Types of Witches

 

Many people will have their opinions on what a Witch is. We were Shamans, Druids, Wise Women & Men, Healers & Heathens, Lovers of Mother Earth. With the birth of Christianity was also very near the death of Witchcraft, Wicca & Paganism alike. Some religions will preach to you that a witch is “evil” and “satanic”, and only perform magic for ill intent or to harm someone, because this is how they were “conditioned” from a young age. As all Wiccans know there is no such thing as Satan the Devil or Evil for that matter, these are things created and believed by Christians.

There are positive people and there are negative people, “it’s the law of attraction” if you behave negatively – then you attract negativity, (and visa versa), it’s physics – that’s what I believe. I categorize people in that way, I don’t care what religion you are – it’s how you behave and treat others, yourself, and this precious earth we ALL live on.

 

Wicca: A modern Pagan religion with spiritual roots in the earliest expressions of reverence for nature. Some major identifying motifs are: reverence for both the Goddess and God; acceptance of reincarnation and magick; ritual observance of astronomical and agricultural phenomena; and the use of magickal circles for ritual purposes.

Witch:   A practitioner of folk magick, particularly that kind relating to herbs, stones, colors, wells, rivers, etc. It is used by some Wiccans to describe themselves. This term has nothing to do with Satanism.

Witchcraft:  Witchcraft is a Pagan folk – religion of personal experience. The craft of the witch – magick, especially magick utilizing personal power in conjunction with the energies within stones, herbs, colors, and other natural objects. This belief system also has nothing to do with Satanism.

Pagan/Neo-Pagan/Paganism:   General term for followers of Wicca and other magickal, shamanistic, and polytheistic Earth-based religions. Also used to refer to pre-Christian religious and Spiritual belief systems.

                                             Kitchen Witch: (aka – cottage witch & hearth witch)
Of the Hearth & Home, mainly dealing with practical sides of the Wiccan / Pagan religion, magick, gemstones, the elements and the earth. A Kitchen Witch is usually recognized as practicing Celtic Wicca: Goes by the elements, the Ancient Ones and nature. They are usually healers or respect them highly. They work with plants, stones, flowers, trees, the elemental people, the gnomes and the fairies. But most of all a Kitchen Witch performs her magick in the Kitchen and has Goddess given talents for food crafting.

Green Witch:
Is the practice of nature-based and earth oriented witchcraft, drawing on the folklore, folk religion and folk magic of ancient cultures as they connected to the forest; such as the tree worship of Druids, the kitchen craft of Italian witches or the keeping of sacred groves as presented in Gallic paganism. Green witches usually practice a traditional form of witchcraft in which the earth, trees, herbs, plants and flowers are consulted for their medicinal and magical value. They will grow their own herbs or Wildcraft them, and are very good at making herbal remedies. Belief in deities depends on the individual witch, though many Green witches acknowledge and earth mother or series of nature spirits as their deity. Usually, the spirits of nature, the dead (that of humans and animals) or the Fey have a large part in Green traditions. A form of green witchcraft which is better classified as Green Wicca was popularized by Ann Moura.

Hedge Witch:
Hedge craft is a path that is somewhat shamanic in nature, (sometimes referred to as wise man & wise woman) as they are practitioners of an Earth-based spirituality. These are the ones who engage in spirit flight and journey into the Other world. They can, in this capacity, be very powerful midwives and healers. A bird of one kind or another is usually associated with the Hedge Witch, most commonly the raven and the goose. The term “hedge” signified the boundary of the village and represents the boundary that exists between this world and the spiritual realm. (they are said to be Night travelers or walkers on the wind) Their main function is mediator between the spirits and people. They may also work as a herbal healer or midwife. Some claim it to be the continuation of the practices of the cunning folk and wise-women, while others say that it is a modern tradition.

Eclectic Witch
An individual approach in which the witch picks and chooses from many different traditions and creates a personalized form of witchcraft that meets their individual needs and abilities. They do not follow a particular religion or tradition, but study and learn from many different systems and use what works best for them.

 

 

Neopagan:
Modern practices identified by their practitioners as “witchcraft” have arisen in the twentieth century, generally portrayed as revivals of pre-Christian European magic and spirituality. They thus fall within the broad category of Neopaganism. Contemporary witchcraft takes many forms, but often involves the use of divination, magic, and working with the classical elements and unseen forces such as spirits and the forces of nature. The practice of herbal and folk medicine and spiritual healing is also common, as are alternative medical and New Age healing practices.

