(that no one ever talks about, shhh....)
It’s pretty obvious that most people on the outside of the magickal and witchcraft communities don’t realize the extent of transformation and the true development of abilities and skills that a witch undergoes throughout their practice. And while this is really something to be expected, it seems that too often there are those within our midst who don’t fully realize that yeah, this stuff is really real and yeah, not everything is metaphor.
It may be tempting to blame some of this, at least in part, on the lack of breadth contained in much of the easily accessible information on witchcraft, but considering that most of this information is specifically aimed at those with little to no knowledge, the inclusion of such could be overwhelming and likely discourage more than a few people from continuing in their practice* -not to mention, it really isn’t relevant within that context.
So, with that in mind, that basic info can only cover basic points (in order to retain relevancy, efficacy, and value) this is a quasi-tongue in cheek post on some of the surprising developments that you can expect thanks to the time, effort, and dedication you put into your witchcraft practice.
Of course, this list is neither exhaustive nor to be taken as some sort of guarantee. Rather, it’s just a fun look at some of the weird shit that I and my best witch friends have experienced as we’ve crossed that milestone of having practiced witchcraft for longer than we haven’t. Your experiences may very well differ and you may very well have additional experiences that aren’t mentioned here, in which case… feel free to give me and other readers a heads up on other things we could potentially look forward to!
*Never mind that witchcraft isn’t for everyone; discussion for another time.
**Or at least, they should.
***Reason why further details are withheld for these example is because I’m neither going into the whole ethics of cursing thing here or allowing space for it. The only morality or code of ethics that exists in witchcraft is the one you personally develop based upon your own experiences. Responsibility is placed in your hands, read that as you will and tread as you will.
Throwing the Bones