Witches Of The Craft
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We welcome you our new friend to our online home. Our site is a place of peace and refuge from the outside world filled with the Love and Presence of Our Goddess. You will not be judged for you are amongst friends. We offer friendship, fellowship and most of all knowledge. With knowledge the truth and beauty about our Religion can be spread. Witchcraft can then take its rightful place back into today’s mainstream Religions. This is our dream, this is our home, this is what we offer to you. We hope you find everything you seek amongst our walls. Safe journey on your Path, my dear brother or sister!
Wow, this is the busiest time of the year for us. I would also imagine this is the busiest time of the year for other Witchcraft sites like this one. Why? Most are curious about Witches, thanks to all of the Hollywood Occult, Horror and Witchcraft movies that are shown. Some of the movies makes us look so glamorous and cool doing magick with the wave of a hand. While others portray us as hideous, green-skinned old hags. Oh, I almost forgot the long noses with the big warts. There are so many myths and stereotypes that I can understand someone being curious, even scared of us.
Perhaps what I am getting ready to tell you might be a disappointment to some. You leave the site and don’t come back till next year at this same time. Or there will be others whose curiosity is sparked. They will want to know more about us. And perhaps after they learn the real truth about Witches and the Craft, they will want to join our Religion. Either way, I see this as a golden opportunity for us. Why? To let you know the truth about us, to learn about our Religion, our Beliefs, our Practices, our Deities and most of all our Divine Lord and Lady. It has always been our mission to dispel all of the old myths and stereotypes associated with Witches and Witchcraft. To spread the truth and beauty about our Religion, yes our Religion, Witchcraft.
Witchcraft is the oldest Religion known to mankind. Others have denied us this right for centuries. Now the Craft is one of the fastest growing Religions in the World. The word is spreading and people are coming back to one of the most beautiful Religions you will ever experience. We take our Religion very serious. We respect other Religions and in return we expect our Religion to be treated the same. We study, we learn, and oh, what a beautiful world is revealed to us. You have never experienced a Love like our Divine Goddess can give. She loves us because we are Her children. She comforts us, She guides us and in return we are given knowledge along our Path that is unbelievable. Our Divine Mother also gives us the gift of Magick to use for the benefit of mankind and our Mother Earth, Gaia.
Our Religion is a very old one like I mentioned earlier. It is a very serious Religion. It is a continuous learning experience. All of us make a commitment to study for a year and a day. So you see the movies that you watch showing women/men snapping a finger and POOF, magick happens, is not true at all. It is part of the old myths and stereotypes we have been trying to overcome for ages.
I figure this time of year there are several types of individuals visiting our site. The curious, the seeker, and last but not least the one who wants magick NOW! And just for the record, the magick NOW, just don’t happen. If this is the only page you read on this entire site, I want you to take away some knowledge about us. I want you to forget everything you have ever seen or read about Witches. Take a moment to stop and listen to a real Witch. Let her tell you about Witches and Witchcraft, who else would know better? This Witch won’t lead you astray or tell you untrue yarns and tales. She will tell you the truth. Hopefully after hearing her words, you will have learned the truth about us. The truth about the Craft.
I have gathered up some commonly asked questions about Witches & Witchcraft. Take time to read them and help us in our mission of stamping out the ignorance about us. After reading the questions and answers, if you are disappointed and leave. We are glad you stopped by to see us and learned the truth. But, on the other hand, if you want to know more and feel the Goddess stirring within your soul, we welcome you with open arms. We will help you in your new Path anyway we can. We are always glad to have new ones come to our Religion. It is a very exciting time when that happens. If you are curious but there are no other resources around you to help you learn. And you worry about starting out in this new Religion alone, don’t worry because that will never happen. The Lord and Lady will guide you along your new Path. Witchcraft is a Religion that never stops teaching and we never stop learning. We will also be here for you to offer any assistance you may need. You see there are Solitaries and Coven Witches both here. But in the end, we are all brothers and sisters in the Craft.