 Satanic Witch:
Does not exist. Why? Witches don’t believe in Satan remember? Unlike most of the worlds major religions, Wiccans don’t believe that the body or the earth is evil or sinful. What this may refer to is Black Magic (the dark arts) (demonology) that traditionally uses supernatural powers for evil and selfish purposes, and often performing rituals for putting a curse or hex on someone. Black magic is a corruption or misuse of Witchcraft using it to be self-serving or destructive ends without regard for the cultural morals of the religion. It can be as simple as wishing something bad would happen to another, to a complex ritual. This “dark art” that I have explained is what most of us Wiccan’s get stereotyped or labelled as being. Let’s hope some of these people are smart enough to read about what a Wiccan and Witchcraft really is, and educate themselves a bit!

 

 

86 Responses to Types of Witches

  1. Lory says:

    Does one choose which type of witch they are or is it revealed to them?

    • Aldora says:

      For me it took time, I started out as a Wiccan teenager. Your love for certain things will mold you into what type you will be. For example I was a herbalist and a chef. My love for wildcrafting and cooking had me choosing the hat of a Kitchen Witch. However there may still be ties of all types intertwined within you. I have Gypsy heritage and do all my readings through these methods. You don’t have to choose just one. It does however take time to realize which one you may be…I didn’t truly know until I hit my 30th year. Do a self analysis to see where you fall in your interests, the type of witch you are may change from time to time – change is ok! Have a wonderful time discovering you & blessed be :)

      • Essa says:

        How did you deal with being a Wiccan teen? I am almost 13 and a Wiccan. The only person who knows is my best friend. How did you tell your parents or did you? HELP

        • Aldora says:

          Well that’s a tough one! My parents knew of my “interest”, and thought it was just a phase – I guess. My father was an atheist, and thought Wicca to be a joke. It’s why I waited until my adult life to live and believe the way I wanted to. That’s why I was a “closet witch” for so long. I find it less difficult to just keep things that way until your on your own. Do lots of reading and self discovering – it takes years anyhow. By the time your ready to come out – it will be as an adult and your decision to make! Blessed Be little one :)

          • Kassandriala says:

            I am closer to my mother and have been doing witchcraft for 2 years now. My mom knew about witchcraft because of a friend of hers and told her one day of what I was doing. She was shocked and a bit scared but accepted it. My father is Christian and his family too. So when he heard he said some stuff I knew was coming but after a while he relaxed and accepted that I was not changing my mind. He acts normal mostly but keeps his distance, but im okay with it. At least im happy with what im doing and with the support of my mother

          • Aldora says:

            Do what feels comes naturally to you, we live in a world where there has to be more acceptance towards others beliefs – even within families!

            Aldora ;)

      • Kassandriala says:

        I have been wondering what type of witchcraft I would be? I believe I am wiccan but I feel like it might not be me. I have read a lot but not finding any answers. I am mostly happy and cheerful and willing to help people the most I can, but can have rage when something and has happened to someone close and have dark thoughts of what should be done. But I never have the courage to do it and talk myself out of it. I love the thoughts of using herbs and would love to live in a forest area. I am a lone witch with no coven, but would enjoy finding others in the same interest as me. At the moment I would like to gather myself and find the true me.

        • Aldora says:

          It could take years to find out what type of witch you are, and as you age so will your interests. You may start as a White Witch and as you read more and develop your talents and experience you may become a Green Witch if you study Herbalism. Just keep reading and studying – and always stay positive. A true Wiccan always abides by the rule of 3! When you act in negative ways it will come back to harm you threefold.

          Blessings, Aldora

  2. Jess says:

    Thank You for your extremely wise words Miss Aldora, this is all so amazing!! I know many have said it to you already, but your article and list on apothecary is the most extensive one I have found, could I please hand write a copy of much of your information for myself? Thank You again for sharing all your knowledge, blessings :)

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Jess – It would be with great pleasure if you would like to use the information I have provided for personal use. I’m glad you found the information useful – I took great pride when publishing it :)

  3. Allie says:

    Hello, Aldora
    Reading this has brought me much understanding, but I’m very young and still learning. How did you first know you wanted to become a witch?

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Allie, I was very young and just knew I was different. I had guidance from my Uncle Sage who is a Wiccan Elder, and I had many “gifts” that fit my Wiccan ways. You will know – either you are or you aren’t but there’s no hurry to make a choice. As time passes you will figure it out ;)

  4. Georgia says:

    Hi,
    I was just wondering if witchcraft actually works?

