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!
Find me on Tumblr: http://hagothehills.tumblr.com/
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Hi there, I was very interested to read your latest blog post whilst scouring the internet looking for occult practices in our neck of the woods (Bonnie Scotland!).
I have always had a strong belief in what i tend to end up calling ‘the unseen’ – because there are so many interpretations out there that I don’t know what else to call it – but have recently started trying to read up on some of the practices out there. With so much literature and speculation on the internet, it’s a bit daunting knowing where to start! I think the most appealing thing I have read so far is ‘Condensed Chaos’, discussing aspects of the ‘Chaos Magick’ movement.
I was particularly interested in the last paragraph where you described your own movement through the Wiccan beliefs, to your current practices. I would really like to start dabbling in the occult/spiritual world, but find it difficult to accept some of the ceremony and formality of some sects, and would really like to talk to someone who has already started out, as it were, on the ‘unseen’ path.
If you have time please feel free to get in touch with me as I’d love to hear more on your own practical experiences.
All the best,
Oh man thanks so much for the follow! I’ve always admired you both here on wordpress on tumblr. Hope I don’t disappoint!
Thank you 😀 what’s your tumblr blog name?
I don’t have one at the moment but I’ll let you know if I decide to make one again. (I kinda got tried of the tumblr pagan community tbh :/)
I hear ya 🙂
Hey! sorry I decided to create another blog. I had a bit of a spiritual crisis and closed down my other one but now I finally feel content with my path 🙂 anyways, hope you’re doing well!
Hello! I’m glad to hear that 🙂
Blessings to you! Our paths seem quite similar, though I’m an immigrant to these Scottish shores. Thank you for your writing. If you are currently writing or blogging on another platform/project, let me know!
I have neglected this blog lately, but I hope to change that soon. In the mean time you can find me on insta or tumblr 🙂