Commonly Asked Questions
I’ve heard the terms ‘White Witch’ and ‘Black Witch’. Can you explain?
In this connotation, white is referring to Positive, Black is referring to
Negative. A White Witch then is someone who tries to do Positive or Good things. Black Witch could be a term used to describe someone who deliberately does Negative or Bad things. A True Witch believes in the Law of Retribution and would never deliberately harm anyone or anything or participate in Negative or Destructive acts.
Is it possible for me to practice Witchcraft and remain a Christian?
No. The Christian Doctrine states, unequivocally, that Christians shall have no
other Gods before the Christian God. Christian Doctrine says to believe in any
other deities or to practice any other religion is not only evil but should be
punished by death, specifically naming Witchcraft. The Christian Doctrine also
denies Reincarnation and prescribes punishment for those who practice Magick.
Witches do not worship the Devil. Witchcraft predates Christianity and does not
incorporate a belief in the Christian Devil.
The Wise Ones did deify the Masculine Principle and quite often He was depicted as The Great Horned God; Pan, Cernunnos, the Great Stag, The Green Man. To the Traditional Witch, the Masculine Deity (the Goddess’ Consort) is very important, revered and loved. He is the perfect Father, the Lord Protector. The Horned God of the Witches is loving, kind and good.
Don’t men have difficulty with a supreme female deity?
There are some groups which give equal status to the female and male deities.
Neo-Pagans are, by definition, people who attempt to live with the Old Country
Ways in a new, modern day manner. And while, in this modern era, equal status
for the deities may be popular, as it relates to Witchcraft it is historically
incorrect. Therefore, a group which does not recognize the Goddess as primary
deity is not practicing The Ancient Art. Indeed, they, generally, know very
little about Witchcraft, despite their claims. Traditional Dualistic Witches
do most emphatically believe that women and men are equal, but have no trouble relating to the Goddess. The Male Witch finds great comfort and solace in his Great Mother.
Do I have to join a Coven?
No. It is not necessary nor is it desirable for a great many people. Some people
enjoy the support and companionship a Coven provides, others enjoy solitary
worship. The Coven, which is an extremely close knit worship group, may not be
possible for some because of location, family climate, availability, etc.
Why is Witchcraft secretive?
The horror of the ‘Burning Time’ is still very real to the Witch. The past
persecutions were severe. Even so, in today’s more enlightened society the need
for complete secrecy has lessened and many are able to share their beliefs
openly. Very few, however, are willing to expose their very personal and private
religious expressions to others who may not understand.
What do I have to do to become a Witch?
The answer to this question is very simple. To become a Witch one must follow
the religion of Witchcraft. To do this one must believe in the Goddess as
primary deity and follow the three basic tenets. How simple! How uncomplicated! How Pagan! Everything else concerning witchcraft is simply minor details. Details that vary from Aspect to Aspect, Coven to Coven and individual to individual. The details are relatively personal. They should not become more important than the basic tenets. If you do not understand, believe and practice Witchcraft, you are not a Witch. No one can make you a Witch. Reading about it can not make you a Witch. An Initiation can not make you a Witch. Saying you are a Witch, one thousand and fifty two times, can not make you a Witch.
In the search for your individual path beware of those who would take advantage
of you. Do not fall prey to the unscrupulous charlatans who would swindle you
in a monetary sense (mail-order courses, charges for teaching or initiations,
vows of poverty, etc.), exploit you sexually or manipulate you for their own
All the information that has been provided on this page is accurate. Witchcraft is a very serious Religion. What we know and what some do has not occurred overnight. We have had to study and commitment our lives to Witchcraft. This is what Witches and Witchcraft are really like. If nothing else, remember, the snapping of fingers or a nod of a head isn’t going to make Magick happen. Witchcraft is work but the rewards are bountiful.