Types of Witches

I’VE REVISED THIS SECTION BECAUSE. QUITE FRANKLY I’M SICK OF ALL THE WHINING EMAILS OF PEOPLE UPSET THAT I’M BEING HYPOCRITICAL TO THEIR DEVIL WORSHIPPING WAYS BY NOT INCLUDING OR RECOGNIZING THEM ON MY SITE. TO THAT I SAY….TOO BAD! 

There are many belief systems – I haven’t touched on all of them, but those I felt important to know are listed below. Knowing how to properly identify who you are and what you will become is important to what path in life you will choose or follow.

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.

“Magic is magic, be it used to help or hinder. What you use it for will determine what kind of person you really are.”

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. Being solitary or a member of a coven. 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 – Black magic (which some mistakenly take as Witchcraft) has traditionally referred to the use of supernatural powers or magic for evil and selfish purposes. Modern Wicca and Witchcraft practitioners have sought to distance themselves from those intent on practising with the dark arts. Voodoo has its own distinct history and traditions that have little to do with the traditions of modern witchcraft. Their penchant for magic associated with curses, poisons and zombies means they, and Voodoo in general, are regularly associated with black magic in particular.

Maleficium (Sorcery):  is a Latin term meaning “wrongdoing” or “mischief”, and is used to describe malevolent, dangerous, or harmful magic, “evildoing,” or “malevolent sorcery.” In general, the term applies to any magical act intended to cause harm or death to people or property. Maleficium can involve the act of poisoning or drugging someone, and is often used in dark arts (black magic) and Necromancy (a form of magic involving communication with the deceased).

Pagan/Neo-Pagan/Paganism:   General term for followers of Wicca and polytheistic Earth-based religions.  The term “neopagan” provides a means of distinguishing between historical pagans of ancient cultures and the adherents of modern religious movements. These religions include syncretic or eclectic approaches like Wicca, Neo-Druidism, and Neoshamanism at one end of the spectrum. Also used to refer to pre-Christian religious and Spiritual belief systems. “Neopagan” is often deemed offensive and not used by many contemporary Pagans, who claim that the inclusion of the term “neo” disconnects them from their ancient polytheistic ancestors. Beliefs and practices vary widely among different Pagan groups; however, there are a series of core principles common to most, if not all, forms of modern paganism. Polytheism – One of the most important principles of the Pagan movement, the belief in and veneration of multiple gods and/or goddesses. Animism & Pantheism – is the holistic concept of a universe that is interconnected.  In both beliefs divinity and the material and/or spiritual universe are one. For Pagans, Pantheism means that “divinity is inseparable from nature and that deity is immanent in nature.” Animism it can refer to a belief that everything in the universe is imbued with a life force or spiritual energy. In contrast, some contemporary Pagans believe that there are specific spirits that inhabit various features in the natural world, and that these can be actively communicated with – some which use animal spirits as a spiritual guide. Such views have also led many pagans to revere the planet Earth as Mother Earth, who is often referred to as Gaia after the ancient Greek goddess of the Earth.

Shamanism: A Shaman is an intermediary between this world and the spirit world. Shamans believe that unseen spirits permeate the world around us, act upon us, and govern our fates. They act on behalf of the community conducting ceremonial rituals, healing the people, and helping to guide others on the shamanic path. A shaman’s life belongs to the village and it is their responsibility to ensure the wellbeing of the family, the community and all of creation. Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition and moreover, a way of life. It is a way to connect with nature and all of creation. Their practices tap into the power Mother Earth has to offer and the ancient indigenous teachings are derived from  the simplistic truths of nature. Their goal being to create internal and external harmony with all creation.  In remote locations where tribal culture is still the way of life, shamans continue to hold the positions of counselor, healer, spiritual guide. Shamanism is the path of immediate and direct personal contact with Spirit, deeply intuitive, and not subject to definition, censorship, or judgement by others.  It does not have attached dogma and hierarchies etc. of modern day organized religion. All shamans must undergo an intense apprenticeship, learning the timeworn practices of their vocation.

 

 

Traditional Witch

Traditional Witch – The witches who take the journey of traditional witchcraft, are interested in the old ways (pre-Christian), and are followers of history and the arts, building a foundation for their craft. Usually the craft is passed down generation after generation within family units. These witches are less inclined to participate in the worship of Goddess or Gods, preferring to work predominantly with the Spirit world and will often call on their ancestors or land spirits for strength. They work with moon cycles, planetary symbols and cycles, rune symbols, herbs and their chemical uses, the land and ancestors are very important to a Traditional witch. Traditional witches are drawn towards both the dark and the light, performing banishing and repelling spells. They do not to follow the threefold law or the Wiccan Rede, (just to be clear traditional witchcraft is not Wicca) but careful consideration and responsibility is taken when performing any magic whether it’s healing, hex, curse or banishing spells. They perform Shamanic journeying by inducing trance that involves drumming, rattling, heavy dancing, rocking, entheogens, meditation, flying ointments, and more. Hedge-riding is a practice that involves travelling to the spirit world through the use of trance work and other various techniques to alter the conscious mind (including entheogens, which are herbs and other substances used to induce trance) which allows the spirit to leave the body. Animism is a part of Traditional Witchcraft because they believe everything on this earth has a spirit or soul. They believe in an Upper World, Middle World and Under World. Under – those who’ve died, awaiting reincarnation or choosing not to pass on or can’t ascend. Middle – the here and now. Upper – spirits/souls who have ascended and no longer need a body as they can survive without the recharging of the spirit/soul that life is, or were never bond to a physical form/body to begin with.     

Kitchen Witch: (aka – Cottage Witch & Hearth Witch)Kitchen Witch This Witch carries practical sides of the Wiccan / Pagan religion, magic, 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, respected highly and once they are past their 40’s tend to take on a “Wise Woman” role as they have an abundance of knowledge and are admired for it. They work with plants, stones, flowers, trees, the elemental people, the gnomes and the fairies. But above all performs her magic in the Kitchen and has Goddess given talents for food crafting.  Potions, herbal remedies, and natural instincts for over protection of hearth and home. Most often they make the best mates as they are very crafty in love and relationships – and it is said one who is a friend of a Kitchen Witch has many perks.

Green witchGreen 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.

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Hedge Witch
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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.jpegEclectic Witch
An individual approach that 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. Many Eclectic Witches refer to themselves as Solitary Practioners, Sorcerors, Hedge Witches, Green, White, and Grey Witches. Some consider themselves Wicca, as long as the Rede is adhered to, the Earth and the Universe revered. One main complaint made against the Eclectic Witch is that they are not true Wiccans because they build a taylor-made religion or tradition for themselves from the ground up rather than following an established or correct form of Wicca. Their minds remain open and are receptive to knowledge, ideas, beliefs and methods that others practice. They adapt well to different situations and create their own paths by what they believe to be true and right at that time in their life (simply put – they don’t follow rules). They like to explore and make their own mistakes and take from experiences in turn creating their own rules and traditions. It’s why you can bring 2 Eclectic Witches into a room yet they are totally different in the way they practise, live, and believe as they are all different in some way.

mother & daughterHereditary Witchcraft : The term hereditary witchcraft, is given to the witch who has inherited the magic gifts through genealogy. (Keep in mind just because your Grandparents or Parents were/are witches does not necessarily mean you are too. Sometimes this can skip generations.) These witches are born, usually to a magical family and begin their journey very early in their life, using the gifts handed down through the generations. Born into a tradition of esoteric origin (the conviction that nature is a living entity owing to a divine presence or life-force). These traditions are often not recorded, except in Grimoires which are also passed down but very highly protected, but rely primarily on oral and physical tradition. Each family has it’s own unique traditions. Most will stick together as family units rather than covens.

gemstone wandSea Witch: (water witch) As the name implies, sea witches are believed to be able to control many aspects of nature relating to water, most commonly an ocean or sea. They specialize in water based magic and worship Sea Gods & Goddesses. However, in more modern times, sea witches can also practice witchcraft on or near any source of water: lakes, rivers, bathtubs, or even simply a bowl of salt water. Sea witches use witchcraft related to the moon, tides, and the weather, and are believed to have complete control over the seas. In some folklore, sea witches are described as phantoms or ghosts who have the power to control the fates of ships their passengers. Sea witches often improvise on what they have, rather than making purchases from a store or from another person. Common tools include clam, scallop, or oyster shells in place of bowls or cauldrons. They are beachcombers and collect items including seaweed, fishing net, shells, sea grass, driftwood, pieces of sea glass, and even sand. Driftwood was used as walking sticks and charged as wands. Sea Witch works with what is termed ‘grey magic’ to maintain a balance of light and dark – most are solitary.

There are still many more types of witches – these are the most common. In the last decade more people practicing have branched out as individuals and found certain strengths and attractions to become a force all their own. Go with how you as an individual feel, as you never have to “fit” into a category – these are just here to help you if you don’t quite know what type you are yet. You just may have a connection to one. Good luck on your Journey 😉 Aldora

203 Responses to Types of Witches

  1. Robert Brooks says:

    Thanks! Very helpful ♥

    To help answer all your questions on this matter and many more – I have put them all into my new ebook! Good luck on all your Journeys, Aldora :) http://www.blurb.ca/ebooks/543408-grimoire-of-a-kitchen-witch

    • Carolyn says:

      Ok here goes….I’m really not sure what to think but I’m going to put what I think might be telling. I am a single mom and have been for over 12 years. I have come to times in my life when I didn’t know how I was going to feed my children or pay my bills and I would check the mail and a check would be there out of the blue from crazy places like the cable company once in the amount of over 300 dollars.
      I have dated a few gentlemen in these 12 years and of the 4 I seriously dated within a month or so they are completely crazy over me, like glazed eyes nuts over me a few have even commented that they feel bewitched by me.
      Animals naturally gravitate to me and it doesn’t matter who else is around they will be in my lap or at my side.
      So I truly wonder if these are just part of being a charasmatic person or is it something more.
      I can almost always tell you the next song coming on the radio or the commercial about to play before the last one finishes.
      I have very few friends but my list of children is astronomical, it seems when I meet people for the first time they almost always attach themselves to me with the exception of very few people.
      So my question is, does this fit anywhere and if so where?

      • Nikki says:

        I feel like you just described me. I’m not a single mom, but the rest of it is true to me, too. I feel very connected to the world and grew up believing I am a witch. I just started really reading into and really feel at home with it all.

  2. Kath says:

    My best friend and I have been friends since we were young children. We are both 24 now. She has always been a little different to anyone I have ever met. She always seems to “know” things, or sense things about people, and other people are drawn to her. She often tells me about very vivid and strange dreams she has. Her mother was the same, like her. But my friend is also different in other ways. Animals, mostly birds and dogs, seem drawn to her as well. She can feed birds by hand, and aggressive dogs seem to remain calm in her presence. She doesn’t like to talk about it, but I’ve often wondered if it is possible that she may have a gift that runs in the females of her family. If you have some spare time, I would so much be grateful for your thoughts. Thank you.

