Let’s Talk Witch – Characteristics of a True Witch

Characteristics of a True Witch


In general, “witch” is a term that refers to a female sorcerer or wizard. However, a sorcerer or a wizard is usually a male who is inclined to be manipulative in his craft. A witch, on the other hand, is a deeply religious individual who is usually pure in heart and practices witchcraft through combining meditation and spiritual elements. In addition, a witch is a gifted individual who may seem to have supernatural abilities. A witch displays compassion and practices witchcraft without any hidden motives. More often than not, a witch works for others who are suffering and in pain, bringing them relief and comfort.

Generally, a witch is often misunderstood as an evil individual and maligned for bringing unfortunate circumstances to another person. However, in today’s society, witches along with their beliefs and practices have regained their lost ground and earned the respect of the society. The term witch is now being brought back to its old name, Wicca.

There are several characteristics of a true witch. By true, it means a witch whose beliefs and practices correspond with the Wiccan Rede, “As it harm none, do as thou wilt.” For instance, a witch employs witchcraft for healing, especially of unexplained health problems. Normally, a witch uses her personal abilities or powers combined with energies from candles, herbs, stones, and other natural materials. A witch employs witchcraft to ameliorate mankind as well as the

A witch does not hurt people and more importantly, she does not worship the devil.

A witch derives her strength primarily from nature including earth, water, air, and fire. She believes that water is able to purify; fire is able to cleanse and transport an individual into the spiritual world; and air enshrouds an individual and lifts them to the freedom of the skies and housewife who attends to the needs of her family and does daily chores.

A witch also has emotions although she can function at a larger level rather than personal. For instance, if she is sad, it can be caused by the world’s suffering and not just because of a personal matter.

A female witch is different from an ordinary woman in the sense that the former can connect with her goddess. This connection is intended for her soul to achieve a state of oneness.
A witch carries out her craft by utilizing a number of rituals alone or with a coven. More often than not, rituals are done in an altar room filled with the smell of incense while candles are lit, and chants or incantations are spoken. Witchcraft rituals usually involve meditating while staring into the candle flames. Once a witch enters into a trance, she dances with the power of the fire coming from the candles. Consequently, she sees images in her head that become a permanent part of her psyche.

A true witch does not do anything to utilize witchcraft to damage a living or non-living thing. Given that a witch believes that retaliation can be a lot worse than her act. A true witch believes that whatever you do, regardless if it is good or bad, will come back to you threefold.

Although it can be difficult to determine if someone you know or someone who lives just next door is a witch, some witches wear a Pentacle or pentagram, which looks like a five-pointed star. A pentagram is a symbol that represents the five elements of nature. It does not represent the worship of anything but nature.

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Sebastian Collins

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Let’s Talk Witch – Color Magic

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Let’s Talk Witch – COLOR MAGIC


We all use and make decisions about color in our daily lives— what colors we wear, which paints we use, the cars we drive, the food we eat, even the shampoos we buy. A whole host of decisions we make every day are at least partly decided by color. Most people have a favorite color. Mine is purple, and most of my home is decorated in shades of this color. Even my cloak is a beautiful shade of heather. It is a color that I am comfortable with. You will have your own favorite shade that features prominently in your life— and hopefully you have an understanding partner if your favorite color is acid green or Barbie pink!

The use of color can really enhance your magic and spell work, because each color lends its own energy and its associations to your spells and rituals. There are many ways to include color magic in your work— from candle magic to knot magic, from spell bags to plant magic. In fact, all of your magic will be greatly enhanced by your own knowledge of which colors work in which ways. I believe that there is no right or wrong color chart; what works for one will not necessarily work for all. If a certain color means a certain thing to you, who’s to say that you’re wrong and some impersonal chart is right? For example, when you think of the Goddess, do you see her as white? Silver? Gold? Blue? Who’s to tell you which is the right color?

