Within the last few years there has been an
overuse of the term "Hedgewitch" to refer to many different things. The
follwowing two articles attempt to illustrate the the path of a
Hedgewitch within traditional Witchcraft. The first articles defines
what a Hedgewitch is and the second is a reference to a historical
ritual that provides a reference point and demonstration of the types
of rituals that were employed in the past by a Hedgewitch.
As a further note, there are many people who modernly use the term
Hedgewitch to refer to a solitary or country witch. The term was made
popular in Neo-Pagan culture by author Rae Beth in 1992. The Hedgewitch
that is discussed on this website is quite different from that defined
by Rae Beth or modern Pagans.
The hedge itself is a point of liminality and divides the two worlds:
civilization from the wild, the seen from the unseen, and even life
from death. It is a boundary marker and the point at which the Veil
passes between the worlds.
- Mother Goose
A small essay demonstrating the evolution of Frau Holt into the childhood Mother Goose
which many children in Western cultures have grown up with. Lightly explores green ointments or flying oinments.
- Ritual of the Raven
A ritual which has been adapted for demonstrative purposes. This ritual was used
exclusively within Hedge Traditions. Although the ritual is no longer in use today,
it provides an excellent example of some of the older rituals which were
- What is a Hedgewitch?
An article which explains the path of a Hedgewitch within traditional Witchcraft.