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Georgia, that’s a very complicated question. Not one easily answered. I don’t perform any Witchcraft specifically. I’m Wiccan, so I would need to know more specifically what your asking, I would be assuming your asking about spellcasting? Is that correct?

  5. Christine says:

    Hello Aldora,
    I am 43 and from a christian background. For many years I have known I am different. I have always been interested in psychics, magick and witches and never imagined I would be looking for a different way other than being christian. I love Christ but for some reason I am not fullfilled as a christian. The other day I had a person I don’t know tell me that I am a natural witch. So I have started a journey of understanding myself. Is there a way to believe in Christ and still be a witch? I feel I have a calling and want to know more and want to learn so I can make a decision.

    Thank you :)

    • Aldora says:

      Absolutely! There are many Christian Witches, Wiccans & Pagans. Gods and Goddesses come with all the religions but you can still believe in the Christian God and in Jesus and follow any other path to the Devine as well. My uncle is Christian, and a Wiccan Elder and prays to the Christian Gods. Don’t ever feel you have to leave one faith to join another. It’s very open and you can pick and choose what feels right to you and what your comfortable with. I wish you lots of success in your journey. Fell free to email me anytime.

      Blessed Be, Aldora :)

  6. Myrcenary says:

    I like your blog. I simply wish to assert that some witches DO believe in Satan. I agree that witches do not “worship” Satan, however, as this is pure Satanism and has nothing to do with the Craft. As a natural, (or as you would label me, “eclectic”), I believe in many things, none determined by the books of others but my own experience in Life. I believe in God. I believe in Satan. I believe in Jesus Christ. I’m a witch. God created me, and both God and myself believe in me, which I find a much more important question, (“Does God believe in me?”) than I find, “Do I believe in God?” *smile* Thank you for your time.

    • Aldora says:

      Thank you for your input – it’s hard to explain each aspect of witchery and their foundations. There is no right way to be a Wiccan, or no boundaries in which you must believe :)

      Blessed Be,
      Aldora

  7. Alex says:

    Hi,
    I’m wondering if spell casting really works… As I understand magic and supernatural are companions right? have u experienced anything like that?

    • Aldora says:

      It’s all about positive and negative. If you believe it to be true, just like some people believe in certain gods and others do not – then it can or cannot happen. Putting your faith into spells is the same as who you worship or what you worship (if you do). Putting your positive energy into something like spells can have a dramatic effect on the outcome. Good luck.

      Aldora

  8. Sigrune says:

    An short list which isn’t bad, but I am a bit…bored…with the same tired old lines trotted out. I am tired of the ‘no witch believes in Satan’ line though. There are Satanic witches just as there are Christians witches. No one group has the right to claim that word and no one as the right to deny others the title.

    Just because someone doesn’t like it does not mean it isn’t out there. There is no one size fits all. I do not follow the Rede or the rule of Three and I most certainly realize there is more to life than positive energy (there is some down right nasty stuff out there).

    The world is wonderful shades of gray and white and black and to take any of it out is to make the world dull.

    • Aldora says:

      Yes, believe whatever you want, you have the right to be a fairy princess too! Be as good/evil as you want, my list is short for a reason – I am sick of all the stereotype satanic evil that is associated with Witchcraft (to help make ratings go up so it’s not “boring” for some people). If people need extra stimulus then get away from the computer/tv and go create it.

      I did not get into the Christian/Satan subject as much as I wanted to because it opens up a big argument of who’s right/wrong. Religion is to blame for many of our worlds wars. My website is for those who don’t practice dark arts such as “Satanic Witches” & Devil worshippers, just made the point that I am not one of them, nor do I know or associate with anyone who practices it. If there is positive energy then there is certainly negative energy – project what you will, just have the intelligence to know what you are doing and the consequences that can follow.

      I hope that by creating this website it provides a helpful tool for those that need more positive influence brought into their lives. I’m sorry but the world would be a much more enjoyable place without the evil, killing, suicide, disasters, etc…if you consider that it’s just purely a form of entertainment?