The right color is the one with which you feel confident and comfortable working. And the right colors are the ones you can remember. If you want to create a spell spontaneously, you don’t want to have to go looking for a color-correspondence chart to find out which color works in a certain way. You have to trust what’s in your heart and work in a way that is true to you. I suggest you create your own color chart in your Book of Shadows. Spend some time thinking about what each color evokes for you and write it down. If you need some guidelines, below is the basic list I use in my own magic. Maybe it will give you a starting point or help you add to your own list. If you already work with color, trying exploring some of the more intricate shades of each color to expand your catalog.

White: protection and purity; use in all magick as a universal color
Black: to absorb negativity and spirit contact; for banishing spells
Yellow: confidence and growth; for harmony spells
Red: strength and passion; for power spells
Blue: health and patience; for awareness spells
Purple: peace and meditation; for blessing and spells
Pink: relaxation and friendship; for love spells
Green: nature and Fae magic; for wealth
Brown: earth and animals; for grounding spells
Orange: luck and vitality; for strength spells
Silver: the Goddess and the moon; for balance spells
Gold: the God and the sun; for power spells

Every color, of course, has varying shades— from pastel to deep or bright. Make your list as simple or as complicated as you like. A good way to build your own list is to have someone read off colors to you and you say the first thing that comes into your head that you associate with each color. That way, you will know that you are working with what’s true to your heart and with something that you will remember.

The ways in which you can use color in your magic are as varied as the colors themselves. Once you have your own color chart, there are many ways to incorporate each color into your magickal workings.



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Mandy Mitchell

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Let’s Talk Witch – Paganism and Wicca

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Paganism and Wicca


Paganism generally describes religions outside of Judaism, Christianity, and Judeo-Christian. Some of the religions that fall under it include Wicca, Taoism, Sikhism, and Buddhism.

Wicca is actually derived from “witchcraft” and is usually used to refer to the latter in many Christian traditions. There is this common misconception that pagans are wiccans and witches. The truth is, not all pagans are wiccans. Not all of them are witches either.

Wicca and paganism have plenty of similarities, though. For instance, the pentacle is a symbol used both in Wicca and Paganism. The pentacle represents the five elements, which are water, fire, air, spirit, and earth.

Paganism has long been in existence before the birth of Christianity, while Wicca has only been around for a few decades. Wicca is actually a modern form of Paganism. Those who consider themselves as pagans are polytheistic.

This means that they believe in more than one deity. Such deity can either be a god or a goddess. Wiccans, on the other hand, only believe in a god or in a goddess. Some of them believe in both and others believe in many gods and goddesses.

Paganism and Wicca can be said to be the same on some levels and different on other levels. So in summation, you can be a pagan without being a Wiccan. If you prefer to follow a religion outside of Judaism, Christianity, or Judeo-Christian, you can be a pagan. If you want to follow Wicca, you can be a Wiccan.

Also, there is no need for you to practice witchcraft if you are a pagan. If you are a Wiccan, the practice of witchcraft is an essential aspect of your belief; hence, you have to practice it.



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WOTC Extra – Maintaining Cohesion in a Solitary Practice

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Maintaining Cohesion in a Solitary Practice


It can be very lonely working as a solitary Wiccan, no matter what your reasons for the solitary path may be. At times it can seem that there are more obstacles, more frustrations, more opportunities for self-doubt. It’s all too easy to let your practice become lax and unfocused, because there’s no one else to monitor your progress and encourage you when you need it.

Giving yourself smaller daily rituals to engage in—no matter how short and simple they are—keeps you in touch with the gods and your spirituality on a more regular basis. If you touch the Divine on a daily basis, it’s much easier to touch the Divine on the big occasions. The human mind can be remarkably apathetic when it comes to actually stirring ourselves to do something requiring energy and input. Doing a sabbat every six weeks can be a really huge undertaking if you haven’t trained yourself with baby steps in between.

