How to Become a Witch

First Ask Yourself Why Do You Want To Be A Witch?

I always wonder how people stumble across this blog.  Perhaps you are interested in learning just what this witchcraft business is all about or maybe you’re someone from my hometown trying your best to hunt me down!

I’ve talked a lot about Wiccan beliefs and misconceptions about Wicca and if you are able to open your mind I’ll have at least helped you along your path.  So how does someone become a real, genuine Witch?

It has very little to do with spells and rituals (those come later and they work for those of us serious enough and faithful enough to back them with our convictions) and a lot to do with learning, growing and becoming more in tune with the energy that flows through every part of nature and every fiber of our being.

If you want to become a Witch then I suggest you start reading, practicing and opening your mind up and getting ready for some deep spiritual growth.

  1. Love Nature – Develop a deep and abiding love for nature first and foremost.  Nature created us, nourishes us and keeps us alive.  Without it we are nothing.  The instincts and powers we have within us already are simply revealed by Wiccan rituals.
  2. Read – Read everything you can by Gemma Gary, Doreen Voliente and of course my favorite – Rose Ariadne.  Rose is by far the best teacher I have and as I practice my craft by myself I find that her presence online is good company to have.
  3. Carve Out Your Corner – You’ll need a place to practice your craft and keep  your belongings (things like candles, chalice, oils etc.).  I carved out a corner of my bedroom to start off with.  I recommend you keep this place very private as most people are rather intolerant of Wiccan beliefs and their doubt and negativity can be a real distraction.
  4. Study Ritual – Understand the rituals of Wicca and embrace them.  It is through these rituals and your convictions that you can unleash the energy and potential you have inside yourself.
  5. Start a Journal – This may one day become your own spell book but definitely write down your feelings and document your journey.
  6. Be More Loving – To quote Rose Ariadne -“If you want to become a Wiccan, you are essentially saying that you wish to use your powers to create the most beautiful and loving life that you are capable of. The most wonderful life is one in which we help others overcome their fears and fury. Anger and fear can destroy us while love and caring can revive us.”
  7. Understand the Law of Threefold – Whatever energy you put out into the world will be returned to you threefold.  This is why curses and revenge spells must be avoided at all costs.
  8. Understand the Wiccan Rede -
    1. http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/recommendedreading/a/Wiccan_Rede.htm
    2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiccan_Rede

 

Wiccan Websites and Resources

Here are some excellent Wiccan websites that can help you learn more:

  • Mastering the Magick of Witchcraft – Learn the ins and outs of Wicca and spell casting.
  • The Simple Spell Casting System – Learn more by watching a special video message from Rose herself.
  • My Resource Page – you can find my resources page here.  I cover where to buy Wiccan Supplies from and some other helpful things.

Also, my last bit of advice for you is to be careful.  There are some helpful courses and websites where you can learn a lot about becoming a Witch and I’m sure you’ll find that useful but don’t go crazy buying everything.

Witchcraft is not an expensive craft.  If you are on a budget you can easily start by visiting the library and looking up some of the authors I mentioned.

All the best,

Your friend Willow

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I’ve mentioned before that I was raised a Catholic.  My parents were split on religion with one being very religious and the other not being as religious.  I think I grew up with a mix of very traditional views on sex, the role of women while still being exposed to a lot of progressive forward looking beliefs at the same time from both of my parents.

For sometime in my life I used to have a lot of resentment towards Christian teaching but as I’ve learned more about Wicca I’ve realized that life is just too short to be filled with resentment and hate towards anyone’s religious beliefs.

If you grew up with very orthodox teachings don’t look back on hatred and resentment but be grateful that your parents believed in anything at all.  Had you not been open to believing in something more as a child you may not be where you are with me right now.

I think the initial appeal to Wicca was that empowered me as a woman.  One of the key principles of Wicca affirms the equality of men and women.  Also the idea of sex and magick was an eye opener for me.  I realized that I had very repressive views on sex and was even ashamed of my own sexuality.

Is this why Wicca more often than not appeals to women?  Not as men are open to Wiccan beliefs these days.

Here is a great article on Wiccan beliefs if you are new and curious to what it is all about.

http://www.religioustolerance.org/wic_beli.htm

-Willow

 

 

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What is the Simple Spell Casting Course?  

It’s an introductory course on Wiccan Magick taught by Rose Ariadne.  The course is available in digital format only as downloads of audio, video and PDF.  You will also get emails from Rose (and yes, you can even get a response from Rose herself).  Rose covers the basics of spell casting and goes over how to use Magick to better your life.

(BTW, if you were simply looking for the website – click here to visit Simple Spell Casting).

As I’ve said in other parts of this blog, I agree with Rose that spell casting and Wiccan teachings are not to be used for ill purposes.  If you wish to simply get revenge on someone and use spells for selfish reasons it will only backfire on you threefold (This is known as the Rule of Three – in that whatever ill or evil you do will come back to you threefold).

The Universe has laws that govern it.  The more in tune we are with nature and understand the flow of energy that runs through everything the more easily we will be to shape it and use it for the benefit of ourselves and our loved ones.

I suppose in some ways this is similar to what some people teach as the Law of Attraction.  I apologize if you know the Law of Attraction better than me but I believe it’s also about tapping into the energy that runs through and shapes the Universe.

Spell casting if done correctly helps you to tap into this energy within you.  The closer and more in tune we are to Nature and our surroundings the more we are able to shape and change outcomes.  I believe that Wicca has not only helped me to cast better spells but to become a better person.  I’ve learned more about:

  • Personal Responsibility – I find myself looking to myself for answers rather than waiting for others to step in.  I feel more independent and empowered.  Even without casting a spell, I know that I’m here with a purpose and can do good.
  • Inner Peace – Rose’s emphasis on the goodness of Wicca has been an eye opener for me.  I believe that not wanting revenge (those silly revenge spells everyone wants) has helped me to be happier and more at peace with myself.
  • More Certain – I feel more confident about myself.  Everyone notices a change but I don’t tell them about my new beliefs usually because I know I’ll get the same tired old funny looks.  I don’t know if it’s just from spells or from understanding the deeper message of Wicca.

In general, learning about Wicca has taught me to care more about Nature, my friends and those important to me.  It always makes me a bit sad when I see Wicca and Magick portrayed in such evil ways  because it is the furthest thing from that.

Are You Serious About Getting Started With Spell Casting?

I’ve learned spells and spell casting techniques that have bettered my life in some small ways and in some big ways.  The best teachers I’ve had for spell casting have been Rose along with some helpful forums and blogs I’ve found on the Internet.

I’ve also been able to connect to some Wiccans over YouTube.  Many of the videos on YouTube are so helpful!

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I hope this post has helped clear up some misconceptions about spell casting and Wicca.  And I would love to see your comments left here.

Your friend,

Willow

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