You see, some people do not understand that foraging is not the same as wild harvesting. Foragers take only what they need and always consider the needs of the other creatures we share this world with. We do not strip areas of 'resources', of plants, flowers, nuts and fruits. We take little, leaving nothing but our footprints and we become stewards of our wild places, taking care of them. It is in our interest to take care of our wild spaces, to ensure the survival of plant species. Foraging builds a symbiotic relationship with nature, one where we recognise and understand our place within it, not separate from it.
Gardening is something I enjoy, but it's also one of the easiest ways in which to bring the magickal, spiritual and mundane aspects of your life together. For me, that's the point, for these aspects of ourselves do not live in a vacuum, they are each an important part of ourselves, and when out in the garden working with dirt and seed, I can't help but feel that all of those different parts are brought together, all in harmony. It is a good feeling!
I am an animist. I believe that everything in the natural world - trees, plants, animals, mountains etc - has a spirit, a soul. I truly believe, and have experienced for myself, that a strong connection with nature will have a profound effect on your witchcraft. It really will. Building a relationship with nature is… Continue reading Building a Relationship With Nature
So whilst the day itself, whichever one you celebrate, has gone, there is still the rest of the season to enjoy, and it's the perfect time to spend some time not only on introspection, but on enjoying yourself, on allowing yourself to reconnect with the cycles and rhythms of nature.
So, I realised that I previously shared a review of my book without really giving you any information about it! It is only a small volume consisting of a collection of writings on wide and varying subjects within witchcraft. Within the book, I write about some of the issues, thoughts and feelings I encountered myself… Continue reading Wild Witchcraft – An Excerpt
I truly believe that connecting with other practitioners, that the sharing of knowledge and ideas with respect, and honest and open discourse can only be a good thing, and this is what I hope these writings will achieve.