Some practicing Witchcraft have a hard time coming to terms with the “W” Word: Witch. Society often views Witches in a negative way. So it is only natural for people to not want to be called something—or be afraid to be called something—often seen as negative, evil, or bad.
For me, it wasn’t a bad transition. Although I wouldn’t say it to others, I would admit it to myself. Actually, I was proud to be a Witch! In actuality, I did want to go by “Witch” because it was something I have always found cool since I was little. Of course, now the notion has changed, but I still find it—dare I say—cool.
The other day I was talking to a Pagan Wiccan friend of mine whom I haven’t talked to in ages. To him, I called myself a Witch. It was a step for me, but it wasn’t all that difficult. In my conversations with other friends, normally we beat around the bush and don’t bring up the “W” word.
Still, sometimes, it is strange when I even say it to myself! But, to me, the word is very powerful and it shows all of the power and abilities a Witch possesses. It is a good word to me. It’s beautiful and, yes, mystical. I enjoy it quite a bit!
For you Witches out there, have you come to terms with the “W” word?
- Lady Cerridwen Brighid Morrigan
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