The Way of the Hedge Witch: Rituals and Spells for Hearth and Home
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Way of the Hedge Witch: Rituals and Spells for Hearth and Home

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  87 ratings  ·  7 reviews
As every good hedge witch knows, the best magick is made right at home. This book shows them how to transform their homes into sacred spaces, where they can: Create magickal cookbooks of recipes, spells, and charmsPrepare food that nourishes body and soulPerform rituals that protect and purify hearth and homeMaster the secrets of the cauldron and the sacred flameCall upon...more
ebook, 259 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Provenance Press (first published 2009)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 268)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Steve Cran
Hedge witches were traditionally known as those who lived on the outskirts of the village. They had all soprts of knowledge of herbs, plants and various shamanistic techniques. Hedgewitches also used to travel to the spirit world and venture over to the otherside.

This book focuses on magic that can be done at home and most preferably in the hearth or the kitchen. The home is important which is why the author focuses on it. It is a place of centering and strength and hence the most important aspe...more
Jun 16, 2012 KJ rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anybody who may have an interest in this sort of thing who has an open mind.
Recommended to KJ by: Nobody, I just gave it a chance.
Despite criticisms from some sources, this book delivers what it promises, no more no less.

Whats good:
It is easy to read, clear, and concise to those new to witchcraft, and those too busy for an archaic trudge-read. It is light to read but contains some nice little snippets of back-history, which in a way I prefer as a looker to the future, it doesn't bog you down with talking in riddles, elitist snobbery and long in depth historical details. It is witchcraft for the Modern practitioner.
Great book for someone who wants to read about simple, down to earth, home based witchcraft. A word of caution though: the name is misleading. I've always connected the term hedge witch to green witchcraft and this book is definitely not about that. Minus points for usage of of the term smudging, which is cultural appropriation, and the slightly disparaging feel I got from the way the author writes about feminism.
Although I enjoyed the new perspective on spirituality and the home, this definitely isn't one of my favorite books. I wasn't thrilled with the overall writing style and the layout (particularly how so many things were repeated about a thousand times through the book), but I did find a few things I made note of for possible tweaking and use. From what I know about the more "natural/simple" forms of spirituality and witchcraft, I would not call this "Hedge Witchery," and that term isn't even real...more
Some nice recipes but incorrectly titled IMO. Either that or the author learned about hedgies from Rae Beth or even $ilver Ravenwolf. Hearth witch, kitchen witch or cottage witch are much more appropriate titles.
I enjoyed the book quite a bit. Murphy-Hiscock writes in a very relate-able tone.
this is one I dip into time and again
Myrrdin Greyoak
Myrrdin Greyoak marked it as to-read
Sep 08, 2014
Ruby Slippers
Ruby Slippers marked it as to-read
Sep 06, 2014
Candy Wyman
Candy Wyman marked it as to-read
Aug 24, 2014
Star marked it as to-read
Jul 30, 2014
Mikal Hemingway
Mikal Hemingway is currently reading it
Jul 25, 2014
Romeli marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2014
Kathleen marked it as to-read
May 30, 2014
Veera marked it as to-read
May 24, 2014
Debra marked it as to-read
May 19, 2014
Aaliyah marked it as to-read
May 15, 2014
Veronica marked it as to-read
May 08, 2014
Molly marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Currently a resident of Montreal, Canada, Arin works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of Power Spellcraft for Life: The Art of Crafting and Casting for Positive Change (2005), Solitary Wicca for Life: A Complete Guide to Mastering the Craft on Your Own (2005), The Way of the Green Witch (2006), The Way of the Hedge Witch (2009), and Pagan Pregnancy: The Journey From Maiden to Mo...more
More about Arin Murphy-Hiscock...
The Way of the Green Witch: Rituals, Spells, and Practices to Bring You Back to Nature Solitary Wicca for Life: A Complete Guide to Mastering the Craft on Your Own Power Spellcraft for Life: The Art of Crafting and Casting for Positive Change Out of the Broom Closet: 50 True Stories of Witches Who Found and Embraced the Craft Birds - A Spiritual Field Guide: Explore the Symbology and Significance of These Divine Winged Messengers

Share This Book