Even if you’ve only studied Witchcraft for a relatively short amount of time, you’ve probably come across this phrase in one form or another. It continues to be one that sparks controversial discussion among people of different magical backgrounds and opinions. At face value, it might seem confusing, especially when put up against popular codes … More “A Witch who cannot hex, cannot heal.” — What does this mean?
Xenophobia is an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers, or of that which is foreign or strange to you. Essentially anything outside of your personal comfort zone that makes you twitch and have the reaction of acting nasty towards those who are different than you is xenophobia. Xenophobia is most often directed at … More “X” Is For Xenophobia
Whenever I come across a new area, whether in magical or mundane life, The Witch’s Pyramid guides me in knowing how to deal with the unknown and unfamiliar. The Witch’s Pyramid consists of the admonitions — To Know, To Will, To Dare, and To Be Silent. These all lead to the peak which is: To Go. … More “U” Is For Unknown
The phrase In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust, while not as common (and perhaps not as over-used as “Blessed Be”) is still one of Wicca’s quirky phrases. It comes across almost like code words, and it kind of should, because that’s where it originated. The phrase comes to us from British Traditional Wicca/Witchcraft and … More “P” Is For Perfect Love & Perfect Trust
“What do Wiccans believe?” That’s a pretty straightforward question. The answer, however, is never as straightforward. “Ask ten different Wiccans that question and you get twelve different answers.” To some people, that’s a sign of what’s wrong with the Wiccan path when compared with other religions, faiths, or spiritual paths. For others, being unable to … More “O” Is For Orthopraxy vs. Orthodoxy
Integrity is closely bound to some other words like morality, truth, honor, steadfastness, consistency, and strength. In Witchcraft, integrity is important on several levels. Because there is no single universal constant code of morality held to among all Witches, it is for each Witch to determine their personal code of ethics and morals. While … More “I” Is For Integrity
This is a popular phrase being used currently among people in spiritual communities, new-agers, and those who think of themselves as philosophically open-minded and driven. Personally, this particular phrase gets on my nerves at times, but that’s more of a personal issue I have with it sounding pretentious and in general, being overused. I do … More What does it mean when someone says, “My truth”?
For many years now I have seen people in the Pagan/Wiccan community offering an interpretation of a particular verse in the bible that talks about Witches. The verse is Exodus 22:18 and it says: “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.” (King James Version) The popular counter argument is that this was a mistranslation, … More Exodus 22:18 Meant It When It Said “Witch”
Lately, for the past couple of months, I have been asked to edify my position and thoughts on various things and in doing so, I’ve gotten a bit frustrated. Because this is a personal blog, and because it’s easier for me to link people to this blog when I am approached with certain topics, … More The Top Ten things or comments that irritate me when people don’t understand Witchcraft or Paganism
I think everyone is familiar with the phrase, “It is what it is.” I don’t know who originated it, but I know I’ve heard it way too many times to count. I like it. It’s simple, direct, and can be applied to just about anything. It makes a clear statement to be understood from a … More Is it what it is or what it isn’t?