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Pagans And Wood Stoves


weather is frigid and I'm now using a wood stove again for heat.So I

thought I'd post about the magical properties of the woods we

burn.before I wrote this I scooted around online for info pertaining to

this subject and was appalled to find that the infinitesimal bit of info

that was out there was expounding on burning Cedar! People never burn



Added by Harobed on January 7, 2014 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

Lets Get Crafty......Uses Of Bone And Antler In Your Spells

Being a country girl and a Pagan gives me the opportunity to aquire bones easily.

Since Im not a dainty or squeamish witch I welcome all bones

and put them to good use!

So lets talk about this a bit......

There is a great deal of misconception around about the use of bones in witchcraft.

Due mostly to Christianity and misinformation that comes from Morons !

Contrary to what they would have you believe bones are not exclusively used by

necromancers,nor are…


Added by Harobed on September 2, 2012 at 13:59 — 1 Comment

Lets Get Crafty ......Advanced Potions Hauling Out The Big Guns

A few days ago a life long friend approached me with a major problem.her husband of many years now well into his seventies was going to under go a procedure to unblock arteries.Mere minuets before he was sedated for the procedure his bi-polar crack addict of a son turned up and caused a huge…


Added by Harobed on June 25, 2012 at 9:24 — 1 Comment

Spring Issue Little Witch Magazine 2012 is up!

It's Spring again. Delicious. It's actual Springtime too; bright sun but just cold enough to need a jacket when stepping out to explore the world. We are itching to clean and to make plans. Delicious!

In this edition of Little Witch magazine we talk about Neo-Pagan ethics, sacred texts and laws and of course we talk about Spring. We delve deeper into Ostara and Beltane and this time our story features the Greenwood Marriages of Beltane.

We look beyond the divinatory possibilities…


Added by LittleWitchMagazine on March 21, 2012 at 5:58 — No Comments

Lets Get Crafty Recycling .......... A Peek At My Potions Containers

A lot of people that view my many photos ask me where I get the cool bottles on my potions table.As I have confessed to you all Im an old hippy and practice my own brand of recycling.Recycling or "Upcycling" is a wonderful tribute to our Mother Earth and it dosnt have to be tedious or boring.I…


Added by Harobed on February 11, 2012 at 10:52 — 1 Comment

Lets Get Crafty ....A Yule Sheath

So the clock is ticking down and I thought maybe some of you would be looking for a nice last minute project. Being a Hedgewitch and a gardener the soltice means the Sun is returning and soon enough winter will yeild to spring. To honor that I always have the freshest greenery my yard and garden will…


Added by Harobed on December 20, 2011 at 22:06 — No Comments

Lets Get Crafty ....A Homespun Yule

This blog is for those of you who are looking for a more affordable holiday.

Every year at this time Im look around and am saddened by the greed and commeralism that has over taken this wonderful season.Its all rush,rush , gimme, gimme and lets not forget the keeping up with apperances. For me…


Added by Harobed on December 20, 2011 at 12:03 — 1 Comment

Lets Get Crafty.....A Mabon Offering , Fire Starters .....And More Willow Poppets!

I had Mabon on my mind yesterday ,so I got busy with this. I make these for all my harvest celebrations ,the shell is to hold salt on Mabon and the tray with all of its offerings gets put into my cauldron and burnt.I paid a dollar for the tray ,everything on it is energy laden and very…


Added by Harobed on September 19, 2011 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

Lets Get Crafty With Talismen......Willow Healing Poppets And Balls

I had to hard prune a…

Added by Harobed on September 17, 2011 at 18:21 — 2 Comments

Lets Get Crafty For Autumn.......A HedgeWitch's Harvest Centerpiece

In my home I like my things to serve many purposes.So when I set my hand to crafting something for an Alter or a table I stay true to my nature.I love the Autumn season .With its chillier nights ,colors and smells ,you can feel the witchy…

Added by Harobed on September 8, 2011 at 20:00 — 4 Comments

In The Hedge Witch's Garden....Verbena bonariensis ,Lovely And Easy To Grow

Verbena is better known by witches as Vervain herb.

