Theres tons of these floating around the witchy side of tumblr, but I felt I could add some things to the table. Here is my personal master list of witch types!
Ceremonial Witch: Usually the old style of witchcraft is long gone, but these witches live by it. They wear robes, and keep altars and lengthy rituals close to heart.
Draconic Witch: A witch who is often associated with dragons, and is a very fearsome person to come across. This type of witch is almost going extinct, and much of the teaching are passed down personally between teacher and pupil.
Divination Witch: Yes, divination is more of something you can do, but to me, its a type of witch. This witch uses tools and other materials to communicate with spirits, deitys, or their own intuition to get answers or stories they may or may not have known.
Desert Witch: For the witches who live in the desert, they often find ways to make the little materials around them work. Sand, bones, and the herbs that grow around are often the things they use in their magick.
Eclectic Witch: Someone who is not set in there path, but has found many types of witchcraft that suit their craft. Often are associated with many titles, ranging from Storm to Green. Many witches are this.
Energy Witch: These witches use magic visually and internally. They cast circles, and make magic happen using the energy the gain and harvest.
Faery/Nymph Witch: Often an eclectic witch who looks to speak and work with the Fae and other nature spirits (such as Nymphs). This practice is often different for every witch.
Green/Kitchen Witch: Most people consider these two seperate crafts, but usually where one is, the other one is close behind. Witches who are Green enjoy nature, herbs, and anything to do with plants. Kitchen witches (and many, many, MANY, green witches) find uses for plants and incorporate them into food and potions.
Hedge Witch: Sort of a time traveler, but in realm form. These witches live between the astral world, real world, and spirit world.
Heriditary Witch: You were born into a witch family. These witches are often the owners of many hidden gifts, and always have a magical touch. Many also have traditions many other witches do not have.
Moon Witch: Most witches do work with the moon yes, but this type of witch specifically works with it in ways others dont. They revolve certain spells around it, sometimes their days, and often talk to it when they have free time in the night.
Pop Culture Witch: This doesnt just include pop music, but these witches intertwine with magick with music and other forms of entertainment (movies, books, etc.).
Spirit Workers: Witches of this sort tend to be able to speak to the dead, or if not, are definitly not afraid to. Magic to them is revolved around spirits and people of another realm.
Storm Witch: Anyone with a love of storms (and is a witch) has probably done some storm magick. This is someone fearless enough to call lighting, and move the winds.
Sea Witch: The smell of the ocean is this witches best friend. They use the oceans divine sand, seashells, and water to create the magick they so desire. Most also work with mermaids.
Swamp Witch: Often live near rivers, lakes, and of course, swamps. They love the bugs and insects, and devote most of their time walking in the mud, or collecting it for healing.
Sun Witch: Gets most of their energy from the sun other than the moon. Their magic is full of energy, and candles are these witches best friends.
Techno Witch: These witches manage to put magic into text messages, and lace their posts with protection. A curse is just a phonecall away.
Vampric Witch: A vampire, or one who works closely with one, is usually the only one who considers this magick. They use other peoples energy and relay it into their own spells.
Wiccan Witch: This is a witch who has took Wicca as their religion. They use rituals and the power of their gods and goddesses to complete their magick.
Crystal/Rock Witch: Witches of this type use natural occurring rocks and crystals in their craft, absorbing the energy and attributes each one has.
Blood Witch: Blood witches are witches that use blood in their magic, and it’s super powerful. Often takes a lot of practice, and if done wrong, the consequences are unimaginable.
Shadow Witch: A witch who often works with his/her/their own shadow, or in the shadows just as a general statement.
Chaos Witch: This witch is talented in chaos magick, and is often very talented in other types of destructive magick.
Sex Witch: Uses sexual activites in there magick, and uses them to conjure and control energy.
Fabric Witch: A witch that uses fabric and sewing materials to create magick. Can include poppets/voodoo dolls, stichery, or clothing.
Space Witches:Witches that use astrology and anything spacey in their practice.
Music Witches:Music flows through them, provides them energy, and lyrics are often their spells.
Thats it for now! Ill add more as I become familiar to them. If you have any suggestions, please message me.
