Witchcraft's Magick Across the Ages

Across the ages, the magickal practices of British Traditional Witchcraft, or "Trad Witchcraft," have been as important to the Trad Witch as breathing air. Magick is seen as simply another aspect of Nature, an added dimension of spiritual religious existence. Trad Witchcraft is the historic witchcraft of old Britain and is not Wicca, which dates from the early 1950's.

The Traditional Witch has always been highly spiritual. We view the concept of God, as the universal consciousness that is evident in the world that surrounds us. Indeed, it is a core belief that Nature is the very same as God. Consequently, Nature is divine.

Magick itself is nothing more than the use of the forces of Nature, forces of God, to change or modify our reality to suit the desired outcome intended by the Trad Witch. Thus, magick is, when directed correctly, a divine act, comparable to prayer, which fosters positive change within the individual, their family, community, and our Mother Earth. It is an intended force for change, of creative modification. It can be used for any of the following purposes:

  • For personal growth and transformation.
  • To protect oneself and family.
  • To improve their life and the lives of their family.
  • To heal themselves and to heal others.
  • To aid in obtaining an intended goal.
  • To remove barriers and impediments.
  • To create an alternate beginning or new circumstances.

The magickal arts can be a meaningful force for good in our lives, if we are willing to learn how to use it properly. Magickal results are never coincidence. Magick is based on the belief that Nature unfolds in an orderly manner, and these events can be known. With this information, one can control or alter the energy surrounding these events in manner that will effect and change outcome.

Magick, to most people, seems rather incomprehensible, something weird and supernatural. Nevertheless, magick is something very different. For, rather than being something beyond knowing, the magickal arts are within the reality of Nature, and affects our lives with ramifications to both the spiritual and physical planes.

The spellcraft of Traditional magick is particularly potent because the Trad Witch has knowledge of techniques that endow magick. While these techniques are not commonly thought of as applicable to magick, they go back in use in British magick for over a thousand years, if not longer. The terms commonly used for these techniques today, "meditation" and "visualization," are certainly not the same terms used our history, but their names do not matter. The substance of what is taught does.

A final idea: Traditional Witches subscribe to an very old concept of proper conduct called the "Law of Return." This is a principle found in physics, which states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. It is by this high principle that every Traditional Witch knows full well that when an action is taken or they send a magickal spell, the energy of that action or spell will eventually return to the sender in full force.

The rule of thumb is to always use caution. Traditional magick can be a wonderful and potent force that can add to our quality of life, but only if it is used in a wise and constructive manner.

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