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SO, Are You A Witch?
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  You can be a witch and  also be a member of any  religion . You can be a witch and not be a member or  adherent to any  formal religion .  You may get called a witch  and   not be a witch at all. You may in fact  practice witchcraft  and be completely unaware that you are doing so.
Witch does not mean that a person is evil  or adhers to any dark path.
Witchcraft is one term for using the natural energies within  ourselves, and  the spiritual, universal and natural  energies such as   the energies of herbs, stones or other elements to effect change.


Whether I am or you are, I suppose that  depends on how you define witch.  I am not Wiccan nor do I practice  a formal form of witchcraft. I respect  many of the rituals and practices as valid prayer forms and I respect nature and the rhythms of nature. I experience that divinity and consciousness permeate everything.  Many of the visualizations and practices I use as  a prayer form  or meditation form  and to help clarify and manifest changes in my life  do include  practices that some include in their definition of  witchcraft.

People who practice formal  systems of witchcraft will tell you that  there is no such thing as a natural witch . 
Even if family members have practiced some form of witchcraft
you aren't automatically a witch just because your grandmother may have been one. The use of magic/k takes study, practice and experience . People  who are sensitive to energy, have psychic gifts and visions,  are healers  or who are able to commune with animals  or spirits are often called witches. People  who are " born with a caul"  have certain combinations of birthmarks and coloring may be called witches  from the moment of birth ( as I was).   Having been told that  the Nurse at my birth commented that in the past  those   with my " witch markings"  would have been smothered at birth. Not surprizingly the  frequent repetition of  that  remark and the continuing reaction to  me as being a witch due to both those marks and more particularly because of certain sensitivites and precognitions I had .
Others  who are called witches are lead to study this  craft because of  interests  in herbs, healing, folklore, seasonal crafts,   folk songs and dancing  etc..
Many popular supersitions  such as "knocking on wood" or having a "lucky shirt' are from  what might  be called traditions  of witchcraft.

A lot of people who are intensely anti-witch/craft actually practice  more witchcraft  than most witches.
I've seen a lot of pagan ritual and spells unwittingly   performed by Christians  who simply substitute  the name of Jesus  for the original invocation.  Most of the major  Christian  rituals and  traditions  have been borrowed  from  Pagan  practices and teachings.
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