THIS IS NOT TO DEFINE YOUR PRACTICE. THIS IS JUST FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE CURIOUS. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO IDENTIFY AS ANY OF THESE. I WILL IGNORE ALL HATE.
you have questions, message me. Spirit work is no joke!
we go over the steps of real contact with spirit, let’s go over some
warnings and some advice on technique. This guide will work for
calling any spirit, whether
it be a fluffy unicorn bunny or something extremely uncomfortable and
dangerous. It’s like picking up the phone: anyone can be on the other
you do spirit work, you are interacting with a real world filled with
infinitely many, and infinitely varied, beings.
are some spirits that prey on humans like wolves prey on rabbits.
are some spirits that are extremely kind and helpful.
my experience, whatever you call will come.
you leave your request open-ended, anything may come to you.
more specific you are, the better.
you must understand what you are doing when you call spirits to you.
of light, come to me!” Many demons are considered to be “of
light”, as well as gods you may be uncomfortable dealing with
(Lucifer comes to mind).
spirits of darkness, leave me!” Well, spirits of all nocturnal
animals could be interpreted as being spirits of darkness. The
essence of storms and night-time, or even a spirit of sleepiness,
could be considered spirits of darkness. Are you sure these are
forces you want to send away?
not use poetic language. Speak plainly.
of using flowery language, simply say what you mean.
by writing down your intent.
kind of spirit do you want to interact with? (Good, evil, nice, kind,
mean? Nature, elemental, bunny, unicorn, demon?)
is your purpose for calling this spirit? (Searching for a
guide/guardian/teacher/friend? Have questions to ask? Need help with
powerful do you believe this spirit will be? Is it going to be more
powerful than your abilities to banish it? Never call up what you
cannot put down.
do you have to give back to this spirit? (Offerings? Time? Energy?)
my experience, all spirits get something out of an interaction with a
human. It could simply be that their curiosity is sated. A spirit
could just be curious as to what kind of human is sending out a call
in to their world! It could be that helping or aiding you assists
their calling in life or a job they currently have. It could also be
that they would like some kind of payment in return, such as
offerings of incense, food, or drink. If you have the ability and
inclination, have some small offerings on hand. Coffee, tobacco, any
foods (I find they seems to like processed foods less), and any
alcohols are good. Even a glass of fresh water and/or a little
incense will be good.
you have your intent written down, formulate your call. Here are
three example calls that I would use myself.
am [magical name]. I am calling out to the spirit world. I am seeking
any good and helpful spirits that are willing to help a human such as
myself. I wish for assistance with
[guardianship/teaching/guidance/etc]. Please come to me so we may
am [magical name]. I am calling out to the spirit world. I am seeking
any noble and strong warrior spirits that are willing to help a human
such as myself. I wish for assistance with guarding my home. In
return I can offer brandy and cigars. Please come to me so we may
make a deal.”
am [magical name]. I am calling out to the spirit world. I am seeking
a spirit of storms and rain that are willing to help a human such as
myself. I wish for rain to be brought to my region. In return I will
tell others about my experience so you gain fame in the human world.
Please come to me so that we may help each other.”
spirit work, try adopting a magical name. It does not sit well with
me that someone uses their true name immediately with spirits. It’s
like giving your telephone number to every stranger you meet. I use
my online name, typically Briar although now it is Thicket. Magical
names do not have to be permanent. Choose any name or word you like.
am calling out to the spirit world” can be replaced by any phrase
or action that connects you with “the other side”. Find an action
or method of connection that feels comfortable to you.
is important to mention that you would like a spirit who wants to
help you! It may seem self-evident, but trust me, it is not. Plenty
of spirits come to my call who just want to see what’s going on, or
who want a chance at the offerings at my side.
calling the spirits, interacting with them, and formulating a
you would like to meet any guardian or guide spirits that you may
have already. Try using a call like this:
am [magical name]. I am calling out to the spirit world. I am seeing
any guardians, guides, or helpful spirits that are attached to me.
Please visit me so I may get to know you.”
your notebook and write down the exact call you plan on using. If you
like, have some offerings on hand (this is just good form in
general). Have with you any divination tools you plan on using. Also
have with you the basic tools for banishment.
in a quiet place. Make your environment as witchy as possible to get
you in the right mindset. Candles and incense work great if you have
them, otherwise try atmospheric music. Do whatever it takes to make
you feel like you are connected to the “other” world. Try praying
for protection or wearing protection amulets that you may have.
you are ready, read your call. Read it out loud or mentally, it
doesn’t matter; nothing on this plane of existence will hear it
this point one of two things will happen: a spirit will visit you, or
it will not.
a spirit does not appear within a few moments, read your call again.
Repeat this for three calls total, then try again the next day or the
next week. If necessary, do divination to discover why spirits did
not want to appear for you. Is it possible the spirit you called for
does not exist? Try a different call (more will be listed below) for
practice. Is it possible you just do not know how to detect a spirit
if it does appear? If nothing seems to be working after a week or so
of trying, send me a message. Please send me the exact calls you
that spirits are not physical.
