Sunday, January 08, 2012

Hole in the Hedge

Recently I had my understanding of what a Hedge Witch is expanded. It made much more sense when I heard the name "hedge rider" for the first time.  I also looked at it in its historical context.  Back to the time in Europe when society was more agrarian, a hedge separated the human world (house, home, yard) from the wild world (forest, wood, plain).  this made much more sense to me.

Now I have become a bit fascinated by the hole in the hedge, the space through which the occult enters the mundane world and vice versa.  The Hedgewitch becomes a bit of a psychopomp (in the Jungian sense) for information from the beyond.  The Hedge Witch is capable of contacting and passing to the 'other side' and also capable of existing here in the material realm.  I suppose in the end, the Hedgewitch becomes the hole in the hedge, or at least it's arbiter to the mundane world.

Recommended Listening:
ApoptoseHexenring - Bannwald

{Digital Images manipulated in Photoshop}


Vincent said...

Thanks for the hedge witch and psychopomp links. That was an interesting read.

I see a face in your hedge hole, smiling with an eyeball falling out of its socket!

Jesse W. Campbell said...

My pleasure on the links. Glad to be of service. Trying to leave a trail of breadcrumbs of my own as I go. :-) I tried to leave the imagery in the hedgehole ambiguous enough to imagine whatever you wanted in there.

This one took forever to finalize. It did not want to be wrapped up.

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