  9. Brook says:

    After reading this and several of the comments, I’m wondering is it possible to not be a “natural witch” and not be able to practice any of these things? Because I’ve wanted to my whole life and I’ve only just now started to become more dedicated to it, although I’m not sure which kind of specific practice to do. Is there any way to be sure about any of this? Thank you for your time and sorry about all of my questions and what not. :)

    • Aldora says:

      You can pick and choose what you want to be…you may not fit into any category. Don’t be swayed and feel like you have to do everything a certain type of witch does. Just practice what you want and you will grow over time. No pressure…have fun with it.
      Aldora

  10. Kenzie Roerk says:

    Hello. My name is McKenzie Roerk I am 14 and I was wondering if you could tell me if a witch can be closer to the goddess than the god? I usually send prayers to my goddess instead of the god of horns and i’m not sure why. I dream only of the goddess as well. I just feel closer to her. Is there anything you can tell me about why this is? Thank you and blessed be. :)

    • Aldora says:

      Hi McKenzie,
      There is no problem in feeling closer to the Goddess. You just associate better with the female gender, perhaps a mother/sister like figure? Call upon whoever you feel most comfortable with. It may change over time but just go with your feelings and keep your spirit flowing. Good Luck!
      Aldora :)

      • Mistress PantherNight says:

        Hi Mistress PantherNight here,
        I would like to add something to that this little discussion. I had a friend who also was a witch that i sometimes seeked advice from and i told her about how i feel more connected and only talk to a few gods and goddesses. Like Diana and Aphrodite. And for the God Prometheus. And my friend said, ” how its not right how i only, “acknowledge” only these gods and goddesses. That its like i ignore the rest.” Now i dont think that true at all, i only happen to feel connected and drawn to these dieties right now. And who knows maybe later on more gods and goddesses could show up in my practice. Because that happens, will call upon different types of gods/goddesses to help us with a certain situation or whatever. Or will feel called to work with a different gods/goddesses.

        Blessed be!

        • Aldora says:

          Yes MPN, you only call upon the Gods & Goddesses you are drawn to…and as you learn about them and do your research you will learn that each has their own specific powers and uses to call upon when you need them for spells.

          Blessings, Aldora.

  11. cheyenne says:

    how do you know if you are one?

    • Aldora says:

      You know…you would be studying about it, and doing rituals all on your own without even realizing it. You would have interests pertaining to healing, nature, metaphysical & mystical things.

      • Heather says:

        Hi there i have been reading all of your comments on this page and i have to say, i am very suprised there are so many “ways” and “practicing”! I dont claim to have any witch/wiccan background, but for some reason, lately this is all i think about! I havent fully read into anything, but my close friend is a psychic/medium and she has also studied several kinds of witchcraft and has been very helpful in explaining a lot! Anyways, I want to study more into it, but I am an adult does this make a difference? Do we have to start at a younger age? Also, what is myth and what is true in practicing etc? I have my reasons as of lately, why i want more to do with these ways! I was born, and raised as roman catholic, i dont necessarily have any “beliefs” I am fairly open to what i do believe, and you are bang on right when you say peoples “religious” beliefs are the main reason for all of the worlds’ wars and sorrows! Id appreciate a little input, thanks in advance!

        • Aldora says:

          Hi Heather,

          When you want answers and are eager to learn, read book, after book, after book on the subject. You are never too old to learn the craft. But in order to defend your right to choose who you want to be or worship, first educate yourself thoroughly in order to be able to defend yourself. Make sense? I choose to worship Mother Earth, Nature, Spirituality and the energies that bind us to it. When I say that religion has been the cause of many wars – that is a truth. People don’t want to admit it but it’s right there in the History books….Christianity was involved in violent wars & conflicts in Bosnia, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Kosovo, Kurdistan, Macedonia, the Middle East, Nigeria, Phillipines, Russia-Chechnya, Sudan and Uganda. (even though they break their own commandments in the Christian bible Exodus 22:2 – Thou Shalt Not Kill?) Don’t get me wrong… There is nothing wrong with any religion – everyone has the right to their own. It’s the act of forcing your religion upon others that causes conflict. So choose what’s right for you – find your own path.

          Blessed Journey’s
          Aldora

  12. Chantelle says:

    Hello Aldora. I have been reading some things on your website and it has helped me out a lot. I have recently begun my journey a long this path in the last year and have become aware of certain gifts I have that I wish to develop. I’m drawn more towards the unconscious mind or spiritual world such as dreams and am also drawn to scrying and visualizations. I resonate most with the mountain and the healing properties she gives. I can understand her healing plants and herbs and use them but have a hard time working with Nature in the sense of growing and planting. WHich category would I follow under witch wise. Would it be hedge witch or green witch?

    • Aldora says:

      Thanks Chantelle…good to know!

    • Aldora says:

      You could be a combination of both…but you don’t necessarily have to fit into any category. The best witches are combinations of many types, and you may find over time you can completely change to different types – change can be a good thing, embrace it if it happens. Good luck with your journey and let the discovery of yourself be the greatest one!

