Tea Witch, Herbalist,
Author & Reiki Master.
A Rebel Mystic | Magickal Herbalist | Author | Blogger & Podcaster
Allow me to introduce myself, Leandra Witchwood, a Modern Witch residing in South-Central Pennsylvania. I am the proud proprietor of The Witchwood Teahouse, specializing in meticulously hand-blending loose-leaf teas that cater to various purposes, including rituals, spell work, everyday enjoyment, and overall well-being.
In 2011, I laid the foundation for The Magick Kitchen Blog, which has since transformed into The Magick Kitchen Podcast, a collaborative venture with Elyse Welles of Seeking Numina. Throughout my journey, I have also authored four books that delve into Witchcraft, offering valuable guidance and insights to those embarking on their spiritual journeys.
Delighting in the opportunity to facilitate women’s circles, rituals, and workshops at diverse festivals and events, I have been privileged to lead rituals in an esteemed company. Notable occasions include my involvement with Pagan Pride Day, where I had the pleasure of collaborating with renowned authors such as Silver RavenWolf. I have also led and participated in rituals with honorable shamans and entertained them alongside remarkable performers like Clan An Drumma.
These experiences have profoundly shaped my path, culminating in establishing The Rebel Mystic Community and Academy. Within this vibrant community, I generously share the wisdom and expertise accumulated over decades with fellow witches seeking enlightenment and growth.
Leandra’s education and experience draw from traditional, ceremonial, and modern Witchcraft. Her practice has evolved, making Kitchen Witchery and Magickal Herbalism essential components. Leandra owns and curates The Rebel Mystic Community & Academy. In this private online community, she teaches other witches her decades of working knowledge in Witchcraft, Folk Magick, Tea Magick, Divine Feminine Studies, spell work, and more. Within this community, Leandra hosts live interactive events and classes on various Witchcraft and Pagan topics. Leandra is the Elder Priestess of her coven, Indigo Hearth, where she oversees and teaches her specific style of Eclectic Witchcraft, incorporating elements of Magickal Herbalism, Kitchen Witchery, folk magick, and more. Leandra is currently the author of six books: Magick in the Kitchen, Witchcraft for Beginners, 13 Essential Spells, From the Witch’s Shadow, and more. Outside of writing her books, she works with authors like Lisa Chamberlain to publish other Pagan and Witchcraft resource books. Leandra holds various certificates, including Shadow Work Mastery, Usui Reiki Master, Celtic Reiki Master, NPL, EFT, and Divine Feminine Studies. She runs a coaching practice offering Dark Mirror coaching for witches interested in Shadow Work and spiritual direction sessions for those seeking clarity on their path.
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Leandra’s Merits, Diplomas & Certifications
I began my studies in herbalism over two decades ago. This passion started with a desire to know more about how my body and how the natural world works together. As I learned from many teachers and earned my diplomas, I quickly realized something was missing.
Herbalism is often referred to as a holistic healing modality; however, I quickly realized my training was off balance and becoming overly allopathic. I was growing uncomfortable with learning how to treat only one aspect of the individual – much like the philosophy of modern western medicine. From this, I began my search for a more balanced and whole method for healing and using plants beyond symptom-based analysis. This led me to learn about and begin using plants through their spiritual aspects. My desire to understand and go deeper into true holistic herbalism eventually led me to Vitalist Herbalism. My current study and practice of Vitalist Herbalism is finally seated in the holistic model. This journey has brought me home to more balanced methods for understanding herbs as I consider the whole picture of the symptoms.
Try some of my delicious blends from The Witchwood Teahouse
Shadow Work Mastery
Once I embraced my identity as a Witch, a magical world opened up before me. Eager to expand my knowledge, I sought guidance from fellow Witches and Wiccan groups, delving into ancient wisdom. Yet, along my enchanting path, I encountered a formidable barrier, an obstacle I couldn’t surmount alone.
It was when destiny led me to my mentor, a wise and inspiring Priestess in our cherished Elven Coven, that I finally glimpsed the missing piece of my journey – Shadow Work. Within the depths of my being lay hidden elements of self-sabotage and doubt, hindering me from embracing my true self and unlocking my boundless potential.
Although the coven eventually disbanded, my quest for personal growth persisted. I embarked on an extraordinary Shadow Work expedition, earning prestigious diplomas in Shadow Mastery and Advanced Shadow Mastery. Through these profound studies, I discovered the wisdom of Jungian philosophy and combined it with the spiritual essence of Shamanism and Witchcraft.
