Green Witchcraft & The Wiccan Religion
Witchcraft are occult practices that have existed for centuries from all over the world. Misunderstood and executed by people who shouldn't have had anything to do with it in the first place! The persecution of witches has been going on for centuries, and it's not until recently that we have understood what they were actually doing.
The notorious Witch Trial (June 1692–May 1693) that most people have heard about today took place in Salem, Massachusetts where children as young at 4 yrs old (her name was Dorothy Good) were accused to be practicing Witchcraft because they exhibited symptoms and behaviors consistent with being a practitioner (e.g. fits, body contortions and uncontrolled screaming).
The history of Witchcraft is long and complex. It evolved over time as different cultures adapted to their surroundings, with Christianity being the most prominent change that occurred in this regression-heavy process; however many still practice today despite having originally converted from other religions such as Celtic/ Norse Paganism which are heavily influenced by ancient beliefs around nature and magick.
Common Misunderstandings around Witchcraft:
Witchcraft is Harmful and Evil
The idea of black and white in Magick is false yet there are also those who do not know how to use their powers ethically. As a Wiccan I am bound by my duty under "The Rule Of Three" which stresses on your actions as an active Witch-to bring about more goodness than negativity. This promotes more good to be returned back to me three times over. Likewise doing bad, will be returned three times over.
All Witches worship the Devil
Many Witches do not believe in the Devil/ Satan because he is a Christian construct outside their religion. Most Witches believe in Cernunnos--a god with ram horns and stag antlers on his head who isn't actually evil at all! He is widely worshipped as the “lord of wild things”.
All Witches make use of Animal Sacrifices
Like other Pagan religions, Wicca witches value nature and its animals. We do not practice blood sacrifice because we believe that natural healing can be found through nature and guidance from our Gods and Goddesses with providing offerings of bread made with milk, honey or wine.
So, you're wondering why I call myself a Green Witch? Witches have a lot of different interests and we're not all alike. There are many different types of witches and our beliefs don't always dictate what kind we will be. It is important to note that not all witches practice in the same ways.
Green Witches, for example prefer Green practices such as gardening and herbs while other types of practitioners can be found using Astrology or weather patterns in their magick; some even go so far as performing spells based upon traditional ceremony with deities!
Not all witches believe in doing harm for good, which is where you should look to find a healer. This knowledge will help you on your healing journey because it guides where to look and whom one can trust with such work, but performing spells is more than just putting a couple of things together--it's a religious practice-and an act of dedication reserved only for those who are willing to devote themselves completely into this way life. Next time you meet someone who sells spellwork, make sure to ask more about them and their practices. Blessed be!
Note: I will never encourage you to perform or purchase any spell with the intention of harming others. I do not sell spells that manipulate the choices of people you have a liking or hatred towards. Lastly, I do not support the use of human or animal blood in rituals.