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Under the hedge...

A group for those interested in a little hedgery pokery- the Craft of the Hedge witch...

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Latest Activity: Jan 31, 2014

Under the hedge there are many things...

The hedge witch is a witch who works instinctively with what she finds around herself at a given moment- literally that which is in the hedge.

It is an ideal for those who do not react well to the prospect of formal and structured learning and who are more comfortable following their own path rather than joining a formal grouping

Being a hedgy is not a short-cut to knowledge or a cop out...it is simply a different perspective on things...

It is instinctive and flowing work and is like as not an echo of early pre-writing magic practice.

From the common oil to incense to redemies for things they would use what thye had and found to do what was needed. Many came for simple things and others came for ................

Hedge Witchcraft

Hedge Witchcraft, also called "hedge riding" or "hedgecraft," is the shamanic art of crossing the "hedge" or boundary between this world and the Otherworld. It is used as another name for the Traditional Witch. The Hedgewitch is usually a solitary practitioner, but may be attended by assistants. Their main function is as mediator between the spirits and people. They may also work as a herbal healer and midwife. Some practitioners claim it to be the continuing practices of the cunning folk and wise-women, while others say that it draws from such sources but is a modern tradition.

Author Rae Beth popularised a more Wiccan version of Hedgecraft on her 1992 book Hedge Witch - a guide to Solitary Witchcraft, Hedge Witches worship the Triple Goddess and the Horned God. They celebrate the eight sabbats of the Wheel of the Year. This version of Hedgecraft was criticised as having many similarities with Wicca. Certainly, many books published about Hedgewitchery are based upon Wicca, and actual practitioners claim that hedgewitches can come from any religious or spiritual background, and that simply most modern hedgewitches choose to base their practice around Wicca. Some main differences between hedgecraft and Wicca is a significant loss of the formality of Wiccan ritual, the lack of initiation into a Wiccan Coven, and the solitary nature of hedgecraft, with some following a Cochrane based tradition.

Another style as well: Hearth Witchcraft

Often also called "Kitchen Witchery" or "Cottage Witchery," Hearth Witchcraft is a both domestic and nature based, popularised by Anna Franklin in her 2004 book "Hearth Witch" (Lear Books). The household hearth is a focal point for practising magic within Hearth Witchcraft.

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Witch Bottles by MysticPagan 9 Replies

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jan 31, 2014.

a bit of fun for january... Magickal Sachets by serene

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jan 14, 2014.

Witch's Ladders by Bre Geier

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jan 12, 2014.

cleansing your home of negative energy by Sami 1 Reply

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jan 12, 2014.

Money Jar by sanehat 2 Replies

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jan 12, 2014.

Love Spells, Charms and Customs From Around the World 3 Replies

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jan 12, 2014.

Inspiration Jar by Marti Finizio

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jan 12, 2014.

POTIONCRAFT by Bre Geier

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jan 11, 2014.

Voodoo Magic – Spells, Offerings, Rituals of Vodou by Porcelain Doll

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Oct 24, 2012.

African Ju Ju Powder by Rev. Carol A. Ingle AKA Raven

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Sep 18, 2012.

Simple healing elixir... by Jessie

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Aug 21, 2012.

Magical spells for your home Ann-Marie Gallagher

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Aug 2, 2012.

Herbal Remedies for Bug Bites by Rev. Carol A. Ingle AKA Raven

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jul 18, 2012.

Lets Get Crafty.....Gardening For Butterflies and Bees by harobed

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jul 14, 2012.

How to Prepare A Tincture 1 Reply

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Some Tips on Herbal Housekeeping by Christine

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jun 1, 2012.

SPIRIT LAMP by Rev. Carol A. Ingle AKA Raven

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things May 6, 2012.

A Bewitchin’ Kitchen By: Gerina Dunwich 1 Reply

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by AZureGray Apr 28, 2012.

~Fatigue Remedies~ Source: Annies Remedies.

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Apr 28, 2012.

Dutch Hexen Magick by LÅÐ¥ HÊKÅ†Ê ☽O☾ 1 Reply

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by AZureGray Apr 13, 2012.

