Wednesday Witchstagram – hedydd

Today’s feature witch is @hedydd
Do you have a “name” for your craft? Or do you follow a certain path?

I’ve always described my witchcraft practice as “eclectic” – it sounds more honest to me, so to speak, since I’ve not being raised into a specific/strict pagan or spiritual tradition. However, my craft is mainly of hedgewitchery, green witchcraft and Celtic inspiration.

How did you find your path? What called you to it?

The Celtic culture called me through literature (books about Druids and Avalon and stuff…), music and even my birthplace (my town being of Celtic foundation). I began dabbling in green witchcraft and hedgewitchery when I came back home – having attended university in another city – and started spending more time in the countryside, closer to Nature and its cycles.

Are you open about it with friends/family?
I’d say yes, my family knows about my path and at the moment my partner and most of my friends are Pagan as well.

Why or why not?

Because I’ve always been firmly convinced that I wasn’t doing anything to be ashamed of. My family is pretty open-minded so they accepted my choices when they were persuaded that it was nothing dangerous. Hiding everything would have been too much struggle, and I already had anxiety issues for many other reasons!

Are there any other crafts, or paths, that you’re interested in exploring?

I’m fascinated by rootwork at the moment, I’d love to find proper teachers.
What is your favorite thing to do? (Eh; Tarot, crystal work, herb work, or whatever)
That’s a tough one, lol. I’d say crystal/herb work and pathworking.

Do you practice with others or solitaire?

Both. Sometimes I prefer being alone (mainly for little magickal works or divination) but most of the time I’m with my partner and/or our Circle.
Do you have a favorite author that is your go to for inspiration?

I have many, from Starhawk to Gede Parma. 

Do you have a favorite Instagram/Tumblr/Website you go to for knowledge or inspiration?

I find my whole Instagram feed inspiring, I can’t pick just one!
Are you willing to allow others to reach out to you to ask you questions?

Sure, I’d love to hear from anyone!

Where do you hail from?

I’m from northeastern Italy, I live among the mountains known as the Dolomites.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?

Sharing personal stories and experiences from the community it’s a great idea! In my country many baby witches and newbies struggle to find other people to share and/or compare their path with, so the more other Pagans share, the better!

Wednesday Witchstagram – hedydd

Wednesday Witchstagram – thewitchbone

This weeks feature is @thewitchbone
I particularly like her account for all the Tarot and I love reading Tarot!
Today’s Wednesday Witchstagram is @thewitchbone!
Do you have a “name” for your craft? Or do you follow a certain path?

I’m a Kitchen Witch, I like to dabble in a little bit of everything.
How did you find your path? What called you to it?

I’ve been into witchcraft ever since I was little. I’ve always been interested in tarot, crystals, and the occult.
Are you open about it with friends/family?

Yes, my family knows I’m a witch and a tarot reader.
Why or why not?

-hey find it interesting for the most part, and thankfully there are no negative feelings about it.
Are there any other crafts, or paths, that you’re interested in exploring?

Astrology is another huge passion of mine.
What is your favorite thing to do? (Eg; Tarot, crystal work, herb work, or whatever)

Crystals and tarot mostly.
Do you practice with others or solitary?

I practice my craft solitary.
Do you have a favorite author that is your go to for inspiration?

Stephen King!
Do you have a favorite Instagram/Tumblr/Website you go to for knowledge or inspiration?

All of the amazing witchy instagramers!
Are you willing to allow others to reach out to you to ask you questions?

Of course, always!
Where do you hail from? *optional*

Winchester, Ohio

Wednesday Witchstagram – thewitchbone

Wednesday Witchstagram – moon.and.bones

Today’s Wednesday Witchstagram Feature is moon.and.bones ! 🌙💀
Do I have a “name” for my craft? 

I suppose I would have to go for “Eclectic Brujeria” because I incorporate spellwork, holidays and deities from so many cultures. Currently I have found myself drawn very intensely to the Yoruban pantheon. Specifically I have been communing and working with Yemaya, Oshun and Ellegua. I have been leaning more and more to these religions and traditions that work with these Orishas and Lwas, such as Voodoo, Hoodoo, Ifa, and Santeria. I am currently I also work closely with Hecate and the triple moon/triple Goddess aspect of paganism. I also have lately felt drawn to the Egyptian pantheon as well. Specifically Isis and Sekhmet.
Am I open to my friends and family? 

