Internet and The Craft: My Opinion

A question that I have been asked a lot is my opinion about new witches using spells they find on the internet. A lot of people seem to think it takes away from the traditional craft, and I see why. A new technology taking away the mysteriousness, the old traditions such as having a hand written spell book and having to rely on your own spells. Honestly? I see it as a new tool for younger or newer people getting started in the craft. Information about all magic paths, practices, and beliefs. Making it easier to find one that suits you, or not feeling like you need to take a specific path(and you don’t!) 

There is also the argument, “People will post fake spells!”. People can do that with books too. Some spells are just duds. I think you do need to be more careful about real or fake spells(and fluffies!), but the internet can be just your giant spell book if you wanted it too. I personally like having something handwritten- but that is just me. You just do you, and you will be fine.

Lavenderwhisp’s Witch Types Master Post (Jan 2016)

Witch: magical practitioner

Elemental Witch: Witches who work around the 5 elements: Water, Earth, Air, Fire, and Spirit.

Earth Witch: Witches who specifically work with their magic around the element of Earth, through grounding exercises, rock/soil collecting, crystal magic, and Green Witchery. Earth zodiac signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Types of Earth Witches:

Green Witch: use plants/herbs/flowers in herbal and natural magic, such as using them in spells and creating remedies with them.

Garden Witch: A version of a Green Witch, they enjoy working with the earth through gardening and using their herbs and plants to help and care for their families and loved ones.

Flora Witch: Similar to the above witches, they work with flowers in their practice. Their Book of Shadows would likely be full of Green Witchery, such as than herbs and herbal recipes, and flower classifications and associations.

Marijuana Witch: A type of Green Witch, Marijuana has been used for spiritual and medicinal purposes throughout history. These witches use marijuana for magical purposes and use herbal recipes with marijuana. 

Rock Witch: Witches who work with all rocks, including stones and crystals. They enjoy geology and their Book of Shadows is full of geology and crystal healing. They are most likely involved in a scientific field, such as geography or archaeology where they can be close to the Earth.

Crystal Witch: Witches who work with stones and crystals, such as through crystal healing. Their Book of Shadows will most likely have information about the stones, chakra balance, and crystal meditation.

Forest Witch: A witch who enjoys the company of trees and live amongst them. The seclusion is perfect for cottage magic and tree magic. They also enjoy the company of fey and woodland animals, and use local plants.

Swamp Witch: Witches who live within the swamps, use swamp plants, and enjoy the company of swamp animals.

Desert Witch: A witch who lives in the desert, enjoys the natural desert scenery, uses desert plants, bones, sand in their practice, collects desert rocks, and befriend desert animals such as snakes, lizards, and scorpions. They also tend to use the elements of Wind and Fire as well as Earth in their practice. They normally worship desert deities and study desert lore in their area.

Sand Witch: Sand witches live where a lot of sand is in the local earth, such as the desert or the beach. Their home is filled with different types of sand and rocks.

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What people think witchcraft is like: 

  • Neat leather bound book of shadows 
  • Cute dresses and boots
  • Room is full of dozens of herbs, crystals, spell books all organized 
  • Expensive, pretty, beautifully drawn tarot cards
  • Crystal Pendulums worth a lot of money. 
  • Just enough candles in every color, always there for a spell
  • Lots of spells all the time
  • Beautifully put together alters

What witchcraft is actually like

  • Tons of posts tagged ‘bos’,  composition books/spiral notebook for your Book of Shadows 
  • “Where is my mugwooooorrrt?”
  • “What kind of crystal is this?”
  • “That’s not the right one.”
  • Printed or cheap tarot decks
  • Necklace pendulums/DIY pendulums 
  • “How did I run out of red candles THAT FAST??”
  • “WHY is my Goddess candle shorter than my God candle WHY?”
  • Sleeping lots after any kind of spells
  • “Does this look right? I literally found this pine cone outside??” 
  • pdf files of books
  • Randomly thrown together alters

Heathers (1988)

“It’s one thing to want someone out of your life, but it’s another thing to serve them a wake-up cup full of liquid drainer.”