The Way of the Hedge Witch: Rituals and Spells for Hearth and Home
The home is the center of power for an individual and family. It is a place of refuge, creativity, where we begin and end each day. It is a place where we are nourished, rested, and otherwise strengthened. The home reflects the individuals who live within it on several levels, including a physical level (choice of décor and arrangement) and spiritual level (the energy or 'feel' of a home).
The concept of the home as spiritual center is found in many cultures and throughout many eras. The home, and in particular the hearth, has often served as a point of connection for gods and humankind. Many people today seek some sort of practice through which they can empower their homes to serve as part of their spiritual philosophy. The Way of the Hedge Witch: Rituals and Spells for Hearth and Home explores the power that rests in the heart of the home. Sometimes called hedge witch, kitchen witch, or hearth witch, a person who follows this path uses everyday objects and activity to make magic in their lives. There is little existing literature on the subject of modern hearth magic, an oversight that this book seeks to correct.
Exploring ways to recognize the commonplace as spiritual, The Way of the Hedge Witch: Rituals and Spells for Hearth and Home covers these following topics, among others:
- The home as heart: using the home as the spiritual foundation of a practice
- The concepts and symbols associated with hearth and home
- The kitchen as modern hearth and spiritual center of the home
- The role of food in spirituality
- Simple hearth-centered spiritual rituals
- Techniques for enhancing the spirituality and power of your home
- Deities and cultural folklore associated with hearth and home
- Tools and techniques for hearth magic
Written for the Pagan or pagan-friendly reader seeking a free-form practice centered in the home and family, The Way of the Hedge Witch: Rituals and Spells for Hearth and Home offers a thoughtful look at creating a haven and refuge to spiritually nurture families in today's busy world. With its focus on everyday living and uncomplicated practice, and simple hearth-based rituals throughout, The Way of the Hedge Witch: Rituals and Spells for Hearth and Home outlines a safe, comforting, and empowering path for the modern practitioner seeking to root him or herself in the heart of their own lives.