A witch is…
One who has power over her/his own life
One who makes his/her own rules, but can abide by the rules of Nature
One who refuses to submit to self-denial
One who recognizes no authority with greater esteem than her/his own, who is loyal to self
One who is untamed and tamed
One who transforms energy for the good of all
One who can be passionate about her/his ideals and values as they are changing
One who is explosive, whose intensity is like volcanoes, floods, winds, and fire
One who is disorderly and orderly
One who is ecstatic
One who alters reality
One who says, “I am a witch” aloud three times
“I am a witch”
“I am a witch”
“I am a witch”
11 Signs You’re A White Witch
Are you a witch? Witchcraft is real and is all around us but what does it mean to be a witch? How can you tell? What are the signs of a witch? Well, they may not have hooked noses, green faces and warts, not even the dark witches, but they do believe in magic! Tudorbeth shares 11 signs you’re a white witch…
White witches are good and are often mistaken for being earth angels. Although there is one crucial difference between them, witches have a deep connection to nature, whereas angels are beings of air. And while angels are mediators between heaven and Earth, witches are beings of Earth and are mediators between humans and elemental beings. However, both serve the greater good in everything they do. Read on to see the 11 signs of a white witch:
1 You often have prophetic dreams
Do you have dreams that come true? Are your dreams often apocalyptic or do you meet loved ones who have passed? You may also dream of shapes – in particular a five pointed star or a triangle. These shapes can appear in nature throughout our dreams such as five petals on a flower, or a triangle-shaped leaf. A circle is also a symbol of witchcraft for it means the wholeness of the world and eternity.
A circle is also symbolic of the moon and witches are often referred to as children of the moon because of the goddess Diana.
2 You can easily pick up on an atmosphere
Do you walk into a room of people and know immediately if there has been an argument? Can you sense if a room full of people are friends or foes? Further, can you feel if something is just not right? Many witches are highly clairsentient which means all feeling, all sensing. Witches are all feeling for we are earth and human. Therefore, we feel all the emotions that humans have.
3 You prefer to be outdoors
Do you want to be outdoors, whatever the weather? You might also like to be outdoors at different times of the day and night. In fact you might even feel you come alive at night. You will love the smell of grass after it has been cut or the smell of summer rain. You might even be able to smell the snow coming in winter, as witches are the children of nature.
4 You’re a sensitive soul
Can you feel another’s pain or discomfort? People may talk to you and want your advice or want to confide in you about their problems. People feel at ease with you because of your caring and sensitive nature. In the past many witches, especially white witches, acted as local counsellors. People sought our help for all manner of problems and concerns.
5 You feel a draw to a particular animal
Think back into your childhood, has there been an animal, bird or insect that is always with you or found you wherever you have been even on holiday? It could be anything from a spider to a cat or a crow. It could even that stray dogs seem to follow you. These animals seek you for they are what we call familiars, an animal, a bird, or an insect which is your companion. These familiars are your gifts from spirit to guard you and look after you.
6 You like making home remedies
Do you like spending time creating homemade herbal cures and remedies? Are you fascinated by homeopathy? Maybe you use lavender to help you sleep or peppermint tea to calm and cool your stomach. Witches were renowned healers and apothecaries. We were midwives and carers long before there were doctors.
7 Children and animals are naturally drawn to you
Do you find that children and animals just prefer to be around you instead of their own parents and others? The reason children and animals are attracted to you is they can sense the magic and wonder in you. You also make them feel safe and they know they can trust you.
8 You are interested in the Universe and solar system
You might like watching documentaries about the Universe and all the different planets. You might intrinsically know that there is more life out there in space but you also know that we are all connected. That all the paths and movements of the planets affect us here on planet earth. You might be interested in the zodiac and astrology.
9 You like arts and crafts
You like making things from candles to cookery to dressmaking. You love to create and feel at home either in the kitchen brewing up a recipe or making presents or cards for people.
