The Do's and Don'ts of Witchcraft
Witches do not do evil - We believe that doing evil and harm is against all ethical and moral laws. Further, Witchcraft tells us "An ye harm none (not even yourself), do what ye will". Witches believe evil is eventually returned to the sender.
Witches do not worship Satan - We do not have a Satan/Devil or any all-evil deity in our religious structure. Witchcraft is a religion that underscores polarity and views the God and the Goddess as equal entities.
A male Witch is not a Warlock - The word Warlock is a Scottish word meaning "oath breaker", and became a term designating a male Witch during the "burning times". A male Witch is called a Witch.
Witches wear clothing of every color and every style - Many Witches do choose to wear black clothing or ritual robes. The color black is the culmination of all vibrational rates of light on the material plane. Many Witches Do wear black. Black is not an evil color. Clergy of other religions wear black without criticism, although they have forgotten why. Black is the culmination of all things on the material plane. It absorbs light and energy, and helps Witches to be more psychic. White is the combination of all light frequencies, and Witches wear white at funerals to reflect the light and energy of the one who's died.
Witches come from every socio-economic and ethnic background - Many Witches are professional people holding positions of responsibility such as Doctors, Nurses, Police Officers, Teachers, etc. Witchcraft does not discriminate against color or ethnic origin and does view everything as equal in the eyes of the Goddess and the God.
Witches do use spells - A spell is a thought, a projection, or a prayer. Other religions use prayer, meditation, protection and ritual to produce an intended result. The word "spell" does not imply doing evil or harm.
Witches do use magic wands - Often you see the use of magic wands in childrens cartoons and movies making the idea seem frivolous. In actuality they are used in healing for directing energy. Magic wands are much like "divining rods", and are used for the purpose of directing energy.
Witches do use Witchcraft as a science, an art, and a religion - We use our knowledge and magick in harmony with the Universe and Nature around us. As a science they use their psychic abilities, as a religion by personifying Nature as a Goddess and God, and as an art by using magic to beautify.
The word "Witch" has a deep and rich meaning - As defined by the English Oxford dictionary, "Witchcraft" is a celtic (pronounced Kell-tick) word meaning the wise, good people. "Wicce" (Wick-kay) designates a female Witch where as "Wicca" (wick-kah) designates a male Witch.
In the religion of Witchcraft we view the pentacle as an amulet and a symbol for protection - The five-pointed star represents the human body and the earth. In combination, the star surrounded by the circle represents the human body encompassed by the protection of the Goddess/God force. The pentacle is the symbol for Universal Wisdom. The five points stand for the four elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, and the top point for the Divine Spirit.
Witches do concern themselves with ecology - We have never forgotten this basic fact: the world is not our enemy. Neither is it inert, dumb matter. The earth and all living things share the same life-force. They are composed of patterns of intelligence, of knowledge, and of divinity, all life is a web. We are woven into it as sisters and brothers of All. Witches need to be grounded in both worlds and awake to their responsibilities for both worlds. It is only by being responsible human beings that we can be responsible Witches and only responsible Witches will survive.
Witches Do Not have evil characteristics as portrayed in fairy tales, such as green faces, warts on noses, crooked teeth, stringy hair, or a cackle-like laugh. Witches are of all ages, and are of ordinary appearances.
Witches Do Not ride on broomsticks. They find it much easier to use modern transportation.
Witches Do use the natural psychic ability that all human beings possess. Witches use these abilities to heal, and to improve their surroundings.
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