  13. Angel says:

    i love this thank you

  14. Tibby Jachcas says:

    Hello my name is Tibby and I have a question, you see I fall towards a electric witch thats just me but is it ok if I don’t really do rituals? Thank you for your time

    • Aldora says:

      That’s the beauty of all the different Wiccan/Pagan Witch types, don’t do anything you don’t feel comfortable doing. Be who you want to be :)

  15. Sara says:

    Hello!
    I’ve been dabbling into the craft for 10 years or so. I still haven’t found my way yet. I’m a 22 year old mom and really don’t know what to do. I don’t want to confuse my son, yet being a witch hasn’t left me or my thoughts even when I wasn’t a ‘devout’ follower. I love my mother moon. I love my nature. I love being a witch but I hate the modern ways. I don’t like ‘spells.’ I feel like I should be in a shack in the deep woods with a flowing white dress leading a circle of witches thanking nature, dancing carelessly (like my dreams) but instead I’m constantly butting heads or explaining myself to others. I’m torn. I don’t want Wicca, I’ve studied for years and I love the ideas just not the practice. I want old magick. What should I do? Where should I go from here?

    • Aldora says:

      Sara, just keep being you and grow with the Wiccan ways. As long as you teach your son the basic rules of harm none and love mother nature he will be just fine and adapt to the life you provide. The beauty of Pagan/Wiccan is that you don’t have to do spell/ritual work if you don’t want to. I’m not into the Wicca rituals myself. I pour my talents into the earth, I raise my own chickens and have fresh eggs, I wildcraft (picking wild herbs) collect wild mushrooms, photograph nature, and pour my magic into food creations in the kitchen. I feel more connected with Mother Nature now more than ever when I practiced Wicca in my early years. I use a great deal of herbs and make concoctions – to naturally heal ailments. To me that’s old magick more than anything else. Spend some time getting into meditation with some good energy crystals and focus on yourself and the answers will come to you…let me know if there’s any other way I can help.

      BTW – I love to be in the white gown, deep in the woods, dancing carefree too…and I take the time to visit the woods, often!

  16. Janel says:

    I am seeing other withc types and have always felt lost in a realm of spirits that keep trying to guide me. It looks like I fall under the celtic or eclectic type but was curious as to the Grey witch and the white witch. Is there another site that goes in to further details that you may know of?

    • Aldora says:

      A google search is all I can recommend – The white witch is the basic Wiccan way. I personally have never heard of a Grey Witch?

  17. Janel says:

    I should add to my comment since I also didn’t see the definition of Celtic in here either but I assume it’s under the Green witch possibly?

    • Aldora says:

      There are many histories and backgrounds which I didnt’ touch on as it would over complicate my site. Norse, Egyptian, Druidism & etc… Celtic Neopaganism, Celtic witchcraft is not something I’ve not touched on a lot as it is very similar to all Pagan/Wiccan crafts. As its basis, a strong sense of spirituality and a love of the earth using Goddesses and Gids, who play a strong role in Celtic worship. The Celtic religion recognizes two main deities; the Earth Mother Goddess and the Horned God, same basic Wiccan rituals etc… To me…this is very close to everyday Wiccan as it’s very close to all Pagan/Wiccan beliefs. Each person who is interested in Paganism will follow a basic set of guidelines, but will adapt the rituals and spells to suit her/himself.

  18. Pablini says:

    Hello there I’m a new witch in training and I would sure love someone to guide me to find my true power. My father told me stories of my ancestors communicating with spirits but that’s all he really ever told me please help me. Thanks a bunch

    • Aldora says:

      Merry meet Pablini! My only guide for you can be reading…read everything, then read it again! It takes at least 2 years of studying about the craft and what you want to adapt from the types of Witches you want to take as your own. The info on my site will have to be enough of a guide for it’s all I can do to help you. I am a solitary witch with a full time job :)

      Blessed Be, Aldora

  19. Francesca says:

    How do i know im a witch?
    Can i be born a witch?
    I feel very strongly that i am, i jut im new and dont know how this all works..

  20. AmbiCloud says:

    I’m in a bit of a spot. I can’t bring myself to claim any specific title or lable. I’m experienced and comfortable with it too, it’s very personal to me so not many know, and if they do, I just let them think as they wish (good folk, no worries). The issue I have is that I have a daughter and I have always planned to teach her, but wanted to be sure she would be responsible. Now certain family members have told her quiet literally that she was a wizard. So she ran around telling everyone that she’s a wizard and our family is a bunch of wizards! So, we talked and I have agreed to start teaching her ( she’s 8). This is were my conundrum is founded. I have spent years learning, since about her age, and I don’t want to tell her what to believe, but how to believe. I don’t what to tell her. Are we just wiccans? Neopagans? I used to say agnostic but people kept assuming I was an atheist. Some advice would be super. Sorry for the long talk businesses, I don’t do this online advice thing well I suppose.