    • Brayan Vilanova says:

      I have the same felling as your friend I just call it a gift I neither like talking about my dreams or sense some times is really hard talking about and kmowing before it happens that’s how I found my way to wicca

      • Aldora says:

        Yes, Brayan…I find it to be the easiest way. Some people just aren’t ready to think outside the boxes in which they live 😉 Aldora

        • Calli says:

          Hi,
          I’m here seeking advise. My Grandmother practices the magical arts, everyone says she’s insane. I have had a way around people that allows me to influence their desisions ever since I was really young. My grandmother says I have a magical air. I’m scared please help.

    • Anna says:

      I think she is so lucky. I wish I had a gift.

      • Leigh says:

        Everyone has a spiritual gift, just not many often notice and evoke it. Try some form of witchcraft out if you are open to it and have researched enough and you will find yours.

  3. jewell widdley says:

    I loved this. im just trying to find myself a bit more. so very helpful.

  4. John B. says:

    I am interested in both Wicca, Witchcraft and Druidry (OBOD) and I would like to understand the differences between them more fully. I have met with people who call themselves witches and such, but some seemed to be cheap imitations of the real thing. Many that I have befriended on FB were in fact eclectic while some called themselves by various trads such as Celtic, Greek, Egyptian, British traditional etc. I have read some books by various authors, but I would like to start with a serious author and not someone who writes books for the sake of getting his/her name in the fluff websites like llewelin for example. People like Raven Grimasi and Star Ravenwolf are not taken seriously in Witch/Wiccan and Pagan circles. I am interested in kitchen/green and the sea witch variety that you have mentioned in the article above. Any advice would be much appreciated.

    • Aldora says:

      Hi John, genuine books are very hard to come by. I rather like finding genuine people on the internet or a chance meeting, I haven’t had luck with books myself. I practise a lot of green witchery so never have the need to search for it as I have always had my own writings, ways and recipes. I am not very familiar with the Sea Witch individuals but searching on the internet was the only way I could find much about them, as there are very few compared to any other forms of witchcraft. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help, Aldora.

      • Jodi says:

        Well is it possible for me to be a “green hedge kitchen witch”? Hahahaha. New to this. Just figuring out what I am and don’t really have a guide in this area. I feel that I am a little of all of those 3 things. And that its in my genetics, going way way back.

        • Aldora says:

          Yes Jodi, you can be many – you don’t have to form into one :)

          • Ellena Mackay says:

            Hello, I’m not too sure as to what type of witch I am, I love learning about and creating herbs, charms, oils, incense, spells, stones, healing magic and candles, but the ritual such as the dedication ritual and casting circles unnerves my boyfriend, he is fine with what I am interested in which I listed above and accepts that I believe in Wicca but rituals like that he doesn’t like because of the risks that rituals have such as having the possibility to backfire so really he is just looking out for me and I understand his concerns. I myself also find rituals involving the dead and fey to unnerve me as I am rather wary about them as they can be an unpredictable force, I also worship the gods and godess’ without using rituals by just loving them and praying in a less ritualistic way and leaving offerings in thanks, I don’t want to be considered an Eclectic Witch because of how they are viewed within the Wiccan community, but rituals have never seemed to appeal to me. I refer to myself as a solitary witch but I’m wondering if I am doing enough to warrant that title?

          • Aldora says:

            Ellen, I finally have the book that will help you! I didn’t want to recommend it until it was in an e-book form. This is my book, and it’s the best place to start on the right path to your Journey. Blessings, Aldora http://www.blurb.ca/ebooks/pba3d1e9eb729ca4456bc

      • Jesse says:

        I have found that scott cunningham books are helpful for basic knowledge and as a reference into it all. One has to be careful when trying to connect with individuals online because they may be frauds trying to do harm. However, Scott cunningham has very simply explained basics in wicca and you can make of it as you want. But hes knowledgeable about its background. Ive search many sites trying to find information and once ive read his books the sites i found differ only slightly. And to the author of this, i want to say thank you. It is simply wonderful to find someone who broke down each “branch”. I hope that helped anyone looking for reading material on the subject. (Im really picky about info. Once ive read it i search other places to match it.) Good luck to all those in their search.

  5. Matty says:

    So for the past year is when i started to take Wicca very seriously. I didn’t know what kind of witch I was. I was using plants, stones etc. i just read these now for the first time and i was surprised that BAM i fit perfectly into the kitchen witch. I have now found myself. : )

  6. Thank you very much. I always wondered if there was such a thing as a green witch since I love botany so much. If I weren’t already an artist, I would study this practice more. Perhaps in my retirement :)

    -A

  7. Taylor says:

    I would kind of consider myself a sort of Kitchen Witch but I don’t work with herbs very much because it is hard to get them in my situation. I work more with the elements. So I guess I consider myself an Elemental Witch.

  8. Rayven says:

    i have felt a connection to the idea of wicca sense i was little i just would like to know if there are more types of witches i assume but i feel a strong connection to kitchen witch and green witch there are i am very lost in this religion and i have many ideas and beliefs this really helped me but i am still looking for someone who is willing to help me if you interested in helping a in a sense lost witch could you please reply it would be very helpful

  9. Quazea says:

    I’m just now starting out, I’ve looked up some things and watched a couple videos. There were a lot of things that stood out to me, but I feel like so far in my research to finding myself I’m mostly connected to an Electic Witch.

  10. Quazea says:

    Eclectic!

  11. Elli says:

    Wow that is super awesome I didn’t know there were so many types of witches! I’m looking for herb mixtures that will heal people/animals and help animals feel more comfortable around me. Can you help?

    • Aldora says:

      Sorry Elli, I don’t know of any herbs safe to give animals that will make them feel more comfortable around you. Cats and catnip are the only ones I’m familiar with. Aldora

      • Shaman Flame says:

        Any herb from the mint family (which is the family Catnip comes from) can be used in the same way as Catnip. Different mint herbs work to varying degrees depending upon the breed….and it works on some dogs as well as cats.

    • herbalpower says:

      Herbs that are useful for calming animals are lavender and Kava Root, however Hypericum also has a relaxing aid for them as well. I would look for the oils to burn or the actual plants for the aroma naturally. I’ve been an animal healer long before I knew I was a witch.

  12. Alice says:

    I used to be interested in the craft, in 2012, I identified myself as a witch, and started practicing. Things got hectic in my life and I stopped practicing. Now, I went back to researching it and reading up a lot more, etc. and then I decided to tell my girlfriend about it. She proceeded to look it up and then stumbled upon some website saying witches worship the goddess and a horned god. It scared her so questioned me about it. I told her I didn’t believe in that, because I don’t yet and a horned god does sound quite scary to me too. She also associates witch with a negative connotation, like most do. A part of me wants to continue to research this and commit to this, but I don’t know how to explain everything to my girlfriend without freaking her out…or freaking anyone else out. Everyone I know thinks witchcraft is either evil, or just something that is only make-believe like the movies. Any advice?

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Alice, choosing the path of a Wiccan sometimes requires you to be solitary in the way that you can’t share things with family or friends as you would like. It’s your path, if you let others influence you then you will not become who you want to be. Other people have their own ideas and beliefs and you have to be strong in yours. If you are easily influenced by others then you will never discover who you truly are. It’s up to you, literally – no one else. Be strong, Aldora.

  13. Mila says:

    Hi there Aldora! Its so wonderful to meet someone who knows a bit about all of this because its all so confusing for me. I still dont know where i belong but maybe that just means I am an Eclectic witch or something. I love to worship water and the moon so i thought i might be closer to a sea witch but i dont really collect sea type items i just know that water is my element and the moon makes me wanna dance and sing to it and just stare for hours lol! I dont know where im supposed to be so maybe someone with your expertise can help me along to finding out just what sort of witch/ wicca/ druid or just a simple pagan, that I am.

    • Aldora says:

      HI Mila, it’s definitely a life long journey of self discovery. It may change as you get older (and wiser 😉 Most important advice is to stay positive and follow your heart and listen to your inner voice. You will grow into exactly what you were meant to, and you don’t have to ever fit into an exact category. Blessings, Aldora

    • Aldora says:

      HI Mila – I didn’t want to recommend it until it was in an e-book form. This is my book, and it’s the best place to start on the right path to your Journey. Blessings, Aldora http://www.blurb.ca/ebooks/pba3d1e9eb729ca4456bc

  14. Naomi says:

    I have grown up in Christianity but have recently been looking into wicca. I have played with my aura and meditated and it all feels perfect. Nothing like being forced to go to church. I am trying to find some answers before I jump right in. What gods or goddess are most common? What do most believe in? What are the big rules? How can I convert? How do I know if it’s right?

    Please and Thank you for your response,
    Naomi

  15. Nanette says:

    Hello,

    Very comprehensive list for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike! However as an eclectic Witch with a strong leaning in Voodoo/Hoodoo, I would like to specify that it isn’t all curses and zombies, that’s an unfortunate generalisation of our craft. I would love to enlighten more on the subject for whoever it interests but it would do justice to this particular branch of witchcraft to bear it’s rightful name and reputation.

  16. Jessica says:

    Thanks so much for this information. I have been feeling a pull towards becoming an Earth Witch or a Shaman for many years now. Having been raised in a traditionally strict christian household, you can imagine the difficulty. You’ve given me wonderful information and a solid place to start my education. Thank you – can’t wait to get started.

  17. Ken says:

    Hello there. I am entirely new to this. Well, even as a kid I already feel that I am connected to nature and to the ‘divine’ if I may call it. I was interested in practicing witchcraft when I was kid but it kinda had a time-off because I lack resources and better judgement. However, I think now is the right time that I should be pursuing this. I just have a simple question. I was told that I need to have an element representation? if I am starting to do witchcraft. Are you given the liberty to choose this? (earth, water, fire and earth) or does the element choose me? i hope you can answer this.

    • Aldora says:

      Only if you are creating an altar to invoke energies. In the terms of energy and metaphysical principles, how you feel connected to the energy around you helps you to join forces within nature and spirit, and create what you need or desire. In order for life to exist in any form, these four elements must exist. And there are only four elements in life: Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. Where the elements help establish your connection to the Divine Universe through spiritual energy; the Directions help you establish and balance the connection to the Divine Universe through physical energy. I think it’s important to carefully choose the items yourself and you must feel drawn to them when picking your elements. If you don’t, just wait for the right time. You shouldn’t rush into the decision and you can always change your tool or item if it doesn’t feel right. Blessings, Aldora.

  18. Jess says:

    I’ve always been fascinated by the occult and used to practice in a (eclectic) coven when I was younger. My mom secretly practiced, but I don’t know much of what. I still use tarot cards, have really vivid dreams and my empathic senses have been killing my stomach lately. I feel like its getting more out of control the older I get and don’t really know where to start without fearing it. Thanks for the break down here though!

