As well as being a Priestess, Folk Witch and follower of modern Druidry, Zanna is a professional Birth Doula, Hypnobirthing Teacher, Baby wearing Consultant, Infant Loss Support Aid, Sacred Celebrant and an NHS hospital chaplain.
At present, Zanna is studying her foundation in Herbalism, in the hope of progressing onto studying either a full diploma or degree in medical herbalism.
Passionate about both permaculture and self sufficiency, Zanna and her husband practice urban homesteading in the hopes of one day being able to move to Ireland (where Zanna’s family is from originally) and setting up their own family homestead, with their five children.
When time permits, Zanna also provides accurate Tarot, Ogham, Rune and intuitive readings for loved ones and a select circle of clients.
In her spare time, Zanna volunteers as a NHS Pagan Hospital Chaplain and is the Pagan Federation’s Disability Liaison Officer for the North West of England. As well as the beforementioned, Zanna also uses her spare time to do talks and workshops on the occult for various Pagan events and local moots.
Zanna has been a practicing witch for twenty five years and has devoted much of her adult life into learning and practicing folk ways, folklore, and regional witchcraft techniques from around the country, but specialises in Lancashire folklore and witchcraft.
When asked to describe her witchcraft practice, Zanna stated “I follow a way that shares a lot of similarities with that of the old school, or historical, ‘wise woman’. I follow the cycles and seasons of the year, carefully observe and listen to nature, commune with spirit and work closely with my community. Whether that is offering some friendly advice and sacred listening skills, giving a Tarot reading, or aiding in a protection working. In many ways, the roles of both the birth and death Doula, or the medical herbalists and holistic workers are just a modern reincarnation of the original wise folk of pre 20th century Europe. And I suppose that is who I am, a 21st century wise woman. Someone who looks to the past, present and future for guidance and practice. Someone who works with spirit as much as I do with fellow people”.
Zanna was born in South London, into an Anglo-Irish Catholic family. However, alongside the ‘official’ family faith, she observed the quiet folk ways of her mother and maternal grandmother. Zanna now lives in Lancashire with her husband, five children, two cats, five chickens, and six ducks.
Upcoming speaking events:
Please keep an eye out for any upcoming speaking events and workshops. Now that the Pandemic is easing, we hope to update this section as soon as possible.
GET IN TOUCH
Zanna is always happy to talk with fellow Witches, Pagan’s and Occultists and usually willing to participate in collaborations, podcasts, projects, or give talks and workshops at relevant Pagan and Occult events. For more information, please email Diaryofafolkwitch@gmail.com