I am a Scottish lass, a writer, a daydreamer, a bohemian at heart, and a witch living in Scotland. I don’t think I’ve ever truly grown up, and I don’t intend to. I laugh at lot, especially at all things silly, laughter is fantastic medicine. But it’s also important to learn to laugh at yourself. I don’t believe in taking myself too seriously.
I felt the call to magic as a young child. I was that little girl who would go looking for fairies in the garden, and make potions out of household goods, and I read the clouds for answers to my questions. Having a love of nature I would listen for the heartbeat of trees, and I wrote my own little spells. I had dreams which came to pass as well as out of body experiences. I looked for magic everywhere until I eventually found it, and it felt like coming home – The call had finally been answered.
I practiced solitary Wicca for around 11 years before I joined a coven. The coven experience was not for me, I found it to be a toxic and stifling environment full of ego, lies and manipulation. My practice is no longer wiccan. I work a lot with my ancestors, land spirits and with Scottish deities/spirits like The Cailleach, Bride and Nicnevin. I use folk magic, commune with the land and practice intuitively as a witch, wild and free.
I am intuitive with a love of different forms of divination especially tarot, scrying and reading tea leaves. I see truths and receive answers in dreams. My abilities I believe were passed down the generations in my family, especially with the women on my mother’s side being a wee bit psychic. My Nana used to read palms and tea leaves and I’ve heard a few spooky anecdotes from family members. But I also believe that family talents lead to naught unless you work at them.
I have an interest in shamanism, animism, witchcraft, the occult and a strong love of folklore, folk magic and fairy tales.
I am a beginner Scottish Gaelic speaker, I am passionate about my heritage and preserving the knowledge of my ancestors.
I am a writer; as well as blogging I have published works in magazines and anthologies and I proofread and copy-edit for Witchcraft &Wicca magazine run by Children of Artemis.
I choose this blog title in honour of The Cailleach – the original Hag o’ the hills. Plus the term Hag O’ The Hills is a nod to one of my favourite authors – Sir Terry Pratchett.
Thanks for stopping by!
slàinte mhòr agus a h-uile beannachd duibh
– Good health and every good blessing to you!
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