Cottagewitch: A witch who practices her magick and rituals in the home, garden and yard. She studies how to make a magickal home, a witch who practises domestic magick. She studies how to make a magickal home, kitchen and garden. She knows many spells for the home, such as protection or purification spells, and a bit of kitchen and garden magick as well.
She will probably have a well tended home, yard and garden, and may be the source of many tips on stain removal. A cottagewitch will likely have a garden, with whatever strikes her fancy growing in it, as well as many houseplants. Her home may host various household guardians and spirits.
Her tools will often revolve around household chores as well as the kitchen and garden, such as besoms, a garden trowel, smudge sticks, a wooden spoon, a cleaning bucket.
She will have a shrine/altar set up in her home, probably the living room, but may also have one set up in the kitchen and/or garden.
Her patrons, if she has any, will most likely be deities of the home, hearth, family, agriculture and harvest.
Hearthwitch: A witch who practices his magick and rituals in the home, with the household hearth, fire itself, and the family unit as a focal point.
His home may host various household guardians and spirits. He is often a source of hearth, home and fireside folklore, customs and traditions. He may even add such elements as smithing to his practice. A hearthwitch is a witch who works closely with the elements, especially fire and who may add some shamanic techniques to his practise.
He knows spells for the home, such as protection or purification spells, and perhaps kitchen magick as well. He studies how to make a magickal home, a witch who practises domestic magick.
His tools will often revolve around household chores such as besoms, a garden trowel, a hearthstone, a wooden spoon, and fireplace tools.
He will have a shrine/altar set up in his home, probably on the fireplace mantle or by the stove, but may also have one set up in the kitchen and/or garden.
His patrons, if any, will likely be deities of the hearth, home, family, fire, smithing and crafting, agriculture and harvest.
Hedgewitch: A witch who combines many elements of Witchcraft with Shamanism and healing, a witch who bases her practice on the Cunning Arts.
A hedgewitch studies herbalism, nature, shamanism, healing lore, hearthcraft, nature oriented magick and anything else she may find useful. She will study both magickal and medicinal herbalism.
Hedgewitches study and practice their rituals and magick anywhere they may, but often prefer to in rural or wild areas when not practicing at home.
They also tend to live in more rural places, but may not always be able to do so.
She will have a garden if she can, but prefers to gather plants and magickal materials from the wild. She may know a lot about what grows in the wild, as well as about wildlife and livestock. Her tools will be a mix of different useful items, as well as natural items and shamanic tools. Such as walking sticks and staffs, rattles, a medicine bag, pruning shears, cooking pots, besoms, and the tools of herbalism such as a mortar and pestle.
Her shrine/altar can be placed anywhere in her home, garden or yard, and she may have special places set up in her favorite wild places, or a corner of a farmer’s field.
Her patrons will be deities of nature, the wild, and agriculture, healing, the harvest, shamnism or seerership and the Underworld.
Greenwitch: A Nature oriented witch. More or less synonymous with Gardenwitch and Wildwitch. This witch can be found in his garden, on a farm, at a local park or in the wild places. A Greenwitch may also focous on animals as an important part of his Nature-based practice. A Greenwitch studies herbalism, gardening, agriculture, animal husbandry and any subject related to Nature that interests him.
He will likely have a garden with whatever strikes his fancy growing in it, as well as many houseplants.
Greenwitches study and practice their rituals and magick anywhere they may, but often prefer to in rural or wild areas when not practicing at home. A Greenwitch will practcie outdoors as often as possible.
Tools used by a Greenwitch will typically be made of natural materials and very practical, such as a garden trowel, a shovel, a walking stick, a watering can and the tools of herbalism such as a mortar and pestle.
His shrine or altar will likley be placed in the garden, yard or some natural place near the home. Though he may have one indoors as well.
His patrons will be deities of nature, the wild, and agriculture, healing, the harvest and animals.
Wildwitch: A witchcraft tradition that is often synonymous with Greenwitchery, Gardenwitchery or Hedgewitchery, but may focus more on the un-tamed parts of nature, also hunting, fishing and trapping.
Kitchenwitch: A witch who focuses her Craft on the kitchen and the culinary arts. This “label” has become increasingly popular and is often used synonymous with either Cottagewitch or Hearthwitch.
Gardenwitch: Simular to a Greenwitch, but with the main focus being on gardening, agriculture, horticulture, botany and landscaping.
Common themes amongst these practices (or paths if you prefer) include working with and reverence for the Land, blending old customs with a modern life, ancestor veneration, spirit work, low magick … you get the idea.
Such paths of witchcraft are often practiced along side some form of Paganism or heathenism, but not always.