Witchcraft/ Is not evil

Witchcraft is not evil

First and formost I want to tell you that witchcraft is not evil. Quite frankly it is just another form of prayer dare I say as well as a meditation. So we put our words in rhyme when we talk to our Goddess or God where is the harm in that? I ask you. Sometimes we will light a candle as well to help clear our mind, set the mood and clarify our exact outcome we would like. Again I ask where is the harm in that.

I know a lot of people who don't understand witchcraft may think it is what Hollywood has made popular through movies or television shows, while I myself do love some of those shows I am sorry to say that it is not like that. There is no potion that will whip you up the perfect man in a blink of an eye, although I do know a few women out there who wish it could I myself am one of them, ha ha, but seriously witchcraft all comes down to one thing and one thing only and that is intent.

Intent that is a strong but little word. For example I myself do a lot of candle spells, ( prayers) for those who ask. Even if I know I could do something to help someone out I will not do it without permission, because it comes down to freedom of will, choice or which ever word you want to use. So you see a true Wicca/witch will not just whip up something because they can. We are firm believers in freedom of choice as well as HARM NONE.

I will give you an example of say one of my candle prayers,(spell) that I would for a friend who has asked for the help. Let's say they have a bad cold or just not feeling like themselves. First I would ask what their favorite color is, and say they tell me blue. I would then go out and buy or make a blue candle. Then I would carve their name down the side of it with a toothpick or another instrument that I could use without hurting myself or breaking the candle. After that I would place it in the holder the whole time visualizing that person being well. I will picture them laughing or smiling or just able to relax. after that I would at this time say my spell,(prayer) in rhyme of course, first because it is easier to remember if you had to do again for someone else. Secondly it is fun to say things in rhyme. It helps put you in the mood for what you want and that of course is the true intent of the outcome of your desire. Then I would light the candle and let it burn all the way down or until I go to bed, whichever comes first. Now again I will ask, Where is the evil in that?

Now this is part of witchcraft not the whole thing. You must always have true intent of no harm to you, to animal or any other living person or thing. Now when I do my craft it is always with purity in my heart and a positive outcome. I do not try to send down a plague of flies to those who wish to criticize me or call me evil because that is not or way. We are very tolerant of people. We except people for who they are, what they believe. Never at any time do we try and change them or convert them to our way. Wicca and witchcraft is a choice, just like those who follow a Catholic path, Christian path or any other religion.

My last thing I would like to include is WE DO NOT BELIEVE IN THE DEVIL OR SATAN!

Yes we know there is good and evil out there and there are those who practice good or evil, again it is the choice of the person, not some supernatural being whispering in the ears making you do what you do. You can hold a gun in your hand and point it, but it is still your choice if you pull the trigger or put the gun down, it is that simple.

Witchcraft is not evil. We will not turn you into a frog, although you know some people do deserve it. We will not judge you that is not our way. We will not harm you if you have not harmed us. At least not a true practitioner of the craft will. In fact there are a lot of us who welcome questions about our way. I myself am one of them. I would like nothing more to clean up the misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the Wicca/witchcraft.

I would close with blessings to all and peace, love, and light! Blessed Be

Comments 26 comments

Scorpio mystique 6 years ago

There is much people out there using witchcraft as a scape goat. Don't other religions have a similar belief? Like do unto others or something like that. I think people out there hide behind and use "quots" to justify there thoughts and actions. Witches are free to think and bring about change in a positive way..while other religions are negative in there thoughts...so I agree 4 elements :)

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4elements 6 years ago Author

Thank you for the comment. I always value them from people who actually take the time to read the hubs before leaving a comment. I hope i can help clear up the cloudy and misunderstanding of witchcraft. Thanks again.

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Mystique Scorpio 6 years ago from Edmonton Alberta ;)

I think its the name Witchcraft that scares people. Sad really... Im glad I met you to learn from :)

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4elements 6 years ago Author

Yes you are right. Some will throw that word out there for shock value. That is truly the sad part. Witch, witchcraft, wiccan any of these are used for that fact. But a true follower does not need shock value, because our hearts our pure with a possitive intent. I am glad i have met you as well. Keep believing and magick will happen. Blessings

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nighthag 6 years ago from Australia

great hub, witchcraft has a bad rap, but so do many things that popular society doesn't understand, well spoken with an aim to educate, nice work :)

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4elements 6 years ago Author

Thank you that is what i hope to do, clear up mis conception. It does have a bad rap but hopefully with enough people writing the truth about it, it can bring around a possitive outcome.

