Metamorphosis The ability of witches, sorcerers  and other magically empowered persons to transform themselves and other humans at will into animals, birds and insects. In witchcraft trials, people testified that the accused witches had appeared before them or tormented them in some nonhuman shape. For example, in 1663 Jane Milburne[…]

Metamorphosis

Can you be a Christian Witch? Can you be a Christian Witch? And, while we are on the topic: Can you be a Christo-pagan? A Christo-eclectic? or a Christian Wiccan? The simple answer is: yes. But since a simple answer never clarifies anything complex…we shall have to go on to[…]

Can you be a Christian Witch?

Types of Modern Witches This is a list of Witch types and a brief description of each. This is not all the types of Witches out there, not even close. This list does not include all the possible religions these Witches may follow either, though some of them are considered[…]

Types of Modern Witches

Imp A small demon, often kept inside a bottle or ring and used for magical purposes. Imps are evoked and commanded to carry out tasks and spells. Witches were said to keep imps that assumed different forms, such as toads, rodents and especially flies, spiders and other insects. When accused[…]

Imp

A curse that is the product of envy, revenge and anger. In earlier times, people commonly blamed their misfortune on the ill-wishing of others. If two people argued and then one suffered a mishap, became ill or had other problems, the other party was suspected of ill-wishing them. Remarks such[…]

ill-wishing

 In contemporary Witchcraft, a powerful, magical rite of sexual intercourse that pays homage to the male/female polarity that exists in all things in the universe. The Great Rite expresses the physical, mental, spiritual and astral union between man and woman, and the union of the Goddess and God. The Great[…]

Great Rite

Hauntings by ghosts and poltergeists are sometimes blamed on witches and witchcraft, particularly in areas where fear of magic runs high. In Brazil, for example, where fear of magic is strong among the working class, many cases of poltergeist activity are attributed to witches’ curses laid on families. The notion[…]

Ghosts, Hauntings and Witchcraft

The expulsion of evil spirits by commanding them to depart. The expulsion is often done in the name of a deity, saints, angels or other intercessory figures. Exorcism comes from the Greek horkos, meaning “oath,” and translates as adjuro, or adjure, in Latin and English. To “exorcize,” then, does not[…]

Exorcism

 The causing of illness, misfortune, calamity and death by the looks of strangers and by envious looks. amulets and incantations (see charms) ward the danger off. The evil eye exists around the world, dating to ancient times. The oldest recorded references to it appear in the cuneiform texts of the[…]

Evil Eye

Famous American witch doctor, Doctor John (also called Bayou John and Jean Montaigne) was a free black man who owned slaves in antebellum New Orleans. A huge man, Doctor John claimed he was a prince in his homeland of Senegal, sent into slavery by the Spaniards and taken to Cuba.[…]

Doctor John (19th century)

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