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Born in deepest Cornwall and now living in wild Wales, Bev has been practising her personal brand of witchcraft for years and years. Witches get asked these questions all the time. Is witchcraft evil? Is there such a thing as an evil witch? Well, no. But maybe yes. The thing to remember is that witches, despite some claims to the contrary, are human beings.
And human beings come in all flavors, including rather unsavory ones. So, to answer the questions, witchcraft in general is not evil, but some who call themselves witches are evil. When witches cast spells, they are attempting to manipulate energy in a certain way to achieve Evil Core - Syrinx - Witchcraft desired result.
One might do the same with prayer, or making a wish. So witchcraft itself is neutral, but it can be used for wicked purposes. There are those in other places, such as the African and Asian continents who follow many varied paths. To the point they allow the idea of the supernatural inform every aspect of their life. Many people have murdered, and have been murdered, in the name of witchcraft.
So, indeed, in certain areas and societies, those who use witchcraft to control, manipulate, and damage the lives of other people are evil. At the same time, people who have been accused of witchcraft have Los De La Salsa - Rap Desperados suffered torture and mutilation at the hands of angry mobs.
For example, in Evil Core - Syrinx - Witchcraft , 11 people in a Kenyan village were viciously hunted down and killed after being accused of lowering the intelligence levels of village children. In modern witchcraft, we have taken the best and least offensive parts of British and European traditions and created new Evil Core - Syrinx - Witchcraft in witchcraft, such as Wicca, eclectic witchcraft, and hedge-witches, kitchen-witches, and so on.
Originally, traditional British witchcraft was a Evil Core - Syrinx - Witchcraft of helpful wise person to whom the local population turned to for healing and highly secretive, manipulative black magic.
Unfortunately, human nature being what it is, the lure of doing evil using magick is irresistible for some. Like guns. And Twitter. And remember that all religions have been used as excuses for evil acts right Contrazoom - Various - Pussy Galore! the centuries.
You might not describe any particular religion as inherently evil, yet some of its followers were, and are, engaged in evil doings. Wicca is a movement which arose out of the British Gardnerian tradition espoused by Gerald Gardner, who claimed to have been initiated by a bunch of New Forest witches. It quickly gained momentum and spread across the Atlantic. It now is an official religion. However, not all witches are Wiccan.
The majority practice a wide variety of traditions from all over the world. Most Wiccans are gentle, generous, and kind. A lot of witches do see themselves as religious, worshiping a pantheon of gods and goddesses, from Celtic to Shamanic to Scandinavian to Ancient Roman and Greek deities. Also there are the ones who practice earth-based religion, which focuses on the Earth, the Sun, and all nature in general.
They view witchcraft as a way of life and Evil Core - Syrinx - Witchcraft of who they are. What interests me is why men think of women as witches. It's because they're so fascinating and exasperating, so other.
Satanists worship the Devil. Invented to keep the faithful flock under control. Eventually, some bright spark decided to set up a Church of Satan.
A sort of self-fulfilling prophecy: accuse enough people of certain beliefs and pretty soon those beliefs will take root. Some witches and pagans revere a mythical figure known as the Green Man, often depicted as a male face framed by leaves. Pan, the Greek God of nymphs and nature has the head and hooves of a goat and has a devil-like appearance, so it is possible that confusion, deliberate, or otherwise, occurred between witches and their accusers over the centuries.
Pan was, and is, a great favorite of witches and pagans as, traditionally, he is worshiped out of doors in fields and woodlands. He frequently appears in carvings all over France and western Europe.
He was connected with another manifestation of the horned god, Herne, in Margaret Murray's book, God of the Witches. It was all rather speculative. Of course, many non-witches leaped Need To Know (Clash Mix) - Michell - Need To Know the idea of the Horned God as Satan—it was too good an opportunity to miss.
Modern witches are far more likely to rescue and rehabilitate animals, rather than sacrifice them. Evil Core - Syrinx - Witchcraft the distant past, witches were accused of murdering and sacrificing babies, but this was probably connected with the fact that the local witch had a lucrative sideline carrying out midwifery duties, as well as terminations using herbs and seeds as abortifacients. The rate of stillbirths and infant mortality was extremely high among the poor and it fell to the wise woman to dispose of tiny bodies.
Witches kept a record of their recipes and spells. After all, back in the day, witchcraft was their business. More than likely, those witches of old could barely read and write. Some have been Transmisja 4 - Kamil Kowalczyk - Transmisja to have committed wicked deeds to cause harm and death. However, as members of a minority sector of society, most simply lead their lives the same as everyone else.
And many do a lot of good in their communities. Like the rest of society, there are good ones and bad ones. Have you ever had experience of an evil witch?
Someone who has actually set out to harm you or another? Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters. How do I know Evil Core - Syrinx - Witchcraft my ex-sister law, who practices witchcraft, has put a spell on my family and me?
You can't know for sure. However, you can block, return, or remove a curse and then create a protective ritual. It means you'll have to do a little witchcraft of your own. Alternatively, you can just ignore her and assume that such spells do not work. Remember, also that any 'bad energy' that anyone directs outwards, inevitably comes back to bite them eventually. Hatred hurts the hater far more than the hated. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.
Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. Yes, it has to be really; you can't be half a witch although I think I do tend to dip in and out as I go along.
It's always there underlying everything. I couldn't agree more, Bev. I consider myself a witch who happens to incorporate ancestor worship and the genius loci into my practice. I do work with a goddess of my ancestors, as well, but I believe witchcraft is a way of life, for sure.
Very interesting. You have clarified a number of points that have never been clear to me, previously. I haven't BBC* - Get By In Japanese any wicked witches but then, I don't know any witches at all, not that I know of.
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HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc. As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, exemplore. Nymphonix - Off My Mind choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. Are Witches Evil? Updated on May 19, Bev G Evil Core - Syrinx - Witchcraft. Is Witchcraft Evil? Witchcraft Is the Manipulation of Energy When witches cast spells, they are attempting to Evil Core - Syrinx - Witchcraft energy in a certain way to achieve a desired result.
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Witches Do Not Sacrifice Animals Modern witches are far more likely to rescue and rehabilitate animals, rather than sacrifice them. Questions must be on-topic, written with proper grammar usage, and understandable to a wide audience. Question: How do I know if my ex-sister law, who practices witchcraft, has put a spell on my family and me?
Answer: You can't know for sure. Helpful 3. I have teens, I can be pretty evil occasionally Thanks for reading, Nicole xxx. Thank you Bv G. This article was very well written and very informative. Blessed Be!
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