Select friends understand the depth of my beliefs, and I’m sure others have their suspicions. Lol! When you come to my house and see my altar and all of my candles and crystals and my herb collection, its fairly obvious something is up! As for my family, I don’t get into it too much with them. They are for the most part Catholic and in the past trying to explain my beliefs to them has caused more harm than good.
I am interested in exploring all paths! Even if I do not choose to incorporate a certain path into my work, I believe all paths are interesting to learn about. For instance, I have several friends who follow the left hand path, I find their perspectives thought provoking. I also am interested in Celtic Paganism, Norse Paganism and I love New Orleans Voodoo. New Orleans Voodoo, and Marie Laveau have had a huge influence on my practice.
My favorite work to do is candle magick, herbalism, oils, tinctures, brews, teas. I love crafting wreaths for Pagan holidays, making Florida water…just doing withchy stuff! Lol, I love it all!
For a very long time I practiced alone. I first got into witchcraft at 12 years old. I had a small collection of books. My mother found them and freaked out and threw them all away. At this point I told myself that my craft was an aspect of myself that I needed to keep secret. Over time, and its taken a long time, I have been more open about it. I started posting little things here and there on social media, and in doing that I discovered my Sister-witch Katrina Fae (bee_witch_tx)!! We’ve been practicing together ever since. We even have an online apothecary that we are just getting off of the ground. Check it out, queens.hive.apothecary on Instagram!! ❤
Do I have a favorite author? 

Goodness, that’s a hard one! I enjoy all of Llewellyns’s publications and the authors that they publish…I also enjoy the late great Scott Cunningham, Ann Moura, and a book I reference CONSTANTLY is The Voodoo Hoodoo spell book by Denise Alvarado.
My fave IG that I go to for inspiration would have to be Haus of Hoodoo, Madame Magnolia, Moma Sarah (conjuredcardea) and Selena Fox.
Am I willing to allow others to reach out to me to ask questions.

Certainly!
Where do I hail from? 

The Hill Country in Texas (Kerrville)

Wednesday Witchstagram – moon.and.bones

Wednesday Witchstagram – witchy.quinzeth

Today’s feature Witch is @witchy.quinzenth!

Do you have a name for your craft?

I consider myself a pagan witch who practices different traditions in my work such as parts of wicca and druidry ect; 
How did you find your path?

I was searching online about deities, and came across goddesses, I was totally fascinated that there were cultures and religions worshiping female deities, this is when I explored Roman, Greek and Egypt cultures deeply and then eventually learned about polytheism, which then lead me to paganism. 
What called you to it?

I have always been a nature lover, I have always been fascinated by divination, tarot cards, physics, magic in movies and Fantasy and so when I discovered witchcraft was a real thing I just knew instantly it was for me.
Are you open about it with friends/family? 

Yes, my family and friends are very understanding and respectful towards it. My grandma was a medium so such things weren’t unusual to my mother. 
Are there any other crafts or paths that you are interested in exploring? 

Druidism, Celtic cultures are my new exploration currently. I have always been a big fan of Egypt and Greek cultures but I am from the UK so we have a big history on Celts and even the Romans so would love to learn more about that. 
What is your favourite thing to do?

Tarots and runes mostly, I love love herbal magick and I am a crystal collector so crystal magick i enjoy also, I love meditation and the chakras and so my crystals play a big part in that. 
Do you practice with others or solitaire?

I practice alone, I have a couple of friends who are interested and so I have taught them a few things about wicca, but I mostly work alone on my path.
Do you have a favourite author that is your go to for inspiration?

I don’t have a favourite, I have quite a few books from different authors, but I have quite a few Anne-Marie Gallagher books. 
Do you have a favourite Insta/Tumblr/Website you go to for knowledge or inspiration? 

I’m a member of several witchcraft and wiccan groups on facebook, I follow a number of witchy people of Instagram and tumblr but my biggest inspiration is Selena Fox. 
Are you willing to allow others to reach out to you to ask you questions? 

Yes most definitely! People message me quite often and I will always help in any way I can!
Where do you hail from?

I am from the north of England in the UK. Surrounded in Roman and Celtic heritage

Wednesday Witchstagram – witchy.quinzeth

Wednesday Witchstagram – _arielle.moon_

Today’s Wednesday Witchstagram is the lovely _arielle.moon_. Here’s her story!

