Hedge Riding

Hedge Riding by Harmonia Saille. In Episode 6 on the Occult Book Review host David Halpin struggles against our cultural tendency to see witches and their craft as evil. He is convinced that this view is based on ignorance and that the real concern is the difference between evil and dangerous. In his review of the book Hedge Riding by Harmonia Saille, the host draws from his extensive knowledge of both Shamanism and Witchcraft to highlight the many facets of the phenomenon of hedge riding.  An excellent review of an important book, watch the review for yourself. And make sure that you check out the whole series of fascinating reviews.

From Amazon’s product description of Hedge Riding:

One aspect of hedge witchcraft is engaging in a form of Otherworldly travel called hedge riding. The hedge is the symbolic boundary between the two worlds and this book will teach you how to cross that hedge. While hedge riding, the hedge rider’s consciousness travels to another place, the otherworld, which is also the realm of the collective unconscious. There the rider guided by his or her animal and spirit guides, encounters archetypal symbols and assimilates this knowledge to help guide her or him on their pathway.


This book is an experiential guide, as Aristotle said, ‘For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them’. Learning by experiencing is about trusting your instincts and connecting with your inner spirit. The hedge riding aspect of hedge witchery is perhaps the most difficult part of the hedge witch pathway. This book focuses on that aspect alone. If you want to learn more about Hedge Witchraft, there are two accompanying books in this series, Pagans Portals — Hedge Witchcraft, and Pagans Portals — Hedge Magic (which will follow soon).

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