    • Lora says:

      I had a similar problem! I am an empath as well and used to have incredibly vivid and powerful dreams that can be emotionally overwhelming. You should work on strengthening your wei qi (wei chi) or protective energy field. This will help protect you from the energy that others naturally project onto other people. I was lucky enough to find someone who does Reiki and Body Talk that could help me with this. Meditation and visualization can be very helpful too! I am still working on it but I have noticed a HUGE difference for the better! I hope this was helpful.

  19. Shivvany says:

    I’m stuck between the sea witch And the green witch,
    I feel drawn to the sea And ocean And everything, but i am also very interested in the green witchcraft..
    Can someone give me a little advice.. What should I do? Can I practice both?

    • Aldora says:

      Of course you can practise both – that’s the beauty of witchery. Never close off any potential you feel or see in yourself, embrace it and let your talents flow. Good luck, Aldora

  20. Katie says:

    Aldora,
    I have always felt very drawn to Wicca/witchcraft but I really just do not know where to start. Ive always felt pulled to green witchery and more so the spirit world but like I said I just dont know where to start. Where I am at there arent any covens that I know of to help with guidance or anything so I am pretty much lost. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! :)

    • Aldora says:

      Anybody can self study Katie, do your research and just go with your heart and what you are drawn to. You don’t have to fit into a category – just do what feels right. Good luck on your journey, Aldora.

  21. Laura says:

    Thank you for this. I feel I am Eclectic Green! 😀

  22. Teresa says:

    this is a very helpful site. but i have a question, i have been having dreams of controlling fire and it always comes out of my hands? what do you thinks that means and to add to it I inherited being a witch from my mom. Ever since my 18th birthday passed i have been having dreams of fire and controlling it. Plus i been able to move objects and present my energy more smoothly and expand it. If you can tell me what this means because i dont have anyone to tell me anymore?

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Teresa, perhaps it’s not the fire you are controlling but a representative of the element? Fire is yang/masculine in character, its direction is upward and its energy is expansive. In Chinese thought Fire is associated with the qualities of dynamism, strength and persistence; however, it is also connected to restlessness. The fire element provides, warmth, enthusiasm and creativity, however an excess of it can bring aggression, impatience and impulsive behavior. In the same way, fire provides heat and warmth, however an excess can also burn. Fire is the Element responsible for the passionate resonance when you are following your life’s calling. It is the joy and laughter associated with playfulness. Fire type people are charming, fun, mischievous, easily excitable, and change emotional states rapidly. They love change, bright colors and environments that stimulate.The negative emotion is hate, while its positive emotion is joy. So take from this what you will and good luck with your journey, Aldora 😉

  23. Antonia says:

    Thanks for this breakdown of various paths. I have often heard of them in my research but having this all in one article (& in layman’s terms) is very helpful. I have actively practiced on and off in my lifetime. As a child I was raised in a Christian family but seemingly practiced witchcraft without calling it that too. I was drawn to nature, herbs, and believing that plants and animals carried the divine within them. There are elements from several paths here that fit “me”. So it leads to a question – At first glance it would sound like hereditary witch is not a fit, but still I wonder if it may be. Is it possible that a person can be a hereditary witch without recognizing that they are, even believing it is a part of their outwardly stated religion (e.g., Christianity)? Meaning I have done genealogy research on my family. So not only do I know of recent ancestors (mother, grandmothers, and so on) who have some tie to nature (e.g., using herbs for healing) but have found examples in family members even further back of healers (e.g., one line is the Sweet Family Bonesetters). I guess my real question boils down to “can someone be a witch, with gifts associated with witches, but not realize they are one?”. Hope that makes sense.

    Thanks!
    Antonia

    • Aldora says:

      Oh yes Antonia – absolutely! Some may even deny that they share the exact same “gifts” if they are offended by the term “Wicca” or “Witchcraft”, “pagan”, “healer” – whatever name you choose other than their religious affiliation they are known for. If they had truly embraced their gift and had someone to guide them, my goodness could you imagine how much they would have grown? Good luck with your path, Aldora :)

  24. shand says:

    hi i have a question i have a freind who just become friends as our sons go to the same school she is kind of scaring me she has been saying to me that we sisters in the pass live and i had a deal with the dark side and that i have a blood deat to pay to karma she has been telling that i should move because of personal issus with my father-n-law and know she claims that she is haveing bad dreams about me that in her dreams i’m evil with red glowing eyes and with a pet with same eyes and today she claims she had a dream that i kidnapped her son and our friends son so they could a play date togeher and came my house to talk but could remember what it was when i asked it’s kind of really scarey i know that i would never do that not in wilds dreams and i believe you do good to others not bad please help to make me understand whats going on i feel so drained i am near her i don’t understand whats going on.
    Sorry i printed wrong name the is supposed to be sahdi

    • Aldora says:

      HI Sahdi, I would distance yourself from this person…the sooner the better. I don’t think she is wiccan/witch in any way – sounds more like Bipolar to me and she could be dangerous until she gets help. Especially that what she is saying is all negative and dark, it sounds very bad – especially talking about a blood debt. That in itself is a threat to you, take note of everything she has said and you may just have to ask someone in the medical industry for help about what to do with her before she hurts someone. Good luck, Aldora

  25. Shadow Atriedes says:

    Just a quick question, can one work with “grey magick” without being a Sea Witch? If so, where can one find reliable resource material?

    • Aldora says:

      A person can work any kind of magic to which they are so inclined. Where you find reliable materials for your interests is homework for you to do…I cannot help you find this particular material. Good luck, Aldora

  26. Shyanne says:

    Hi Aldora, I’m very new to this – and when I say new, I mean like 20 minutes ago new – but at the same time I’m not. My best friend and I used to think we were supposed to be Wicca or witches a few years back, but never fully understood it, and I still don’t. When reading this I automatically think that I am a eclectic and a sea witch, but I don’t fully grasp the whole idea of it. I know this is probably confusing and all and you’re probably going to refer me to another page, but I am very confused and would love for some more insite from you if you have the chance?
    ~Shyanne

    • Aldora says:

      I don’t really understand how I’m supposed to help you Shyanne. Wicca takes study and time and that’s all up to you. Most Wiccans take more years to study than it does to become a doctor. It’s a journey of self discovery, read all you can and keep an open mind. Good luck with your journey, Aldora :)

  27. Kayla says:

    Hello Mrs.Aldora, My name is Kayla. I’m 15 and I have always had an interest in witchcraft. Right now it’s kind of hard to explain to my family so I’ve decided to only tell my close friend. But the problem is my family is Christian and until a few months ago I used to be one as well. I honestly feel so disgusting sitting in church every Sunday. But I feel like it would be better for everyone if I just bare with it and keep my mouth shut. So to numb it down I’m an agnostic who wants to learn the ways of the witch. According to the descriptions above I fit into the eclectic category. If ANYBODY would like to help me (since I’m as new as they come haha) I would be overwhelming grateful.

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Kayla – you are not alone! 75% of my emails are Christians or raised Christian who don’t feel like they fit in and have an interest in Wicca/Witchcraft. It’s a very touchy subject! One that never has a good outcome at your age. I always advise to stay a “closet” witch until you are out on your own and can “come out” as you like. It’s hard to do but for the sake of keeping the peace while you are living at home – it’s what you may have to do. I have hundreds of requests to “mentor” pupils, but this is a journey of self discovery at this stage and I just recommend, read, read, read. You will pick out the things that interest you and things you like and this is what helps you become what you will be. Good luck with your journey, Aldora :)

      • Kayla says:

        Thx I will do my best. I actually feel better since I’m not alone hehe. Soooo reading huh I really love to read so that won’t be a problem, but it’s WHAT to read ya kno. I’m pretty good at separating the fluff and I close any sites that have anything to do with black magic but what are some books you recommend?

  28. Makayla lastra says:

    One the women’s side of my family including me . We mostly have very futuristic dreams, I am the only one that has this “gift” plus others like fire does not seem to burn me and I can control water. I also have noticed that my eyes will go brown to green flower patterns in seconds if I’m upset. Does any one know what type of witch I am??

    • Aldora says:

      Most all witches/wiccans have vivid prophetic dreams. What type of witch you are depends on your daily life routine, likes and dislikes, interests, hobbies and attractions. Only you will know where you fit into all of it. You may be several types, this is your journey. Blessings, Aldora

  29. Luna says:

    Good day mrs. Aldora, I’m a Christian/catholic but I’m drawn to Wicca etc.
    I was wondering if it is possible to be half or both? Even though I’m interested in Wicca I still believe in my religion, also if you start practicing (Wicca etc.) does it matter what age you are? (21,10,13 etc)
    Thankyou! I would really appreciate if you could answer my questions!

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Luna, You can be a mixture of whatever you want. Some of my relatives and friends are Christian Wiccans, and the age doesn’t matter – but study , read & research is a must. Good luck on your journey :)

  30. Kiesha says:

    Aldora, I would love more information or how I can find more information to the different types of witches. I have always had a knack for nature and animals but I feel that I want to learn more about my talents and expand my knowledge to see where I truly lie in the scheme of thing. Any information would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Keisha – my best advice is to find a Chapters book store, find a table, read and take notes. It’s a journey you must take to find out where you fit. Keep an open mind and enjoy the experience. It can take more than several decades to find a place, but you must remember to stay positive and enjoy the moments of self discovery. Good luck, Aldora

  31. Christopher Blackwell says:

    Traditional Witches do not cast circles and use rarely do any ceremony feel no need to sanctify or cleansed where they do magic. They never have athame use few tools of any kind. Needless say they have no Rede, no Rule of Three ad will do magic, positive or negative, as needed at any time of day or night. Witchcraft is not a religion but a craft.Witches were normally paid for their services. It was a occupation.

    • Aldora says:

      Well Christopher – being a traditional witch from a family line I can give my opinion on the matter (you however are free to believe anything you want). A Traditional Witch is either a lineaged practitioner from an established tradition or a follower of a family or village tradition. They both have their ceremonial traditions which usually include all of the casting, cleansing, and tools. Sorry to disappoint you. Some however may not use them but most certainly do. My observations to those that are “new” to the craft that don’t have any lineage to teach them usually search the internet and make up their own beliefs from what they find – and many are simply to lazy/careless to do all the work associated with the craft & they don’t really understand the reasoning behind it and simply “cut corners”. Traditions of being a “traditional witch” are very important to those that are – in ways that we cast/cleanse etc…It’s not appreciated that you are so eager to denounce our practice, heritage & customs. The only way that a witch is paid is for forms of Divination that some earn a small living from – tea reading, crystal ball, tarot cards etc. Very few witches use divination as an occupation as it’s very mentally and emotionally draining. It’s an earth based faith and some refer to it as their religion so others are not so eager to convert them or feel that they need to be “saved” as one being without a religion. So thank you for trying to tell me what I am and the generations of my family were as well. Have a nice day and try to stay positive – Aldora 😉

  32. Bailey says:

    Hey great website :) I was wondering what I am. I’m not quite sure. if anyone could help me that would be great. I use my magic to help people with different things (illnesses, family deaths, arguments,etc.) I also seem to have the ability to look into the future. I never use my magic to help myself in any way.