Vervain was considered a "lightning plant" and was sacred to Thor. It was also sacred to the Druids, "and was only gathered by them, 'when the dog-star arose, from unsunned spots'"

For Italian witches, vervain was…


Added by Harobed on July 8, 2011 at 17:30 — 6 Comments

Stacking Your Deck With Magick

Magic isn't a quick fix that can be picked up in a day,if it was everyone would use it. What it does do ,"if you practice at it", is increase your odds of success and give you an edge. I believe magic accumulates over time.The more you use it the more you have to use… Continue

Added by Harobed on June 4, 2011 at 14:30 — 2 Comments

Lets Get Crafty.....How to make a fragrant oil for psychic healing ,love and protection.

This evening as I slipped out my door to harvest, I was on a mission.My friend Reen'e had requested Magnolia for her use since it dosnt grow where she lives.After a prolonged and chilly spring my buddy was yearning for a bit of summer and is planning on making bath oil.

Here in Virginia…


Added by Harobed on May 22, 2011 at 21:46 — 9 Comments

An Evening Stroll with The HedgeWitch

One of my favorite things to do is to slip quietly into my garden as dark falls to harvest.A hush has fallen over things ,the rowdy song birds have settled for their rest,even the wipporwill is quiet.As dusk arrives the pale blue new growth of blue spruce forms a substantial back drop for varigated miscanthus and oakleak hydrangea .These light up a rough and tumble corner of my yard ,turning it into something else intirely.…


Added by Harobed on May 22, 2011 at 8:26 — 2 Comments

Pretty ,Powerful and Pagan ,Peony.......A Hedgewitchs staple

Paeonia officinallis Also known as Peony has its roots firmly planted in our past.

It came as no surprize to me that there’s so much lore concerning this well loved garden heirloom. Whether you want to cast a spell, bring good fortune into your life or

just enjoy their beauty,peonies have a long…


Added by Harobed on May 12, 2011 at 19:51 — 3 Comments

Lets Get Crafty For Belthane....Mullein and Yarrow Spell Pouches

As a Taurus Belthane has got to be my favorite holiday simply because everything in my garden is now going

"fullsteam" ahead.The farmers feild is a lush green ,I am in Tarus heaven as my realm begins to thrive.I cant wait to fire up my cauldron .The groovy little spell pouches I'm in this blog are for my cauldron,however they also can be buried ,carried ,slipped into your…


Added by Harobed on April 29, 2011 at 5:34 — No Comments

Harobeds Hedgewitch's Garden....A look at The Magical Iris

Well its almost May and here in Virgina the Iris have begun to bloom.Among my favorites, the blossoms are both regal and gaudy at the same time.Easy to grow and hard as nails ,Iris are a great choice for a beginner gardener.Their scent is heady and their crisp whites glow after dark in my moon garden.All of this is reason enough to have them in your witch's garden .But wait theres more!…


Added by Harobed on April 27, 2011 at 14:46 — 2 Comments

Lets Get Crafty....A Besom Of Healing and Protection

Hello my Dears :)

Today Im talking about how to chose the components that go into making your besoms.

Just like spellwork every component needs to be chosen wisely .Attention should be paid to how everything works towards a common goal.You need to think about how you'll be using your besom.What tree…


Added by Harobed on April 27, 2011 at 9:09 — 1 Comment

A Witchs Take On The "Common Violet"

The "Viola Soroia", which is white with a blue splotch,and the blue "Violet Odorata"

are generally called common garden violets.Well shame on those who would call such a wonder

of nature names, consider them weeds ,rip them up by the roots and toss them on the compost pile

Why is beyond me, this… Continue

Added by Harobed on April 18, 2011 at 22:21 — 6 Comments


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