How do I become a witch?

You can call yourself whatever you like these days, but if you want to become an actual functioning witch, this will take some work. You may already be what some call a “natural witch”, meaning you possess traits and abilities that correspond with what some would call paranormal or psychic…

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How old is witchraft itself?

Nobody knows for certain, even allowing for both the technical and authoritarian definitions of witchcraft. Technically, it is using wisdom embracing both known and unknown or observable and unobservable aspects of Nature to manifest one’s will. Humans have been doing that for at least the past 20,000 years or so,…

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Is witchcraft a religion?

No, it is a type of activity that is usually supplemental to, outside of, or transgressing against someone’s religion. On the one hand, “witch” and “witchcraft” are arbitrary labels that were given usually by people in an organized religion, to those who had different ways, on the other, it has…

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Is being a witch hereditary?

As mentioned in another answer, it is kind of complicated. Many of the traits associated with effective witchcraft are hereditary. Some even correspond to other “marks” or in-born traits, even some that some people would class as defects. In my (the Dean’s) hometown’s local lore, bad eyesight was a sign…

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Are witches born that way?

Kind of. It’s complicated. People who end up being witches are usually born with some set of traits that aren’t superhuman, but aren’t quite average either. There are signs that someone has talents that could make them effective witches, but this does not necessarily mean the person will become a…

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