Do you see the cobbles on the streets? Everywhere you look, stone & rock. Can you imagine what it feels like to reach down with your bones & feel the living stones? The city is built on itself, all the cities that came before. Can you imagine how it feels to lie down on an ancient flagstone & feel the power of the rock buoying you up against the tug of the world? And that's where witchcraft begins. The stones have life, & I'm part of it. - adapted from Terry Pratchett
'You cannot be a witch alone,' that's what it is thought the witch hunters thought. It is taken to mean that when one witch was found in a a community there would be others. That is no doubt true: witches attract witches, witches recognise each other, when someone is thinking of taking a step into the hedge a witch will appear to help them through. However my experience is that it is more like 'you are never alone as a witch.' Often on the journey the resources, including people, just appear when we need them most. Suddenly we can find ourselves travelling with the most unexpected people: deceased significant others, animals, legendary characters. This is what being a witch is all about: a broader and less visible community, found only through the hedge.