Wiccan witch, green witch, kitchen witch, eclectic witch, garden witch, Christian witch, Satanic witch, elemental witch – the list goes on and on. There are many different types of witches, many of which we have discussed in depth in various articles. But regardless of which kind of witch you are, how long you have been practicing or how established and comfortable you feel with your practice, there is forever the lingering question – am I a real witch? Am I an authentic witch? What is a real witch? How can I be an authentic witch?
This type of insecurity is common not just in the budding witch of today, but also within the witches from way back in the day. In fact, it is almost as if the true mark of a witch is not witchcraft or magick, but the constant self-questioning and self-doubt about whether her brand of witchcraft is authentic or really witchcraft. Honestly it boils down to something rather simple – what is witchcraft? What is magick? There are many, many definitions of what constitutes witchcraft, but the truth is that it doesn’t really matter how someone else defines their craft because their craft is not your craft – and you don’t need to prove your craft to anyone. The sooner you understand that, the sooner you liberate yourself from this nagging desire to prove yourself. Is your practice improving, developing and flourishing? Is your practice fulfilling your intended magickal goals? If so, that is all that ultimately matters.Continue reading “On “Real” Magick – A Look into White and Gray Witchcraft”