Meet The Team
Who is The Lancashire Witch and the rest of the amazingly magical team.
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Sally – The Witch
Hi, my name is Sally and I am a traditional witch based in Lancashire, just around the corner from the famous Pendle Hill which was the site of the Lancashire Witch Trials. I am a barefoot in the grass, foraging, natural living, homesteading, nature-loving, folk magic practitioner & traditional witch and was born and raised as a traditional witch over 45 years ago. I have had the honour and pleasure of writing for, being interviewed for, or working with some amazing companies, brands, and media over the years such as The BBC, The Daily Mail, Fox News, USA Today, Reuters, The Walt Disney Corporation, Spirit & Destiny Magazine, Fate & Fortune Magazine and many, many more. I love collaborating with brands and businesses and love working with the media because I feel that traditional witches and folk witches are often overshadowed by Wicca. I have been teaching traditional witchcraft since 1995 and have taught over 400 workshops and courses. With traditional witchcraft, the way we all learn is to be taught by another as back in the days of old, we didn’t have instruction books like we do now, and let’s face it, the books on traditional witchcraft you can buy these days are actually just Wicca books disguised as trad, because they wouldn’t mention worshipping deities if they were true traditional witchcraft now would they? 😉 Although raised as a traditional witch, I am also fully trained in Hoodoo (Conjure) and Vodou, however, I choose not to practice this as it is not my culture. I do however practice my own path back to my roots as a traditional folk witch. I am the founder and former owner of The Village Witch Shop, which is the UK’s largest witchcraft shop of its type and has been since 1995. However, in 2019, I handed the shop down to my eldest daughter Amy, who now owns and runs the TVW shop. It was then time for me to spread my own wings with my own blog, and so The Lancashire Witch blog was born, this then turned into its own shop and here we are today.
I am an urban micro-homesteader, forager, and qualified complementary therapist. I am a qualified life coach, business coach, nutritionist, flower remedy practitioner, and many other natural therapies, and am married, with gorgeous children, just like I was and all the children before me in my family, they were raised as witches too. They are, by far, my biggest achievement, and being a Mum is my favourite job in the world. I am also a Grandma to a bonny wee bairn!
I love to paint, work on mixed media art, digital art, and other art and craft pieces. I run a web development company and I used to be a primary school teacher and SENCO but left that behind when I moved back home, ‘up North’. I also write music (under the name Serasola and have done since the early 90’s. And last but not least, I am a huge gamer!
Witchcraft to me, isn’t a hobby, it’s my entire way of life, my being, and it is held deep in my core. I work with all sides of witchcraft and am equally happy to heal as I am to hex (when needed).
Amy – The Tarot Queen
Amy is The Lancashire Witch’s resident Tarot Queen. Reading both Tarot and Oracle cards since she was 5 years old and professionally for the past 7 years, Amy has an amazing reputation within the tarot world. We are privileged to have her here every day at the shop. But I am even more proud of her, as she is my daughter. As Amy was raised her witch, you will often see here about the shop popping herbs in vials or running around after her gorgeous little boy, who has become quite the shop mascot since he was born 😉 She has a real natural talent when it comes to reading the cards. I never taught her tarot as reading cards was and still is, not my thing, but she has an amazing flare for them and often leaves her reading clients astonished at her accuracy. You can visit her website here: www.empoweredmagic.co.uk
The Rest of The Lancashire Witch Family
Dave – The Small But Gothy One
What is a witch shop without a lad in eyeliner? Yup, you guessed it, that’s our Dave! Often tagged on Facebook as ‘the baby brother’ Dave is the bringer of tarantula sheds, snakeskin, and other goodies (very tasty food!) to the shop and we will be stocking his gorgeous handmade grimoires very soon. Dave is also the ‘calmer downer’ if I get panicky at 2 am, I mean who doesn’t want a little brother like that eh?
Iskender – The Anchor
Iskender (or Sken as we all know him), will often be seen mooching around the shop on a Saturday but also at various workshop as The Witch’s anchor. In his own words… “Iskender, can’t type, forgets words, and lacks focus and concentration, he has the ability to look like he’s listening when in reality he’s away with the fairies ;)” However, he is one of the nicest chaps you could meet, more magical than he gives himself credit for, a best mate like no other and is always on hand on a Friday night workshop if you need any help.
Chez – The Crystal Goddess
Not only does Chez supply The Lancashire Witch Shop with her many, many crystals (she is a crystal addict!) and run her own crystal shop but also helps out on my live streams and you will often see her own live streams from her shop too. When she is ‘up North’ you will see her milling around the shop and helping out. She affectionately calls me ‘the wife’ as some days we talk to each other more than we talk to our own husbands 😉 You can visit her website here: www.crystalcharged.co.uk
Nikki – The Small But Mighty One
At certain times of the year, you will see the small but mighty Nikki float about the shop. Whilst we live over 5 hours apart, when she comes up to visit she always comes and helps at the shop (and rearranges my shelves!) and our customers love chatting with her. I couldn’t leave her off the team page, especially as she carves the best pumpkins in the world! If you are at the shop at Samhain, you will see 😉 Nikki and I grew up together and whilst I miss her now I have moved away, her helping out at the shop when she is up is quality time together, although I do spend the next few weeks trying to find everything she has rearranged! 😉