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"You have to be your own advocate…I see you thought you had your bases covered when you spoke to your Landlord when you first moved in, but you only told him half truths and then they back fired on you. I can understand why you did that. This…"
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Dercum’s Disease (Adiposis Dolorosa) & Lymphedema

Dercum’s Disease is a rare disorder in which there are fatty deposits that apply pressure to the nerves resulting in weakness and intense pain throughout the body. Dercum’s (Adiposis Dolorosa) is a disease that affects the entire body, in many cases, causing chronic fatigue, inactive immune system, obesity, hearing loss, and memory loss. These are only a few from a long list of symptoms. This disorder usually occurs in females between the ages of 25-60, but can debut in all ages as well as in…See More
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Profile Information

Relationship Status:
Married
Age
57
Astrological Sign
Taurus
About Me:
I have been involved in Paganism for 30+ years. I was 14 when Ram Dass entered my life. I had started to study spirituality from different cultures a year before I met him. I spent many years going to satsang and reading. It was from this beginning, I formed what I called Sherri_izum. Sherri_izum is bits and pieces from religions from around the world which rang as true to me; rang true to my soul.

It was a few years latter I learned about Witchcraft and a while after; I became involved with my first teacher of metaphysics and many years passed Wicca came into being, as Wicca is a newer word to house many things, and there are times I feel I do not quite fit there. I am a Hedgewitch; I walk between the two worlds with one foot in each, very much like the crone of the Tradition I was initiated into first told me I did.

At this point in my life my connection with nature is more important to me then any Pantheon ever could be. I have no name for God or Goddess, but I make no judgment one way or another about anyone else's spiritual beliefs. To me all paths climb the same mountain. I have taught craft for about 20 years. I am the HPs of Cross Roads Coven and a teaching grove. I have on occasion been asked to speak publicly. I do prefer the behind the scenes rather than be in the public eye.

At this time, I teach Wicca for lack of a more precise word, Work from home on the computer, and volunteer in my community weekly. My job at home is as the owner of a shop for Pagans. I am also legal clergy and perform all rites of passage.

You can find a link for the shop on this page just click the name of the shop and it will take you there.



I try to keep the prices in the shop real, and to add new products weekly. If you are local it is possible to avoid the shipping charges and pick up any products you might order.

The address for my on line shop is: www.hedgewitchcrafts.com
Website:
http://www.maddenshilohs.com/
Favorite Books
To many to list.
Beliefs / Practices
Pagan, Witch, Shaman
Other Beliefs/Practices
I am a Hedgewitch.

The term hedgewitch derives from original German and is a phrase that means 'rider of the hedge'. In the old days, these people lived on the edges of the community, were practical in their service to society, and lived by herbs, nature, prophecy and divination as well as magic and healing. The hedgewitch practical approach to serving his/her community would have been through midwifery, healing, protection, house blessings and crop and livestock preservation. The hedgewitch was respected because of these abilities. They held certain powers because of their close relationship to nature and the magical world. It is highly likely the hedgewitch of old would have used intoxicating herbs for visions and journeys in order to access information from the spirits, which were so much a part of life in ancient days. Magic is everywhere - it is simply a question of knowing how to see it!

This ability they had (and still do) to stand in both this world and the spirit world was another reason they lived 'on the edge' of society. The isolation and the hedge too, provided a barrier between the community and their world; and so, provided a level of protection from nosy passers-by.

They tend to be solitary people and therefore would choose not to join a coven, or other religious group, although there is no rule which says they can't. They have no loyalty to any particular practice, except their own unique personal blend of magic founded in both worlds. They do things their way, as it feels right for them within their highly developed intuitive nature. They are like the cunning folk or wise people of our past, often irreverent of the set ways of others, shamanic, deep, different and unique. But above all the hedgewitch is wise - for as understanding of nature grows, so wisdom grows also.

Hedgewitchcraft is not part of any religion - it is free of all dogma and doctrine.

Hedgewitchcraft, today, is generally associated just with witchcraft and seen as part of the same belief system although this is not strictly correct. Historically, it was not just associated with witchcraft, one can be from any religion or from a totally non-religious background and still be a hedgewitch. The main distinction between a hedgewitch and more 'traditional' witchcraft is a hedgewitch has no deep desire for the more religious-ceremonial aspects of a coven, having an individual and often unique way of relating to life and creation.