    • Bailey says:

      I am quite new to being a witch (1 week 2 days now).

    • Aldora says:

      It may take years, but be patient, grow and learn and enjoy the journey – there is no rush in finding who you are or where you fit. It’s all about your experiences in getting there…

  33. beth says:

    me and my friends ancestors have linked informations regarding our ancestors and the result was they were into some kind of magickal practice.
    we consider ourselves as eclectic and things were weird for the reason that we can only predict what is going to happen when we combine ideas from our dreams,the question now is it possible that two witches can share same ability and get answers?

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Beth – I believe anything is possible, the more time you spend with someone the more interconnected you become.

  34. Xavier Hauck says:

    Hey I want to become a sea witch but i don’t now where to begin and how to start doing it I was wondering if you could help me please.

  35. Alexandria says:

    First, I want to say bravo on your reply to Christopher. Reading his comment made my skin crawl. I consider myself Eclectic. As a child I took myself and my siblings to church because I wanted some spiritual connection. When I became older I started to study a more solitary path. I have been very fortunate to have a few friends to share knowledge with. I did have two questions though.

    Would it be possible to have some heritage when I do a lot mixing by instinct and it all makes sense when I look it up later?

    What are your thoughts on a sudden urge to completely deep clean and rearrange your kitchen (complete with taking apart the top range of the stove) ? Thanks and many blessings

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Alexandria – thanks for the comments. Creative people often do spur of the moment rearranging of rooms, and deep cleaning. Many people have a wiccan/pagan connection through their heritage and it becomes a lost trait until an ancestor picks up on it again. Enjoy the journey, blessings – Aldora :)

  36. David says:

    Good Morning Aldora,
    I have never commented on any articles or websites till now. You are incredibly gifted and knowledgeable in your field. Just reading your website (and the comments listed) has given me a few more of the puzzle pieces I need for my journey. After the passing of my sister who was Wiccan and head of a small Covern for over 13 years, I became interested in her beliefs (which she did not openly talk about). As other people mentioned in the comments section, I began to see similarities and “gifts” that coincided with certain spiritual types.
    I would like to submit a suggestion to those still researching Paganism, Wicca, and other Earth based spiritual religions. Go way back. Look for the oldest books and articles on your particular interests. Then research the authors to see what influenced them. This will provide a foundation and history of what you believe and will help “weed” out the fame seekers.
    Thank you.

    David

    • Aldora says:

      I’m so sorry for your loss David, I bet she was an amazing person. You sound determined to reach out and find a part of your sister that you didn’t know. I hope you find solace in your journey to discover the Wiccan she was, and who knows you just may find out a little more about yourself. These gifts do run deep within families even if you are not aware of them. Thank you for your great suggestions – I will post your comment on my front page feed as I feel it’s important to get your words read by others.

      Whatever path you choose in life, make sure you enjoy the journey. Blessings, Aldora.

  37. Chancie Haigler says:

    Thank you so much this has helped me so much! Growing up my brother and I practiced certain traits of Shamanism since there were many spirits in our area. But we never had set beliefs. I am the first ‘witch’ in my family and I have been trying to figure out exactly what I should be looking for to best fit me. Thanks to this I’ll be able to look more specifically for what I need. Thank you again!

  38. Rhegan says:

    My name is Rhegan I’m 13 years old and I believe I’m more than one of the types of witches I think I’m 3 types I’m really in touch with nature and earth.is that possible? I don’t have any family members that were witches and if they are I don’t know or they don’t know. Recently I have become more and more drawn to witchcraft and I am practicing meditation to Focus on learning to use my powers witch I have not yet learned to use. Do you know how to help me with that? I think I’m making progress because right now I’m practicing telekinesis and when I Focus really hard my fringes start to tingle and it moves up my body. Can you please tell me the types of powers that a sea witch, green witch and the hedge witch possess? Thanks a bunch I would love it if could answer all my questions I’m really curious

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Rhegan – Yes you can be more than one type, and at your age you may change and follow other paths. You need to read and research as much as you can on your own, I cannot help you with that. I don’t posses the traits of all the witches you have asked about and would feel you could do your own research as well as I could. It’s all about the journey, so take your time and enjoy it. Blessings, Aldora :)

  39. Ines says:

    Since I was a very small child I have been effected most nights by lucid dreaming which is so vivid I wake up and see strangers or friends/ family in my room when I try to communicate with them they don’t answer so I turn a light on and realise I’ve been talking to myself! I also sometimes feel energies of the dead relatives of my own or my close friends. I have just recently begun my journey into Wicca as I have got older I am connecting my own spirituality and that of pagan/ Wiccan beliefs… I am inherently an animist and have always felt the power from crystals and gemstones and use candels in times of struggle. I want to learn more about Wicca & pagan so I can know which direction is the right one for me and will be the most fulfilling and channel my energy correctly and give something back to the world. What path or paths into Wicca do you think I should look into?
    Many thanks

  40. Nohearth says:

    Hmmmm did you forget about Necromancer. Or satanic witches… Come now

    • Aldora says:

      NOhearth – obviously you did not read the full chapter on this subject…go back to the page and start at the top 😉

  41. shae bowman says:

    Hello, I’ve been doing a lot of research about witchcraft and the different types. I’m interested in Wicca and practise as an Eclectic witch , only because I practice almost all the types of Wicca listed above . Is it possible to become a witch after practicing for a couple years or is it something your born as?
    I’d really appreciate your input.

  42. Emily says:

    Dear Aldora,

    I have really enjoyed exploring your website this evening. I am a fellow witch and chicken lover in Louisiana. I developed my craft by exploring nature, being open minded, gardening, riding horses, searching and caring for creatures, believing in fairies and trying to spread the greatest amount of joy each day. My altar faces South, as I adore fire and change, especially metamorphosis. I have a degree in Entomology, I love butterflies and keep tarantulas as pets, and have many insects as Animal Totems. My mother and her identical twin, as well as my Cherokee Indian grandmother have been valuable guides in my journey. I am constantly reading online or from books, the tales of others that practice a craft, as knowledge is power. Life gives us burdens, but also, the materials to maintain the strength to overcome it. I use stones, insect parts, herbs, flowers, candles, shiny things, things I’m drawn to, pretty pictures, poems, memes, etc to draw power and find clarity in what I seek. Tonight I found myself here, and I would like to thank you for putting out the energy to educate and enlighten others to their ability to control the energies and emotions around them. It has been a beautiful life for me. I am happy for you and all the commentors that sought you out here.

  43. Samantha says:

    Hi , I know you get hundreds of these but I’m really in need of some guidance . I’ve never really been religious before I’ve always believed in something but never knew quite what . I’m 20 and ever since I can remember I’ve had a strong connection towards witches and magic and spells. When I was very young I remember casting spells in my room which I had found in books . ( never evil ) I’ve always felt so strongly about it all but never researched it . Last few days I’ve researched like crazy and watched videos and videos . I am absolutely amazed by the moon . I want to take it further , I’m really unsure what witch I am or would come under . Please any help at all would be so appreciated or advice on what to do next x

  44. Annie says:

    Hi Aldora,

    I’ve always been interested in healing and herbs, but I’ve always been afraid of doing this. Recently I find myself feeling the need to learn about using different things for healing and as a form of protection. Ever since I was very young I would see dark shadows and feel negative presences, I tried not to do anything hoping this would go away. I recently moved and a few weeks after moving in I have had dreams of dark spirits that I have to fight off. These spirits make me uncomfortable in my own home at night, and they are draining my energy. I have always seen or dreamt something like this to some degree, I don’t want to keep ignoring it because I feel like it will always follow me wherever I go. I want to learn not to harm, but simply to protect my home and my family from any negative people or spirits. Can you provide me with any suggestions or advice on how to do this and where I should look to learn about healing and protection using positive energies? Thank you so much for reading this, any help will be deeply appreciated:)

  45. Foxtail Breeze says:

    Hi Adora.
    You’re page is helpful for me. Thank you! I think of myself as an Air Witch, but there is more. I have done research and found out that I have a gift called “Psychometry” which is basically the gift of being a Seer and channeling that gift through physical contact. Do you think that has anything to do with my being a witch? I’m now 26 and have been a practicing witch since I was 14. However, my gift has been active since as far back as I can remember. What do you think this means, Aldora? Any thoughts or advice you may have would be greatly appreciated! ~Foxtail

  46. Courtney says:

    I have always been interested and open minded to other religions and cultures. Recently I read a book that really heightened my interest in Wicca more than normal. I have always had vivid dreams, a good amount of them come true with minor details changed. I have never been scared of animals, aggressive or not and babies always are drawn to me, no matter how much I claim not to like them (I love them).The pursuit of knowledge drives my ambition. It has even lead me to pursing a PhD in biology. I’ve always contributed these things to my astrological sign (Capricorn), but after reading about Wicca I am starting to think these attributes can be contributed to something else. Is there anything that you could suggest to help me understand more?

  47. Hero says:

    Hello Aldora
    I have almost none knowledge in wicca, is it possible for a man be an eclectic “witch”?

  48. chris says:

    i find this really helpful im more of a Eclectic Witch than anythin i help others and iwill def share this page thank you fer sharin this seriously its well defined 😀

  49. Mysty Wytch says:

    You have confirmed what my Grandma said….”Lil’ Girl, you be a “Kitchen Witch”….I love that ole crone…..she taught me a lot of what I know….She was the beginning of my journey…
    Thank you,,,,
    your friend in life,
    Mysty >^,^<

  50. Natasha says:

    Hi, Im just wondering if i would be a hereditary witch or not. See My dad comes from a line of wise men from the original amaricans but he is a non beleaver and my mother was a praticing witch when i was younger but shund me for what i could do. I cant help it but i see things and she never ecepted that. She gave up but I know I didnt get these gifts from ither of them. By the way yes my mom is adopted. My nana knew my moms mom and told me she took her away becaus she was “Not Right” as she said . She is a huge mega christan and so I suspect that is why but Im not really sure. May some one pleas help me. I want to learn but I have no one but the internet to learn from.

