Deep in the past, when the Druids were high priests of Celtic clans across England, Ireland and Scotland, the ancients sought out glassy stones with naturally-occurring holes to wear as amulets. Called Hag, Adder, or Odin stones, they were thought to be magical protection for the wearer... Legends say that by gazing through the hole in one of these stones one is able to see the spirit world-past the disguises of witches and even into the world of the faerie-thus the common name "hag stone".
The Metaphysical Uses of Holey Stones: Are considered powerful protection stones that can be worn for personal protection from negative energies, and evil spell-work. Also, hang at doorways or windows to protect a home or business Too, hang near a pet's sleeping place to protect the pet. To prevent nightmares, place a Holey Stone in the sleeping place of the one who wishes to be free of nightmares. Holey Stones are also said to be bringers of high psychic powers. These stones are…
Known as hag stones, holey stones or witch stones, rocks with a naturally occuring hole in them are said to give humans the ability to peer into the world of Faerie when they close one eye and peer through the hole. They are considered by cultures around the world to be a protective amulet when hung on a cord. The Irish say to have one is lucky; hang from a ribbon in your home if you find one.
Skeleton Key Amulets. A key of flame for opening the door to the cunning fire and divine inspiration, a psychopomp’s key to the underworld with a hag stone and bird bone, and a mystic’s key for opening oneself to hidden wisdom.
Talismans of Claw, Key, Stone and Bone : Sarah Anne Lawless
Decorated hagstones, or adder stones, believed by Druids to have magical powers such as protection against eye diseases or evil charms, preventing nightmares, curing whooping cough, the ability to see through fairy or witch disguises and traps if looked at through the middle of the stone, and of course recovery from snakebite. According to popular conception, a true adder stone will float in water.
Hag Stones: Hag stones are stones that have a naturally occurring hole inside them. These stones are often found along the coastal points, beaches, and streams. These holes occur from the elements beating down upon them over many years, though there are speculations that these mysterious stones may have been formed by a “worm hole”. Hag stones were also known as Witch Stones or Holey Stones.
Naturally-holed stones (called mare stones, hag stones, witch stones, or holey stones) are worn to protect from nightmares, the Mara, to bless holy water, to see spirits, and to aid in hedgecrossing and spirit work as well as protect you while doing so.
Hag stones are stones that have a small hole running all the way through them, where the action of running water has created the hole in the stone. Hag stones are also known as Ephialtes stones, Holy stones, Holey stones, Wish stones. Nightmare stones and Witch Riding stones. Photo: The Hedge Witches Grove