*This is just an example of the “other side” view of witchcraft. Some people just cannot accept that people don’t believe the way they do and in so doing they denigrate it and try to brand it as evil or dangerous. To me it’s a shame that this is still happening.* Witchcraft: America’s Neo-Pagan MovementFrom the September/October 1999 Trumpet Print Edition »Some claim that witchcraft is the fastest growing religion in America. This article gives you vital information on this neo-pagan religious movement.BY DENNIS LEAP
Seat yourself on a chair or on the floor. If you sit on a chair make sure your feet are flat on the floor. If you are sitting on the floor make sure you have your feet arranged so that they are not crossed at the ankles as this inhibits energy flow.
A Witch does not just perform Magick by casting intricate spells and chanting rhymes. We cast spells everyday, all day. I cast around a hundred spells a day. We drive over a dangerous bridge, I cast a spell of protection around my family and our car. A storm rises and there are reports of tornadoes, I cast a spell of protection around our house. Someone gets sick, I cast a spell to dispel the negativity in him or her. I pick a piece of fruit and cast a spell to heal the wound I made on the plant. I water my garden and cast a spell so the food will grow. I go to bed at night and cast spells on everyone to have sweet dreams.
Rituals can create a confusing area for contemporary witches. Among thousands of witchcraft available online and in books and other publications, many of them created reworded versions of each other. It can be difficult to filter it all and look for certain ritual that speaks to you. Therefore, it is essential for one to learn how to create their rituals, a ritual that comes within you.
Introduction For a while now, I have noticed that many people who are not Neo-Pagans have some very basic misconceptions about Witchcraft. Most seem to think that it has the same dynamics as the Abrahamic religions (Judaism - Christianity - Islam), as if it were a carbon copy of them with only the letterhead changed. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, if you take everything you know (or think you know) about the Abrahamic religions and reverse them, then you will probably be closer to the reality of Witchcraft.
Descriptions and Exercises Grounding is an exercise that many witches and magicians overlook in their study of ritual magick, but it can be very helpful in keeping the current of energy within yourself in proper balance. It is also an integral part of the Grounding-Centering-Shielding process which keeps foreign entities and energies from attaching to the energy shell that surrounds each of us.