And I just haven’t had the chance yet because my father says that I should just be focused on taking over the family business, learning financial things and learning how to shake down a customer, and I’m so much more than that.
If all of the similar names and phrases that float around witchcraft posts confuse you as much as they have confused me in the past, I submit to you my personal method for understanding the difference between everything:
Disclaimer: I am a solitary eclectic witch with a highly personal craft, and the definitions that follow are my own personal understandings of each word or phrase.
Magic is the energy that vibrates between everything. It is the primary energy that witches use to perform magick.
Magick is the transmuted energy that witches send out when they are performing magick.
Performing magick is the act of using invisible energies and forces to alter the world as you wish to alter it.
Witchcraft is learning to use magic (and other energies and forces that you are familiar with) to perform magick, and then actually performing magick with a personal flair.
Practicing magick or witchcraft is the act of having it become an integral and embedded aspect of your life.
Spellcraft is learning how to properly use a spell or type of spell for your own personal craft, and then actually using the spell to perform magick.
Spells are usually the main method that witches use to perform magick. Spells can be viewed as magick enhancers or carriers. I view a spell as being a way to organize the magick being performed so that it is more concentrated and focused when it is sent out.
A type of witchcraft is any sort of witchcraft that has some overarching connection.
A path of witchcraft is any type of witchcraft that operates under a set theme.
A way of witchcraft is any type of witchcraft that operates under a set of rules.
To cleanse something is to remove all negative energies from it.
To purify something is to convert its existing energies into its original pure form.
To charge something is to feed it with energy that may or may not have been imbued with a specific essence and intent. You can charge it with unused magic.
To enchant something is to magickally give it a specific task.
To place a glamour is to magickally affect how something is viewed.
To charm something is to magickally cause it to attract or repel something.
A charm can either be a spell to charm something, or a charmed object, depending on the context that the phrase is used in.
An amulet is an object (often charmed) object that is meant to repel evil, bad energy, or anything negative.
A talisman is an object (often charmed) that is meant to draw power. Talismans are usually connected to the other realms.
That is all that I have at the moment, but I will add more or create a Part II once my understanding of other similar terms grows a little bit. In the mean time, you are welcome to use these definitions if they work for you. I hope that y’all like it! ^_^
I’m so HAPPY and grateful for your support, I love you guys, I’m very motivated to continue draw, I’m sorry for being lazy hehe… and sometimes I’m bussy for the school. I hav a lot projects ( for example, a manga)