"Much of magic as I understand it in the Western occult tradition is the search for the Self, with a capital S. This is understood as being the Great Work, as being the gold the alchemists sought, as being the Will, the Soul, the thing we have inside us that is behind the intellect, the body, the…
One THEORY of what the heck I think I am actually doing when I say I am doing witchcraft. (In response to an ask on witchcraft).
lol, okay, hun, one step at a time. First off, God and Goddess is not specific to all witchcraft but just certain traditions. For some witchcraft is just a craft like sewing, for some it is a religion, for some it could be a combination of many things from way of life to paying your bills. Witchcraft is an umbrella of assorted traditions, and we don’t all agree on things and do things the same way nor should we have to in my opinion, cuz that’s stupid. People are all different and see things differently and that’s okay.
Begin with your own power and that of your spirits.
Your ancestry is long and wide, all of our’s are, stretching all the way back to the first people. And you also have spirit guides around you who are not directly related to you by blood. Some of them are bound to be witches, and the rest will most likely still know how to work the powers in their own ways. They are living in a world where there isn’t exactly a physical anchor consistently, it’s mostly energy, how do you think they get stuff done? By manipulating energy within them that is theirs and around in their environment that isn’t restricted by a distinct consciousness :)
What are you doing with witchcraft? The same thing, so it doesn’t matter if they weren’t witches when they were alive, because once you become a spirit, part of you has to know how to work with energy (not necessarily witchcraft but energy) in order to not be stuck in one place.