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Under the hedge...

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

Members: 37
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 February 14, 2012 at 2:59pm

In addition to its cleansing abilities, angelica possesses
a strong protective aspect. Here's how to make an Angelica
floorwash:

Make a strong infusion from dried angelica.
Strain out the herbs.
Add the infusion, together with some white or rice vinegar,
to a bucket of wash water to cleanse floors and surfaces.

Source: Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells by Judika Iles

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on February 14, 2012 at 2:59pm

This magical wash is thought to make your wishes come true.

1 tablespoon sage
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon sandalwood
Combine all the ingredients in a pan, empowering them
one by one. Bring to a boil and boil for three minutes.
Add the mixture to cold wash water, and bless it saying:

My wishes will come to me,
to take care of myself and my family.
With harm to none and good will to all,
Mother mine hear my call.
Bring these desired goals to me,
So that me and mine will blessed be.

As you do the washing - floors, front door, porch steps,
windows, etc... focus on what it is that you are wishing for.

Found in: Elemental Witch by Tammy Sullivan

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on February 14, 2012 at 2:58pm

Sesame Seed Desperation Spell

This spell allegedly produces a fast quick fix; however,
it may only be cast infrequently, not on a regular basis,
so save it for emergencies.

Put a pinch of sesame seeds in a closed jar every day.
Do not remove any unless very badly in need of a cash
infusion.
In moments of desperation, remove a pinch of seeds
with your left hand.
Spit on them, while concentrating on your dilemma
and then immediately toss them onto the earth.

From: Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells by Judika Iles

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on February 14, 2012 at 2:57pm

Grapefruit Magick

Ruler: Moon
Type: Fruit
Magickal Form: Skin, flesh

On a dark moon, peel the skin off the fruit in one whole
piece and hang the skin above a doorway for serious
protection. By the full moon, the skin should be completely
dried. Remove it and grind to a fine powder. Sprinkle the
dust outside your home (at doors and windows) to keep
enemies away for good.

Eat the flesh of the grapefruit to promote chastity and heal
sexual hang-ups. When eaten during a waning moon (the full
moon to the new moon period), it can left the spirits and
reenergize the weary.

From Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients by Lexa Rosean

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on February 2, 2012 at 9:37am

To protect a child from bad influences at school, parties, etc., gather a bunch of sea shells (or buy them since we are landlocked!) and wrap them in an article of the child's clothing. Pluck a few strands of your hair and braid them together with a silken thread. Wrap the braided thread around the clothing and shells until you have a tight bundle. Keep this hidden in the room at home where you spend the most time. As long as it's there, your child will never forget the rules of conduct you've taught him.
To keep children safe from physical harm for a day, throw a handful of sand, grain or rice after them as they leave your home (but don't let them see you do it). According to folk traditions, the scattered sand (or rice or grain) has the power to form a protective shield around children until darkness falls.
If any member of your family is going on a long trip, place a bunch of hazel nuts and an article of the traveler's clothing under his pillow at home. The nuts bring the person good luck on his trip; his clothes, combined with your love bring him safely back to his own bed.

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on February 2, 2012 at 9:37am

Let your True Beauty Show Ritual
Take a hot bath or shower. Stand in front of a mirror after your shower and look at yourself in the mirror. Look yourself in the eyes and say:

There is a wonderful magic within me
My eyes are the reflection of the magical world inside of me.

Touch your face and say:
'There is a magical world in my soul.
When I touch my face I feel the glow.

When you're done, say:
I will love, honour and respect my magical soul,
spirit, body and me,
By the power of three times three
As I do will, so mote it be

www.spellsofmagic.com

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on February 2, 2012 at 9:36am

Sending a Message to a Departed Loved One

1. Dragon's Blood Ink
2. two black candles
3. place paper between the two black candles

Write at the top of the letter:

"Thou who are mourned, see now the nature of this mourning: As thou knowest now my sorrow, so on this paper I affirm it. I write thee my heart here, for thy sight and that we may be bound by such silent words even better than when our words were spoken. Receive this letter, a sign of my commitment not to forget thee nor to cease mourning for thee until my own life shall be ended"

4. Now write your feelings, emotions, devotion, memories, love, etc.
5. Fold the paper three times
6. Seal with herbs
7. Burn in a fire.

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 6, 2012 at 12:26am

There have been a lot of people wondering how to decorate their homes, bring the elements into their home without having it be too overwhelming for non wiccans/pagans (just an observation i've seen on various forums) So, here are a few ideas that you can do, if you desire. This should help your home feel more harmonious and stable.

Earth: Have rocks and stones placed in locations that make you feel good – for example, hematite in your corners will create a protective barrier,
and rose quartz in a pretty bowl in the bedroom will bring love your way.

Air: Air represents intuition, so hang feathers, fans and streamers in your home. Consider making painted prayer flags, and displaying those on your
wall and in your windows.

Fire: Candles and fireplaces represents the energy and power of fire, but if you can’t use those, try adding symbols of fire – dragons, a tabletop brazier,
even a phoenix.

Water: It’s not too practical to have a bowl of water just sitting around, but many people like to use tabletop fountains. Water-related items such as sand
and seashells also make a lovely addition, and are a terrific way to bring the energy of water into your home.

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on February 21, 2011 at 11:10am
This old custom for finding whether or not you will be married within the coming year is performed on New Year'S Eve. The enquirer takes an old shoe and throws it up in to the branches of a willow tree. If the shoe of falls to the ground again, there will be no wedding within 12 months. But if it catches in the branches and does not fall, then there will be a wedding within the year
Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on February 2, 2011 at 9:06am
Gamblers' Good Luck Charm

Who doesn't need some help when they gamble?

Take a DEVIL'S SHOESTRING and place it in the FULL MOON overnight. Carry with you as a gambling good luck charm.

Replace monthly.
 

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