Hedgewitchcraft is deeply rooted in nature - it teaches many things as a result.

To me it is one of the sacred paths because it teaches wisdom.

There are many, many people today who gather knowledge in order to gain acknowledgement, prestige, or status. It is a kind of spiritual materialism. There are no such arrogant states in hedgewitchcraft. The blessing ways of this wise path are won, are achieved through practical dedication, through development of the self and with the attitude of a spiritual warrior to evolve and thus claim the real magical powers, known only to the wisest.

Know Thyself!

Since the most ancient of days we have been guided by the wisest of teachers to "Know Thyself!" Hedgewitchcraft is one of the wise paths offering just this. The ancient wisdom teachings leading us back to the heart, to the real, to the true, to the simple, the sweet and of course, to the wisdom. Only when we are able to embody the magic do we receive the magic! Only when we have made ourselves ready and worthy are the real magical secrets revealed to us. There is an old and wise saying "The truth need not be hidden, for it veils itself from the eyes of the ignorant." If you seek the truth, seek to lift the veils of your ignorance, know the only way is to open fully and consciously to yourself first.
Hobbies
Reading, Writing, Gardening, Volunteering, Crafts
Heroes
My Husband
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Simple House Blessing

Posted on May 7, 2010 at 9:23am 2 Comments

This is the house blessing ritual I have used for many years to bless a home before or shortly after moving in. The purpose of this ritual is many layered: to clear away any energies which may be lingering in the house from previous inhabitants, to protect the space against unwanted intrusions in the future, to encourage any spirit who might be there to leave and be on their way and to create a loving, harmonious space in which to live.



Everyone who will be living in the house should… Continue

Daytime Meditation Ritual of Hedgewitch

Posted on May 7, 2010 at 9:19am 0 Comments



Some might tell you to find a sacred place but all places are sacred.



Some might tell you, you need to be in the forest, or by the sea, or on a mountain, but any place will do.



Some might tell you, you need tools, candles, athame, wand, a representation of The Lord and Lady, a bit of salt and maybe a bell or incense.



You need none of these things. For you have everything you need within yourself, the greatest tool… Continue

Training your own service dog PT 1

Posted on April 17, 2009 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Training your own service dog from a puppy can be done but it is a lot of work on your part. Before you ever get the puppy you should spend a good amount of time researching different breeds of dogs as every breed different traits and needs; some of which will not match your needs or life style. The next step is to find a reputable breeder to purchase your puppy from. This in its self is a daunting process as there are so many puppy mills on the market. Check out my blog, "Responsible Dog… Continue

Sometimes we all take a little fall pt3 ~Doctors, Police, Caz and me.~

Posted on April 12, 2009 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

In 1995, I fell off a cliff. The injuries have been life changing. I should not have survived them, nor should I have walked again. My Doctor was a Methodist. I did not tell him right away about my spiritual needs, only because I was not with it enough to do so. After the first two weeks I was able to think again. When he visited me one morning, I told him about my spiritual needs. He listened with a blank stare saying nothing. I was worried this might make him less interested in my injuries or… Continue

Sometimes we all take a little fall.

Posted on April 12, 2009 at 11:54am 1 Comment

In 1995 I considered myself to be an athletic person. I biked sixty miles on free the weekends, hiked, walked three miles every day, even when I was 9 months pregnant I swam a mile every day to stay in shape for the birth, and water skied every chance I got. I grew up on a lake and spent every summer there until I was in my early thirties.



Life seemed to change for my family when the camp was sold. Then gangs which had moved into our town started to pay more attention to my son now… Continue

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At 10:36am on May 5, 2012, ஜAmy Aree Artஜ said…
happy birthday
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Flags, flax, 'n fodder!
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I LOVE your background.  I want to do my background but I don't know how.  Is there a site I can go to?
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At 11:19pm on May 5, 2011, ocean99999 said…

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Birthday Blessings to you.......

 

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At 11:04pm on May 5, 2011, Cifara said…
Happy Birthday Hedgewitch!!! Have a beautiful, blessed day. :)
 
 
 

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