Men in the World of Witchcraft

It is no surprise that with the surge of paganism and witchcraft resurfacing again after years of secrecy, that many women have been or become associated with this practice. Although the media portrays witches to be primarily women who perform witchcraft, there are also male witches who do the same. A witch does not primarily have to be a woman that practices magic; but because of centuries of stigma, indoctrination and control, men who practiced witchcraft were given different titles. They practice magic in a similar way that a female witch would practice her magic. This post will help to clarify what it means to be a witch, and how men have always been witches, just with different titles. 

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All About Candle Magick – Practical, Everyday Magic

Look up candles or candle magick on the internet and hundreds, if not thousands of results pop up about candles being utilized in Wicca, paganism and various other “occult” traditions ranging from New-Age to straight up historical ones. A standard Wiccan altar typically features God and Goddess candles. Candles are used to call upon and make offerings to deities, elements, energies, quarters, fae, demons – just about anything and anyone. However, as usual, I was more concerned about why candles are used this way and what is the most efficient way to use them – and more importantly, do I really need to have patchouli oil at home every time I want to do a money spell? I was hoping not.

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A Modern Witch’s Guide to Spell Casting

An essential practice of any witch is knowing how to cast spells. A spell is nothing complicated or even just reserved for the realm of magic, it is a simple prayer or a wish. Anytime you have either prayed, wished for something, or even wanted something very much, that is you casting a spell itself! The only major difference with a wish and a proper spell is the energy and power that is put into casting the spell as well as a ritual used to direct that energy into the spell. Most spells are done through rituals on her altar or during esbats. For someone who is just beginning to learn about witchcraft, they will eventually want to learn how to cast a spell. Casting a spell is rather simple and not complicated like how the media portrays it. The most important things that a witch must have throughout the spell casting process are intention, integrity and faith.

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