  51. Jazzmen Fox says:

    I have inherited magic and I have learned others from experience. I attract many gifted people and always feel at home when I’m around wiccans. Still, I was not sure where I belonged. Now I understand I am eclectic. This site was very helpful! I was curiouse what you might know about electric people? Because this is a gift I have always had but I have just discovered there are others. Do you consider this a type of witch? Do you have any tips on controlling it? I appreciate hour help and thank you

  52. Mystique says:

    Hi Aldora,

    I have vivid dreams. In these dreams, I travel to other worlds and learn about their history, but I also find trouble. There have been a few times that I have come across hunters in the worlds I have visited and a Darkness that has been unleashed again. I have a multitude of powers in these dreams and they include: telekinesis, elemental manipulation, and magick. Whenever I visit these worlds after a span of time, time has also passed there. I’ve been told that I am a planeswalker and can actually visit places in other time periods. I would like to know a lot more, because I have a brother in these dreams, but do not have any siblings in real life. I was always teased about my “strange” and vivid dreams in school. I also dream with vampires and werewolves, and my best friend in a world I visit quite frequently is a powerful witch/seerer. I was wondering if these dreams are actually me going to a different world or if I just have a really active imagination, because I seem to lack telekinesis in real life and fire doesn’t spew from my hands. Hunters also scare me due to a bad experience which lead me to be marked by a werewolf prince. It’s also really difficult to find texts on sleep world traveling, and I would love to learn a lot more than what I already know from my dreams. Thanks so much for your help.

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Mystique – Your dreams do sound very vivid. I am not able to interpret them for you however, they are quite elaborate and you may need to seek out a specialist in that field. Blessings, Aldora

  53. Emily says:

    I’ve had a gift all my life of sensing things about ppl. I understand nature an have a spiritual connection with animals. I’m also of Cherokee and Comanche heritage. My mom passed 4 yrs ago an my senses heightened. She’s now an owl! My husband was in an accident, my mother owl led me to him where he just died an breathed life back into him. Sense then, my senses are 1000. My premonition’s are very detailed, my dreams are real. I have overwhelming feelings followed by premonition’s. The other night, another person made a threat towards my family. I felt a knot come up the back of my neck, then my vision went blurry, my head got hot an I felt a wave go thru me. Like when the Dr puts strong meds in ur IV. It was black dark outside an when I opened my eyes it was like I had night vision. I seen everything. I could hear the rain drops, the water going thru the tread of car tires an sirens. I kept hearing sirens. My voice changed. But then, instead of premonition’s, I could directly see this person an what they were doing an feeling. I would say she unlocked a personality with stronger powers than me. I’ve always been different an that’s what ppl love about me..I’m unique. But this person has been harassing me almost a yr an out court system doesn’t protect the innocent. I’ve never practiced witchcraft, just heightened an learned my senses. This personality peaked with overwhelming powers. This is the first time I’ve looked up the possibility of being a witch. I died at 2 yrs old an my mom told me I was never the same..I had a gift! Any advise to help me figure out which way to handle all of this?

    • Aldora says:

      HI Emily, it sounds like you do need help to control your feelings towards the ones that are making it hard for you to get on with your life. Do remember that if you practise witchcraft you must take a vow and follow our crede to harm none. For whatever you project in life will come back to you threefold. So if you have put out negative energies towards others, or wished harm upon someone else – it will affect you personally. This may be what is happening to you now. You may have projected it and not realize it. You must learn to control it, and change your life into positive emotion. I have an entire chapter on this in my new book http://www.amazon.com/Grimoire-Kitchen-Witch-Solitary-Witchery-ebook/dp/B014MS9T16 it’s available in ebook. It will help you control your emotions and guide you through this process. Good luck on your journey, Aldora.

  54. Nancy says:

    Hi Aldora! I am happy I came across your site, it is wonderful! I am much more a balanced person as I have always seen dualistically, but yet eclectic! Sooo, I decided for myself as The Grey Eclectic!! Sort of feels like the all in one type thing!! I have felt the “witch” inside always and things tend to happen to those who hurt me, which I find hard to deal with!! Now I say ” no harm to them but that of what I feel” I dont feel the need to follow anyone in particular but just learning from everything!!! This is a whole new area, sort of, I have always known but kept it hidden, now I decided to stop hiding and just be me, which feels awesome as I had a hard time trying to be “normal” when I much prefer solataire lifestyle, just my family and I, its nice to have company and get invites but for me, I tend to pick up on others thoughts and feelings and its not easy!!! Soooo, I have to learn to not do that!! Worst thing is, I dont try to, it just happens, so I basically hermatize myself, which is good as I do learn alot!! Thank you again for the blessing of this page.

  55. Isabel says:

    This has been really helpful! I didn’t really understand the variants of witchcraft before, and after a bit of research, have found that I am a natural witch and what direction I think I am leaning towards (somewhere around being a traditional or eclectic witch, not sure and need to do some exploring and experimentation. Does the type of witch you are make itself clear? Any and all advice would be absolutely lovely!). Thankyou so much!

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Isabel – glad you have some clarification. However you may find you can be several and you may also change over time as you grow. You may start out as a green witch and study herbology and gardening – making tinctures and healing teas. Later in life you may alter to a kitchen witch using all the green witchery in the kitchen and creating love through your food and entertaining. It’s ok to take from each the categories are just there to help some find their path. Never conform yourself to just one – always be yourself and be all you can be. Good luck on your journey, Aldora.

  56. Awakened says:

    The basics of many are encompassed in your easy to follow writings. I have a deep appreciation for this. I understand there is not much in the way of answers you can give. What I will say is that my spirit has much gratitude and love toward most all living beings. With this comes a sense of cruel humor because I am somewhat nieve, in a spiritual sense. Different gifts have come and gone throughout my life, only to pop up/out when least expected. I cannot control any besides the energy I pass on to others. I also have gained control of harnessing energies from plants, with their blessings of course, for healing. My issue is others jumping onto me. I am not sure how to stop this. I am not a spell person, more an energy person. With that being said, is it best to continue using energy for protection? I have a few plant spirits surrounding my home and keeping my company. The ones I fear have hell hounds with them. Strong they are and many will not help.
    Suggestions…
    With gratitude,
    Awakened

    • Aldora says:

      Awakened,

      You have a gentle spirit. You have a great energy. You will always attract the type of people that want to cling to that energy and make it their own. It’s like a drug for some people that don’t know how to create it themselves. Sadly, if we keep letting this happen these types of people will drain us and we will not function like we should. You have to look out for yourself first before you can help any others – if that’s what you wish to do. I would advise you to recognize when you are being drained by someone for these purposes and the only thing you can do is create distance between yourself and them. Keep being you, Aldora :)

    • Be says:

      Dear Awakened,
      I love Aldora’s response and wanted to add to it, with honor and humility, of course.
      One thing that helps me keep others from jumping in and hounding me down is keeping a strong daily practice. I do Kundalini yoga, a bit of Qi Gong and meditate on my field and my higher self. I am an Eclectic Hedge Witch, so I like to use all kinds of different ways I pick up along my path. And, like Aldora said, stay away from those who drain your energy.
      Love,
      Be

  57. Baylee says:

    Hello, I’m 13 and I feel that I am a solitary green witch. How old were you when you first started? My mom doesn’t believe in it and a lot of my other family doesn’t either. So I have no one. If you could, can you email me so we can talk more about it?

  58. Sofia says:

    Hi im a kitchen witch too! :)

  59. Sage Raindancer says:

    Absolutely wonderful article, it really helped me out. I have always been connected to herbs and the forest. The Earth herself calls to me on an extremely deep level, I even work exclusively with Mother Earth. From this Article I’ve discovered I’m a Green/Kitchen Witch. It’s helped me profoundly. Thank you very much! Many bright and beautiful blessings! :) )O(

  60. Parker says:

    Are there any requirements to become a witch?

  61. jaydee says:

    this article is very helpful! my mom does not say that she is a witch but she states that her and her mother have psychic powers. i have experienced some events in my life that proved that i have inherited a few also. how would i know where i fit in for a certain type of witch? my mother has never told me much of traditions that we would have.

  62. Dorothy says:

    Hey, im 14 years old and have a strong feeling that im water witch. My whole family are christians, and i am the onky one who isnt. My grandma is an electic witch and i have always been strongly interested in it. We dont keep in touch with my grandma so i feel alone in something i want to make a lifestyle out of. I have a lot of questions on this and i would appreciate it if you got a hold of me 😊. Thanks so much!!

  63. Very informative. It will be a great place for my students to research about the types of witches out there. Thank you and I think they will enjoy it. Nice job! ~Moonstar

  64. Toni says:

    Hey Aldora,

    My name is Toni and I’m 17. I know wicca is for me but im just getting started and I’m trying to figure out my gifts along with my purpose. I know it will be quite a journey but I have no clue how to start. How do I find myself through my wicca? Where might I find a mentor? And how do I tell my Christian friends I do not wish to fallow it anymore?

    Thank you for your time and guidance.

    P.S. If you don’t mind me asking what witch/wiccan are you and how has it helped you?

  65. Jamie Lammin says:

    i like practise magic is fun Blessed be.

  66. Astiar says:

    I have read many of the comments and an glad to hear so many others having gifts somewhat similar to my own. While if I try I can have some influence over others my true ability lays in healing. I have instinctively know how to cure and heal sick animals since I was a young child. My grandmother had several cats she would feed and when the kittens became ill or their eyes matted I would use wildcraft to make cures, even though I didn’t know what it was called at the time.
    If I had to put a label on myself I would say I am a Green or Kitchen witch.

  67. madison worstell says:

    My friends have told me I am very powerful in terms of energy. One told me she could sense my power from her home in Oklahoma while I was away in Missouri. My current boyfriend can sense presences and tells me he sensed mine too. It appears to be healing in nature. But I want to what power this actually is. Can someone tell me please?

  68. Chris says:

    Wow. Thank you Aldora. This post was awesome. I have been a solitary for about a year and a half now and one thing about Wicca is that you are constantly learning new things. This post really helps a lot. Wicca truly is a journey not a destination.

  69. Traditional Witch says:

    On Traditional Witches….you said “In rare instances, some traditional witches are drawn towards the black/dark arts, and work with banishing and repelling spells,….”

    Traditional Witches do not treat witchcraft practices as color codes, therefore do not label one thing white, or another thing black. Also, there is nothing at all “rare” about a Traditional witch doing a banishing, repelling, or even a hex or a curse if they feel something is warranted. In fact Traditional initiated Line-aged Wicca’s (not the eclectic variety hived from original wicca )also will work these forms of craft as well.

    “but still understand that what they cast out will come back to them – therefore more often than not they prefer to spellcast in positive light.”

    Nope! Traditional witches do not believe in this, nor follow any portion of Wicca’s rede, which includes “harm none” which the meaning is widely debated even among the eclectic wicca ranks, nor “three fold” which the eclectic groups have deviated so much from what the actual meaning of this was intended to be, that it hardly resembles what it was originally about. Traditional witches do not believe in or follow any “law of return” that others do. In fact, this is one of the most noticeable differences between Traditional Witches and Wiccans, or others that borrow from Wicca. They do however, believe in personal responsibility, owning what you do, and being able to handle any consequences or results of any spell, which is why they tend to judge carefully and choose wisely. This means that typically if they were to perform a curse, there is excellent reasons and careful consideration behind it.