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Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 12, 2014 at 1:07pm

Christine Narducci 8:57in the mornin' Jan 12
A Japanese Spell for Luck

Japanese folklore says that placing pieces of bamboo around the threshold of your door attracts good luck to your home. In the U.S., planting cabbage in your garden is said to achieve the same thing. If you cannot find bamboo, place some canned bamboo shoots (available at the supermarket) and some fresh cabbage leaves in the ground instead. This will not hurt the soil and will encourage the same type of energy.

Serendipity, fortuity, good fortune, fate, destiny, and chance.

Daylight hours. Sunday. Moon in Virgo and Pisces. The month of April and season of spring.

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 12, 2014 at 12:14pm

Marti Finizio 12:05in the evenin' Jan 12
Worry Jam Jar Spell

Worries and anxieties that are becoming too big and interfering with daily life benefit from this spell. Take and cleanse a jam jar or box with a tight fitting lid. Write the problem on a slip of paper Pass it through the 4 Elements, and pop it in the jar, reciting the following spell. Leave the jar in the moonlight, but visible to yourself. Each time the problem sneaks into your mind, think of the jar. You are only permitted to worry if you go and remove the lid and the slip of paper. You'll find that soon, you can't be bothered to even give it thought. When the problem is resolved, remove the slip and bury or burn it, giving thanks to the Lady. Into this vessel secured up tight I place my anxieties that they might Find their right level within my life Be only acknowledged when I say it's right. I swear that I will not give thought to my woe Until such time to this vessel I go And take off the lid and grieve, for I know That unless the lid's missing, trapped is my foe. It may not escape into my daily way And trouble my thinking during the day. Some time in the future when I feel I may Dispose of this vessel with no debt to pay.

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 12, 2014 at 12:07pm

Marti Finizio 12:00in the evenin' Jan 12
To Stop A Trouble Maker Jar

Write the name of the person on a piece of parchment/paper, fold it twice. Take a lime and cut it twice, once diagonally and once horizontally, but don't cut it all the way into four pieces. Place the paper or parchment inside the lime and hold it together with two long steel nails. Place the lime into a clean glass jar and put into it some ash, salt and vinegar and screw the lid on tight. The ash and salt are supposed to thwart their efforts to cause you trouble of any kind, and the vinegar and lime should sour their own affairs at the same time.

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 12, 2014 at 11:59am

Marti Finizio 11:57in the mornin' Jan 12
Sacred Salt Jar

This is not only great to have for oneself, but it makes a nice gift to someone special if you happen to know what scents they like or stones they like. Since what you put into it is "yours", it is like giving a part of yourself, too.

This mixture is excellent to charge stones in and to "simmer energies". Once it has blended for a few months, a pinch can be added to rituals, etc., bathwater or as a gift to Mother Earth.

You can also make a "starter salt" as a gift for a friend. You can also give of your own sacred salt mixture to a special friend to help blend powers and energies when they make their own sacred salt mixture. The mixture should be made and kept in a covered stone or Earthen jar, but can be made and kept in a covered glass jar until you find one that is suitable. There are thoughts on what kind of salt to use. Some use rock salt, some Earth salt and some sea salt, some even use normal table salt. Whatever salt you use, make sure that it is "natural" and not iodized.

You blend the salt with chopped or ground herbs, tiny crystals, small stones, nuts seeds, jewelry, locks of hair, ground incense and a few drops of your favorite oils, anything that you wish. Even rose petals and other flowers, or a lock of hair. When you have cleansed and charged stones and crystals by sun and Moon, place them in this mixture to store until you wish to use them or give them as gifts.

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 12, 2014 at 11:47am

Marti Finizio 11:27in the mornin' Jan 12
Enhance Physically Mentally Jar

Fill one jar with the following:
Cinnamon [for dream Magick]
Nutmeg [for good luck]
Allspice [healing]
Ginger [lunar Magick]
Basil [protection]
Fennel seeds [spiritual healing]
Garlic [spiritual purification]
Marjoram [protection]
Sage [spiritual purification]
Cloves [protection]
Mustard seed [protection]
Before you do any scrying or any kind or psychic work, inhale the scent deeply and shake the jar gently.

