Elen Hawke is a practicing witch who lives in Oxford with her husband and a house full of animals. She also has two grown children. Elen is a photographer and illustrator, and has been doing professional astrology for 27 years and tarot reading for 10. She divides her time between healing and teaching witchcraft, meditation, and chakra work. She is Wiccan initiate in the Gardnerian tradition, a Circlework graduate from the House of the Goddess, and a member of the Pagan Federation.
Elen is of Irish, Welsh, Anglo-Saxon, and Jewish ancestry. She remembers having psychic experiences since youth, and feeling an intense connection to the natural world. Her love for reading began early with her grandmother's books on natural history and Greek mythology.
Elen has traveled through and lived in many other lands, including Iran, Afghanistan, and Brittany. She believes that this cultural exposure and appreciation made the transition to Paganism easier for her than many. She describes her spirituality as "eclectic," having explored Spiritualism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Druidry as well as Wicca. She has achieved both the Bardic and Ovate grades in the Druid path.
Elen runs the email discussion group witchcraft_uk on behalf of the Children of Artemis.