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Here you will find a complete list of books, websites, podcasts, shops, subscription boxes, apps, and other witchy resources to help you on your journey. I have either read or vetted almost all of these sources and will be adding to this list monthly as I read and review more books. However, there are a few, noted with an *, that I have not personally read, but come highly recommended from other witches I trust. If there is something missing from the list that you think should be added, leave me a comment below! I have also separated out a complete section on hedge riding and hedgecraft to make it easier to find resources related to this specific topic.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.

Hedge Riding and Hedgecraft Resources

Hedge riding is a form of astral travel in which the rider first reaches an altered state of consciousness before traveling to the Otherworld. Unlike meditation, guided meditation, or pathwalking, the rider loses control of the vision and the beings they interact with and therefore does not determine what will or will not happen during the journey. The only control the rider has is over themselves. Furthermore, hedge riding differs from astral projection in that it takes place outside of our realm in the Otherworld, while astral projection occurs within our plane of existence.

There are much confusion and misinformation floating around about hedgewitches and the practice of hedge riding. I have created this page to help dispel some of these misconceptions and link those interested in the practice to some valuable information and resources. It should be noted that under no circumstances should hedge riding be taken lightly. The act of reaching an altered state of consciousness alone can be dangerous, not to mention the spirits you encounter in the Otherworld. Should you wish to learn how to hedge ride, do so with caution, and always remember to protect yourself.

From Flying the Hedge

What is a Hedgewitch?
Hedgewitch vs Kitchen Witch
Meditation, Pathwalking, and Hedge Riding: Making Sense of it All
Meditation, Astral Project, and Hedge Riding: What's the Difference?
What is Hedge Riding?
Realms of the Otherworld
Focusing the Mind: Getting Ready to Ride
Preparation + Hedge Riding Sachet
Hedge Riding Etiquette: Do's and Don't's of Interacting with Spirits
Hedge Riding Safety Tips: Staying Safe Outside Our Realm
How to Hedge Ride + Flying Ointments
Seeking Your Animal Guides + My Animal Guides
Questioning Spirits: Is This Spirit My Guide?
Developing a Relationship With Your Spirit Companions
After You Hedge Ride: Coming Back to Earth
Setting Up Your Astral Garden/Office
Sigils for Hedge Riding
5 Crystals for Hedge Riding 
My Hedge Riding Experiences
How Do I Know If My Journeys Are Real?
Hedge Riding Tea to Aid in Reaching an Altered State of Consciousness

Books

Hedge Witchcraft by Harmonia Saille
Hedge Riding by Harmonia Saille
Witches, Midwives, and Nurses by B. Ehrenreich and  D. English
The Book of Hedge Druidry by Joanna van der Hoeven
The Witch's Book of Spirits by Devin Hunter
Hedge-Rider: Witches and the Underworld by Eric De Vries
To Fly By Night: Craft of the Hedgewitch edited by Veronica Cummer
Cunning-Folk and Familiar Spirits: Shamanistic Visionary Traditions in Early Modern British Witchcraft and Magic*
Elves, Witches, and Gods: Spinning Old Heathen Magic in the Modern Day by Cat Heath
Weave the Liminal: Living Modern Traditional Witchcraft by Laura Tempest Zakroff*
By Moonlight and Spirit Flight by Michael Howard
Spiritwalking by Poppy Palin
Between the Realms: Cornish Myth and Magic by Cheryl Straffon*

Other Resources

Babyfat and Belladonna: Witches’ Ointment and the Contestation of Reality (paper)
Caveat Avoynter!: A Study of Flying Ointments and their Plants (paper)
Cursus: An Early Thirteenth-Century Source for Nocturnal Flights and Ointments in the Work of Roland of Cremona (paper)
Flying Ointments As Medicine (article)
Haw & Thorn (blog)
Intoxication, Seership, and the Poison Path (article)
L1: Poisons in the opera: from love potions and witch ointments to deadly Solanaceae (paper)
Solanaceae III: henbane, hags and Hawley Harvey Crippen
The Legacy of Atropos, the Fate Who Cut the Thread of Life (paper)
The Witches' Flying-Ointment (paper)
Those Goddamn Ointments: Four histories (paper)
Witches Still Fly: Or Do They? Traditional Witches, Wiccans, and Flying Ointment (paper)
Witchcraft, Women & the Healing Arts in the Early Modern Period (website)


General Witchcraft and Occult Resources

Books

This is a rather extensive list of books about a variety of topics. To keep things organized, I have categorized the books so you can find exactly what you are looking for quickly. You will notice books on hedgecraft are not on this list. This is because I placed them above for ease of finding resources.

Traditional Witchcraft 
Liber Nox: A Traditional Witch's Gramarye by Michael Howard and Gemma Gary*
Silent as the Trees: Devonshire Witchcraft, Folklore, and Magic by Gemma Gary*
Traditional Witchcraft: A Cornish Book of Ways by Gemma Gary

General Witchcraft, Paganism, Wicca, and Other Occult Practices
American Brujeria: Modern Mexican American Folk Magic by J. Allen Cross
Seasons of Moon and Flame: A Wild Dreamer's Epic Journey of Becoming by Danielle Dulsky
The Way of the Hedge Witch by Arin Murphy-Hiscock (this is about cottage witchery, not hedgecraft)
Water Witchcraft: Magic and Lore from the Celtic Tradition by Annwyn Avalon

The White Goddess by Robert Graves (dense and highly inaccurate, but it is the foundation upon which many modern occult practices are founded)

Divination

Websites

Witch With Me

Podcasts

I am not super into podcasts, so this list is limited to what I've actually listened to, whether it be 1 episode or dozens.

The Folklore Podcast (my favorite)

Subscription Boxes

Apothecary At Home (save on your first box using code WILLOW15)

Apps

Runic Divination (Google Play) 

2 comments :

  1. The Peculiar BrunetteJune 28, 2021 at 11:14 AM

    Thank you so much! I'm truly honored to be listed among other fantastic blogs and websites! Lots of love to you! :)

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