It is extremely uncommon that a person will see a spirit with their
two eyes. A being isn’t just going to appear three dimensionally in
your bedroom. Most likely, that being will appear within your
imagination. The imagination is an extremely powerful magical tool
and should not be ignored because it is “make believe”. If you
call an air elemental you may imagine a whirlwind, a bird, a cloud,
or anything else that is ‘airy’ in nature, for example.
your imagination suddenly changes with an image of something,
mentally or verbally greet it. Try, “Hello, you may call me
[magical name]. Are you replying to my call?”
what a spirit is communicating to you is tricky. If only they spoke
plain English! Look for any sign that the spirit has responded. The
image of the spirit may seem to move closer to you, or further away.
It may appear to be happy, sad, or upset. You may suddenly get
empathetic feelings of agreement or disagreement. You may actually
hear, feel, or think words. It is your job to interpret what the
spirit is trying to communicate with you. If you like, ask the spirit
to influence your divinatory tools so you can communicate through
repeating questions. They do not seem to like it. Ask once, and if
you can’t interpret, apologize and ask another question instead.
absolutely nothing seems to happen, take it as a sign that the spirit
did not respond to you. In this situation, if the spirit does not
respond, say, “if you are not here to answer my call and assist me,
please leave. Thank you for your time.” There is no need to be
hostile or rude, just send them away. If they refuse to leave, it is
time to banish.
something does happen, for example if you sense a feeling of
agreement or the image seems to nod at you, take this as an
affirmative that the spirit is here to answer your call. Continue
with your line of questioning. Try these questions:
may I call you?” (Do not ask for their name directly, I have never
had good results when I do).
you [the spirit I asked for]?”
you like to continue communicating this way?”
is your role in my life?”
you are here to make a deal and get it over with, don’t drag out the
small talk. “Are you the spirit I called for? Will you protect my
house for some brandy? Awesome, I’ll pay you once a week and we’ll
revisit the contract in a month.”
you are there to make a lasting connection, speak for as long as you
like or until the spirit appears to become restless or bored.
the spirit departs, or when you ask it to depart, the mental image of
them should leave their mind. Carefully distinguish between having
that spirit actively within your imagination, and memories of the
spirit within your imagination.
this first meeting, you can call the same spirit by the name they
gave you. Try, “the spirit that gave me the name [spirit’s name] on
the date [the date you first met the spirit], please come to me so we
don’t have the time or inclination to include full banishing rituals
in this small guide. Simply google “how to banish a spirit” or
ask a friendly Tumblurian to help :)
so here’s what you gotta do. Just pay attention. If
something feels disturbing, wrong, or scary, DO NOT IGNORE THOSE
FEELINGS. Fear is an instinct
that exists to keep us safe. It is not you being a scaredy cat. It is
not you being silly, nervous, or having stage fright. Ask the spirit
to leave immediately and do a quick cleansing on your space.
about what you asked for and judge a spirit by those standards. An
air spirit is not going to take the form of a boulder. A rain spirit
is not going to take the form of a candle flame.
something sounds too good to be true, it is. If a spirit is telling
you that you are the chosen one, that you need it to be powerful,
etc., you are going to be dinner. Send it away.
would consider these calls to be relatively safe and good just to get
a little experience in. Ask these spirits to come visit you for a
short time, then bid them farewell. There is no need to get a name
from them unless you really want to call them back. The offerings are
just suggestions, to give you some ideas.
am seeking rabbit or hare spirits that wish to visit me in exchange
for some fresh lettuce.”
desire to contact any spirits of flowers who are nearby, so I may
appreciate your beauty.” (Remember to give the flowers many
compliments in exchange for their time)
would like to visit with a good and benevolent water spirit who will
teach me about healing.”
am seeking a dog spirit who would like a nice treat in exchange for
wish to speak with a bird spirit, who can show me what the world
looks like from the sky. In exchange I can offer bird seed.”
wish to contact a spirit of beauty who can help teach me magics for
clearer skin. In exchange I can give you three dried roses.”
would like to call upon the spirit of clutter that lives in my home,
so that we may make a deal for you to leave my property.”
would like to call upon the ghost of [my deceased pet*****] so we may
visit and share good times.”
desire to contact any good and benevolent spirits who are directly
involved in my life, so we may speak and get to know each other.”
desire to contact any spirits who wish harm against me, so I may make
amends and heal our relationship.”
am seeking a spirit of hard work to bless me in my future endeavors,
in exchange for a small shrine built in your honor.”
NOT call human relatives to you at this point. It is way too easy for
a demon or spook to pretend to be a human relative. It is okay if
human spirits come to you in general, but it is a suckerpunch to the
gut to realize that your beloved departed is really an evil spirit in
disguise. Stick with animal friends for now.
gods and other such beings
method will work to call gods as well. Be very careful of petty
spirits that pretend to be gods. Judge each being by its folklore and
what you know about them.
to do with offerings?
any offering, set it aside and watch the spirit enjoy it. When the
spirit is done, dispose of the offerings just as you would clear a
plate from the guest table.
any liquids on to the ground or down the drain. Bury or compost
foods, or dispose of them in the trash. Simply allow incense to burn
and throw away the ashes.
