Last post I defined witchcraft for many, but in this post, I described what witchcraft means to me.
For me, witchcraft is a spirituality – not a religion. It’s a simple path of spiritual understanding, expression, and openness to both light and dark; to inner and outer worlds.
I mostly do spells and rituals for healing, happiness, grounding, and centering. I feel that I don’t need to hurt anyone with my magic unless I feel threatened in any way, which, by the way, is pretty rare. After every spell, I say “With harm to none, so mote it be.”
I began learning about Witchcraft as a Wiccan religion – so, I ended up with a hackneyed form of the Wiccan Rede. I feel that there’s so much I don’t understand about the universe so, just in case, I ask that my spell or ritual harms no one.
I guess you could probably call me a “fluffy bunny,” although, I understand now that Wicca is an initiatory fertility religion that you must be granted access from another Wicca to participate in, which is something that most fluffy bunnies don’t get.
It’s not their fault due how New Age books present witchcraft.
Also, I’m not Wiccan.
I don’t use wands, athames, chalices, or pentacles (even though I use the Tarot, which have all these things). I do use a cauldron (in the middle of the alter), a mortar and pestle, salt and water bowls with a help of a crystal, and I enjoy using divination (I tend to use Tarot and Daughters of the Moon).
Like in a previous post, I don’t believe in the Threefold Law or Wiccan karma. I don’t see divinity as a “Lord and Lady” or as parents guiding their followers. Nor do I worship(?) a heterosexual divine couple; a Horned God and Moon Goddess.
It’s part of my craft to seek the truth.
Also, I wouldn’t call myself agnostic or atheist. Like I said, there’s so much I don’t understand of the universe to assume that there is a god or that there is no god.
I tend to lean to the label “philosophical.”
That said, I don’t believe in mythical creatures. The universe is so beautiful as it is, I don’t think I need to tell myself stories.
While I’m not a baby witch, I am a baby feminist and I’m still learning about feminism.
Feminism upholds the belief in equality of all. I have my own feminism. I choose to be child-free. I choose to go to work and make money. I choose to practice witchcraft.
As a feminist, I believe that everyone is equal and whiteness is not the “default.” However, I do not care for cultural appropriation and stay away from it as far as I can in both my witch-y practice and in life, but, even if I feel it’s disrespectful, I do not accuse or call out others about their path.
I also don’t subscribe to the view of that a matriarchy is better than a patriarchy. I feel that everyone is and should be treated equally.
What I’m interested in
I’m very interested in using herbs and stones – although, I’m at a loss as to how to start. At first, I looked up various herbal books – one being Cunningham’s books on stones and herbs, but I found out that these books lack history of the herb and stone. So, I’m left with the internet and what I think I have in my possession.