Now, armed with this powerful fusion of knowledge, I stand ready to guide others along their own challenging paths of self-discovery. With compassion and understanding, I offer support and guidance, helping others navigate the shadows with grace, embracing their entirety, and accepting a life of harmony. Together, we embark on a transformative journey of fulfillment and balance.
Through my herbal studies, I learned that energy healing helps round out the whole process of establishing wholeness and maintaining wellness. I began my studies of energy healing with Usui Reiki. After a year of study, I earned my Usui Mastery allowing me to teach and fully utilize this energy healing modality. After some time, I realized that this modality was not entirely fulfilling. I began to seek out other similar healing modalities that might better match my needs.
Through this search, I found Celtic Reiki, developed by Martyn Pentecost. This unique energy healing modality uses the knowledge and wisdom of the Celtic lore, trees, and the Celt’s understanding of plant spirits. After 3 years of study, I earned my Celtic Reiki Mastery allowing me to fully utilize and teach this healing modality. This form of energy healing has rounded out my understanding of energy, balance, and wholeness for myself and those I work with.
If you would like to train in Celtic Reiki, complete THIS FORM to be placed on my waitlist.
NLP Master Practitioner
Our brain is a powerful tool for manifesting our desires, balancing our emotions, and creating wellness in our lives. Neural Linguistic Programming (NLP) helps create a bridge between the physical world and the subconscious through sessions of deep trance and physical stimuli.
Through the art and science of Neural Linguistic Programming, I can teach you how to use the power of your mind. Together we will unlock your unique ability to reach a state of calm when you are anxious to manifest your desires, and live a more balanced life.
The Divine Feminine
Over the past several years, I have taken every opportunity to learn about the Goddess and how she manifests in our lives. Her lessons, wisdom, and healing are inspiring and necessary for our changing times. I have studied her energy in various forms from various cultures. I spent some time studying with a Dianic group where I worked intimately with Goddess energy.
Women’s Mysteries are a necessary form of empowerment, healing, and balance our world desperately needs.
The Goddess is alive, and magick is definitely afoot. Join me at my next event to learn more about this exciting energy. I host and co-host a variety of women’s circles and events focused on Divine Female Mysteries.
Join my series as we work with the Divine Feminine in her man aspects.
Witchcraft & Kitchen Witchery
Like most Witches, I am passionate about all forms of Witchcraft, but I’m strongly drawn to Kitchen & Herbal Witchcraft. It is within these magickal techniques I blend my knowledge and experience to create practical methods for practicing Witchcraft.
I have come to learn that through walking my path in authenticity, I have become a “Master Manifester”. Using the modalities, skills, and tools that resonate best with your energy and interests is how we become proficient, allowing magick to become potent yet simple.
Spiritual Life Coach
In group settings and through one-on-one consultation, I help my clients solve problems, get answers, and navigate life.
My methods include deep inner work, journal therapy, laughter therapy, tea, intuitive readings, holistic connections, and more. Through my decades of knowledge and experience, I help you bring enlightenment and wellness to your journey.
Throughout my journey, I have been led to write various books focused on helping seekers and beginners find their path. I take a practical, no-nonsense approach to magick and living a magickal life.
My first book, Magick in the Kitchen, A real-world spiritual guide for manifesting the Kitchen Witch within, helps beginners get a handle on conducting magick in the kitchen through a real-world lens. My second book, Witchcraft for Beginners: A practical guide for Seekers & Beginners, helps those new to Witchcraft learn some of the basics and understand this path.
My latest book, From the Witch’s Shadow: A Shadow Witch’s Guide to Shadow Work, explores the importance and fundamentals of Shadow Work for Witches.
I am writing several more books to help us navigate the magical, herbal, and spiritual road ahead.
Serving as the Elder Priestess of the Indigo Heart Coven – a teaching and ordaining coven, located in South-Central Pennsylvania. Together we are dedicated to the celebration and observance of nature, food, magickal and spiritual development.
Our goal as a coven is to help support our local and semi-local Pagan and Witchcraft communities through various spiritual, political, and social initiatives. I serve as clergy as I spend time leading rituals, lectures, and workshops on various topics related to Witchcraft, magick, mindset, Tea Magick, and herbalism.
Join us for one of our Tea Ceremonies, classes, and workshops where we explore the value and healing powers of the Craft. My goal is to rekindle the ancient wisdom we hold within as we remember how to use plants to balance and heal ourselves – mind, body, and spirit.