After reading the question about why one claims being a witch over some other title, I couldn't figure out if I would be considered a witch. I'm Pagan and don't take the label of witch. But what makes one a witch instead of....Pagan, Wiccan, Eclectic or some combination of labels beyond claiming to be one?
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:01 AM on Apr. 24, 2010
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Answer by 2autisticsmom at 12:35 PM on Apr. 24, 2010
See for me this is one of the things that bother me. Back in the 60's the Craft referred to what has now become Wicca. Witchcraft, witch, Wicca and Pagan have all come under major changes in definition in the last 30 plus years. The use of the title witch was one of pride and one that would be comfortable in assuming that one followed a form of witchcraft; that is what is was commonly called before the change to Wicca and then to Pagan, 20 to 30 years ago.
So if Witchcraft, the practice of using magic; has been ripped from it's religious roots and it's practitioners are called witches; then it's a secular activity much like someone who practices transcendental meditation or even yoga? If that's the case why the need for the label witch? Do people who practice TM have a label, and what about yoga?
Answer by isabellalecour at 12:41 PM on Apr. 24, 2010
1. a person, now esp. a woman, who professes or is supposed to practice magic, esp. black magic or the black art; sorceress.
Wow thanks for only posting the sub definition for sorcerer and proving my point to what the bible means when it talks of sorcery.
Definition for witch not sorceress Nice bigotry shown be the Christian.
3. One who practices magic
4. to bring by or as by witchcraft (often fol. by into, to, etc.): She witched him into going.
5. Archaic. to affect as if by witchcraft; bewitch; charm.
I high lighted the key words for your better comprehention.
Answer by hot-mama86 at 5:43 PM on Apr. 24, 2010