Exercise: Connecting with Nature

Table of Contents


  1. History and Philosophy of Witchcraft
  2. Beliefs
  3. Tools, Clothing, and Names
  4. Getting Started
  5. Covens and Rituals
  6. The Sabbats
  7. Meditations, Dreams, and the Minor Sabbats
  8. Marriage, Birth, Death, and Channeling
  9. Divination
  10. Herbalism
  11. Magick
  12. The Power of the Written Word
  13. Healing
  14. Getting Set Up
  15. Solitary Witches

Activity Journal

Find a large tree, in a park, forest, yard, or neighbors’ yard (get their permission!) and sit at the base of it, with your back against it. Close your eyes and relax, exhaling and breathing deeply. Try to reach out from your self and feel the presence of the tree; feel your tension, anger, and tiredness release. This is the power that being with nature has. Sit there for a while, being mindful of the thoughts and feelings that come to you. Before leaving, thank the tree. Write down how this made you feel, and if you could feel a connection to the tree. Make this part of a routine (daily, if possible), and continue to write down your thoughts and feelings. See if the strength of this connection deepens over time.