Hiya all! So recently, we have reached and surpassed 450 followers on WitchTarts. In a giant “Thank You” as well as a “Happy Spring”, I’m going to be hosting a mini giveaway. Everything is online so nothing needs to be shipped or sent to you directly, so I’m just asking people to be 14+ to enter. There will be five winners with different prizes depending in what order you get chosen. DO NOT ENTER UNLESS YOU CAN TAKE ON A SPIRIT COMPANION. Here are the prizes!
🌾A custom conjure by me.
🌾An aesthetic by me depending on your energy (just for you).
🌾A custom conjure by me.
🌷Message me saying “Hi, my name is ____, I am ____(years old), and I am entering your giveaway.” *It’s a safety precaution to make sure people understand what they are getting into* @witchtarts.
🌷Be Following me.
🌷Reblog this post.
🌷NOT tag this as ‘Giveaway’, it will ruin the fun for everyone.
🌷Be kind to everyone that wins, even if you are not the winner.
🌷Be ready to take on a spirit.
The custom conjure will be of a spirit, I will send you a form to fill out that will include specifications about yourself and the spirit. It is actually not going to be a ‘conjure’, rather sending your energy out and bringing in spirits of your specifications.
Make sure you follow all of the rules, if you do not, your entry will be disregardedand not looked at. Again, make sure you are able to take on a spirit before entering!
Thank you all for 450! If you have any questions, message me @witchtarts! Good luck!
The bull-roarer is one of my favorite tools in magic and perhaps one of the absolute most underrated in general. Its uses are many, and for a traditional witch, it is an extraordinarily helpful tool. The bull-roarer is a slat of wood with thin, rounded edges that is tied to a long cord. Traditionally, the cord is wound up and then spun above the head in wide circles, but I’ve seen methods of spinning it in one direction, then changing directions to make it call out. The sound it makes when spun has both enchanted and jarred the minds of men throughout time. Cultures from all over the world, from America to Europe to Australia, have bull-roarers and use them in different ways. Within each culture, different words and background lore stand behind the tool. All have a few things in common. The first is that it is simultaneously a toy, a method of communication, and a spirit tool. Bull roarers are often held and used by children to make funny sounds and play games. They are also used to communicate across long distances. The sound that the bull-roarer produces, especially in a place that echoes, is a very loud one. It carries across long distances and holds a very distinct quality to it. The sound is often thought to be why the bull roarer is a tool used in spirit practices. Many often describe it as either melancholic, jarring, or disturbing. It is not something to be missed or mistaken. Many take the sound of the bull-roarer as mimicking the sounds made by the dead, the ancestors, or spirits residing in a place. In such, the tool is often used for calling spirits. To call forth ancestors, land spirits, gods, etc, the bull-roarer is spun around the head to produce its spectral call. Utter their names with the tool instead of your lips and let them come. This method of spirit calling is usually done by witches before their workings, especially so in the West Country of England. As many witches these days cast circles and call quarters, the country witches would call spirits to observe their work with the tool. The bull-roarer is also used as a way to conjure wind and storms by witches. In Scotland, the tool is known as the Thunder Spell. It has been used to raise thunderous storms by witches in the past. Some sources suggest using a piece of wood blasted from a tree by lightning for this. The tool is additionally used by witches to weave their spells into the wind. A bit like singing a spell, or slinging a spell, the bull-roarer does both. It sings while the witch internally works her art, and the roarer will drive the spell to work across the wind. I’ve seen bull-roarers made of bone and wood alike. Or course, bone roarers would do beautifully calling up dead and opening forbidden doors, but one made of yew wood could most certainly do the same just as well. Making the bull-roarer out of the material best fit to its planned use is a good idea, especially when considering the wildly differing lore between trees and the cultures they come from. A blackthorn bull-roarer would cause storms and command spirits. A hawthorn roarer would call faeries and open doors to Elphame. An oak roarer would call spirits of the land and protective virtues, and so on. The possibilities are endless with a tool that carries the voice of thunder, wind, and spirit itself.
It was raining as I rode the bus to work the other day. At a stoplight I looked out the window and what did I see? A beautiful woman, barefoot and spattered head to toe with mud, wearing only a sports bra and underwear, walking down the middle of the pretty busy road applying chap stick and ignoring the cars that didn’t even seem to notice her.
As she passed the wind went wild and the rain fell harder. Soon after she was out of sight the storm calmed down to about where it had been before the sighting.