    With that said,it would be very beneficial for you to do more research, or actually mingle more with some of these types of witches you are acting say a spokes person for, before speaking about what they believe or think; at least for the sake of accuracy. You should join here http://www.traditionalwitch.net/forums/ and paste your statement about Traditional Witches, and see what other Traditional witches have to say about your defining of them.

    • Aldora says:

      Copied and pasted from the site you just told me to “join” to educate myself…There are not many sites purely dedicated to Traditional Witchcraft as Wiccan sites have really taken over the internet. Although Wicca and Traditional Witchcraft are a similar path, they are actually entirely different in the way of working and beliefs, hence this is NOT a Wiccan site. Unfortunately, on many Wiccan sites a Traditional’s point of view tends to create an odd atmosphere and we end up feeling like outcasts.

      All Traditionalists who work open mindedly and can embrace the dark as well as the light are welcome here! This site is intended to be a portal for information and interactivity with other Traditional Witches and other Traditional Crafts. You can have your say and post here as much as you like without fearing your beliefs will cause any biased comebacks by others on an alternative path.

      Most of the main articles and information will be based on our own thoughts and beliefs and what works for us but you are more than welcome to submit your own articles too. Please note that some of the Festival and Ritual information gathered in the main menu are not followed by all Traditional Witches but they have been provided as an information or reference resource.

      In our experience we have found that many Traditional Witches’ beliefs and ways of working can vary considerably, so we ask that you do respect ours and others personal opinions and views, as you too are more than welcome to also share your own Traditional beliefs and ways of doing things

      So with that said – there ARE other Traditional Witches that do just that – work with the dark & light (black & white) for those who understand it so. We all work with positive and negative energies – that’s what magic is all about. So from my 30 years experience of many varieties of Witchcraft and Wicca I thank you for your opinion and as individuals we all have our specific beliefs from our actual own experiences. Thank you for sharing yours. Blessed Be, Aldora

      • Traditional Witch says:

        And thank you for all that you do to provide info for others interested in seeking witchcraft! I have found that you provide a wealth of knowledge and assistance for those interested and seeking. I just wanted to take the time to commend you on your hard work here, and that is why I felt that you might have wanted to revise that part a bit, because I see you as a sincere and interested in accuracy and helping others out a great deal in trying to understand the types of witches and practices. Keep up the great work you have done! :)

  70. Traditional Witch says:

    Noticing what you said to “Christopher Blackwell” I will also include that not only is my Tradition passed within my family, of whom I was taught and trained from, but I also network with hundreds of other Traditional witches, many of which are 40 or more years into their practice. I myself am into my 30th year. I figured it would be helpful to include this, to prevent any kind of the assumptions that you had made about Christopher.

  71. Raven says:

    Well this was most helpful: I discovered I’m a little bit of all of them. I was born this way, it’s not a path I’m choosing. I’ve just chosen to quit denying what I was born to be. I’m getting too old to play games with people anymore. I’ve always had a gift of healing, but I use crystals and herbs as well. I’m a spirit walker, I have visions of the future and memories of times I’ve never lived and places I’ve never been. The ocean has always been my home and nothing refreshes me more than the sea. There’s several other aspects to my nature, but no need to make people nervous. I guess I just am what I am, no matter what you want to call it. Thank you!

  72. Jessica says:

    Eclectic witch here :) I found this very helpful! Thank you

  73. Nathan Ainslie says:

    I have this “gift”, for lack of a better term, that occasionally allows me to “see” a possible future in these dreams. I am not the first in my family to have this. Not only does my father have this ability but so do my two full sisters and my half sister. I’m a little concerned because they no longer show small events but very gruesome and detailed events. Some true and some not (at least not yet). My sisters have not experienced any of these yet but my father has. My father doesn’t believe in any of this so he is not of much help. I was wondering if there was anything that you could tell me about the dreams, why I have them, and why they have changed. I am also looking for any information that you could give me on the art of healing. Any information is welcome and I appreciate you allowing me to use your time and knowledge.

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Nathan, Sounds very similar to myself. I’ve always had those dreams, many of which came to be actual events – right down to detail. It can feel like a burden at times, especially when there is little support. I’ve lived with the dreams for decades, and the way I deal with it is to keep a dream journal. Sometimes I can interpret them easily when you compare your daytime life and events with them. We don’t always dream of actual events but of our feelings and emotions of our daily lives, especially when we are under stress. It can heavily influence what we dream and confuse those who are actual prophetic see’ers while they dream. My advice is to make sure you eliminate the stress in your life and your dreams will return to being a reliable resource. There’s no point in trying to warn certain people from events you have seen while you sleep. You may be feeling frustrated and your dreams are over active – like the new gruesome ones you are having. They may just be dreams, and not have any significant effect on your life. Therefore you can’t let them affect your daily life for that can be more consequential and lead to much induced stress in the end. Please refer to my ebook for any help you need http://www.blurb.ca/ebooks/543408-grimoire-of-a-kitchen-witch – blessings, Aldora.

  74. Flora says:

    I have always seen spirits or felt other forces no matter where I go- from when i lived with my family, to now being an adult and having my own family . It started when I was very young, under the age of 10 with seeing ugly, creature beings that had ill intentions. I have strange dreams and premonition- like visions that come to be; good and bad. Most recently, last year I moved in with my boyfriend and immediately felt a woman who was angry. The children are afraid to sleep in one particular bedroom. Being from a Native American background, I cleansed our home with sage and told negativity to leave. That very night i had a ‘dream’ that felt like an outer body experience. I was floating throughout my home and she was saying she would not leave, this was her home. She dragged me from room to room, each one I could see my family members in. She was trying to get me to agree to her terms, although I cannot remember them. At one point I remember the feeling of being chocked. We were almost arguing and I kept telling her she was not welcome here. The next morning my boyfriend told me he was dreaming a woman was choking him. I didn’t tell him of my experience or any event that have happened in my past. I did another cleansing and also cleansed my child. Very rarely I feel anything in the home. I am interested in Wicca but do not know much. I believe in God but also Mother Nature, Earth, ect,. Where do you suggest I start to learn more about myself?
    Thank You.

  75. Marisol says:

    Hi Aldora,

    Thanks for all this info. :)

    From a very young age I felt like I was missing something, I felt connected with nature, in fact, I felt more at peace playing in my childhood home in the garden and among the trees than in a group of people and often questioned the religion I was being raise in and as a consequence I’d get in trouble since my questions were a sin in my mother’s eyes and such questions you just didn’t ask. I’ve been classified as a “free spirit” which I was told is a bad thing and not a complement as I thanked for the term.

    I feel very connected with nature but I don’t feel 100% that I belong to any type, I may be an Electric Witch although the description of them I dont like very much.

    Here’s what I believe:
    Nature, love, respect, coexistence, spirits, other lives, reincarnations, candle magic, herb magic, Earth magic, elements magic, the 3 fold law and that everyone knows the good from bad and we all intentionally do what we do.

    Blessings to everyone!

  76. Tori says:

    I’m Very interested in this religon. But I don’t know where to start. I have recently felt drawn to this religion based on experiences I have had. Is there any way You could direct my in the right direction.

  77. Adison Kadence says:

    Follow my Instagram: Addie_lieupo
    I’m Adison Kadence. I’m 13. I’ve been a sedentary witch for almost two years. Its commonly introduced as a “Green witch” but tbh I don’t really think I’m 13. Sometimes I feel like another person. As if I’m just reincarnated. I dream of the same thing each night. Its not scary overall just flustering. Its about a young woman being buried under piles of ice and water. When she finally caves into death, I then wake up in cold sweats and my heart racing out of rhythm. When I was younger I use to have panic attacks for no reason. I can’t say if they were really panic attacks…. But I would loose air to my lungs and everything as i know would turn pitch black with not a sight to spare. If someone would like to have a discussion about this, I’m all for it. If you want to judge me, they make block buttons for ignorant people like you. Thank you all so much.

  78. Braxton says:

    Hi, I’m really the type that likes using candles and using chants, to preform spells…. Is that bad? I don’t want to be a bad witch, i just sometimes get this urge and energy from no where to do it. I told my friend and she thinks I’m weird, I just wish I knew someone around my area that would understand me :/

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Braxton, there is nothing bad at all in using candles & chants. In my opinion it’s only looked upon as being “bad” if your intention is to cause negative consequences…i.e., intentionally harming someone. Using candles and chanting can bring great energy to your spells and influence them in a very positive way. Blessings, Aldora

  79. Jasmine says:

    Hey Aldroa, I am very interested in spiritual and witchcraft and I was thinking, is it possible to become a witch even if you are Christian or if non of your family memebers have ever become one/believed in it? Also I was wondering how did you know which type of witch/wiccan you were?
    I would love to figure out which I am.
    also i can sense things that bother me even if there isnt anything there.
    I would love for your suggestion of what it is.
    -Jasmine

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Jasmine, Of course you can be both. My great uncle Sage is a Wiccan Christian. You may be several different types of Witches throughout your lifetime…the point is to keep growing and learning. You never have to fit into a category – they are only there to aid for those wanting to know more of what type they may be. You sound like you have great intuition that you can sense things, it’s a great starter. Keep reading and learning and be all you can be 😉 Aldora

  80. Cheyenne says:

    Hi,

    Please help I have always been drawn to the craft and my mother is a self taught kitchen witch I believe but I am very different to her I feel things a lot more I can draw people but it’s like I feed of them if they are angry I become irate if they are sad I become severally depressed I draw animals but even the nicest animal I can make aggressive with how my mood is but in the same thought I can make then switch and become a fluffy friendly thing again I also feel thing that aren’t there I know when things are going to happen and get intense headache also I am a mother and while I feel them my eldest sees them he feeds off people really badly too m affraid we may have dark magic with out knowing it

    • Aldora says:

      Cheyenne – It’s not dark magic, you just feel people’s energies…it’s called the law of attraction with positive and negative. Thoughts and persona have an energy which attracts the like. It’s a very well understood method that some people just aren’t aware of. You don’t have to be a Witch/Wiccan to be able to feel these energies in people. You just have to be “aware”. There is a great chapter in my book on these energies http://www.blurb.ca/ebooks/543408-grimoire-of-a-kitchen-witch as well as many other things that will help you. You need to read and research the “law of attraction” to understand what is really happening and it’s nothing to do with dark energies. The more you think about dark energy and negative thoughts the more you will emit to others around you no matter if it’s people or animal and vica versa. Good luck, Aldora.

