Juniper Jeni has been a farmer and a city girl, a homesteader and a wanderer. She has worked in animal rescue, occult shops, art galleries, liquor stores, and bead shops; living a bohemian lifestyle from British Columbia, around North America, to settle in Ottawa. Juni was raised in a non-religious but Pagan-friendly family, and eventually learned that she didn’t “find” Paganism: it was always there.
She started to study Paganism and the occult as a young woman and has been “officially” Pagan (one way or another) since Summer Solstice 1995. Juni started out a teen-aged Solitary Wiccan, wandered along a twisty eclectic path for a time, tried her hand at Celtic Reconstruction, and then she discovered herbalism, especially incense making, and a more nature-oriented path. She began to seriously study Shamanism, Hedgewitchery, and spirit work. Juni is now well known as the “messy little Hedgewitch who speaks her mind.”
Juniper runs a popular website on hedgewitchery, called Walking the Hedge, and is the host of Walking the Hedge Podcast. Once in a while, she co-hosts the Standing Stone and Garden Gate Podcast. Juniper has contributed to two anthologies: “To Fly By Night: Craft of the Hedgewitch” edited by Veronica Cummer, and “Hoofprints in the Wildwood: A Devotional for the Horned Lord” edited by Rick Derks.
Juniper is often at Raven’s Knoll work weekends helping out. She is also a staff member at the Kaleidoscope Gathering as a YAG-ermeister. She is a founding staff member and organizer for the The Witches’ Sabbat at Raven’s Knoll, a weekend of witchcraft, spirit work and the cunning arts. Juni also volunteers her cunning knowledge with the Hail and Horn Gathering.