a guide to using cannabis for spiritual practice and connection with the divine. Author Kerri Connor provides step-by-step instructions to help you work with the divine masculine and feminine, heal your physical body and emotional self, develop relationships on a spiritual level, and achieve bliss and clarity with magical energies.

These accessible guided meditations are designed to be beneficial for readers from a variety of spiritual backgrounds, offering transformative experiences whether you're just beginning your spiritual journey or are a long-time practitioner. You will also discover strain recommendations for specific spiritual intentions as well as tips and advice for getting started as a solo practitioner, with a partner, or in a group setting.

Check out the trailer here!

Available through: Llewellyn, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Amazon

Signed copies will be available from the author kerrilynconnor@gmail.com

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Ostara

Ostara

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.

  • Lore
  • Spells
  • Divination
  • Crafts
  • Correspondences
  • Invocations
  • Prayers
  • Meditations

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

Signed copies available from the author kerrilynconnor@gmail.com


Spells for Tough Times: Crafting Hope When Faced With Life's Thorniest Challenges

Spells for Tough Times: Crafting Hope When Faced With Life's Thorniest Challenges

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

Signed copies available from the author kerrilynconnor@gmail.com


The Pocket Guide to Rituals

The Pocket Guide to Rituals

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

The Pocket Spell Creator: Magickal References at Your Fingertips

The Pocket Spell Creator: Magickal References at Your Fingertips

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, New Page Books

The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Potions

Pocket Idiot's Guide to Potions

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