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Witchcraft, Witches & Witchy Ideas

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WHAT REALLY IS A WITCHCRAFT?

Check this witchcraft, witches & witchy ideas post to educate yourself. First, the term “witchcraft” has different meanings for different people and different cultures but in general meaning, the term “witchcraft” is a craft practiced by witches. The term “witchcraft” also has been used to define any practice that involves magic.

You can’t call “witchcraft” a specific religion. Witchcraft has been found in many different cultures and on all continents in some form, both presently and historically. There are common threads that run through all of the various ways in which witchcraft is practiced. For example:

  • There are religious elements that include spirits and/or deities.
  • There are connotations that deal with the afterlife.
  • Magic is a part of all the many forms of witchcraft.

Witchcraft is viewed by different groups with varying degrees of respect, suspicion, or indifference. But most cultures define their own version of magic as either “good” or “evil,” and there is no middle ground.

Many see witchcraft in the same light that they view satanic ritual abuse (SRA). SRA is seen as physical and sexual abuse associated with satanic rituals or the occult. To these people it means that anything even remotely associated with witchcraft is evil.

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The label “witchcraft” has been applied by most to any practice that is used to influence or control another person’s mind or body against his or her will and for evil purposes that will undermine the accepted social or religious order.

It is often difficult to distinguish bad magic or “black magic” from good magic or “white magic.” White magic is intended to protect humans from black magic spells but white magic also uses “spells” and “connotations.”

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FEELING WICKED WITCH T-SHIRT

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The practice of witchcraft can be traced back to Paleolithic people who worshiped a Fertility Goddess, a Hunter God, and others. The Wicca religion looks to nature to gain insight on which to base their beliefs. The sun, the moon, the stars, trees, birds, animals, and even seasonal cycles and the tides are the basis of many Wicca beliefs. The modern-day practice of Wicca bears little resemblance to the ancient pagan practices of witchcraft.

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ARE YOU AFRAID OF WOLVES WITCH T-SHIRT

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In Europe as well as in the New England states of America, the “witch hysteria” existed until well into the 19th century. In the 1400s, the Christian Church applauded witch-hunters to stop what Christians believed to be the sorcery and black magic of witches.

In the 1500s, an archbishop in Germany blamed 120 citizens of a village of causing the severe weather. All 120 were burned to death as witches for “interfering with the elements.” The most famous, or maybe infamous, witchcraft hysteria was the Salem witch trials in 1692.

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WICCA AND WITCHES

According to those who practice it, Wicca is simply a misunderstood religion of witches. As the history shows many people who practice other religions have been persecuted at one time or another. These who practice Wicca says that they have been more persecuted and more misunderstood than any other.

There are many misconceptions about this religion and people who practice it.  Witches do not fly on broomsticks, and neither do they worship the Devil or plot to bring harm upon others. They don’t always dress in black robes and pointed hats either, cast spells over the boiling cauldrons, or even own the black cats.

Today witches are no longer persecuted (openly) for practicing witchcraft or Wicca, and they have come out of the broom closet, so to speak but the witch hysteria isn’t dead and gone, and witches, witchcraft, and Wicca are still viewed as evil in some circles.

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WITCH’S HALLOWEEN SPELLS

People have long been fascinated or terrified by the spells , witchcraft & witches believing that witches cast spells especially at Halloween time. In his play “Macbeth,” William Shakespeare wrote:

The Witches Caldron

“Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing

“For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and babble

“Double, double, toil and trouble,
Fire burn, and caldron bubble”

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There are legends that abound that tell of witches gathering twice a year; once the night before spring began on April 30 (the eve of May Day), and the other on the eve of the beginning of winter on October 31 (All Hallow’s Eve).

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According to the legends, the witches arrived at the gatherings on magical flying broom sticks. The parties were hosted by none other than the Devil himself. Stories based on superstition have been told about witches casting spells that transformed themselves into different forms and casting spells on unsuspecting humans, using their magical powers, which brought pain and trouble. Legend has it that if you want to meet a witch on Halloween, you must put your clothes on wrong-side-out and walk backwards at midnight.

The belief in witches and the spells that they cast was brought to America with the early settlers. Then the settlers’ beliefs kind of blended with the beliefs of the American Indians. Later the beliefs of the African slaves were also added to the mix. That strange mixture is what constitutes the general beliefs about witches that abound today.

There is no scientific proof that witches exist or that they can cast spells good, bad or otherwise. But believers don’t need proof! They simply believe.

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COOL WITCH COSTUMES & HATS IDEAS

Amazing Witch costumes and hats ideas for Halloween or other witch parties...

Are you ready to make your own, cool witch Halloween costume together with the hat? It’s not that difficult and it’s fun.

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THE STORY ABOUT THE SALEM WITCH TRIAL

Story About The Salem Witch Trial

In the late seventeenth century the Massachusetts counties of Suffolk 98 people were accused of witchcraft, and 18 executed. In 1992, the Massachusetts House of Representatives decided to issue a resolution honoring those who had died during the trials.

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WITCH’S BROOMSTICK SNACKS IDEA

Cool and tasty Witch's Broomstick Snacks for your party...

Are you holding a witch party and looking for some cool snacks idea? Witch’s broomsticks made out of cheese and pretzel sticks are easy to make and will look cool on your table.

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DIY TRADITIONAL WITCH BALLS

DIY Witch balls to hang them in windows, or wherever you want to welcome good spirits...

Did you know that the Witch balls are an Old World pagan tradition? You can make your own by filling them out with natural ingredients like rose or cinnamon sticks.

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