About The Witch


Merry Meet! I am so glad you have stopped by. My magical name is Willow, or Autumn Willow when I wish to be overly formal. I chose this name for a variety of reasons, but mostly because 1) the willow is my favorite tree and 2) my legal middle name is Autumn, not to mention it's my favorite season.

I started dabbling in witchcraft and paganism when I was still in high school. I have never been a serious practitioner, using it when and if I needed it. But isn't that how the craft is supposed to work; You only use it when you feel the need? I started out with a keen interest in Wicca, but when the idea of a higher power didn't interest me, I moved on. I'll be completely honest, I don't believe in ANY deities. I find my spirituality in the great vastness that is our world. It's awe inspiring enough for me without having to ask for the help of an invisible being. I know for most pagans having a deity makes their work easier and gives it greater meaning, but it didn't work for me.

In 2012 and 2013 I all but left the craft behind, and I can honestly say this was when I needed it the most. It was the most trying period of my life, and I regret not seeking solace in the craft. Despite the two year gap in practicing, I haven't stopped learning and reflecting. My beliefs and practice align more heavily with hedgewichery or hedgecraft than any other denomination of paganism. This blog is a way to keep me moving forward with my "faith."

I sincerely hope you will join me on my journey and keep me moving forward.



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14 comments:

  1. I came across your blog on Pinterest and I'm already excited to delve into it! I'm also a novice to (what I refer to as) Wicca. I, also, do not worship any deity and I also find solace in nature and the elements. From my understanding Wicca is what you make it and the worship of the Gods and Goddess are not mandatory, but I now see that there are whole other branches to the witchcraft tree! I appreciate you putting yourself out there for the world to judge, whether or not we will admit it ;)

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    1. Thanks so much for reading! I hope you enjoy it.

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  2. Merry Meet, Willow! I was mostly raised wiccan (starting at 9 and I'm 25 now) and I've met hundreds of people with hundreds of different views on "higher power" and deities. No one is right and no one is wrong. That's what I love about paganism. It's such a personal practice. Once when I was explaining my religion to someone, I explained that the earth is my mother, the moon my sister, the sun my brother, and the sky is my father. It's whatever works for you. I'm happy to have stumbled across your blog and look forward to reading more. If you're interested, you can check out mine at www.stacymporter.com xoxo

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    1. Thank you for reading. I'll be sure to check out you blog right now!

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  3. Hello! Just found your blog..."just" meaning two hours ago when I started reading your posts...oops.
    Thanks for all the great info! I am also a relatively new witch, though my interest goes back much further than my practice. I, like you, do not follow any deities and am decidedly not Wiccan (something hard for the few pagans I've connected with in person to understand). I'm somewhere between a kitchen witch and hedge witch, but I've never successfully projected, so I hesitate to use the hedge label.
    Looking forward to following your journey. Thanks for being open and putting in all the work it takes to run a blog.

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    1. Thank you for reading! I'm glad you have found my posts useful. Good luck in your journey as well. Its tough, especially when you start out, but soooo very much worth it.

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  4. I am a 66 year old solitary have been studying for the last 25 years or so consciously, and before that I lived a lot of things instinctually, "remembering" as they say.. The very first book that brought me here (other than all the feminist stuff from the 69's and 70's) was "When God Was A Woman" by Merlin Stone...I am a beginning blogger,beginning Pagan E-Store, beginning Pinterest person..learning the computer stuff as I go....I have book marked your site and will be visiting again soon.....Bright Blessings, Darlin!

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  5. I am just starting to explore the craft and have found your website very helpful, informative and encouraging. Thank you. xx

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    1. I am so glad you are finding my blog helpful. Thank you for reading!

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  6. Hello Autumn, I was following links to your blog as was looking up how to make my own set of runes. I see you use a Krylon spray (satin finish) - please ask you, do you just do one coating, does this wear well. I have and used already Elder Futhark Runes for a while and been fine, but recently have read about and done a few readings with Wicca/Witch Runes. So now wish to make a stone set, hence the search on the net. Was just wondering, why you use Elder Futhark Runes and not Wicca/Witch Runes. There are 13 Runes in the Witch Runes (it is of course not an alphabet), for me it was yes, these are meant to be the Runes for me to use. Cheers Andrew :-)

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  7. Thank you for reading! I used two coats of the satin finish. It has held up just fine. If it does begin to wear, its nothing a quick coat can't fix.

    I'm not Wiccan and didn't feel a connection to the Witch Runes like I did the Elder Futhark Runes. My mother's side of the family is actually from Sweden and we have Viking heritage. The EF runes felt more comfortable to me.

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  8. Any ideas to guide my in celebrating a bridal shower? I am to host the shower.

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    1. What kind of bridal shower are you looking at throwing?

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