FAQ's

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions I receive.

Q. What is a hedgewitch?
A. To put it simply, a hedgewitch is a solitary witch who practices hedgecraft or hedgewichery. Hedgecraft is a combination of witchcraft (not to be mistaken with Wicca) and Shamanism. It draws heavily upon healing, especially with herbs, and working magic in and around the home. To learn more, please refer to my post here. You can also refer to Walking the Hedge's post covering the difference between a hedgewitch and other similar paths.
Q. Do you worship the devil? 
A. No. This is a common misconception regarding all witches that has been largely promoted by the Christian church and today's media. I don't believe in the devil or any manifestation of evil. However, a small percentage of witches do, so it isn't an invalid question.
Q. What do you worship?
A. Honestly, nothing. I for one don't believe in groveling before a high power, but I also don't believe in higher powers, including a god or goddess. I tried for years to convince myself of their existence, but all I was doing was lying to myself about what I felt. I feel the earth breathe with life and the energy all objects, living and nonliving, vibrate with. I find I am awe struck and humbled when I stare up at the night sky, take a walk in the woods, or watch my garden grow. I find my spirituality in the world around me and take deep comfort in science.
Q. What is magic?
A. Read my post about magic here. Magic is very simply energy focused on a specific purpose or intent.
Q. Are you like Harry Potter?
A. I wish! However, the world of HP exists only in our hearts. I looooove Harry Potter so if you want to nerd out with me let me know!
Q. How do I print your BOS pages?
A. Click on the picture and it should take you to a Google Doc. If it does not, please let me know immediately and I will attempt to remedy the situation. When printing, do not set margins, otherwise it will likely cut off some of the text. Unfortunately I haven't figured out how to turn photoshop projects into multiple PDF pages so some posts contain multiple pages to download and print.
Q. I want to be a witch? Where do I start?
A. Books. While the internet and blogs are wonderful, books are better. This is where I suggests you look first when wanted to become a witch or hedgewitch. I have a list of books I suggest here. Mind you the list is small, but useful for those starting out. I will be adding to it over time so be patient.
Q. What blogs do you follow?
A. Honestly, I follow many blogs, but there are some I love more than others. Some of my favorites include Witchy Words, The Whimsical Cottage, Penniless Pagan, and Moonbeams and Mysteries. There are a host of others I follow, and you can find them by clicking on my Blogger Profile.

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