H. Byron Ballard, BA, MFA, is a western NC native, teacher, folklorist, and writer. She has served as a featured speaker and teacher at Sacred Space Conference, Summerland Spirit Festival, Pagan Spirit Gathering, Southeast Wise Women’s Herbal Conference, Glastonbury Goddess Conference, and more. She is senior priestess and co-founder of Mother Grove Goddess Temple in Asheville, NC.
Her essays are featured in several anthologies and she writes a regular column for Witches and Pagans Magazine.
She is the author of multiple books, including:
- Staubs and Ditchwater
- Asfidity and Mad-Stones
- Embracing Willendorf: A Witch’s Way of Loving Your Body to Health and Fitness
- Earth Works: Eight Ceremonies for a Changing Planet
She is currently working on a new book: Gnarled Talisman: Old Magics of the Motherland.
For more information about Byron, visit her web site at: http://www.myvillagewitch.com/
- Practical Ancestor Work
- The Spirit-Haunted Landscape: The Spirits of the Land and of Our Ancestors
- The People’s Craft – Folk Magic and Its Peasant Roots