What is Witchcraft

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If you Google “what is witchcraft?” the first definition is...

NOUN 

  1. the practice of magic, especially black magic; the use of spells. "children and goods were believed to be vulnerable to the witchcraft of jealous neighbours"

The second definition is more accurate

 (in a modern context) religious practice involving ritual, spells, and nature worship, usually within a pagan tradition.

See the difference? see why we have such a bad reputation?

 Now look at the Wikipedia explanation...

Witchcraft or witchery broadly means the practice of and belief in magical skills and abilities exercised by solitary practitioners and groups. Witchcraft is a broad term that varies culturally and societally, and thus can be difficult to define with precision, therefore cross-cultural assumptions about the meaning or significance of the term should be applied with caution. Witchcraft often occupies a religious divinatory or medicinal role, and is often present within societies and groups whose cultural framework includes a magical world view. 

See the difference? 

Now look at the majority of media coverage, films, books and TV programs. See how they represent us mostly to the first explanation? I don't think we will ever completely rid ourselves of the bad press. Why? you may ask... well, other religions portray us incorrectly. The public, at large, fear us and don't understand us.

 

Now what is witchcraft to you?


 If you asked me... I’d say its me... the breath that I breathe, the path which is my life. It’s magical it’s spiritual and it’s beautiful. It helps me serve my fellow humans, animals and mother earth! It’s up to us to set a good example, to make people realise what we are about and who we are. We are caring peaceful individuals, we are mothers, husbands, wives and children. We are the women and men in the shop in the queue behind you, We are nurses, doctors and police officers. We are the same as you, we just choose a magical path to serve mother earth, Gods and Goddesses. We have big hearts and a certain sparkle in our eyes with magical tattoos and feathers in our hair. I will say it... we are the same as you. However, also remember we are human and have flaws 

.more to come ....


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