Hello to everyone! Thanks for having me.. yes I’m a newbie

Hi A new Scottish solitary witch here… just wanted to say a big hello and I’m glad to finally meet like minded people and finally step out of my witchy closet, lots of blessings Gem x


Merry meet Gem @gemma7,

I’m Bry, a moderator here in the forum and an Eclectic Witch- wishing you a very warm welcome! :heart:

Welcome, welcome! Being in or out of the broom closet in “real life” doesn’t matter around here- you’re in loving and supportive witchy company :woman_mage: :two_hearts: Make yourself at home, Gem!

If you have any questions or simply want to chat, know that the forum is here for you- feel free to jump into any discussions of interest or make your own to kickstart a chat about something new.

Looking forward to talking with you more soon! Blessed be :sparkles:


Hi @gemma7! I’m Amethyst from Southern West Virginia here in the States. Welcome to the forum! :infinite_roots:

We’re always glad to meet like minded people here. The more the merrier! What kind of magic are you interested in? I’m into candle magic and chants.

If you have any questions just ask and someone will pop up to help you. I look forward to getting to know you!


I’m into nature and herb lore… crystal healing and have recently picked up divination and tarot, which I haven’t done in over 20 years! I’m so rusty haha

I love the history of magic… I read all the time! Especially Celtic paganism and their practices.

I’m a keen gardener and enjoying planting and using herbs in my magic… my altar is like an apothecary! I generally use things I find when out walking, I’m lucky enough to live in the middle of nowhere surrounded by woodland and farmland. Recently came across a Swan corpse which had died by flying into live pylon, I knew the local wild life would claim it so I took part of its wing with much thanks and gratitude I could muster… I’ve used the swan feathers to dress my wand and use the rest for wafting cleansing smoke.

Do any of you come across wild things to use in magic or do you have any suggestions what I can do with buzzard feathers I found?


Merry Meet! So wonderful to have you here! I hope you feel welcomed. There’s a plethora of knowledge to be learned here at Spells8. Blessed Be :pray::sparkling_heart:


Welcome, @gemma7! :sparkles:

I’m Ashley, a solitary witch from Wisconsin. I felt the same way about stepping out of the broom closet when I came here - the people will make you feel right at home here! :heart:

I’m inspired by nature, folklore, mythology, herbs, tarot, crystals … I’m very eclectic and love to dabble in just about everything to see what sparks my interest. Luckily, the website and forum have information on just about everything!

I love what you did with the swan wing! I have yet to stumble across anything that large in nature, but I love incorporating small things we forage in my practice whenever I can!

I look forward to getting to know you more in the forums! :slight_smile:


Hooray for a fellow Green Witch! :herb::green_heart: :blush:

In Poland in the fall I love to go foraging for wild mushrooms (with the utmost of care and alongside a local expert!) :mushroom: Although they usually go into soups or pierogis- I haven’t really used them in magick yet haha :dumpling:

As for feathers, I love to collect feathers I find on the beach and in the yard. They are great for adding the element of Air into spellwork! :air_element: :feather:


Welcome @gemma7 ! I’m new also. I am also an Eclectic & Green Witch.
I am currently learning more on herb uses but I enjoy finding any and everything that I can make use of. I have many dried herbs from my plants plus things I’ve found in the wild.
Very interesting idea about the swan feathers. I have never seen one I don’t think not in the wild.
I have so many feathers I’ve found here in Alabama.
We have a small wildlife refuge on our property and I’ll be sharing photos of the newest fox kits. The same vixen and her mate comes every spring.

I am going on and on :joy: But very nice to meet you :candle:


Please post pics of the kits… I do love foxes! It’s the largest predator we have left here in Scotland. I can hear them at night but they don’t come near the house, I would say it’s the dog keeping them a away but more likely our cat… she’s not to be messed with :rofl::pouting_cat:

It’s been lovely to meet you all… you have all been so kind. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Welcome to the forum @gemma7 :wave:

My name is Megan and I’m one of the moderators here at Spells8 :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: It’s nice to meet you!

Scotland is on my bucket list of places to visit one day :tada: My heritage is tied very closely to Ireland and the UK, and I’m a Celtic polytheist and eclectic witch :triquetra: I’m glad you’re stepping out of the witchy closet and finding a home here with us!

Being in Florida, most of the wild things I come across are tied to the ocean. I live close enough to drive to the beach in about an hour and I have many shells that I have brought home with me. One of the most interesting things I’ve found is actually the underside shell of a horseshoe crab! It sits on my shelves in my room and I haven’t found anything to associate it with, or work with it in any way yet, but I know I will one day. It was brought to me for a reason :heart: I don’t know about feathers, though. I don’t really use feathers in my practice.


I remember when they first arrived. I had no idea what was in store when the vixen lost one of her kits or they wandered off.
That call they make is almost earth shattering! It is eerie at the same time. I would have never thought a fox sounded like that!
Anyways, I walked outside and vixen and dad fox is running back and forth hysterically & did not care I was closer than I’d ever been.


welcome i am new as well . @gemma7 !


@gemma7 Hi I’m Christeena, and I’m 42, a mother of 2 adult sons. One is a paramedic/firefighter, and the other is a Marine. I live in a very very small town in Central North Carolina with my hubby of 21 yrs, our 2 dogs and 3 cats. I was raised Pentacostal and was always told that my gifts were evil, so they were suppressed til just a few yrs ago when i finally accepted all of myself. It has been an amazing journey with alot of bumps along the way. But it’s all worth it bc for the 1st time in 42 yrs i feel whole.

I have a HUGE affinity for herbs, I commune with spirits, and my guides. I’m a daughter of Hekate, The Morrigan, and Thor. I will help anyone, usually to my own detriment. But I’m still just gonna do me. If you ask me a question please be prepared for an honest answer. Sometimes brutally honest, as I am blunt. I don’t sugar coat things. Here you will find so many like minded brothers and sisters who will welcome and accept all of you with open arms without condescension. If you have questions all you have to do is ask. We are all here to help each other. You will find people from all walks of life and paths. Again, welcome!!!


1@gemma7 Welcome! I’m so happy that you are stepping out of the witch closet! I am so happy that you also found this website and others with similar beliefs! I hope to get to know you better along the way.


Hello! It is nice to meet you! You will make lots of friends here, everyone is super nice and like minded, which I love as well. I look forward to talking to you more here in the forums!


Merry meet :hugs: and welcome home :infinite_roots: @gemma7

It’s nice to meet you, Gemma, I’m Marsha, an Eclectic Solitary Witch, from Colorado. When I lived in Europe, my husband and I visited Scotland several times. Of course, it’s beautiful there, but on my first visit, I felt as if I had been there before . . . perhaps in another life! Everything felt so familiar. I loved it! I hope to get to know you a little better. Welcome to the family :people_hugging:

With love :heart: and magick :dizzy: always


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