13 Ideas for Doing More Witchcraft
Whether you’re new to witchcraft or a seasoned practitioner, every witch encounters a time when they feel they’re not doing enough, that their practice has stagnated, or that they simply want to do witchcraft every day and are at a loss for starting points. The common suggestion is often to work on your Book of Shadows, but what if your witchcraft doesn’t swing that way or your record of practice is up to date?
Here are 13 productive and effective ideas for when you want to do witchcraft but find yourself stuck.
*There is no self depreciation or obligatory self sacrifice for others in witchcraft because a) witchcraft is not a religion: you determine your own morality, b) witchcraft is a path of choice, you’re not forced to do anything in order to be a witch (except practice witchcraft, naturally,) and there are no determining criteria for what a “real witch” is or is not (other than that you are practicing witchcraft and that your craft is effective.) A witch who only heals and a witch who only curses are both “real witches” –anyone judging another’s craft or use of power can shove their opinion up in that warm, dark place where they keep their head, and c) witchcraft is concerned with empowering the individual (duh: as a witch, you wield the forces of the Universe to create change in accordance with YOUR will. Wishy-washy weaklings need not apply.)
**I am not referring to any emotional trauma or abuse from your past. These are things that, unfortunately, those of us who had to endure them must eventually address, however, I am in no position to tell you how your healing must go, or that you must do it now, or any other sort of bullshit like that. That kind of healing takes time, that kind of healing can break you further before you feel any better, and, honestly, I have my own issues that I am firmly avoiding and I don’t feel like being that hypocritical right now.
***Deliberately vague usage of the word. Just assume I mean what you think I mean, or that I don’t mean what you think I mean. Whichever.
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3/10/2015 11:13:17 am
Love your articles :)
4/3/2015 02:09:43 am
Thank you, Marcie! Hope you are well. I am murderously overdue with an email to you; so much to tell you, so much I want to hear from you! I'm out of the wilderness for a few days and have internet access so I will email you this weekend. (((HUGS)))
10/31/2018 07:54:58 am
Your article is amazing - I want to be just like you ! Your outlook and dynamic is just what I needed today ! I would love to talk more with you about witchy things !
12/26/2018 08:36:02 pm
Very insightful! You have great ideas. Much of what I do I would not have previously considered as being part of my craft. You have opened the door to a whole new chapter to my book of shadows that is going to add extra depth to my life. Thanks for the good read.
12/29/2018 01:39:27 am
You're so very welcome, Chelsie! One of the biggest obstacles we all face in practicing witchcraft is learning to see the world as a witch -and part of that is learning to see how our practices (and magick, in general) aren't separate from the rest of our lives. It's all connected. And when you're really doing it, in terms of living your witchcraft vs trying to keep it as a hobby (ha! good luck,) it has a tendency to creep its way into every other aspect of your life.
7/14/2019 05:40:20 am
I've been involved in magic and you really don't know what you are involved into. The demonic forces you are invoking and there are just using you for their purpose. I'm a Christian woman and I hope you look into the real reason you are able to do this. I hope Jesus shows you the way! I'm praying you come out of witchcraft!
7/14/2019 02:08:08 pm
So wonderful of you to comment, Mateja, and to leave your email address. Would be a shame if anyone used that to track down your personal information and, say, curse you. You've been involved in magick, of course, so I'm sure you know all about how that works. I can't wait to introduce you to my demons! :D
12/7/2019 10:38:29 am
Absolutely enjoyed this article! Your views very much resonated with me and lately I find all the stuff I’ve been reading is just a bunch of put together bullshit for people just to say they are witches and have a blog but really have zero depth or meaning to any of it. Thank you for sharing with the world , much love .
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