For some time, witches have been thought of as bad people. Shown in movies and books to be the givers of curses and hexes, little has been done to improve the image of a witch.
Witchcraft is not a negative spiritual path, nor is it even considered to be a path at all.
People can simply do witchcraft and be quite content with the results, even if they don’t call themselves a witch. To clear up the confusion about witchcraft, here is some basic information about a practice which has been cultivated since possibly the beginning of human kind.
If you were to ask several witches to define witchcraft, you would find you get several different answers. The truth is the witchcraft can be a very personal practice, one which varies from witch to witch. At its core, however, is a deeper connection with the energies of the earth and a willingness to incorporate these energies into spell work. Witches are able to use their minds and their bodies to access the energies in the universe, bending their will to reshape consciousness. In the earliest days, witches seem to be typically women, the medicine women of a tribe. People were brought to these women and they were cured of their woes with natural remedies and rituals. As modern medicine came along, medicine women were pushed aside, but the practice remained.
Can Anyone Use Witchcraft?
But for many, people are afraid to use witchcraft if they don’t identify as witches. Whether this is right or not is a matter which might be debated hotly among witches, but as long as a person has a pure intention and they understand the energy they are using, then they can go ahead and work spells. Witchcraft doesn’t discriminate, but there does still need to be a measure of respect for the rituals and for the sacred energies being used.