posted on Mar, 5 2018 @ 08:32 PM
a reply to: ChesterJohn
Neighbor, you seem to be a bit behind the latest research here. The word witch is substituted by English speakers for spiritual practices, they don't
like. However the "witch" of the middle ages. Was the person who either:
(a) Was using Wisecraft (herbalism, basic medicine etc) passed down, from teacher to pupil.
(b) Was the fantasy of Church clergy, to justify awful behavior to people they did not like.
You don't seem to understand that in certain cultures "witch" (or the word it is substituted for) was not a bad term while Christianized. Take Ireland
for Example. If you know what a Faery Doctor is, and who were members of that group, you would understand this (hint it included Clergy).
However WITCH has specific conotations. It is a gender neutral term (English has no gender, unlike its parent Germainc Languages). Just as a Wizard,
Alchemist, etc means something specific (yet different).
You seem to mistake me for a hippy. I'm not a Gaia obsessed member of the Pagan umbrella of religions.