My name is Brooke, and I am an artist, herbalist, and witch currently living in Philadelphia, PA, USA with my husband and dog. Though I work full time as a Business Analyst/UX Strategist for a Digital Agency, I also create/offer custom watercolor paintings, herbal remedies, and divination services in my spare time. I’m working on opening an official online shop (coming in late Spring 2017), but do submit my contact form or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about any such offerings!
What Do You Mean by Witch?
“I am a witch and embrace its full definition. I grow the poisonous plants associated with our art for millennia, I curse, I collect bones, I work rites of folk magic, and I read tarot cards, tea leaves and palms. I can be found in the woods, under the moonlight, by a fire, and in forgotten graveyards. You can see healing herbs in my garden, a soothing elixir to heal a broken heart in my pantry, and me, in my kitchen, cooking delicious meals.” -Sarah Anne Lawless
“Witch” is a self-identifying term used by many modern practitioners of the various forms of witchcraft and folk magic / folk herbalism that can be found throughout the world. Contrary to popular belief, not all witches identify as Wiccan, nor do we always subscribe to any one religious path (even though many of us do feel that our witchcraft practices and our spiritual lives overlap). To be a witch is to subscribe to a certain way of life, one that is often shaped by learning from our ancestry, living in tune with the natural cycles of the Earth, and studying the occult (which includes, but is not limited to, meditation, shamanism and/or spirit work, paranormal activity, esoteric and/or arcane arts, divination, herbalism, mythology, and death-related rites and rituals).