    • Aldora says:

      HI AmbiCloud,

      I understand your position, as I have children myself. I am a solitary Witch, and raised my own with the Wiccan holidays/Wheel of the year and moon phases etc…however I kept all my other things like spells, chants, and other more private things to myself. It’s all up to you and how you feel. It is hard to “come out”, and let people around you know what you are and what your belief’s are..as people are not as accepting as we would like them to be. Do lot’s of reading and research about all the types of Wiccan/Pagan religions out there – there are plenty and you will find one that fit’s – you’ll know it when you find it! I’d have to personally know you to be able to help catagorize you. Good luck finding yourselves :)

      Blessings, Aldora

  21. Sergio says:

    Hello Aldora, I’m the only boy out of my two oldest sisters I’m 14 and and I am positive that we are witches! I also think my mother and grandmother are too. We have each been given a so called great power can you help?

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Sergio, explain your great power? Make sure you read & research. Keep in mind the rule of 3! You are very young and have to be careful of the decisions you make. Give it some time :)

      Blessings, Aldora.

  22. Saraia says:

    Hi, great article, I recently shared part of it on my Tumblr blog about the types of witches and many people went ballistic! Because of the “satanic witches don’t exist” Someone called me a “bitch witch”, said it was utter nonsense etc.
    What is most disturbing to me is that they are being so judgmental. Everyone is allowed to believe in what they believe and I can’t understand why they would be so outraged because you said satanic witches don’t exist. We get so much criticism from people on the “outside” that we shouldn’t be squabbling with our own.

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Saraia,

      Some people just watch too much tv, movies etc…media has brainwashed them with all the make believe. Don’t let it get to you, be strong and don’t let anyone judge your beliefs. To each his own, and don’t forget the rule of 3. Karma will touch them eventually :)

      Blessings, Aldora ;)

  23. Ryn says:

    Thank you for your perspective. I’ve been working to break free of my mental conditioning and this is very helpful. It’s been a long time coming for me to finally admit to myself what it was that I wanted to focus my attention and energy on. <3

  24. karissa says:

    Hi aldora, I am writing out of frustration. I am 23 this year and I have been trying to figure out where I “belong” its been frustrating for me because I can’t seem to find out where. I have always felt interested in witchcraft, I have been able to communicate with people who have past away through my dreams, I stand outside and feel complete wholeness, I feel 100% connected to the earth, I could lay in a forrest and feel completed. Kind of strange but its how I feel. I was raised catholic but never ventured out simply because of fear of what i have been taught. I simply dont know where to start to finding where I belong in this culture. What do you recommend for someone like me? I truely need some help I’m confused. Thank you very much

    • Aldora says:

      Karissa,

      Don’t let your age distract you. I started Wicca at the age of 17 and didn’t fully find myself or knew where I fit until I was 40. It’s a journey that takes time and patience – something you never want to rush into. It’s the beauty about the craft – it will find you! All I can suggest is read all you can that interests you, take everything you were taught about the church growing up and put it on a shelf in your mind for the time being, so you can see clearly. Open your aura, clear any negativity from your life and it will flow through you.

      Blessings, Aldora

  25. karissa says:

    Thank you so much for replying! I guess I am more confused on what I should read on, or where to begin, thank you

    • Mistress PantherNight says:

      Hi Karissa,

      Mistress PantherNight here, My advice would be to start at the very beginning. Meaning research: witchcraft, Wicca and Paganism. Start with the history of them all. See which one calls to you or what you are drawn to. Just keep researching really, because there is always something to learn.

      I hope this helps a little. Blessed be!

  26. Felicia says:

    Hello Aldora,

    I am 17 and I just started two weeks ago to learn about many traditions such as: wicca, witchcraft, and paganism. I do consider myself to be between kitchen and eclectic witch. Not sure yet obviously haha. I have a boyfriend who left the wiccan life but taught me or say clarified things for me while I was reading a lot about these things. I already started a small notebook to keep my notes of what is what. I still haven’t found my god and goddess as there are so many and I want to make sure I choose the one that seems closest. My boyfriend told me I am jumping into things too soon which is true. I just want to shove all the knowledge in my head and begin! But I’m not. I still have problems to meditate but I know patience + positivity is key. I mean I just started and there’s long ways to go. Which means more studying! I don’t know why I am ranting about this on here. I just want help, like a teacher. I have much more to say but I should stop haha. Sorry for such a long comment.
    Blesses be.

