Welcome to haw & thorn, a collection of my writings on the subjects of witchcraft, herbalism, the history of magic, folklore and working with the land.

I am a practising witch based in North Yorkshire. Trained as a historian, I am particularly interested in the origins of magical practices and the changing role of magic in European society.

While I enjoy the academic pursuit of the hermetic arts, my daily practice is strongly rooted in British folk magic. I can usually be found star-gazing in fields, counting magpies and foraging in hedges.