For our first post, we want to discuss the 12 goals of a modern witch and how to begin your unique journey into this craft. This will help you understand the process of what we will be discussing in the next 12 months. As this magazine grows, your craft will become stronger. You will become more aware of your higher self and adapt to any situation hence helping you to control your anxiety and depression.
Bria started her Spiritual Journey in January as a Solitary Witch. Like many of you guys you probably don’t know where to begin as there is so much information out there. It’s overwhelming if you don’t have guidance.
We aim to make it easy for all types of people embracing this spiritual transition, and we appreciate any feedback to help make your experience one to not forget!
History of witchcraft?
From the mid-20th century, witchcraft – seldom called contemporary witchcraft to clearly distinguish it from older beliefs – became the name of a branch of modern paganism. It is most prominently practised in the Wiccan and modern witchcraft traditions, and no longer practices in secrecy.
Types of Modern Witches
There are many types of witchcraft, many of which overlap and all of which can be defined in different ways by different people, but here are some rough guidelines for their designations:
- Green witchcraft: A Green witch is very related to a Kitchen/Cottage witch (see below) with the difference that the Green witch practices in the fields and forest to be closer to the Divine spirit. The Green witch makes his or her own tools from available materials from outdoors.
Kitchen Witch: Also referred to now and again as a hearth witch or a home witch. Kitchen witches make the vast majority of their magick in the home or in the kitchen. They are exceptionally locally established, regularly fantastically sustaining, and love to make their home a genuinely remarkable and sacred space. Kitchen witches love to cook and brew and use herbs, now and again accumulated from their own garden. While practising, they join their very personal and individual supernatural vitality with fundamental oils, herbs, nourishment, and regular objects to make their spells, customs, and magick.
Solitary Witch: A solitary witch can be any type of witch, but they choose to practice alone rather than with a coven. This could be by choice or because they haven’t found a group to work with yet. There are also legends that solitary witches are reincarnations of witches who have been practicing for generations and at puberty, their knowledge is awakened. Since they already remember and understand the craft, their need for a coven is less than a newer witch.
12 tips to help you to connect to your new craft.
1. Know yourself
2. Know your craft.
3. Learn and grow.
4. Apply knowledge with wisdom.
5. Achieve balance.
6. Keep your words in good order.
7. Keep your thoughts in good order.
9. Attune with the cycles of Earth.
10.Breathe and eat correctly.
11. Exercise the body.
For the next 12 months, we will be concentrating on each point to give you an understanding of how you can accomplish these goals. Witchcraft isn’t about following a set of rules…wait for the dust to settle on that one! So what is it about? It consists of personal responsibility and self-discipline….And realising YOU are the powerful creator of your OWN experiences.
There is no right or wrong way to pratice. I encourage you to experiment and to find out what you feel is right for you and no-one can tell you that but you! This magazine is designed to equip you with knowledge and to share stories on other witches journey to inspire you. There is no one way to practices witchcraft. You can learn the basics and guidelines, but ultimately (if your practising as a solitary witch), your methods are your own!