    • Felicia says:

      Blessed be*

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Felicia, Sounds like you’re doing the right thing….read, read, read & take notes. Don’t forget to step back and let it be from time to time so you don’t lose focus on other things. You are young and shouldn’t commit so much time, so fast. It takes years, and living life in between helps shape the Wiccan you will become. Good luck with your journey :)

      Blessings, Aldora

  27. German says:

    What kind of witch are you?
    Do you think being a green witch is good ?

    • Aldora says:

      My answer as per quoted from my “Aldora’s Tab”…(btw, a green witch is very good)

      I am Solitary as I practice my Pagan religion as an individual, rather than as a member of a larger organization. I take Eclectic meaning that I have been shaped and molded by numerous other traditions. I believe all things are interconnected and that the earth is sacred. Every being has the freedom of choice and is solely responsible for the positive and negative consequences of those choices. A Kitchen Witch as my magical tools can be found in my kitchen, my cooking is magically delicious and have studied Herbalism for decades, I garden and Wildcraft my own herbs, therefore I can I identify as a Green Witch. I am connected to my Gypsy Heritage as I have great intuition for readings. So I must be an Eclectic Solitary Pagan Gypsy Green Kitchen Witch?

  28. Wolfa says:

    I am fourteen and just now starting witchcraft. My friend thinks that the practice makes your soul turn black and get destroyed. Her mother is witch and she thinks that I will turn out to be evil just like her mom. I really want to be a wiccan, but I don’t know what to tell my friend. Do you have any suggestions? I also wanted to know if you did any spells when you were my age without your parents finding out.

    • Aldora says:

      Unfortunately your friend has had a bad experience with Witchcraft. I’m sorry to hear her mother is “evil” though a lot of teen girls do not get along with their mothers no matter if they are a witch or not. Wicca is nothing but positive influence, if there is such negative feelings coming from your girlfriend…If you are serious about what you want – then you know what you have to do. Find another friend. Wiccan’s have to seek out positive influences, negativity will drown you. Chin up…you have many years of self discovery to come.

      Blessings, Aldora

  29. Michi says:

    Satanic witches most definitely do exist. It doesn’t mean witchcraft is inherently the worship of satan it means many Satanists (whether atheistic or theistic) choose to practice a form of witchcraft.
    I know of at least 3 satanists who also consider themselves to be witches.
    And no many satanists are not “Evil” in fact some believe “God” is the evil one. Satanism/Wicca are religions Witchcraft is a practice. Jew-Witches and Christian Witches exist as well.
    It doesn’t help to break down the stereotype by lying or claiming “Person with religion X cannot be a witch cuz that’s not what witches do” If you do not want to bring up the topic of satan then don’t mention it at all. While yes the idea that we eat babies and signing the devils book or false, the idea that satanic witches do not exist is also very false.

    More info here if you are interested read here:http://madammichi.deviantart.com/art/Witchcraft-416331272

    This specific comment may be eye-opening: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/416331272/3289795408

    • Aldora says:

      Umm…sorry, No,..I’m saying they don’t exist in MY Pagan world! Satan, or the Devil, has absolutely no place in Wicca or Witchcraft. The worship of Satan is the practice of profaning Christian symbolism and is thus a Christian heresy, rather than a Pagan religion. The Goddess and God of the Witches are in no way connected to Satanic practices. Satan, or the Devil, is a Christian creation and they are more than welcome to keep him. Witchcraft, overall, is very tolerant of other religious views, and does not engage itself in criticizing the beliefs of other people, providing that their beliefs do not violate the basic tenant of “Harm None.” The whole premise of our belief system is based on living in harmony with all things that exist. Be whatever you want to be, practice whatever you want to practice – if you want to call yourself Wiccan – then follow the means of the Wiccan ways…It is a dedication made to nature, the deities and yourself. It is a way of life, and as such we are mindful of the balance between ourselves and all things within the universe at all times – in a POSITIVE light. So to sum it up for you, Wiccan’s do not recognize Satan or any other all-evil supernatural entity!

