What Is Witchcraft?

Thursday, September 23, 2021


What is witchcraft? I’m sure a lot of people have this question and it can be answered in many different ways. Let’s see what Google has to say about witchcraft.

The practice of magic, especially black magic; the use of spells. Religious practice involving magic and affinity with nature, usually within a pagan tradition. Bewitching or fascinating attraction or charm.

When you read the definition, it doesn’t sound to nice does it? Black magic? I will say that they are some witches that do practice black magic but there are many other witches that practice good or white magic. Truly, witchcraft is what you make of it. For me witchcraft is using the magic or energy within me to do good for myself and others.

Witchcraft is made up to be this horrible, bad thing, when in reality, it’s not. Wikipedia has a run down on witchcraft and it’s history. We can’t base witchcraft on history alone because we don’t know what truly happened in those times but we can learn from it. People tend to think that witchcraft is evil and deals with the Devil when it doesn’t. Witchcraft is a practice and the person who does the craft can choose to add a religion/faith to it or not. 

Pagans have practiced witchcraft for a very, very long time. In today’s society, even long ago, it’s misunderstood and misrepresented by pop culture. A lot of religions has adopted some pagan rituals into their practice and changed them to fit their needs. Do I agree with this, yes and no. But I’m not here to talk about that.

In one way or another, we are all connected to each other by Mother Nature, the universe, and the energy around us. This is where our magic would come from to use within our craft. Your craft can be your own and will be what you put into it. Some crafts can be making oils, cooking, gardening, sewing, making products to use around the home, art, and so much more. Witchcraft is the intention and energy you put behind your craft, it’s not just potions and spells. Even though those are fun to learn and do.

I hope this helps you understand witchcraft a little better. Like I said above, this is only my take on what witchcraft means to me and may mean to many others like me. In my next post, I will share with you how you can find out what type of witch you are, and what type of witchcraft you should practice.

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