As I mentioned in the opening statement, witches use energies that are here and real. Not seeing them, not believing in them doesn’t make them go
away. They just are.
A Brief Look at Witchcraft Worldwide
Witches around the world take advantage of the old ways. Through rituals, circle casting, spells, divination, they use natural elements that are at
everyone’s disposal. They understand the powers of the air, the fire, the water, the earth and the spirit. They use those energies to conjure up
love, health and wealth. Not solely for themselves but for others, for their friends and family, for the community, for the planet, in an altruistic
way. Very often, no one knows that natural forces are being used as a lot of witches are still “in the closet” and prefer to not making themselves
known. That doesn’t make them any less real. Love, health and wealth.
Many wiccans, pagans and healers will use tools from the art to soften a love relationship gone wrong. They use divination to see what is ahead,
through tarots, runes, scrying mirrors. They use rituals at certain phases of the moon to ease up the pain. They use spells to attract love for
themselves, for others, for mankind. Those witches are everywhere, on all continents.
This is probably the aspect of witches that is the most used and known.
Shona Witch Doctor
Witch doctors are everywhere, from America to Africa, from China to Europe, from Japan to Australia. While they carry different names, like
– as an example – which are our native American witch doctors, to the Shona
witch doctor in Zimbabwe, to the Cunning Man
or Wise Man or White Witch
in England, to the Kitsune-mochi
that uses the power of the Fox in Japan. Not really traditional medicine. They
do heal and cure however, using secret methods that have been transferred to them trough the ages.
Wealth is not meant as money only. Wealth is abundance. Rituals and spells are used to garnish wealth of happiness, love, health, to summon energies
that nourish the mind, the body and soul. This purpose is also obtained through the use of stone magic, color magic and circle casting. Circle casting
being the way to thank for the love that does bring health and wealth, to thank for the health that does bring love and wealth and to thank for the
wealth, the wealth of all that is needed. Gratitude being the greatest power of them all. No matter what the mythology it descended from, whether it
be Babylonian or Greek, or Celtic, or Roman or Sumerian, the practitioner – the real practitioner – does it for the benefit of all and he does
this on a global scale.
I know that my esteemed opponent hasn’t put forward any Socratic questions but questions were raised just the same and it would be fair to try to
What has witchcraft done for building civilization, infrastructure, education, technological progress, society?
Perhaps, the right question would be what has witchcraft not done...
The Religions around the world have used the old ways but renamed them to their advantage. We know the power the Religions have held over the
population ever since and still does. In ancient times, even pharaohs used magicians to forecast what was ahead. Many politicians still use seers.
Witchcraft, pagans, druids, ancient magis were the very foundation of everything that followed in building our civilisations.
And when does witchcraft become superstition?
When one believes that it doesn’t exist or is dying.
And is it not naive to summon forces one cannot see and knows nothing of?
Those traditions have been tested trough centuries or perhaps even millenniums. I would think that if it has survived for such a time and
endured...well...I’ll let the viewer come to his/her own conclusion on that one.
And what can witchcraft offer that traditional spirituality cannot?
Most traditional spiritualities derive from the ancient arts. They do. But traditional spirituality is still honorable, as long as it supplies for
love, health and wealth. Nothing wrong there.
Is witchcraft "all over the world" or is it only a small minority that seriously practices it?
Answers to this question are in this post and the links supplied below.
Is witchcraft "alive and well" or does it many times fail to produce desired or wholesome outcomes?
I will answer this question in my closing statement.
Thank you Skyfloating for an interesting debate so far and thank you, the reader, without whom this would not take place !
11/8/12 by Hefficide because: Added in missed link - approved edit - Hefficide