  81. Olivia says:

    Hi,
    The world of fantasy has always fascinated me, and I have recently discovered about Wicca. Its really interesting. My parents find it interesting as well and are very supportive of my curious nature. Do you have to have some ability to explore the world of Wicca? I really love to cook sweets and can be quite perceptive of people’s feelings and actions. I think it leans more towards kitchen witch, but I am still exploring and may take information from other types of witches into account. I intend to learn more of Wicca and then possibly create my own spells if I can. What do you think? Any pearls of wisdom to share?
    Much appreciated
    Olivia

  82. Olivia says:

    Aldora,
    Thank you for responding. I will check that book out. I forgot to ask this: do you know any Wiccans in Brazil? I do want to learn alone first, but it would be nice to know if there is someone close by learning it as well.
    Obrigada
    Olivia

  83. Kayla says:

    Hello,
    I have been strictly brought up as a Catholic (I am now 23). Since I can remember I have always had a strong connection to animal, and would spend hours upon hours in the woods. I have always been a quiet person who always preferres the company of animals and plants. I also have felt that I can almost see in to people. I can see the things that they try and cover up from others. I think that I fit within the green witch category. I also am very interested in the hedgecraft, but am a little intimidated by what I have read about crossing the hedge. It is hard to explain, but with the little research that I have been able to do I feel like this is what I am supposed to be doing.
    So my question is where does one begin when they have no knowledge what so ever? What is the starting point? I don’t know what I need, what to study first, what books to purchase first. I am very interested so any advice would be emensly appreciated!

  84. Maidrin Rua says:

    Hello. When I was in high school, I was bullied by the “popular girls”, so one day I wished one of those girls would get into an accident with her new mustang auto given to her on her 16th birthday. About a week later she was in an accident, acquiring a cut on her face. She didn’t seem so popular anymore with a scar on her face. I felt so powerful thinking my thoughts made this happen. Since then I thought it was not what I should do, but to think good will instead. I once had an encounter with someone who told me he was a witch. When I brought him into my home, he saw I had an extensive collection of cobalt blue objects, and he got upset and scared of me, telling me that I lied about myself and told me I was some sort of powerful being because of all the cobalt blue objects I had. I thought he was a bit crazy, and since have not heard from him again. I feel I have evolved over the years, now considered a “Crone” by age, always in tune with helping and healing, drawn to the rich color of cobalt blue, can sometimes foresee events or people about to happen. I love to cook, but end up experimenting with a recipe, add ingredients that I think will work better, and end up making it my own. I also have an eclectic taste in many things. I call myself a “Unique”, but after reading many things about different kinds of witches, I feel as if I’m an “Eclectic Green Witch”. I’ve always had an intermittent interest in these things, but never perused it as a lifesyle. Do you think I should pay more attention to my gifts, or just let them evolve on their own?

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Maidrin, thanks for sharing some of your history. I have collected and displayed cobalt blue for more than 25 years and in all my years have never heard of such a thing! I think it may have been just that person’s opinion about the blue glass, don’t you think? I mean even my kitchen cupboards are cobalt blue, lol! I think you should pay attention to your gifts and they will alway continue to evolve and change on their own. Blessings, Aldora

  85. Ember says:

    I’ve had some strange experiences with witchcraft in my 14 years of life. You may want to grab some popcorn.

    2nd Grade: My first spell. I had no knowledge of what witchcraft was, only that I was a being with powers. I blame it on Harry Potter. There was this girl I hated, so I lit a white candle, wrote her name on a paper, put it in a plastic container, and froze it. She cut her forehead open. Younger me saw that it had worked, but didn’t fully understand what I did. I did this spell 3 more times over the years.

    3rd Grade: I made a friend who’s mother was a witch. Let’s call her Risa. We played pretend-to-be-a-witch for fun. I would start harvesting the garden in my backyard. We would carve sticks into wands, study herbs, and found our star signs. I discovered the wiccan community, but I didn’t think too much of it. I made a name: Rani Edd. Today, it doesn’t suit me anymore. A separate witch name is a part of being a witch, but I didn’t know that yet. This same year, I also got a cat :)

    4th Grade: One day, we decided to make a herb sachet with the herbs we harvested. I put them in a purple much, whispered a prayer, and successfully made a love spell. Because it was Black Magic, the boy I targeted had glazed eyes as it presented pretend flowers to the girl I gave his love to. I was officially scared. Later on, I threw that spell in river after burning it in a jar.

    6th Grade: We cursed a locket. By this point, I have discovered the wiccan community and started checking out wiccan books at the library. We cursed the locket, and gave it to a wiccan friend. At this point my wiccan friend count was 2. We were a group of 3, but we didn’t know that meant anything yet. I still have no idea where the locket is, because it got lost in the moving. I hope it found its way into a stream because there were negative vibes on that thing.

    8th Grade: My last freezing spell was full of many negative emotions. It involved my best friends boy drama. As a joke, we pulled out a picture of his face and wrote bad things about him, his girlfriend, and there friends. Our two friends already had bad vibes, so this spell had a ton of deep roots. We ripped it, froze it, and forgot about it. Until they all started crying, the boy broke his wrist, and his girlfriend got a major concussion. They are physically fine now, but I suspect they went through some emotional trauma. After that incident, I did some research and found that freezing spell on many wiccan sites. I had done a wiccan spell without any knowledge of wiccan culture.

    I found many wiccan alter items in my grandmothers collection. She travels the world, and we know she collects many artifacts from history around the world. I now believe she practices witchcraft. As you can tell, I am confused to where this has come from.

    I have always felt like the outcast. Only recently have I realized that the rest of the world sees me as a social butterfly, and it’s only myself that sees myself as a stranger. Since practicing witchcraft, I have felt more myself. I’m more bold, fearless, and myself. I’m no longer afraid. I’m very artistic, and I’m a pretty gifted writer. My closet is 90% black and I have a ridiculous amount of black.

    I am now aware of the Wiccan Rede, and I follow it to the best of my ability. I’m trying to go about the right path. If anyone can help me find out where all this knowledge and drive for witchcraft has come from please let me know! My parents are Catholic and Christian so its definitely not them. And if anyones looking for a witchy friend or if you want to help email me at ember@oath.com

    Thanks y’all :)

  86. Chase says:

    This sounds silly but I have these dreams and when they are good it is OK but when they are bad they are bad, my bad dreams come true, and some times if I am, truly, honestly truely believe it happens so to speak. But I always feel a positive protect around me u can but explain. I am only seeking help to find out who I am and why my family always keep me quite to certain people. I used to be able to do things but my grandma did something to bind it!!! I just want to understand

  87. Willow says:

    I could really use some help. I have always felt like a “Witch” my whole life, but I was raised in the church, so it was definitely a no no! I am a bit confused, as I do believe there is a Supreme Creator or a force of Nature so to speak, but I do not believe that religion and churches are truth. I truly Feel in the depths of my soul, that I have suppressed my inner Witch, and I need direction please! I have always been a little different, but in a good way. I Adore nature, animals (when I was little I could literally call to them in my mind, and next thing I knew there were several woods animals sitting next to me, and not afraid) , arts and crafts, crystals, herbs, dancing and singing etc. I always felt drawn thunderstorms and Willow trees?? I love helping others, but at the same time I can get drained being around people for too long. People seem to be drawn to me and like being around me a lot. Especially children. I am a mother, although for some reason people think I am much younger than I am. I love children and the elderly as well. It does seem as though I take on other peoples hurts and emotions, which is exhausting at times. I have a love of cats, owls and Fae. I have deja vu a lot, and dreams where I am my true self, and happy helping others. I must be by some sort of Tree or water, or I do not feel at home. Anyhow, I am not sure how to be “Me” anymore. We get programmed on how to act and what to think , and I am old enough that I just want to be Who I was meant to be. I also recently found out that several of my ancestors came from Ireland and Scotland over to Salem, Ma. and the surrounding areas. Family members have kept bibles filled with notes on the trials too, that I just read last week. I was horrified to find out that many were actually burned or drowned in the Witch trials =( The ones who didn’t want to die, converted to Christianity. Can anyone help me as to where to start on this journey and understand these feelings? Blessed Be~

  88. Pamela says:

    Hi I’m pretty much like willow I’m from a morman background but never felt like I belonged it was all a hoax to me my father said when I was smaller I would always specially after church I would collect sti cks and stones and make a circle and sit in it and chant something he couldn’t understand my chants but my great grandmother was full blooded Cherokee and she would always call me an old spirit we traveled alot in the military so we didn’t go to church much only when we visited home but I love studying about nature I feel like I’m one with mother nature and love stones ,runes and tarot and all that devinity I also like shamanism my great grandfather on my dad’s side was full blooded Cherokee and his wife was Apache. My mother’s side Cherokee Irish and Scottish I just don’t know where I belong I have two complete stars in the palms of my hands and my cousin says that it a sign of helping someone in need but if I concentrate on a fire or light a candle I really get into meditating on it and either the fire acts up or I blow the glass up where the candle is in I surely stopped that some weird stuff has happened but nobody knows what I’m confusedand feel like I’m crazy I have alot of déjà vues and see auras around things all the time and know when things happen before they do on somethings and alot more please help I’m lost

  89. River says:

    I am so appreciative of the work you’ve put into making this for those of us who aren’t very sure of who we are yet.
    I definitely have always felt like a sea witch, and I can relate so much to what you’ve written about them.
    Thank you so much!

  90. Mari says:

    All my life I have seen spirits and have had dreams of future events. I also have a great intuition. I am 40 now and I want to focus on my gifts to empower them. Can you point me in the right direction.

  91. Jamie Lammin says:

    i have been doing magick
    fuew days. Blessed be

  92. Helen Azul says:

    I’m starting to question everything. And I’m scared. I recently turned eighteen, and upon the months nearing my eighteenth birthday, some weird things started to happen. For one thing, I began to feel exhausted, my entire body sore, as if I’d worked out for hours or ran a bunch of miles. My dreams began to feel more and more real- on the rare occasion that I managed to fully fall asleep. I found myself begin drawn more and more to the supernatural- stories, videos, movies- anything I could get my hands and eyes on. And the last thing- this is the one that’s really starting to freak me out- I am always full of static. At first it was just my blankets and my sheets, and I figured it was because my blankets were filled with cotton. Even when I switched out my blankets it didn’t work. So then I assumed it was something to do with my sheets. But then it began spreading. To my clothes, to my hair, even in some of my makeup brushes. Everything I touch gives me a static shock. Sometimes it hurts. Sometimes it feels like something is pulsing through me in wave and then out of me once more in the blink of an eye. And I feel like something is watching me- always around me. Especially at night. Sometimes, when I open my eyes, I think I see things moving in the dark. I had this problem as a child- I heard voices and knocking/scratching on the walls and saw shadows, but my mom dragged me to church and got me a bunch of nightlights and prayer books and after a while it went away. But it’s like it’s coming back again. In my heart I know it’s a woman. But I don’t think she’s good. I don’t know what she wants, but I can see her sometimes in the corner of my eye, during the day and the night. Help, anyone? I don’t know what’s going on. I was raised to believe witchcraft was consorting with the devil, but I keep finding myself turning to the supernatural. I’m scared and don’t know what to do.

