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What is a witch?

There are a lot of stereotypes of what witches are...The first one people think about is this:

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I borrowed this from a dear friends site.  This is not what we are!  We do not fly through the air with a cat on our broomstick, (the cat weighs us down...just joking!).  We do not get together once a month a trade our flying tips!

The other thing people think about is usually..."Cool, I wanna be a witch, can you teach me how to do a spell to make that guy/girl love me"....."Can you change me into a toad?"

Well if I had the abilities trust me there would be a few more toads in the world! *giggle*   But that is not what we do.  We don't dance around fires naked and beat on drums.   AND WE DO NOT  WORSHIP THE DEVIL!

We worship the Earth, Moon, and Sun.  We do not harm anyone...that is one of our biggest laws.   To read more about our laws go to my "What is Wicca" page.

Below I have included a poem that someone sent me.  I believe that it is a wonderful poem and is pretty much what any witch believes.  The author is unknown as far as I know, but if you know or are the author please email so I may give you credit.

 

To Be A Witch


To be a witch is to love and be loved.

To be a witch is to know everything, and nothing at all.

To be a witch is to move amongst the stars while staying on earth.

To be a witch is to change the world around you, and yourself.

To be a witch is to share and give, while receiving all the while.

To be a witch is to dance and sing, and hold hands with the universe.

To be a witch is to honor the gods, and yourself.

To be a witch is to BE magick, not just perform it. 

To be a witch is to be honorable, or nothing at all.

To be a witch is to accept others who are not.

To be a witch is to know what you feel is right and good.

To be a witch is to harm none.

To be a witch is to know the ways of old.

To be a witch is to see beyond the barriers.

To be a witch is to follow the moon.

To be a witch is to be one with the gods.

To be a witch is to study and to learn.

To be a witch is to be the teacher and the student.

To be a witch is to acknowledge the truth.

To be a witch is to live with the earth, not just on it.

To be a witch is to be truly free!

 

 

   Goals Of A Witch

  1. I.  Know Yourself

  2. II.  Know Your Craft (Wicca)

  3. III.  Learn

  4. IV.  Apply knowledge with wisdom

  5. V.  Achieve balance

  6. VI.  Keep your words in good order

  7. VII.  Keep your thoughts in good order

  8. VIII.   Celebrate life

  9. IX.  Attune with the cycles of the Earth

  10. X.  Breathe and eat correctly

  11. XI.  Exercise the body

  12. XII.   Meditate

  13. XIII.  Honour the Goddess and God