Welcome to Witchy Faq.
been asked some questions over the years by people who simply do not understand
the Pagan way. I thought then that maybe this would be a way for
them to learn by way of other folks questions.
|Are you a "real" witch?||Yes...I am a real witch...however I am not like Samantha or Sabrina where I can twitch my nose or snap my fingers to get results.|
|Do you really cast spells?||Yes, witches do cast spells...but again it's nothing like what's on t.v. or the movies...change takes time and is not instantaneous|
|Do you really use stuff like lizards eyes or bats wings?||Sorry to burst your bubble but the only interesting things I have in my cupboard are herbs like mugwort and comfrey.|
|Do you really ride around on brooms?||No broom riding here...witches use brooms to sweep away negativity from the circle they're working in...too bad...a trip around the moon sounds really cool!|
|What do you really look like?||Witches look like you and your friends...no long pointy green noses with warts on them...just plain folks like doctors, teachers, housewives and architects...|
|Don't witches believe in Satan?||No...Witches do not believe in Satan...we do not believe in the "One God" as Christians do and Satan is part of that theory.|
|You don't believe in God?? Aren't you afraid you're going to Hell?||Sorry...witches believe in an afterlife but we really don't believe in hell...|
|What do you believe?||That is as varied as people are. There are so many belief systems in the Pagan paths...some believe you "go on" to a greater consciousness and some believe you come back until you get it right...while others believe you choose your own destiny in the time between lives...|
|Will you send me a love spell?||I'm sorry but Love
spells are a type of control and control is negative...I do not mettle
in affairs of the heart
|Do witches curse people?||Yes...but before you panic - it's not something we like to do. Remember that we believe in something called "The Rule of Three" - that is, whatever you send out comes back to you 3 fold (that's 9 times!) so, if you're sending out possitive energy then you'll see positive things but, if you feel compelled to "curse" then watch out because that too can come back and "bite you in the butt" so to speak : ) Curses are meant for a last effort...someone would have to have done something pretty unspeakable for a witch to feel the need to curse...
|Do you have a black cat?||Actually, I have a white cat...go to the critters.html and you'll see him...he's my boy...I also have a parrot...|
|Do You see the future?||Witches use Tarot cards, Runes, Scrying...all sorts of divination tecniques...we can sometimes catch a bit of tomorrow if we pay attention to that inner voice...|
|Can you send me the lottery numbers?||Sorry! I can't do that...if I could I'd retire and do this full time *G*|
|I want to be a witch. How do I get started?||Well...first thing...read!
Read anything you can get your hands on...Silver RavenWolf is of particular
interest to me
Decide if the Pagan way is for you but you must remember that it's not all fun and games...casting spells, etc...Paganism is a way of life as serious and as real as Christianity...it is not simply making magick.
|I watch Charmed. Is there really a book of shadows?||Yes...on that point t.v. is correct. A Book of Shadows is a tool for writing down things, spells or ideas you don't want to forget but it is not an item I share with anyone...it is very personal...kind of like a diary would be.|