  93. Charleston says:

    Okay, so ever since I can remember I have felt like I have had a special gift or something different about me. I feel like spirits are attracted to me. I cans wnse them when they are near. The worst experience I’ve had was when I was 6 years old and my family took a trip to Charleston, SC, which is my name, and we went to visit this battleship called the Use Destroyer. I was fine until we started walking up the steps and voices stated talking in my head. I didn’t think anything of it and when we got up to the entrance of the ship I stopped in my tracks, started bawling because I was scared and the voices we’re getting louder with every step I took closer to it. I stayed outside with my mother and I pulled off the ship bcuz I couldn’t handle it. I have also had a connection with nature and animals. I get told at least twice a day I’m an old soul and that I’m the voice of reason. As of right now I am 15 and i would like to know what this means for my future. Please help to help me understand what all of this means. Thanks.

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Charleston, As I don’t know you it is very hard for me to interpret your feelings and such. You sound very intuitive and that is a gift in itself. We all have senses that some can tap into much easier than others, some call these gifts, powers etc. Don’t think of it as a burden and it won’t be – as long as you stay positive, good things will come to you. Since I can’t be everyone’s analyst I have written a book to help people on their self discovery journeys – hope it helps! Aldora http://www.blurb.ca/ebooks/543408-grimoire-of-a-kitchen-witch

  94. Zack says:

    Why does no one even mention death witches? We do exist.

    • Aldora says:

      Zack this site is all about positive energy and light – Dark arts and “death witches” may exist but it doesn’t mean I have to give credit to them. I don’t support it, so it’s my choice – also there are several types of witches in this day and age and I cannot list them all. I have sourced the most popular types. I’m sure you can create your own website in support of your own beliefs…but if you read any of the intro to this section on types of witches – then you know I only give credit where credit is due! Aldora

      • Zack says:

        How dare you say that I’m evil and practice dark arts! maybe you should try to understand that just because something may be dark does not make it negative or evil…
        That thinking alone is why people were burnt at the steak.
        You don’t understand it so you deam it evil and try to demonize it! I’m not evil what I do and what most death witches (witches who practice necromancy) is try to communicate with spirits to help them crossover I communicate with the dead because I want to know more about death so I can help people grieve the death of loved ones. So You and your bigoted attitude should TRY to understand that is without death there is no life. I honestly wish people like you would understand no everything is happiness and sunshine all the time. Thanks for trying to segregate the community with bs propaganda!

        • Aldora says:

          Well I’ve deleted half the section of “Types of Witches” just for people like you. I strongly encourage you to start your own blog or website so you can properly inform people of who you are. Stop trolling on a site you know does not have anything to do with your lifestyle, and leave others alone. Learn your history…that’s not why witches were burnt at the “stake”. This is my website and like I said I only list here what I want,….not what every creeper says I have to!

          • Zack says:

            im not trolling you it’s called having an opinion. No need to be a bitch.

          • Aldora says:

            Then have one elsewhere. It’s tough enough in this world then having to listen to a highly opinionated person slamming your site that is built on your own beliefs. Getting your degrading emails is something that I don’t need in my life and something I can control by telling you to go away! If you think I’m a bitch, then great – I’m a strong person. But you got your back up immediately, and spouted off with the keyboard – so I guess I could call you the same. Build your own site, what comes around – goes around…karma – I’m a believer 😉

  95. Charles says:

    You’re quite the hypocrite, calling this site positive yet spreading lies about LaVeyan Satanism. Yes, we’re atheistic, and yes we have ourselves as the primary focus of our life.
    No, we do not try to disprove others’ gods. No, we do not try to force people to be atheists. Not only is it their job to prove to us that their god is real in the first place, we only explain our religion to those who ask, not those who spread assumptions and lies.
    We find worshiping deities pointless, but we won’t mock or attack them unless they provoke us. Which you did, but this is a “positive” site and I don’t feel like typing curses.
    I came here for advise on being a secular witch, and instead I fine insults and propaganda. Looks like I’ll be taking my business elsewhere.
    Blessed be.

    • Aldora says:

      Charles, Charles, Charles, the information from types of witches is collected from the internet. By all means start your own website and let people know truly what you are all about. Calling others names is not going to do any good now is it? I personally don’t care what others think and that’s why I’m able to live an unbiased, carefree life. The biggest problem with every type of categorized people is that they are all different from place to place. They all do and practice different things and no two groups are alike. Your group or self may do something completely different from other LaVeyan’s. So by all means, go elsewhere and best of luck with your chosen path. Aldora

  96. Sylvia Grace Krzak says:

    I’ve found your site very helpful and informative. I’m wondering if you could help to define exactly where I fit in, if at all, regarding Witches. Im Celtic and came into the world ‘knowing’ things. By the time I was 12 years old, my intuition heightened to the degree that I knew things that I couldn’t possibly know, such things as I knew if a woman was pregnant when she didn’t know herself. Also, if someone had an illness I could tell what it was before the doctor had seen them. I knew before my mum died eactly when she would die… I did this with my brother and others too. I could sense a presence around me and knew that there was someone even though I never saw the person. I was told by psychics that I’m a natural born medium. I love all animals and cruelty to them distrubs me greatly. Cats are drawn to me and I’ve always had cats of my own… at the moment I have 6 cats. I love nature and believe in Herbal remedies. I prefer nature and animals to people. I know when any of my cats are ill before the symptoms show. For many years people have turned to me and I’ve been able to help them with words of kindness and wisdom and my ‘knowing’ things. I’ve been called a wise old soul, others’ have called me a Witch, which I don’t take offense to. I’ve also been called a Wise Woman. Would you say I’m a Witch? Thank you for reading.

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Sylvia – you sound like a very well rounded Wiccan/Witch to me. The categories are for all Witches and depending on your age you may change every few years as Witches tend to always be learning and growing as they age becoming all the more powerful and all seeing. You will find your niche changes as you learn to master each field herbology, crafts, etc…just enjoy the journey :) Blessings Aldora

  97. Allora says:

    I honestly don’t know where I stand in life, but I know it is something magical. Ever since I was a kid, and I’m talking about from an extremely young age-mage 2 or 3, I have been able to sense many, many things from my environment, have had an acute knowledge and much wisdom for my age and then some. I’ve looked back at myself numerous times and think about how extraordinary I was as a kid. There was an innocence there, yet much more to me. Fast forward a bit and to sum things up- I know many, many of my guides, have the most realistic dreams, can tell the future about people, can make things happen-more so when I’m in dire need, attract people to me like crazy from all backgrounds in many ways (and yes its creepy at times), have healed people (one of them as of late now doesn’t require surgery, or device to keep their leg in place for 3-4 months, or anything. They are completely back to normal) and more. I have issues with manifesting the exact thing I want for myself (the same exact thing will happen to someone else) and have difficulties fully knowing the specifics about whats going to happen to people, I can only tell them the main feelings-unless it’s revealed to me in a dream which is why i tend to trust my dreams more when it comes to visions. I have even communed with my guides while awake-literally my vision and body goes elsewhere. There’s a whole ton more to it as things happen 24/7/365-366 with me, but i’m just left feeling lost as I dig deeper to find out who I really am down to the core and if that’s the same me or role I play in this lifetime. I’m just lost and wish I actually have a physical guide to help me in life here with me. One that Knows, not trying to also figure themselves out. I’m grateful for my spiritual guides, but man it’s not the same at all. I apologize if this is jumbled and confusing. This is just a reflection of how my life is right now. I know theres something about me and have known it since a kid, as well have been shedding all of which I was brought up to believe in and not to believe ( i.e. Christian values, the Bible and the “one-true” jealous God) as I believe that has hindered me in my growth. Its like the masses want to control us because they fear the fully recognized individual which then becomes groups.

  98. Allora says:

    In addition to my previous knowledge I do have a shamanic guide as well as had Mother Earth speak to me and show me the beauty and wonders of life. With them, I have visited sites multiple times and its ben amazing. IN my life, I have many people come up to me and tell em that my prayers actually work, that I’m their Guardian Angel, and the likes. At times, especially the I was younger, it completely freaked me out. Now, I feel the need to apologize to them, namely one in particular and I do hope she understands. Also, I am very familiar with herbs, healing techniques, and other things that I can’t quite put my finger on-yet, I know them or know of them. I believe in witches and such, but for the past year, give or take, something has been telling me that there’s something more to just those that I resonate with, more so now than ever and its frustrating me because I don’t know and it actually hurts. I want to know who I am truly. I feel like I’m holding myself back and I don’t know how. i apologize again if this seems like a vent, I am just having an identity crisis, weird things (for me) have been happening in the past 5 months consciously, subconsciously, and maybe unconcisouly and I am lost. I feel as if once I am pushed over this hurtle, everything will come crashing through so much so that I feel it and it feels like a great weight. Acceptance, maybe? Idk

  99. Allora says:

    Oh, by the way my ancestry is scattered all around the world (via my DNA ancestry test) yet somethings and places resonate with me the most ever since childhood: any and everything Celtic (especially Ireland) Romania (especially Transylvania and some other place I’m not familiar with), someplace(s) in the USA, Ancient Egypt, and certain places with forests, a, mountains, and water all together and the deep ocean. For the most part I have pieced everything or almost everything together in extreme detail to the point I can navigate a tourist group. In others, such as in the areas, I have yet to piece together yet I believe there’s some direct correlation between them. Im not sure if that’s my future, past, or what. I do know that each time I’m under water I don’t have to breathe and when I’m in that forest, meadow, mountainy and water area I feel at home. I have, also, seen what I think is my future with kids and my aunt. Again, I think. When I did my past life regression the psychic didn’t provide me with any information, yet took many notes and was able to glean so much off of me from the get go. Maybe I won’t ready to accept that yet? Ok, now I think I am done chatting. Thanks everyone

  100. Mother Em says:

    I am just coming to feel that I am a green witch. There is a place I go to that I am strongly drawn to, a beautiful canyon with a creek, deeply shaded passages and high peaks of dry red rocky soil and cactus. I absolutely love it there. I also have some fear of this place, like I sense something unfriendly in the unexplored areas of it. What could this mean? Should I avoid this place because of these fears?

    • Aldora says:

      Hi Mother Em, You should have nothing to fear and for the way you describe your love of the place the fear of it should be overcome. Embrace all the good you feel and maybe do a spiritual cleansing while you are there to banish any negative feelings. Sometimes we fear the unknown and all that tells me is I need to explore more! Have an incredible journey, Aldora.

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