10 You recycle
You care deeply for the earth and environment and try to protect the Earth whenever you can. You adore the seasons and the changes in nature they bring. You recycled long before everyone else did. You love the autumn, the winter frosts, the spring flowers and the bees buzzing in the summer parks.
11 You believe in the greater good
You do everything with goodness in your heart. You try your best at everything. You also believe in magic and all that it means including the possibility of fairies and other elementals of the earth. You may also believe in ghosts. Yet in all your beliefs and in all what you do you feel strongly there is a force of good and you are a part of it.
If you answered yes to eight or more of these questions…
chances are you are a witch and a white one at that. And the one thing to remember with witchcraft is that once born a witch always a witch. You have been here before and now witchcraft is finding you again, so embrace it. Witchcraft is not meant to be difficult or challenging; it can mould its way into your life with such simplicity that you will realise it was already a part of you.
About the author
Tudorbeth is a hereditary practioner of the Craft. She comes from several generations of practioners of Witchcraft and learnt the practical side of magic from her father and the esoteric side from her mother. The rules and gifts of herb lore, scrying, healing, tasseomancy, numerology and candle magic all feature in her books. Tudorbeth has written many books on witchcraft including the series Magic in the City.
Published on Soul & Spirit Magazine
8 Habits of a White Witch
Following our guide to white magic, we’ve written another outlining the habits which every white witch should cultivate. ‘White witchcraft’ is a term traditionally used to describe magic which is performed for good and unselfish purposes – people of any colour can be white witches, and even though we use the term “she” in this article, men can be white witches too!
1 – A White Witch Respects Nature Nature is an important source of inspiration and wisdom for witches, and most Wiccans recognise that the Divine is present all around them in nature. This is why everything that exists in nature – from plants to animals, to rocks and elements – is regarded as sacred and treated with respect.
But what does this mean for a modern White Witch who’s trying to find her way through the jungle of big city life? It means developing habits that protect the environment, such as recycling, buying fairtrade and eco-friendly produce, choosing to eat organic food that’s free from pesticides, and other activities that help to renew and restore nature.
2 – A White Witch Casts White Magic Spells The Wiccan Rede states “An it harm none, do what ye will.” The White Witch is aware of this when preparing her potions or casting magick spells. She makes it her best practice to observe this law. She sees her magic as a way to serve good and selfless purposes. For this, she knows that she needs to do some inner searching to find out what her true motivations are, so she can ensure that her magic truly is designed for selfless purposes.
She recognises that Black Magic aims to take energy away, that it’s designed to manipulate and hurt others. So before casting love spells, money spells or healing spells, she takes the time to ensure that no one will be manipulated or cheated by her spells.
Even if someone has wronged her, she tries to forgive them, seeing the act as a limitation of that individual’s perspective or an unresolved and deeply seated hurt that they are not aware of. She does not engage in revenge spells because she knows that all people are born of the Divine and therefore all are One. She knows that by hurting someone else, she’s actually hurting herself. Before casting a White Magic Spell, she asks the spell to serve the highest good for everyone involved.
3 – A White Witch Knows the Value of Silence We live in a culture that prides extraverted attributes – people who can perform public speaking, loudly state their ideas during work meetings and entertain others with casual chit-chat are regarded as successful. But silence has its own merit, and a White Witch knows the value of silence.
She does not feel guilty for giving up on social activities whenever she feels the need to retreat into the silence of her own room to meditate and do some inner searching. A White Witch might have a daily meditation practice (10 minutes will do) that allows her to tap into her inner wisdom and intuition, and use it for guidance in her daily life.
4 – A White Witch Clears Her Energy A White Witch knows that energies accumulate. Everything around her vibrates with a certain emotional or energetic signature and she picks up on these vibes like a radar, especially if she’s a particularly empathetic or sensitive individual.
In order to clear herself of the residue of everyday life, she uses white sage, daily rituals or meditation to cleanse herself of the imprints that have been left on her energy field. She knows that having boundaries is healthy (unless they start to feel isolating) and she’s careful not to sacrifice the ‘me-time’ for anyone else, a time that she needs for herself.
