Witches are well known for being the most natural of creatures. Family and strong lineage are incredibly important, though witches also pride themselves on being open and warm when forming friendships. Witches have strong and reliable instincts, and can be relied upon for their worldly knowledge.
In A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES Diana Bishop tries to fight against her family history but struggles to leave it behind when she uncovers a lost manuscript in the Bodleian Library.

I drew the library's familiar air into my lungs and shut my eyes, hoping that would bring clarity. The Bodleian had always been a sanctuary to me, a place unassociated with the Bishops. Tucking my shaking hands under my elbows, I stared at Ashmole 782 in the growing twilight and wondered what to do...

Rachael Sage - What If
Ani DiFranco - Not A Pretty Girl
Rosie Thomas - Let Myself Fall
Azure Ray - Beautiful Things Can Come From The Dark
Tina Dickow - Glow
Thea Gilmore - Bad Moon Rising
Kate Bush - Waking The Witch
Walls (Feat. Helgi Hrafn Jonsson) - A beginning, A detour, An open ending
A Fine Frenzy - The Minnow & the Trout
Sarah McLachlan - Blackbird
The Strangelings - Season of the Witch

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In a world where four species co-exist, it is not surprising that humans are aware of creatures even if they choose to ignore their distinctive characteristics. Jordan –human butler to daemon Hamish Osborne – knows this more than many, with his tacit awareness of his employer's secrets ever present but never divulged.