The Pros And Cons Of Witchcraft

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Margot Adler said in her book, Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today, “The first time I called myself a 'Witch' was the most magical moment of my life.” Margot’s description tells exactly how it feels for a witch to discover their identity. See, it is like taking in a new breath of air. Taking on a personal craft is not scary, but rejuvenating. Though many find witchcraft scary or evil, the craft is actually a very beautiful and spiritual practice. There are many different types of witches: some that follow gods, some that are atheistic, some are Wiccan, and some follow a mainstream religion like Christianity. Yet, all witches have one thing in common, the love of their craft. Now, after …show more content…

These are the three witches that give the most trouble, but there are ways to avoid or settle any confrontation. Taking the first step into an online community, someone may notice a current controversy. This may even be something that is currently being discussed on a post, or two, or three. There will be one person, standing loud and proud, defending their ideas. This loud, and frankly annoying, voice is the “Culture Appropriator”. See, the dictionary states appropriation is: “The action of taking something for one's own use, typically without the owner's permission”. In the instance of cultural appropriation, someone is taking a religious and/or cultural belief or practice and claiming it as their own. This can be something as simple as a Christian woman wearing a hijab, which young Islamic women wear typically after puberty. It could also be a white person dressing up as a Native American. While many cultures and religions stay open to outside people educating and participating, if these people refuse to learn the real meaning behind something, it can be very offensive. Typically, a “Culture Appropriator“ will not do their research. They …show more content…

The “Anti-Curser” could honestly be anyone. Curses in themselves are not always a bad thing. People lump curses with hexes by most people, despite being different ideas. A hex is typically used for personal benefit or to deter someone else. Witches use hexes to keep someone away, protection, or personal fortune. Witches use curse with ill intentions as a spell typically used to harm. These could include causing health problems, inflicting physical or mental harm, or bringing serious misfortune. Many witches choose to use curses, many also choose not to. It is a personal preference that the witch should decide by themselves. The practice of a witch should be personal, people should not try to interfere with this. Yet, they still will. In these people, there are a few personality traits that are shared, though they tend blend in quite well. First off, an “Anti-Curser” practices green witchcraft. Green witchcraft is mostly recognized as nature witchcraft. A green witch practices as nature or earth based craft and often draw ideas from folklore. This could be fae (typically know as a fairy), elves, and gnomes. These witches will incorporate herbs, stones, crystals, trees, flowers, and plants into their craft. “Anti-Cursers” also often are self proclaimed healers. They will claim they can give herbal remedies to heal anything from mental illness, injuries, or even serious

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