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This blog is an exploration of daily magic, featuring wild plants, creative recipes, meaningful ceremonies, and writings about our shared humanity. 

Welcome to the Wondersmith's Writings! Here you can find magical recipes featuring foraged ingredients, musings on food and ceremony, and meaningful rituals to explore your own everyday magic. Don't forgot to subscribe if you'd like to get a notification anytime I post a bit more magic! And if you'd like to support my goal to spread magic far and wide, consider contributing to my patreon program!

Introducing: Fairytale Gatherings!

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I barely slept last night, I was so excited to officially launch my first E-book! This project was a labor of love and I am so happy it is finished and ready to share. I wrote this book because I have been searching for ages for a book about ceremony and ritual that is not tied to a specific spirituality or religion. When I couldn’t find one that met my needs, I decided to write it myself, based on what I have experienced as Miss Wondersmith hosting my wonder-filled events.

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Here is the description:

Have you ever wanted to host a gathering that could have walked right out of the pages of your favorite fairytale? Have you ever wandered the woods hoping to discover an elven feast or a secret scroll? Do you want the ability to design meaningful gatherings for any purpose?

Welcome to Fairytale Gatherings!

In this book, you will be guided through the steps of using storytelling structure to design your own personalized and magical gathering. Miss Wondersmith leads the way with her sketched ideas, easy-to-understand text, and real-life examples of the magical gatherings she creates and shares with strangers. Now you, too, can create gatherings infused with deeper meaning and beautiful craftsmanship. Part sketchbook and part portfolio, you’ll feel as if you’re peering over her shoulder to watch all of the components come together before your eyes.

This would be a great resource for party planners or event coordinators of any faith background as her approach is not tied to any specific spiritual or religious traditions (unlike the vast majority of books about ceremony and ritual.) It’s an especially helpful resource when considering the need to plan for an atypical event such as a non-traditional wedding ceremony, pet memorial, or full moon celebration. Finally, it’s a fun dive into the imagination of a woman who thinks decidedly outside the box. 60+ pages of magic await you. 

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I sent a few copies out to some volunteer test readers, and their responses have been so wonderful so far. Here’s what a couple of magical women have to say about the book:

“Miss Wondersmith has been astonishing me and everyone else at Enchanted Living Magazine for a while now, and her stunning recipes and elixirs and gatherings make every issue we put out that much more beautiful. Among ourselves, we often share her latest bit of magic, wondering if there's anything she can't do. Now that I've read her incredibly charming and creative new book, it seems the answer is no! What a sweet collection of ideas this is -- we may not be able to attend a Wondersmith gathering ourselves (tho we're tempted to wander  the wilds of the Pacific Northwest hunting for a hidden invitation), but now we can create these meaningful events of our own. I love how she models event planning on the hero's journey and makes every stage, and every detail, rich with meaning, connection, and unbelievable beauty.”

 -- Carolyn Turgeon

 Editor of Enchanted Living Magazine

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"Fairytale Gatherings is a complete delight from start to end. Miss Wondersmith's words and images weave together in this wonderful book to craft a work of art all on its own. Miss Wondersmith has infused every page with her own inimitable style and passion for creative and magical gatherings. I know I'm not the only one who has stared in wonder at the images of her gatherings online and wondered how she envisions and creates such unique and memorable events. With Fairytale Gatherings, she's gifting us an insider's view and her process is even more enchanting than we imagined. This is the kind of "guide book" I love best, one that not only shares knowledge, ideas, and insight, but also inspires the reader to create something uniquely expressing their own beautiful spirit and style. And you know how sometimes when you learn how something truly enchanting is crafted, the wonder and mystery is lost? No so in this case. If anything, I was left even more enchanted...and inspired."  

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-- Victoria Smith

Artist,  Writer & Wonder Mystic at themojolab.com

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So, ready to explore it for yourself? Head to the Wonder Book Emporium to get your copy! (Also available in my etsy shop and on Blurb !)

This book will also be available on Amazon in paperback and hardcover in a few weeks. Just waiting for the elves behind the scenes to sort everything out but I will announce when they are available by posting on my Facebook and Instagram.

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