I don’t have a name for my path, as I don’t completely identify with any I’ve learned about. I was fairly young when I started but had no idea that what I was doing actually had a name for it- things like astral projection, meditation, attempting to connect with other beings (ET’s or deities) etc. 

I don’t really talk about it too much to others unless they bring up their own interest in Tarot, crystal healing, dream work, herbs, meditation, and my other primary interests….

But I’m not ashamed either. 

I’ve had a really hard time finding witch related literature I completely identify with, but Sacred Sleep by Scott Cunningham as well as The healing Power of Water by Masaru Emoto have greatly influenced me, along with various geological, and herbal identification books. 

I’m mostly solitary but I’m lucky to have sisters I practice with occasionally on the rare occasions we’re in the same city, lol.

Wednesday Witchstagram – _arielle.moon_

Wednesday Witchstagram – skepticaldruid

Here you’ll find an interview with skepticaldruid, a fellow pagan posted for Wednesday Witchstagram on my Instagram page. 

His page is here

“Do you have a “name” for your craft? Or do you follow a certain path?”

The label I have given myself is Druid and I follow the path of druidry. I have influences from many paths but druidry is the core of my beliefs.

“How did you find your path? What called you to it?”

As far back as I can remember I have always had an interest in the esoteric, occult, the mysterious and the unexplainable. With that interest it lead me to finding other like minded people and eventually lead me to hearing of Wicca, that was in my early teens. Those people i found told me about a local Pagan store called Where Faeries Live. Upon entering that store i realized there was so much more than just Wicca. From my early teens till i was about 22 I had bought allot of different books on all different paths and beliefs. Then in 2007-08 I found the website http://www.druidry.org which is the site for The Order of Bards Ovates and Druids. Everything I read about druidry and the Order resonated with me so i joined that same year. Ive been following it ever since. 

“Are you open about it with friends/family Why or why not?”

Some long time friends outside the pagan community know I am Pagan but most who know me in the day to day, like work friends and aquaintences dont know. There is much stigma towards “religion” and spiritual paths where I am. Its like politics where it can get very heated between different beliefs so I choose to be “in the broom closet” because I dont feel like explaining myself to, arguing or having to defend my beliefs to “muggles” (harry potter reference for non magic types). All of that is the reason why I choose to keep my identity hidden.

“Are there any other crafts, or paths, that you’re interested in exploring?”

There are things from all paths that interest me. I love how nature based Druidry is, the communion between person and animal in the Shamanic paths, recently candle magic in Hoodoo has become a huge facination of mine. I could go on and on.

“What is your favorite thing to do? (Eh; Tarot, crystal work, herb work, or whatever)”

Oracle deck divination, Rune divination, Candle magic and I would like to dabble with herbs

“Do you practice with others or solitaire?”

For a long time I was solitary till i met my wife and found out she wad pagan as well. It was just us for many years but recently as last year through the wonders of Instagram we found a third person who at the least comesnover for sabbats to celebrate with us. She ahs become a very good friend, almost family. Soon oir little pagan tribe could adopt a fourth.

“Do you have a favorite author that is your go to for inspiration?”

Not really, I am not that big of a reader. Takes me a very long time to finish books. Essentially what ever interests me, I read

“Do you have a favorite Instagram/Tumblr/Website you go to for knowledge or inspiration?”

Is there enough space to write them all? Haha its mostly Instagram, i used to be all over pagan social media but it was to much to keep uo with so i stick to Instagram. The first that comes to mind are the first ones i remember stumbling on when instarted my pagan IG.

@terrifos and @ladytor they are amazing pagan artists and the over all vibe of there pages inspire me to keep shareing on my page. 

Two more are @witcheryway and @warriorapothecary two local pagan women that sell their weares to the local community. Their pages and them personally i have consulted for knowledge

“Are you willing to allow others to reach out to you to ask you questions?”

Ofcourse, i cannot guarantee thenanswres that someone might seek but i can try to answer to the best of my ability and or point them in the rigbt direction.

“Where do you hail from?”

I live outside of a city called Edmonton in the Province of Alberta that is part of the the great country known as Canada.

Wednesday Witchstagram – skepticaldruid