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Pleasure Venues 6 years ago from South West US

Thanks, I have a Wiccan friend I occasion to run into every now and then. She's intense in the belief and I think that's great. There are other intensely devoted believers of other faiths that don't raise a brow from their practitioners. I'm Native American and occasionally the issue of "witch craft" comes up every now and then, (in family circles), and again, there's nothing unusual about it. Just the perceptions of who might have negative regard of it and of course; within any belief, there is going to be so an so's idea of how it should be practiced and so on. We have tribal clans and there's all these differing "methods" of practice. Well, I don't want to go on too long, just wanted to stop by and say I enjoyed your article, thanks.

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4elements 6 years ago Author

Thank you for taking the time to read it. I understand what you mean. That is what i keep saying it is not evil, the person behind it makes it evil or good. A white witch is what i am and I dont ever do anything that could be evil bad or result in a negative outcome. Blessings to you. Peace, love, and light

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claremckenzie 6 years ago from Australia

My partner of the past 2 years is wiccan and through him I have met a large circle of pagans and learned much about his beliefs. My learning curve has been steep!

Yes, there is the potential for people practicing witchcraft or other pagan practices to use their beliefs as an excuse to behave badly, but show me ANY aspect of society where that is not the case.

I find it a sustainable and natural approach to spirituality - thank you for your hub :-)

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4elements 6 years ago Author

Thank you Clare, yes there are those who would hide behind their religion to do bad but a true witch/wiccan will not. Thank you for reading , blessings

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sligobay 6 years ago from east of the equator

Celebrated with a cool coven a few years back. Enjoy the winter solstace. I'm a new follower. Cheers.

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4elements 6 years ago Author

Well welcome to the path and a blessed journey! Peace, love, and light sligobay

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ash_tiger07 6 years ago from North Carolina, US

Im glad that other people are able to read this. You could say that im still new to my path but it feels like to me that Ive been on it all my life. But im still young LOL. Blessed Be!

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4elements 6 years ago Author

Yes i do try and clear up the miscunception of witchcraft as well as wicca. it is a slow process because people are just believing what they have been told all their life. I usually try and answer questions anytime someone asks, and you can see a little understanding in their eyes but most are still clouded. thank you for reading. welcome to the path!

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Zanerus 6 years ago from United states

I'll admit it I skimmed, mostly due to my mom pointing this out to me on a daily basis, but I do agree with you and you worded it wonderfully.

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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

I appreciate your honesty; I found your blog interesting and I am glad you wrote it. Thank you.

May Wakan Tanka guide your path.

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4elements 5 years ago Author

Thank you happy for reading it. I welcome all comments the good the bad and the ugly. if you ever have a question please let me know i would love to help. well you have a pleasant journey on your new path of discovery. blessings peace, love, and light

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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

lol Why do you say I am on a new path of discovery? (just plainly curious)

I'll ask the question later. Thank you.

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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

Good hub but i totally disagree with you because am aware that witchcraft is a big evil.

4elements 5 years ago

Sorry to tell you but it is not evil the person behind makes it good is evil not the craft itself. Just like with all religion. You should read up on it to clear the misconception . Thanks for reading it blessings

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epigramman 5 years ago

.....well I used to live next door to Anton LeVey and man oh man they had some wild tailgate parties - now there is something that is pure evil - NFL football on Sundays ......

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4elements 5 years ago Author

lol, thank you for reading and leaving a comment epigramman. I bet they did. Blessings

ThePuritan 5 years ago

I love your stories and everthing you write, i like this as well, although i have to say that there is some magic that can be evil if the person is evil, black magic can be used for evil, but i have no problem with those that use magic for good. Thanks for writing this. :)

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4elements 5 years ago Author

Thank you Puritan. You are right it is the person behind the magick that makes it good or evil. Witchcraft itself is not evil. I do appreciate the comment, blesings

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4elements 3 years ago Author

That is my intent with this article I wrote. I want nothing more to spread the positive aspect of the religion, and have people who don't understand not to be afraid t oask a question. if I do not know the answer I will do my best to find it . We just need to join forces so to speak along with others and help clarify the religion of Wicca as well as witchcraft, while of course you can be one with out practicing the other and vice versa. peace, love, and light!

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4elements 3 years ago Author

I have one and have worn it for over 10 years only taking off during surgery, other then that it is always on me.

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