What is Witchcraft?

Witchcraft is the spell craft of the nature ways, healing and herbs, fairy and folk, passing on wisdom that works, walking the wild ways and learning from nature all around.

Some witches choose another Path such as Wicca, Druidry, Shamanism as their religion. This is their way of worshiping the Old Ones in a group into which they have been initiated or through learning from published material and working on their own following a self-dedication to the tradition and its beliefs and practices. Not all witches are Wiccans, Druids, Shamans, etc. nor are all witches religious.

Witchcraft can be practiced as is (as strictly witchcraft), but can also be combined with another religious path. Witchcraft is more about the craft where as a path like Wicca or Druidry is more faith oriented. In fact, some witches are Jewish and some even claim to be Christian! Basically, Witchcraft encompasses many different traditions. Witches work magick according to personal preference, sometimes solitary and at other times with kindred spirits. Just remember — no two witch’s paths are the same. Everyone’s is slightly different (or significantly different) from the next.

Did you know — the word “Witch” was first used to describe the Azande tribe in Africa

When Can Someone Call Themselves a Witch?

This question always fuels a debate of some sort, but our opinion is that if you practice ‘Witchcraft’ then you can call yourself a ‘Witch’. Being a ‘Witch’ is a lifestyle, it’s not something to be taken lightly, it’s not a culture specific label, and it is not (I repeat — is not) a fashion statement!

This is a commitment for life. If you are just starting out and learning about the ways of Witchcraft it is best to describe yourself as someone with an interest in Witchcraft — until such time that you start practicing seriously!

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