When we believe of witches there are possibly very specific pictures and stories that enter your mind. The evil queen from Snow White, Nancy from The Craft, or perhaps just a woman riding about on a broomstick may pop right into your head when you consider witchcraft and also individuals who practice it in their every day lives.
Yet in contrast to what superstitions and popular culture would certainly lead you to, there are many various witches around. The globe of Paganism, Neopaganism, Wicca, and also a lot more is large as well as large and also the witches in each are all different and one-of-a-kind.
Below are 16 examples of the various types of witches one can perhaps become as well as some of the realities behind what collections each apart in the world of witchcraft. 16 different types of magical beings with their own ideas, skills, and practices– no broomstick consisted of.
- Typical Witch
Traditional witches are witches who have a base in the history of witchcraft as well as the Old Craft that came prior to Wicca. They take a historical (conventional) method to their technique as well as usually will certainly study their ancestors or various other folklore attached to witchcraft. Standard witches intend to honor the “old” ways of practicing their craft, as well as will usually concentrate on collaborating with the local background and spirits of where they are or where they’ve originated from. While these witches do old history as well as custom-mades in high respect, there are definitely modern conventional witches exercising today.
- Gardnerian Witch
Gardnerian Wicca is a technique of Wicca that came about in the 1950s and since of Gerald Gardner, usually taken into consideration to be “The Dad of Wicca”, spread out across the globe. Those that practice Gardnerian Wicca have solid ties to nature, challenge social standards, and also have several rituals that are the foundation of their practice. In order to be a Gardnerian witch you need to be launched, members can not initiate themselves. There is also an incredibly organized system of progressing as a witch as well as with your practice as you expand as well as discover more about your craft.
- Alexandrian Witch
Established in the 60s by Alex and Maxine Sanders, Alexandrian Wicca is a British derivative of Wicca and also witchcraft. Alexandrian Wicca has a great deal of similarities to its sister Gardnerian Wicca, but also pulls components of ritualistic magick as well as Qabalah as well. Alexandrian Wicca is viewed as “extra eclectic” as well as is much less structured than Gardnerian Wicca. They comply with the idea of “if it functions, utilize it.” Witches still must be launched in order to practice, as well as there are levels and also degrees of improvement that can be achieved as a witch relocates along in their practice. Their covens meet on new moons, complete moons and also throughout Sabbat festivals
- Correllian Witch
Correllian-Nativist Tradition, or Correllian Wicca, was established in the late 20th century by Caroline High Correll. She asserted ahead from a line of hereditary witches, and also was a psychic, spiritual healer, as well as herbalist. Heavily influenced by her intended family tree and Aradian witchcraft, she was head of the church until her death in the 1940s. Correllian Wicca was not identified as Wicca till the 1990s, as well as was seen more as eclecticism and universalism. Correllian Wicca is one of the most extensive techniques still in presence today.
- Sea Witch
A sea witch has solid connections to water and also the sea as well as utilizes that component often in her technique. Sea witches feel attached to water and anciet mythology involving sirens etc.
Known sometimes as a hearth witch or a residence witch, cooking area witches create many of their magick in the house or in the kitchen. Kitchen witches enjoy to prepare as well as brew as well as make use of herbs, sometimes collected from their very own yard.
- Hedge Witch
Hedge witches practice what’s recognized as “hedge jumping” which is venturing wonderful as well as right into the Otherworld. Hedge witches can interact with the spiritual world as well as can send messages between both globes. Hedge witches exercise celestial forecast along with deal with natural herbs and Earth based magick. What makes them especially a hedge witch is their ability to go across the “hedge” aka: the limit between this world and also the spirit globe. It’s believed that the “flying on a broomstick” tale was a misconception based upon bush witches “flying” into the siritual world.
- Dianic Witch
Dianic witches practice one of the most feminist of all witchcraft practices. Fans of the Cult of Diana are all women, so no men permitted. Dianic witches prayer the Siren through all 3 of her facets– Maiden, Mom, as well as Crone. Rituals and worship can vary, but all have feminist elements as well as come from a feminist perspective.
- Essential Witch
Essential witches research as well as technique based upon the 4 aspects: planet, air, wind, as well as fire. An important magick is work based on and also recognizing each element. An important witch may have a church for every details aspect. Essential witches contact the aspects when casting spells and performing rituals, as well as might also have an aspect that they directly relate to as well as function towards finding.
- Ceremonial Witch
Ceremonial witches have many practices, however ceremonies and rituals are techniques that they hold in particularly high regard. Ritualistic witches usually call on details beings and spiritual entities to help them with whatever they’re casting.
- Eco-friendly Witch
Called garden witches or woodland witches, environment-friendly witches are very attached to the planet the power that it possesses. They may have their own garden where they grow their own natural herbs, however they also examine their location and experiment local plants and their very own environment. Eco-friendly witches use plants/greenery in their spells as well as magic as well as in some cases, even their cooking as well as in their residence. Eco-friendly witches are typically really all-natural and love to be in nature and near anything “eco-friendly”– plants, trees, flowers, etc. They do this to be as near Mommy Planet, as well as the spirit she includes, as possible.
- Hereditary Witch
A hereditary witch is a witch that was birthed into witchcraft. It belongs of their family members and/or their family tree. Their magick and practice are passed down from previous generations, though they may function with their own private methods as well or rather than their families. Nonetheless, there is still selection. Genetic witches must be born right into witchcraft, but if you do not choose to practice witchcraft you won’t STILL be a genetic witch.
- Planetary Witch
Cosmic witches are contemporary witches that want to the cosmos, astrology, and also astronomy and work those aspects and holy energy into their method. Called “Star Witches”, these witches typically follow the worlds as well as the positioning of the celebrities and also base their spells and routines on the different positionings.
- Secular Witch
Nonreligious witches still cast spells, use crystals, herbs, oils, and also candles, but they do not connect spirituality to their method. Nonreligious witches do not prayer a deity or higher being– their technique is totally non-religious.
- Solitary Witch
A solitary witch can be any type of witch, but they select to practice alone rather than with a coven. There are likewise legends that solitary witches are reincarnations of witches who have been exercising for generations as well as at adolescence, their expertise is awakened.
- Eclectic Witch
A diverse witch does not have one established religion, practice, tradition, or society that they pull from. Their technique stems from numerous sources and also, ultimately, becomes the witch’s very own. They might prayer a greater being, or their method may be mainly nonreligious, or it could be its own sort of spiritual. A diverse witch inevitably makes their very own “policies” with their method– it is totally distinct based on the individual witch.