5 – A White Witch Recognises the Divine All Around Her Just as nature is to be honoured and respected, so is everything else. The Divine is present all around us, and it’s both male and female. Therefore the goddess is just as important in Wicca as the god is. A White Witch recognises that the Divine is present in all of us, too. And so, any spiritual practice dedicated to a god or goddess is not complete, unless it is extended to the daily dealings with the people around us.
What’s more, a White Witch knows that the magical powers that she develops are not unique to her – everyone is entitled to them, just as she is. Everyone can tap into magick and their inner wisdom, if they make an active choice to do so.
6 – A White Witch Acknowledges Personal Responsibility “Ever mind the rule of three: What ye send out comes back to thee.” That’s how the Rule of Three or The Law of Threefold Return goes. There are many interpretations of this law. Some believe that it is similar to karmic laws – if you do harm unto others, if you send negativity out into the Universe, then negativity will come back to haunt you threefold. And the same goes for good things – if you do good deeds, then good deeds will come back to you threefold.
Of course, in life it does not always feel like that, so it’s very important to recognise not only your actions, but also your intentions behind your actions, and things start to make more sense. For example, helping someone is generally a good thing, but if you help someone without them asking for your help first, the energy that you send out into the Universe is not helpful – it’s actually binding and controlling, and that’s the energy that you’ll receive back.
Although the Law of Threefold Return is interpreted in many ways, what’s important for a White Witch is to recognise that her actions will have repercussions, and they are likely to be physical, emotional and spiritual. So before you engage in an important action, examine your intentions first, and be aware of the potential consequences that your actions may have. When you do, be ready to own up to those consequences.
7 – A White Witch Respects the Beliefs of Others Although a White Witch has found her own Path, she is fully aware that this Path is unique to her alone. Therefore, she does not object when others share their personal spiritual beliefs. She doesn’t mind that other people may not share her beliefs – she knows that they come from different backgrounds, family settings, even cultures. She is simply grateful to have found her Path and shares her insights with those who ask her about them. She does not preach or try to convert anyone to her version of the truth – rather, she delights in learning about the different perspectives that others around her hold.
8 – A White Witch Knows That She’s Just Human While a White Witch is aware of the Threefold Law and that Divinity exists all around her, she knows that she is merely human. Humans are flawed by nature (if you believe that perfection even exists) and so she knows that she can’t possibly predict all of the consequences of her actions, that she has all kinds of feelings (sometimes negative) and that sometimes she needs to vent these to someone, or ask for help. She sees no shame in this because a White Witch does not strive to be perfect – she tries to be kind to herself and not to judge herself too harshly for her mistakes. When she practices self-love, she feels that she becomes kinder and more forgiving to those around her as well.
About the Author
Ieva Remmerte enjoys writing about philosophy, spirituality, ancient practices and general fiction, and holds holds an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. You can find her on her website: wholistically.me.
Published on Wiccan Spells
White magic is different from black magic because of its purposes. While the latter induces harm or pain from the other party, white magic is cast for the welfare or the good of the person who will benefit from it. Fortunately, a white witch has more power than a black witch. In this case, we can expect that the good will always win over the bad.
For what purpose do White witches use White Magic?
For its great deal of power, white magic is used to bring good or protect people from black magic curses or spells. A white witch also uses her power to destroy or break any types of black magic. White magic protects an individual from the harms caused by black magic.
There are certain spells and magic that white witches can do00. One of them is the love spell which is the most popular among other spells because we all deserved to feel love and to love. It is the most in-demand forms of white magic as it is to cast love spells on the apple of your eyes. Also, it is used to bring back lost love, to strengthen an existing bond, or to attract a new lover.
In addition, it also protects people in a relationship. For instance, couples can get the services of a white witch to protect their marriage and prevent them from getting separated or divorced. Aside from that, there are also specific cases you can be helped by white witches like lost love, soul mate, anti-lying spells, and lust, among others.
Aside from relationship spells, there are also things your white witch can do when it comes to money and finances. It is another in-demand branch of white magic that is commonly used- money spells.
