Hawthorn Berries and trees are around the world in many varieties. Gaelic legend marks it as the entrance to the "Otherworld", R. Graves links it to the White Goddess calling it the whitethorn for its flowers. This is a wonderful berry to add to any Path or lore you draw upon. Placed around doors and windows, hawthorn will prevent people from entering your home in an astral state. It will also prevent spirits from entering a place. Planting hawthorn around other trees, or near your home is said to protect them from lightening strikes. Planting it as a hedge around your home will keep out unfriendly spirits. Adding hawthorn to an amulet will protect you from spirits and harmful magic.