  30. Mistress PantherNight says:

    I think the Type of Witch i am is Eclectic. I have looked up and searched other types of witches and types of tradition and none have really fitted me. So the closest label or name i call myself is a Eclectic Wiccan Witch. I’m still a bit new on this path and still have alot to learn but the one thing i do know is to go off of what i believe and feel drawn to and what feels right to me.

  31. Armstrong says:

    I was cursed at 12 years old.. I never believed it till a lady came and found me I had no idea who she was but everything she told me was spot on… I was born of a lucky star? Can you explain what a lucky star is and why they would curse me? She says I have a special gift but I have no idea what it is and I am terrified… Can you please help me?

    • Aldora says:

      I don’t believe in luck. There are millions of people born under a “lucky” star. Everything happens for a reason, and we are responsible for the paths we choose and our own destinies. I believe in Positive and Negative powers…positive may be mistaken for luck. If you are positive and do good, you draw it to yourself and may perceive this as “luck”? Don’t be terrified, no need to be. If you have any special gift it may be perception, tune into it. Why you were cursed I have no idea, and by who?? Could be just a scare tactic, don’t believe everything you hear. Be yourself and choose a path that is right for you, be strong and don’t let anyone push you down a path you don’t want to travel.

      Blessings,
      Aldora

  32. Ashley kobilis says:

    Do you choose to be a witch/Wiccan or are you born with it? And if so how would you know if you are one?

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Ashley, think of it like a religion…you can be raised into believing in it, or adapt it into your life later on. Only you can choose who and what you want to be. If you can relate to most things Wiccan, then you most likely have at least a connection.

      Blessings, Aldora

  33. Ashley kobilis says:

    Hi again. I was wondering if you believed in anything else other than witch magic like shapeshifters or any other type of things like vampires or fallen stuff like that’s? And what do you know else exists ?

    • Aldora says:

      No, I don’t believe in those things…

      • amber says:

        Hello, I am 15 and just starting out. I was wondering if you could help me. I want to become a witch, but I also have a strong belief in God. And my family is also very Pentecostal, so I don’t know about telling them. And I also was wondering what tips you might have for beginners like myself. I could just use some advice because I’m at a loss of what to do or how to start.

        • Aldora says:

          Can you be a Christian witch? Well, maybe, but that’s a matter for you to decide for yourself. Again, the witches probably don’t care what you do, but your pastor may be less than thrilled. Do lots of reading before making any decisions or before you come out to anyone. I would suggest that you may want to look into some of the writings of Christian mystics, or perhaps the Gnostics, for some ideas on how to incorporate magical systems into the Christian framework. If you belong to a religion that does have injunctions against magic and witchcraft, and you are concerned about the state of your soul as a result of magical practices, you should speak to your pastor or minister about these issues. Ultimately, you are the only one who can determine whether a magical life is right for you or not.

          Good luck and blessings,
          Aldora

  34. Gail says:

    Hello! This is a lovely blog post, and I’ve recently discovered the ideas of paganism and witchcraft and I am enchanted. I’ve been doing research and found a few things on sea witches but not much. Do you know anything about sea witches specifically, and do you have any good book reccomendations for someone who is intrested? Thank you very much (:

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Gail, Sea Witches…ahhh, lovely topic! For Witch’s that feel a close connection to water…

      Quoted from the Seawitch.org.(a great site to learn from) “The Sea Witch tradition is associated with seafarers and beachcombers. Sea Witches focus on Moon lore, the tides, and practical weather magicks. The Sea Witch works with what is termed ‘grey magick’ to maintain a balance of light and dark. It is definitely not a path for everyone. In fact, most Sea Witches are solitary, as few others enjoy the isolation of a sun-bleached cottage on a wind-swept seacoast. Sea magick is magick involving the element of Water, usually performed at the seashore. If you do not live on the coast, this type of magick is quite flexible, so your local lake, river, pond, or bathtub will work in a pinch. Even placing a bowl of salt water on your altar, with the proper intentions, is sufficient for performing sea magick.
      What kinds of spells can one do with sea magick? Any type, but the materials used (spell components) will be sea-related. With a little reworking, a pinch of sea salt works in place of regular salt, and the types of seaweed and shells available constitute entire languages of their own.

      There are several types of magick that are usually associated with sea magick. Since most precipitation is water-related, weather magick is a form of sea magick. In earlier days, sea witches were expected to control the weather for seafarers so they could have a safe voyage. Moon magick is another type of sea magick, as the Moon controls the sea’s tides. Mirror magick is a little-practiced derivation of moon magick, and is also considered a form of sea magick.”

      Blessings on your Journey,
      Aldora

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