Wicca should never be something you take time out of your regular life to practice. The point of a spiritual path such as Wicca is to incorporate your spiritual practice into your daily life without fuss and drama. Your spirituality should inform your thoughts, opinions, and action in daily life as well as in ritual. Practicing Wicca every moment of the day should make your life more harmonious, not more complicated.

So often a solitary Wiccan becomes more of a philosopher than an active participant in the dance of life. It can be very easy to think about Wicca, and to slowly cease your actual ritual practice. While thinking and reflecting upon your spiritual evolution is essential to further development, maintaining your regular daily practice is paramount. Your ritual practice is your interface with the world beyond.

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Arin Murphy-Hiscock

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Let’s Talk Witch – Growing as a Solitary Wiccan/Witch

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Growing as a Solitary Wiccan/Witch


How do you relate to the larger picture when you work alone? Here are some methods by which you can structure and appreciate your own evolution and spiritual growth, and how this spiritual practice relates to the world at large.

To offer recognition of the divine feminine, to show one’s respect for nature, to have the opportunity for self-improvement and self-self-empowerment, and in appreciation of the decentralized aspects of the religion—these are all common reasons people choose to practice Wicca.

How do we define the goal of Wicca? A common answer is “to serve the gods.” We work with the gods, not for them. And while this is one of the goals of Wicca, it is not the only purpose. You can serve God or gods in any other religion. What makes Wicca unique?

Scott Cunningham titled one of his books Living Wicca, and this wonderful phrase encapsulates what Wicca truly is: Wicca is more than a practice—it’s a way of life. To live Wicca means living in awareness, in peace, in balance, and in harmony. It means living with the goal of every action contributing positively, and every situation teaching you something. It means being mindful, sincere, and true. Living Wicca means recognizing the Divine in everything that surrounds you, and always being able to feel your connection to the gods and the universe.

The true goal of Wicca is to create a way of life that brings you to this state. That state isn’t an end; it is a means by which you can improve your life and maintain the harmony so essential to a better life and a better world.

Solitary Wicca For Life: Complete Guide to Mastering the Craft on Your Own

Arin Murphy-Hiscock

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WOTC Extra – Coven Practice

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Coven Practice


Originating from the Latin word coventus, which means agreement or assembly, the term coven first came about during the 1500s in Scotland. The term at the time stood for a local group of witches or meeting of witches. Yet, people did not use the word often until witchcraft became more popular and public in the modern era.

A traditional coven is usually composed of thirteen members, each representing the thirteen lunar months of a year. Given that witchcraft and Wicca are associated with the moon and its femininity, the number symbolizes the lunar calendar and represents wholeness.

However, today, some groups prefer to have fewer or more members. Covens who choose to have fewer members believe that a small group encourages more intimacy among members and less likely to become a pack of disciples that is led by a guru.

The principles of Witchcraft and Wicca alone can be very appealing to individuals who abhor rigid dogma and hierarchy. As such, people who decide to join a coven were brought up to discern and follow their own truth.

If you are a beginner in Witchcraft and Wicca, you can be deluged by the propositions that covens offer. For instance, members of a coven can guide you throughout your learning years of witchcraft. They usually boast of providing beginners the chance to learn various skills on all levels. A coven also provides the feeling of a community who are able to celebrate significant events and occasions. Furthermore, just like a community, a coven can provide you with acceptance, safety, and the feeling of being valued.

On the other hand, not all covens are in harmony for the rest of their existence. Given that a coven has 13 or more members, the chances of conflicts in ideas, objectives, and opinions are high. In fact, some covens break apart while working through problems and even trivial issues.

Deciding to be a member of a coven will entail responsibilities, which include your devotion for the coven to stay united as well as the need for tolerance, cooperation and respect for each member and for the coven as a whole.

