Written by Taylor Porter ~ Assistant Editor
Triple goddess symbol, something often seen relating to Wiccan Faith. Credit below.
When we finished our series on runes, we discussed the magic in them, and this week we will begin discussing what other magic modern witches use.
Witches practice and worship with different spells and affirmations on a daily basis.
In the past, Witchcraft was seen as evil and treated as such, for example the Salem Witch Trials. Presently, Witchcraft is seen as a way to interact and connect with people that believe in the same things as you.
A lot of people that practice Witchcraft or Wicca, as many call it, get their energy from different gods/goddesses, elements or plants.
Some people who practice Wicca tend to do it by themselves, but there are others who practice with a group known as a coven.
Wicca is a faith that is open minded and allows everyone to practice it their own way.
The book I used for this article describes Wicca as a way of life for some people, not a religion. Many who practice will often pick and choose which parts of the religion they want to personalize for themselves.
Generally, there are two types of witches found in the world. One that is eccentric and sees magic in everything, including fairies or gnomes around their yards. The second type is someone who is grounded and straightforward, with a sense of spiritual understanding.
Both types are kind and included in the Wiccan faith. Which is why it is seen as so open-minded.
Most things in the faith are tangible or can be easily seen. Hence why many witches focus on the planets or the moon.
Nature itself is magic, and that is why a lot of witches find the outdoors so peaceful, as you can listen to the sounds of nature and hear balance.
The main idea that Wiccans believe in is, everyone and everything has a spirit, soul and that everything happens for a reason.
You are reading this, there is a reason for that. One that only you know. If you come back next week to learn more about Wiccan practices, there is a reason for that.
And so I will leave you with this, no matter what happens, it happens for a reason.
Wiccapedia: A Modern-Day White Witch’s Guide
Written by: Shawn Robbins and Leanna Greenaway