Under the hedge...


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 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.

Discussion Forum

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.


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

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jun 9, 2012.

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 Catt Brenton on October 1, 2010 at 7:56pm
I just wanted to stop and say thank you for all the informative discussions. I enjoy reading them. BB
Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on September 23, 2010 at 2:42pm
(1885) "When the men were going to the herring fishing for the first time, one of the women of the house used to throw the besom after them. The same thing was done, when a new net was taken out of the house." "A woman threw the besom after him (the unsuccessful fisherman). That night a good fishing was made. (What do you think - did they sweep the fish off their feet?)
Comment by Catt Brenton on September 3, 2010 at 11:54pm
Yes, thank you for this wonderful group. I'm from a long line of hedgewitches. My grandmother and great-grandmother were both well known by their neighbors as the person to go to for herbals or to have their fortunes read. It skipped my dad but I was raised by grandma so I learned from her. My son and grandson are both on the path too. I love the pictures below by the way. That is my dream home, a little cottege somewhere in the woods where all the little critters would come and visit and I could grow my own herbs. Yup that would be perfection.
Comment by AZureGray on August 17, 2010 at 9:31pm
Thank you for this great Group! I had thought I was merely a solitary, but it appears I am a Hedge Witch!!!! WooHoo
Comment by Mabon-Witch on May 6, 2010 at 1:42pm

Comment by SunKat on April 8, 2010 at 7:31pm

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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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Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

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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