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Let’s Talk Witch – Solitary Practice

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Solitary Practice


Some witches prefer to practice alone instead of being with a group of witches. This could be because the solitary practice is more suitable to their knowledge, experience, lifestyle, purposes, and temperament. However, even if these witches practice witchcraft alone, they can still join covens if only for the purpose of celebrating Sabbaths or other occasions. Some witches, on the other hand, may start practicing alone for a certain period of time and then later join a coven.

More often than not, it can be easy to choose the path of solitary practice especially if one is a seasoned witch. However, if you are a beginner, you may find it lonesome to practice alone. In addition, you need to put extra effort into practicing witchcraft properly if you are alone given that nobody will guide you on what you should do.

Conversely, solitary practice allows you to discover and hone your own witchcraft style instead of adopting the ideology of an established coven. Solitary witches follow some guidelines, which can help them in practicing successfully and safely. These guidelines are also applicable for beginners in the Wiccan way.

When you are practicing witchcraft alone, you may need to gather different resources in order to acquire insights as well as perspectives that may help you learn and become proficient. Resources include books, articles, and other forms of reference. However, it is not enough that you merely study about witchcraft. You need to apply what you learn. As such, it is advisable to set a schedule, which can make witchcraft a part of your daily routine. You have to practice regularly in order to develop your skills.

Solitary practice involves regular meditation for improving your adherence to your higher self and enhancing your mental focus. You can also start with simple spells and rituals until such time that you think you are ready for more complex ones. It is also advisable to keep a manual or diary of your work and experiences so you have something to refer to in the future.

Once you have spent time acquiring the knowledge you need to learn and to practice witchcraft alone, you will have a more accurate idea of the types of magic or skills that appeal to you and suit you the most.

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WOTC Extra – A Few Image Spells Just for You

A Few Image Spells Just for You


To Be Free of Something Negative

Draw an outline of yourself in the soil. Next, over it draw a symbol representing that which you wish to be free of.

Draw this symbol over the image. Gaze at it, see the symbol as part of yourself, as you are now.

Then, with careful strokes, completely erase the symbol with your fingertips. Make sure you don’t damage your original outline, however, if this happens, redraw immediately. Now gaze at the new you, free of the negative aspect and ready to start again with a cleaner slate.

Repeat every day for seven days.



Apple images

Image magic often employs apples. With a sharp knife, carve in the peel of a red apple a picture of your need. Expose the yellowish-white flesh behind the peel with your carving so that the symbol is clearly visible. This may take some practice.

Now, after gazing at the symbol for a few minutes, eat the apple down to the core. Save the seeds and plant them, if you wish. As the symbol has become part of you physically, so too shall what it represents.

This can be used to bring anything to you.



An image love charm

This and similar image spells are most popular today, as they have been for ages.

Carve, sew, or otherwise construct an image of yourself at your finest, physically speaking. Pour into it all your good points, as well as your bad. Embody the image with your spirit, your life-force, your total being. When you look at its face (however crude or unfinished it may seem to be) see your own face.

When finished, put in a safe place. Next, of the same material, fashion an image of your ideal love. This shouldn’t be a specific person, of course, but a composite of everything you are looking for in a man or woman. Though you are only fashioning its outline or rough features, implant in it physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and other qualities; habits and goals in life; any particulars that appeal or are important to you.

When both images are finished, take a pink or red thread or cord and tie them loosely together. Place them in a spot where they will not be disturbed for several weeks, but not in a box or other constricting place. Someone will come to you, and after that, it will be up to the two of you.

Spells of this nature draw many people to you, and one or two of these might become good friends. A more personal relationship might develop out of one of these, which may eventually lead to love.

If it does but the relationship ends, unbind the images, carefully dismantle the one of the perfect love, and begin anew.

The same is true if you find no lover, but for this wait at least three months.

A spell of this type doesn’t force the person you meet to fall in love with you; it simply expands your circle of friends. Any person you meet will be under no magickal pressure or force to love you; that you will have to do on your own.



Earth Power: Techniques of Natural Magic

Scott Cunningham

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