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 12, 2014 at 11:45am

Marti Finizio 11:40in the mornin' Jan 12
Kitchen Witch Bottle

A Kitchen Witch Bottle will protect your food from contamination or burning. There are many ways of constructing these, but I like to put three needles, three pins and three iron nails into a jar filled with salt. Seal it tightly and shake it vigorously nine times. Place three dabs of red wax along the seal. While you're constructing your Kitchen Witch Bottle, visualize your kitchen as a peaceful, safe place, full of delicious aromas, and savory food.

Place your Kitchen Witch Bottle on a top shelf of your cupboard where it will not be disturbed.

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 12, 2014 at 11:44am

Marti Finizio 11:42in the mornin' Jan 12
Luck Jar

If you are unlucky enough to break a mirror, collect all the pieces, put in a glass jar and stand on you window sill, the shards deflect all the bad luck away from the house.

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 12, 2014 at 11:43am

Marti Finizio 11:28in the mornin' Jan 12
Good Luck Herb Jar

To attract good fortune into your life or change a streak of bad luck to good, fill a small jar (leaving a bit of space) with any combination of the following magical herbs: buckthorn bark, chamomile, clover, dandelion, frankincense, heal - all, honeysuckle, huckleberry leaves, Irish moss, Job's tears, John the Conqueror, khus -khus, lotus, lucky hand root, mistletoe, myrrh, nutmeg, rose hips, rosemary, sandalwood, spearmint, star anise, thyme, Tonka bean.
Seal your jar tightly and keep it in your kitchen on a shelf or a windowsill. Place your hands upon the jar each morning upon rising, and say :
To God and Goddess I do pray
Guide me through another day
Let good fortune come my way
Good luck hither now I say
After reciting the magical incantation, gently shake the jar a few times and then kiss it before putting it back.
I suggest using the same jar for a maximum of 13 days, then return the herbs to the Earth and repeat if necessary.

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 12, 2014 at 11:42am

Marti Finizio 11:32in the mornin' Jan 12
Herbal Witchs Cleansing Bottle

To make an herbal cleansing bottle, pour a layer of sand in a large clear bottle. Add layers of dried herbs, one at a time: first rosemary; then lemon peel, sage, cedar, black peppercorns, lavender, dill, bay leaf, and rowan. When the bottle is full, focus cleansing protective energy into the herbs and sand, and see a golden light radiating from the bottle. Visualize the herbs driving away negative influences. Cork and seal the bottle with white wax. Using a permanent marker, draw the Algiz rune on one side of the bottle, and on the other side draw a pentagram. Set the bottle near your front or back door, and every six months, uncap, Pour herbs out into the woods or your compost heap, and thoroughly wash and dry the bottle before filling it with a new round of herbs.

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 12, 2014 at 11:37am

Marti Finizio 11:34in the mornin' Jan 12
House Protection Jar

1 glass jar 1/2 to 1 cup salt 3 cloves garlic 9 bay leaves
7 tsp. dried Basil 4 tsp. dill seeds 1tsp sage 1tsp anise
1tsp black pepper 1tsp fennel 1 bowl
In the morning ideally on a bright sunny day assemble the items.
Place in the bowl and say: "Salt that protects, protect my home and all within."
Add the cloves of garlic: "Garlic that protects, protect my home and all within."
Crumble the Bay leaves and place in the bowl:
"Bay that protects, protect my home and all within."
Add the basil and say: "Basil that protects, protect my home and all within."
Add the dill and say: "Dill that protects, protect my home and all within."
Add the sage and say: "Sage that protects, protect my home and all within."
Add the anise and say: "Anise that protects, protect my home and all within."
Add the fennel and say: "Fennel that protects, protect my home and all within."
Mix together the salt and the herbs with your hands, throughout the movement
of your hands and fingers lend energy to the potent protective items, visualize
your home safe and as a shining secure place. Pour the mixture in the jar and cap tightly,
Place it in your home with these words: "Salt and herbs, nine times nine
Guard now this home of mine.

 

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.

 

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Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

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A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

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