If you want to become a successful businessman, it is one of the beat spells that you can have because it can take your business and financial status to the next level especially if you follow procedure instructed by your white witch. This type of white magic is one of the most commonly requested by people when it comes to their economic status.
This type of spell will drive money to you; thus, adding more fund onto your bank account. If you need some financial gain this year, hire an expert witch to perform this spell for you. Aside from helping you get more money, you will also have the chance to manage your business effectively.
Moreover, there is also the healing spell that your white witch can perform for you in order to get you rid off your sickness. It is also one of the most requested types of white spells that you can ask from your expert witch.
If you’re loved one is sick, you can also consult this witch to help him recover from his sickness, pain, or injury. This type of healing spell is used to help people who are affected by a certain disorder in their emotional, mental, or physical being.
These are three of the most prominent spells that your white witch can perform. To guarantee perfect and desired results, you have to make sure that you also have the pure intention.
Published on Awaken the Witch
THE POWER WITHIN
There are many people who seem, very obviously, to have some sort of “psychic power” (for want of a better term). They are the sort who know that the telephone is going to ring before it actually does, and who is on the other end of the line before they pick up the receiver. People like Uri Geller are able to demonstrate this power in more dramatic ways, by bending keys and teaspoons without physical contact. Others have “visions” or seem to be able to make things happen. Often these people have a peculiar affinity with animals.
You may not be like this. You may.well feel somewhat envious of such people. Yet you shouldn’t feel that way, for the power that these people have—and it is a very real power—is inherent in all of us. To be sure, that power comes out quite naturally in some, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be brought out in others. The aura (which will be dealt with extensively in a later lesson) is a visible manifestation of this power. Those able to see the aura—and you will become one of these—can see it around everyone; again demonstrating that the power is within everyone. Witches have always had the power and used it. Most of them seem to have it naturally, but not all by any means. For that reason the Witches have their own ways of drawing it out; ways that are especially effective.
In the magazine Everyday Science and Mechanics, for September 1932, appeared the following report:
Human Tissues Produce Deadly Radiations
“Rays emitted from human blood, fingertips, noses and eyes, kill yeast and other micro-organisms, according to Professor Otto Rahn, working at Cornell University. Yeast, such as used in making bread, was killed in five minutes merely by the radiation from the fingertips of one person. When a quartz plate, Vz inch thick, was interposed it took fifteen minutes for the yeast to die. In tests of fingers it was found that the right hand was stronger than the left, even in left-handed persons.”
Professor Rahn continued his experiments and published results in Invisible Radiations Of Organisms (Berlin, 1936). Speaking at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he explained how the “rays” seemed to come out most strongly from the fingertips, the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, the armpits, the sex organs and—in women only—the breasts. Dr. Harold S. Burr, of Yale University, spoke of similar experiments and conclusions when addressing the Third International Cancer Congress.
Witches have always believed in this power coming from the body and have developed ways to increase it, collect it and use it to do what we term magick. Professors Rahn and Burr showed the destructive use of this power, but it can be used equally effectively constructively.
Here is a simple experiment you can try with a friend. Have the friend strip to the waist and sit with his back to you. Now, extend your hand, with the palm down and fingers together, straight out to point at his (or her) back. Keep the tips of the fingers an inch or so away from the surface of the skin. Now slowly move your hand up and down along the line of his spine. Try to keep your arm straight and concentrate your thoughts on sending all your energies out along your arm and into your hand and fingers. You will probably get quite a reaction from your friend as your power makes contact. He might feel a strong tingling sensation, heat, or even what seems like a cool breeze … but he will feel something.
Experiment. Try with the left hand; with the fingers together; at different distances from his back. See if he knows where your hand is. Does he feel it moving up when it is moving up; down when moving down? You will find that the intensity of the power varies dependant upon your physical health and also upon the time of the day and the day of the month. Keep records and note when it is the best time for you to “generate”.
Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft
The Male Witch – A Guide to Wicca for Men
Wicca can sometimes feel like a religion that is only practiced by women. By being one of the few religions which celebrates female deities, it does attract a higher proportion of women than other religions. However that does not mean it is a women only religion. In this article you will discover an introduction to Wicca, written specifically for men who want to learn more.
Introduction to Wicca
If you are new to Wicca, then you may be questioning exactly what Wicca is. Wicca is a form of modern paganism, which worships both a God and Goddess. For a brief introduction to Wicca, read this. If you are unclear of the definitions of Wicca, paganism and witchcraft read this article.
Most religions are patriarchal, but Wicca is different as there is a duality. Wicca is a religion that celebrates a female divinity as an equal and perhaps greater primary to the god. Traditionally the Goddess and the Horned God were seen as equals, however in newer Wiccan traditions the Goddess is often thought of as the greater god.
However both forms of divinity are celebrated and it celebrates the link between the God and the Goddess. Wicca exists because of the Goddess and the God, so who can bring the God energy better than men?
The Horned God
The Horned God is the other half of the divine couple. He is the masculine side of divinity. His horns or antlers can represent fertility or the hunt. He can represent courage, sacrifice or protection. He is also represented as the Sun God, the Sacrificed God or the Vegetation God. He is the god of fertility and fields, and has a more grounded, practical energy than the Triple Goddess.
The Divine Masculine
The divine masculine represents an ideal of masculine energy. Divine masculine doesn’t just refer to the male gender, it refers to masculine qualities which anyone can celebrate. The divine masculine comprises of a group of archetypal energies; the God, King, Priest, Warrior, Lover and Sage.
If I am a male witch, does that make me a warlock? No. A male witch is still called a witch. The term Warlock refers to an oath breaker and is a disrespectful term.
Why are many LGBT men into Wicca? Wicca is a religion which attracts LGBT men. This could be as they do not feel as welcome in male-divinity focused or Christian religions.
Should I join a Coven? That is your personal choice. Men are the minority in Wicca. If you are looking for a coven to join, then find one where you feel welcome as a man. Speak to the priestess of the coven and ask them how they worship the God and Goddess.
There are many covens who see themselves as a goddess tradition and celebrate the goddess, or an aspect of the triple Goddess as the maiden, mother and crone. However there are some groups who worship the sacred masculine God. As with the sacred feminine, the masculine relies on a series of archetypes. Some groups only honour the Goddess, some honour multiple deities of both sexes.
If you are practising as a solitary practitioner, this is less of an issue as you can make your own decisions regarding worshiping. If you don’t want to join a coven you can still connect with other Wiccans. There are many online forums and social media groups and many social gatherings. Look out for festivals and events celebrating the sabbats. There are many online websites especially for male witches.
What shall I tell my family?
Not everyone will understand or want to understand Wicca. As a religion it is often mistaken for being devil worship, and conjures up in peoples minds the image of a wart covered woman putting animal parts in a cauldron. You can choose to keep your practice and beliefs to yourself for as long as you want. When you tell people, it is best to think about explaining to them what Wicca is and what a Witch is. Tell them about what you belief in and why, and how you practice. Make sure to tell them what Wicca isn’t as well, to help them learn and to overcome any concerns.
Famous Male Witches in History
There are several famous male witches throughout history. Below is an introduction to a few of them:
Gerald Gardner also known as Scire, was an English Wiccan and squire who founded the tradition of Gardenerian Wicca. Gardenerian Wiccans organise into covens which are led by a Wiccan High Priestess and Priest of their choice. They honour both male and female deities.
Orrel Alexander Sanders was an English occultist and High Priest who founded the Alexandrian Wicca during the 1960’s. He has been nicknamed the King of the Witches. Alexandrian Wicca places an emphasis on the Sabbat rituals and emphasises gender polarity.
There are many well known male witches who are alive today including Raven Grimassi who has written over a dozen books on witchcraft and Neopaganism, Gavin Bone who is an author and lecturer in the fields of Wicca and magic, and Raymond Buckland who is an author and Wiccan priest.